Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

On tuesday (12/7) I took a short trip over to Scarborough, North Yorkshire for a nights stay. Despite the rain, still managed to get out and about with the camera, here are a few shots from my iPhone whilst I catch up on my photo editing backlog. 

Swan at Peasolm Park
Harbour B&W
Wet North Bay

Then as I was heading home, the sun was out.

Overall it was a good little break, now I have got my interest in photography back my motivation seems to be returning too.

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Plan for 2017!!

As the year is drawing to a close with christmas and the new year ahead, I have been thinking about a plan for next year.

  • Photography- I want to get back into my photography and really focus myself next year, I am hoping to get into some portrait photography and also visit some new places.

Temple Newsam House in the snow

  • Portfolio- Completely rebuild my portfolio both Graphic Design wise and photography in order to update my website
  • Website- my website needs a good update and a total rethink regarding layout etc and move onto marketing my site so i can make more sales. 
  • Fitness- I would like to get much fitter and keep the motivation to keep going to the gym and when my work shifts allow, Parkrun. I will be running at Leeds 10k in july again and possibly still thinking of doing the Yorkshire 10 Mile. More so to focus on that Leeds 10k Personal Best each year.
  • Driving- I really want to pass my driving test next year after failing 3 times already, I will have 6 months or so to pass before having to retake my theory and that is not a option. Failing the 3rd time really hit my confidence in myself to just go for it again, but when i see people passing tests or driving when they shouldnt it has given me extra incentive to prove myself.
  • Travel- I would like to visit somewhere new in 2017, so many european cities I want to visit, I also think I will return to Prague to see my friend at some point in the year. Bruges is a place I wish to go and also possibly revisit Amsterdam or to Barcelona, I am thinking of going to New York for my 30th birthday next november.

Whitby

Back on the August Bank Holiday I went to Whitby, North Yorkshire with 2 friends for the day. It was a great day out and quite warm too, I took my camera with me to get some photos as the town is so photogenic and as I enjoyed my previous shorter evening visit there with the camera last year, I knew that I would get some good images.

All it takes is snow!!!

Recently I had lost my motivation for Photography (see https://robdphotographer.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/hiatus-from-photography/) and on this blog as well been a little quiet. Since last week was my week off from work I had planned to go out with my camera at least one day in the week and what do you know the day I planned for some Autumn photography shots in the local park turned white, due to a little bit of wintery weather we had overnight.

At first I thought I would stay in and stay warm as the snow was still falling at lunchtime, decided to dig my wellies from the cupboard, wrap up and venture out and to my delight got a couple of good photos, the few below are from my iPhone, as I am yet to get into Lightroom and edit them.

Enjoy the images below and I will be posting the shots from my SLR as soon as I have finished the edits.

I also have the photos from Prague and Whitby on separate posts for this weekend ­čÖé

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up

This weeks challenge is Look Up the photo i have chosen this week is from my trip to New York City a little while ago. Standing in Times Sq looking up at all the bright lights and buildings taking in the buzz of the “Big Apple”.

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Testing the Powershot G10

As previously mentioned in a post the other week, i purchased a Canon Powershot G10 camera to add to my ever-growing list of photography kit. This is to be my 2nd camera as such and more particular a Travel camera for when i venture out such as next month when i head off to Prague, Czech Republic for 5 days.

Due to a busy training schedule for my 10k runs and just generally working I have not had much chance to head out and test it out, but my camera-shy loveable labrador was kind enough (I bribed him with a treat) for me to take a couple of quick photos.

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