Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New Year Resolutions 2013

I have been looking at the idea of resolutions and I have come up with the following statement:
"Will it be the start of something new or good intentions that will be left by the way side? Who knows but it is within my control! New Year resolutions are too easy to ignore...But if changes are to happen, you do them...just depends on how much you want to change. It's all about your motivation! I hope mine is durable!" Happy New Year 2013!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Inspired by David Bailey & Mick Jagger

I was having a discussion the other day with my mama and we started talking about the old time classic beauty of the likes of Vivien Leigh, Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe and of course Elizabeth Taylor. We had a look at some images and started to really chat about their natural beauty. It is a shame that so many 'celebs' have a different image today. It seems to consist of a look of makeup work or worst still, cosmetic surgery! Of course not all of us are blessed with this natural beauty, but I would never want to go to the lengths that some men and women go to in order to achieve their idea of beauty. Anyway, after this discussion we started looking at some pics that David Bailey had done on some world famous people and I came across a Mick Jagger pic that I thought was fab. I decided that I wanted to take a self portrait with that as my inspiration...hope you like...

Living sculpture

I decided yesterday on the eve of the New Year to take my new camera on a mission. The mission was to capture a photo of my favourite tree. You might think this is a little weird but I have seen this tree for many years as I drive past it every week when I visit my sister on a Friday afternoon (after finishing work hurray). I have always poked at it and thought it is beautiful. I feel like I drive under it, as a passing from 'work mode' to 'weekend mode' and it is just lovely! Every once in a while I always think I really should take a picture of it but I never did. I don't know why. Perhaps from being too lazy...or the lack of parking near it.. or that I am just too tired to stop and actually appreciate it in more detail. Well yesterday was the day I decided to take the pic. I personally feel that I haven't done it justice. Unfortunately there is a stupid man made sign directly on its right hand side and so I have tried to place the camera in a way so that you only see the tree.........
My gorgeous tree x.


........I was lucky yesterday in terms of lighting. At first the sky looked very grey and dull, and you can see that not much sun was out, but lots of clouds helped create a lovely atmosphere. I also took some pics of the surrounding area and the sky seemed to come alive with atmosphere. It was just before it started to rain heavily! Hope you like the pics!