My challenge for January is Monochrome. One month of seeing the world in Black and White. It is something I only started to appreciate in the past year and I’ve grown to love the emotion, detail and impact it can imbue an image.
Quick update – I’m proud to announce that my image “Ready to sail to the Moon” won the November round of the Emsworth Life – ONE Day competition! The image will become the official picture for November on the Emsworth 2017 Calendar. This is the first competition I’ve entered so I’m very pleased to have won.
You can find further details on the Emsworth Life page here: Emsworth Life ONE Day Winners.
As you may have already read, this competition is the inspiration behind my 2016 Assignment, so hopefully I will be able to repeat this success over the next year; I’m looking forward to see what the coming months will bring!
I’ve owned various cameras over the years but only ever used them for holiday snaps and family pics, however 2015 was when my photographic adventure truly started helped in no small way by photochallenge.org, which I have entered every week since the start of the year. The other major inspiration was my camera, the Fujifilm X-E2, which not only produces fantastic images but makes the whole experience of taking a picture an absolute joy. It feels like an extension of myself and I don’t believe I could have experienced that with any other camera.
Here are my favourite shots from the year to give you a taste of where I have come from and what I hope to build upon in this blog in 2016!