What a strange time we are living in. Right about now many of us would have just laughed and cried and squirmed our way through the Sunday lunchtime readings at Eroticon. What a difficult decision our wonderful Molly had to make on Thursday but it was absolutely the right one and I hope she knows how much love and support there is out there for her.
It’s been an unusual weekend – there’s been moments of pure joy spent with people who travelled to London anyway but those moments have been tinged with strangeness and sadness. I look forward to when we can all get together in our big group again and pucker up for some delicious kisses. Until then we have our nudes and our words.
Second photo for my food euphemisms week on February Photo Fest. Not much more to say about this photo, but if you didn’t see the first post do check it out and check your melons too!
As anyone who saw my first post will know, my February Photo Fest theme this week is The Sound of Music’s, My Favourite Things. So here we have the schnitzel with noodles. Or should I say Syllables with noodles?
“How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.”
I have had the happiest two days hanging out with some of the best people that our corner of Twitter has to offer.
Today, a big group of us started the day celebrating Honey‘s birthday over brunch. Ever the opportunist, I got them all back to mine for a photography and fizz extravaganza where we got around half my February PhotoFest shots in the bag, plus a couple of extras for other participants. I can’t wait to show you our work because it is going to be a ridiculous and joyful month on Exposing40!
Yesterday was a less frenetic day hanging out with a new friend, photographing them for the first time. I do love the first time I photograph someone – building that connection and trust, getting to know how they move and look, and gauging their response to my sometimes crazy ideas. There’s some silly photos of them coming up for February PhotoFest but there was also the opportunity to make the most of the late afternoon sunlight for some relaxed peaceful shots that summed up the mood of the afternoon.
For this weekend’s low lighting/shadow prompt I’ve been playing with the Tunisian lamp that sits in my office. I can’t decide whether I prefer the colour or black and white. What do you think?
This isn’t the only photo taken in my office this weeks. Check out Honey’s Mistress of Light and Shadow.
A new year and a new decade is just around the corner and I’m excited to see it unfold. I love this time of year. I have a couple more days with my parents which I’ll enjoy but really I’m itching to get back to my flat and start my annual exercise of making lists and plotting experiences and adventures. I know for sure that more photos in the wild will be on the list!
Happy New Year to all of you – I hope the year ahead is full of joy. Thanks for all the support this year for my blog and for my crazy photo adventures and musings and life and love!
Photo by Missy.
Monday is my birthday. Another rotation round the sun nearly complete.
Me: “Next time you see me I’ll be 45.”
Exhibit A: “Do you have a record player?”
Ah! He’s a clever one. He was after a 45rpm record. We started off with an LP but realised that was a 33rpm so we switched to 10 inch singles which are indeed 45rpm. Sometimes 12 inches is just a little too big…