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Portrait of young girl in front of Christmas tree stars taken with Lens Baby

Day 355 – Lovely stars

“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.” ~  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I took this portrait of my beautiful daughter with my Lens Baby with the star shape filter inserted into the lens. I have played about with the exposure a bit, bought up the clarity around her eyes and changed the colour tones but apart from that this is what came out of the camera.
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Passenger in concert Hammersmith Apollo Young as the morning old as the sea

Day 348 – Young as the morning

"I wanna be free as the winds that blow past me Clear as the air that I breath To be young as the morning" And old as the sea - Young as the Morning Old as the Sea by Passenger A couple of weeks ago we all went to see Passenger in concert. It was the first live gig for my kids. We got there early so that we might get a spot at the front and they were very patient waiting in the cold. As you can see from the picture it was worth the wait. Getting a good…
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workman reflected in tunnel walls, humanity of the moment.

Day 344 – Humanity of the moment

"There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph." ~ Robert FrankPeople were constantly pouring along this walkway which had been set up to protect the pedestrians from the construction site above the road. I waited, hoping to get a shot of it empty and then this happened. Not the shot I had envisaged, but a much better one.  
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Wet plate of little girl dancer posed on the floor in tutu

Day 341 – A little more dance

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” ~ Osho  
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Legs of running man

Day 334 – Easy Running

“Running is real and relatively simple…but it ain't easy.” ~ Mark Will-Weber I am not a runner, not in any significant way that is. I run mainly on the treadmill at the gym but I complete my first 5k race this year. I was not particularly fast but it was a huge personal achievement for me. Will there be more races? I suspect not. I am not sure I have much more to give my running self but having said that I have learned to say, never say never.
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Rollar coaster in the sky

Day 313 – Enjoy

"Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life." ~ Avril Lavigne I am not a roller coaster fan, unlike my kids, but I do think life should be enjoyed. Every day life can make that difficult sometimes. Chipping away at us with obligations and time consuming activities. I think in this modern world it is increasing important to discipline oneself to find time to live, be happy and enjoy.
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Runners on the embankment reflected in window makes a multidimensional image

Day 309 – multidimensional

“I really love this city. It’s so very beautiful. It’s so multidimensional." ~ Umair Naeem Ahhh London. I don't know if this quote is about London but it doesn't matter. It sums it up perfectly. It is so alive. You don't get that buzz in a small town or village that you do in a big city. London is the best of cities in my opinion but then most people claim that about their home city.  
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Hand with blurred body behind it

Day 297 – Hold my hand

“I don't know where my road is going, but I know that I walk better when I hold your hand.” ~ Alfred de Musset This is a bit of an experimental shot that I took a few months ago. It was inspired by a series of images I had seen where one single body part was the focus of the picture and I wanted to try creating my own version. It is something I will continue to work on but I rather liked the movement in this one and yet parts of my hand and fingers remain really sharp in…
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Man reflected in strairwell of Shard View

Day 288 – But a view

“Life is but a view through a window. We are that window.” ~ Joseph Rain This was taken in stairwell between the two viewing platform inside the Shard. I just loved the light and the way the mirror on the wall reflected not just my husband but the amazing view of London and some of the people on the lower viewing deck.  
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Performance art floating lady covent garden

Day 284 – Floating

"Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.” ~ John Lubbock This was taken in Covent Garden, London. There were a series of these street performers who looked like they were statues floating in the air. They were actual people and sometimes would move making people jump. They were very all very cool but this was definitely my favourite. The lady was full of smiles and if she saw people taking pictures she was happy to look directly at them and hold her umbrella still. It is one of…
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Young girl standing on the shore contemplate the ocean

Day 277 – Let’s Contemplate

"Let us contemplate." ~ Charles Dickens I think this is something that we all need more time to do. Modern life is very hectic. We rush from thing to thing as quickly as possibly and on route miss out on really seeing things. I am not saying we all need to down tools but maybe the value of down time needs to be made more, well, valuable. Employers and school in particular need to take a look at how much they are expecting people to do the rushing thing compared to the relaxing thing. There is terrible pressure from both…
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Molly laying with head on Michaels tummy looking directly at camera. A perfect love

Day 262 – Perfect love

“Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you.” ~ Sarah Dessen I love him so very much and for reasons I am still not sure of he seems to utterly love me too despite all my faults. I think that is what loving someone is about at the end of the day because we all have faults. No one is perfect. What even is perfect? The key is finding someone who is perfect for you regardless of their or your imperfections. I count myself very lucky that second time around I…
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