Welcome to another collection of my photos! So the penultimate month of 2022. Unlike last month’s rainbow theme, there isn’t really an overarching idea but there are some tricky prompts and generally they’re around objects.
1st Nov – A collection
Hi, I’m Tim and I’m a collector. I have a number of collections and can’t help it. This is part of my collection of pin badges, focussing on the ones that were produced by Hertfordshire Libraries in the early 80s.
I was amazed that this was chosen as on of the Instagram Fab Four for this prompt.
2nd Nov – A book cover
There are so many iconic book covers that sprang to mind, but this really is a classic.
3rd Nov – A shop front
This is the old Hidden Planet shop in Covent Garden, they have now moved to Chatsworth Road in Clapton, London. It is the brain child and the passion of the wonderful Wildlife artist and author, Ben Rothery.
4th Nov – A for sale sign
These are the distinctive For Sale signs for one of the Estate Agents in East London, and there were a couple around.
I was surprised that this was chosen as a Fab Four in the Facebook Group.
5th Nov – A bridge
This is one of the Embankment footbridges that cross the Thames from Covent Garden to the South Bank. I think they’re rather wonderful.
6th Nov – A fence
This fence can be found at the Walthamstow Wetlands, and I decided to play it simple.
7th Nov – I didn’t make this
Yes, it’s a microwave meal. Yes, it was delicious. No, I don’t eat them very often but sometimes when I only have 15 minutes in which to cook and eat my dinner, they’re very useful.
8th Nov – Throw it
A paper plane is the obvious thing to throw. Surprisingly hard to get a photography of your own hand doing it.
9th Nov – An unmade bed
Just as I left it…
10th Nov – Power lines
The power lines made an interesting series of lines and shapes at the Wetlands
11th Nov – An arrow
A helpful one that helps you remember which way is right. These are actually found at London Pedestrian crossings and point towards the oncoming traffic to remind you which way to look. They fully read “Look Right –>” or “<– Look Left” as appropriate.
12th Nov – In my pocket
Keys and a handkerchief.
13th Nov – A closed sign
At a restaurant near to work, they weren’t open when I went past, but their shutters were up.
14th Nov – A flock of birds
OK, so you might have expected one of my nature photos for this, and I was tempted. But I liked this discovery of birds under a bridge in London (and it can be found just to the north of Tower Hill)
15th Nov – Hand shadows
Ok, I know that technically they’re silhouettes of hands, but this seemed just perfect for the prompt (and the wearther wasn’t conducive for shadows). This was helpful people at the Bellowhead concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
16th Nov – Running water
Water available at my fingers is something that I am very grateful for.
17th Nov – Wrinkles
I was just checking to see if I have any wrinkles, and according to the group I don’t.
18th Nov – An empty table
A few empty tables outside this coffee shop, it was November in London on a fairly damp day so I wan’t that surprised.
19th Nov – Rocks
A fairly important and historic pile of shaped rocks. All nice and neatly stacked to form Hadrian’s Wall, this section can be found on the walk from Whinsill to Housesteads Fort.
20th Nov – Afternoon light
A dark and threatening sky over the Palm House at Kew Gardens..
21st Nov – Half full
Halfway between the New moon and the Full, makes this moon Half Full, doesn’t it?
I was delighted that this photo was chosen on the Instagram Page as one of the Fab Four for this prompt.
22nd Nov – Graffiti
As I live in London there is a lot of Graffiti around, most masquerading as Street Art (where does that change…?)
But this was taken in Barcelona earlier this year, and is one of many photos I could have chosen as I have started to take a lot of photos of Street Art/Grafffiti
23rd Nov – An ugly food
Celeriac really isn’t the most attractive of foods, but I’d not really describe it as ugly.
It was still photogenic enough to be chosen as on of the Eight Ugly food selection for the day.
24th Nov – A tall building
London has quite a few tall buildings now, and this view as taken on my commute from Liverpool Street Station to Clerkenwell.
I do love looking up like this, and got a bit of a weird look from the nearby workmen. But it paid off as this was chosen as a Fab Four for this prompt.
25th Nov – A spider web
This plant was totally covered in the spider webs, and it was not a small plant. This wasn’t anywhere exotic, but in Walthamstow.
26th Nov – A funny shape
This is one of the finials of La Sagrada Familiar, and I’m sure it has a lot of symbolism, but it’s just a funny shape to me. The ones in the background are meant to be foodstuffs, but I’m still not convinced.
27th Nov – A splash
A mallard duck causing a splash as it cleans itself.
28th Nov – Something hidden
A female kingfisher is visible, but hidden in the vegetation.
Think Rule of Thirds to find it.
29th Nov – A list
A list of scrummy and tasty things that go into a “Christmas” pudding that really isn’t quite as Christmassy as my mother’s traditional Christmas pudding. This is from Olive Magazine.
30th Nov – A family member
My mother looks out over the Barbarian North, from a temporary recreation of the gatehouse at Housestead’s Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. She doesn’t like heights at all so I took this to prove she’d made it up the structure.
So that’s it for yet another month, I hope you enjoyed the photos. I was delighted to have been chosen as one of the Fab Four a few times this month, both in the facebook group and on instagram, which is always a surprise and and honour.
There will be a constant (some might think endless) stream of photos on my Instagram feed, so if you can’t wait until next month then follow me there. Although I have taken most of these phoptos to my “personal account”. There will be another summary of my photos next month. I am also aiming to take part in Susannah Conway‘s December Reflections for the sixth year running. I plan to put the bits together in a blog so keep following.
Thanks for reading this, my lovely interonauts,