Sorry that I didn’t post anything last weekend – we spent a weekend in London and crammed plenty of things in – which meant that there was no time to edit, curate and post the images. So – double lot this week!
As well as the usual “Photo a day” challenges and the drawings, I also had a couple of new designer vinyl toys delivered this week and had a go at a seven-day “Black and White” challenge. Actually, let’s start with that.
The challenge was “Seven Days of your life. Black and White photographs. No people. No Explanation.” You were also supposed to tag someone each day to play along. As usual, I wasn’t tagged and didn’t tag – if you want to play you should be able to. So, here are my seven:
I’m quite pleased with the way these came out!
The “Photo a Day” challenge continues to challenge me, which is great. It’s interesting that in myself I can feel pleased when I’ve interpreted the day’s seed in an alternate way, and a little disappointed when I just take a photo of the thing itself – almost as if I’ve just “dialled it in” (even though I would have spent the previous day thinking about it!).
For “gadget” I couldn’t think of one thing – so I posted a few. From L-R: trackball, bone conduction headphones, smartphones and fitness trackers, reading glasses, fountain pen.
Organised: yet another multiple picture – because these get carried in a suitcase, I box them to protect them
As noted, I did get a few more toys to play with this week:
I managed to draw a few kawaii-style images this week. One of the ‘fun’ ones came from a very silly conversation where we were talking about favourite animals, and someone mentioned that growing up they had liked Hippopotamus but had moved towards liking bats. So I drew the Hippo-potty-bat :). We were also talking about the Hydrogen buses that are now being used in London – and it was commented that they should have balloons floating from them. A chance run past Battersea Power Station reminded me of the Pink Floyd album cover…
Finally, a random assortment of other things that I thought would be cool to share this week.
In the Design Museum in London there was a fascinating exhibition on “California” and how it has influenced so much in the world – Silicon valley for computing, the Easy Rider, Skateboards etc. I was fascinated to see that PRIDE also started here – not realising that PRIDE stood for Personal Rights In Defense and Education – and that the infamous “rainbow” flag has symbolism to each of the colours – pink for sexuality, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for human spirit. The exhibition also noted that blue was now used instead of turquoise and that pink and indigo had now been removed.
Finally, the fallout from Hurricane Ophelia, mixed with the dust of the Sahara, caused some interesting effects on the lighting this week. Probably the biggest thing was the “red sun” which I didn’t spot until I was mid run! I had to drop the brightness levels on my phone to get these pictures, but I thought they came out quite well.
Have a great week!