Chatting to my artist friend Paul the other night (you can find his website here), he was telling me he'll be producing one painting a month from now on. It's easy to get sidetracked by work, family and other commitments, and not make time to do the thing you love, for your own benefit.
I've certainly found that this last year, since the arrival of my daughter. Although I have loads of photos of her, it's been rare that I've got out to take photos of my 'normal' subjects, unless I'm running a workshop or some private tuition, and even more rare for me to actually get any images uploaded.
Many people will do a 365 project, where they post a photo every day, taken on that day. I congratulate them, as I really don't see me being able to achieve this, so I've decided to make Fridays 'Photo Friday', and post a picture that I've made during the preceding week. It's good to have goals, but it's also good to have realistic ones! As an example, I started this post at about noon today, and it's now gone 8pm; sorting photos, ringing customers, changing nappies and playing peek-a-boo are very hard things to time-manage, I find.
So here's the first of my Photo Friday series, taken at Hutton Country Park on Tuesday, the last shot I took after a lovely few hours exploring the frost we had. This moss had been in the sun for a while though, so the frost was now reduced to a few droplets.
Pentax K-5, Sigma 105mm Macro lens @ f/5.6, 1/15s, ISO200, tripod.
It was quite tricky trying to decide on a photo from the dozens I took, and I was in two minds about this one, as it's similar to others I've taken, but I liked it, so why not? :-)
No idea what next Friday's Photo will be, so keep your eyes peeled and see what I come up with!