A-Z Photo Challenge

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In January, on Instagram, I have been taking part in the FMSPhotoADay Challenge. I have missed a few days here and there, but I’ve managed most days so far. Last year, I tried to take part in Project 365, taking a photo a day, every day, for the whole year. I failed miserably. I can’t commit to something on such a long-term scale.

So this year I have decided that I am going to try and do a monthly challenge, every month, for the whole year. Breaking it down month-by-month feels much more sensible and achievable. And having a prompt for each day certainly helps too. As I said, I’ve already missed a couple of days, so I know that at the end of the year I won’t have a full 365 photos, but as I’m not actually attempting Project 365, I don’t see it as a failure.

For February, I was thinking about looking out for another Instagram challenge, to help me through. And then I realised that there are 28 days in February, and 26 letters of the alphabet. I did an A-Z Photo Challenge last February that was organised by another blogger, so I thought that this year I would do one myself. I am opening it up to anyone that wants to join in, the rules are simple:

  • For each day (the first 26, anyway) of February you take a photograph of something beginning with the corresponding letter.
  • It doesn’t have to be a literal interpretation, it can be anything you like. Freedom for F, for example, or Quarantine for Q. It’s entirely up to you.
  • You don’t have to post to Instagram if you have it, or don’t want to. You can post to Twitter, or to Facebook, or to Flickr, or Tumblr. It’s really just a way to get you taking a photo every day!
  • Talking of which, you don’t have to join in every day. You can miss out A-G, hop in with H, I and J, and then give up, if you want. You can join in when you remember, and miss days when you forget, and nobody will mind!
  • If you have an old photo that fits the letter perfectly, feel free to use it. I am going to try to take a new photo a day, because that’s will challenge me more, but again, it’s up to you!
  • There are 28 days in February, but only 26 letters in the alphabet. So I have just picked a prompt for the last two days, ‘You’ for the 27th and ‘Us’ for the 28th.
  • Use the hashtag #ITYDPhotoChallenge on Twitter or Instagram so I can see your photos! 

You can comment on this post to let me know you are joining in, or you can tweet me @janeylambert. I really hope you all want to get involved!

Project 366 – Week 9

Hello all

Apologies again for the lateness of this post, and also that it has been a week since I last blogged. Project 366 and the ABC Photo Challenge I am taking part in on Twitter are still running concurrently, but this week I have omitted a couple of the ABC photos from my Project 366 roundup. This is mainly because of the quality of the camera on my mobile phone, and also because sometimes the photos that I take lack inspiration to the point where I just have to take a photo of something beginning with the letter to make sure it gets done! I’m still very much enjoying the challenge, and I’m sad that it’s going to be coming to an end soon, but I wanted to separate it out a little bit from this Project. So there are some non-alphabetical photographs in this week’s roundup!

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~ Day 51 ~

This is one such example of a non-alphabetical photograph! Monday was H, and I took a photograph of my handwriting, but I had also been snapping things around the house, looking for inspiration for later letters in the alphabet. This is a moon that hangs from the ceiling in our living room, and every niece and nephew that has seen it has loved it, because it swings and rotates!

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~ Day 52 ~

Sadly not a great quality photograph, but it was the only photograph I took on Tuesday, so I had to use it. As you may have guessed, I was the letter of the day, and I was going to take a look through the dictionary for inspiration, and then I realised that I could just take a photograph of an I page in the dictionary!

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~ Day 53 ~

This one was taken in my brother’s car on the way home from a Chinese buffet! I went out for lunch with him, my sister-in-law, my dad and my baby niece, and she managed to get in quite a mess with a yummy chocolate eclair! I would have taken a photograph of her, but I didn’t have my camera and my phone would not suffice in the low light. J was the letter of the day, and I knew that I would probably end up taking a photograph of myself, but I wasn’t exactly looking my best, so I resorted to this. I quite like it though!

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~ Day 54 ~

Keys, because K was the letter for Thursday! I tried to arrange them so all of my keyrings were in shot, but it just wasn’t possible, so I got my favourite one in!

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~ Day 55 ~

Friday was a lovely sunny day, and we have the first of our daffodils popping up in the garden, so I decided that they would make the perfect subject for a Friday photograph!

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~ Day 56 ~

I have been promising my niece that she could come for a sleepover for ages, and Saturday was finally the day! I think she had a good time, we went to Burnham and played in the park, then walked along the Quay, and then we went home where she painted a mug and bowl set that my sister gave her. Having watched Grease and done some colouring in, we went to bed and watched Tangled and ate sweets. Aside from the fact that she takes up nearly all the room in the bed, it was a perfect afternoon and evening, and I had as good a time as she did!

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~ Day 57 ~

On Sunday, Anna and I decided to start on our Decopatch that we saw at a craft fair that we went to last weekend. Unfortunately, it didn’t seem to quite work out properly; Anna wasn’t very confident that it was going to even before we started, but I thought it couldn’t be that hard! As it is, it isn’t that hard, but it just didn’t seem to work as well as it should have done. I think I’ll stick to knitting!

Until next time

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