Welcome to another Photo a Day Collection! There is no great overarching theme set by Fat Mum Slim again this month, and if anything it seems like some very random prompts.
I was away from home during the month so some more dipping into the archive than I really want to.
1st Sept – Something I saw
I try to keep my eyes open as I walk around, and the photography really helps keep my eyes observant. I spotted this little sticker on the ground and it made me smile.
2nd Sept – Plastic
I do love Star Wars, and have fallen for The Mandalorian series, here’s a cute bit of plastic.
3rd Sept – Paper
One of my favourite uses of paper: bound, trimmed and covered in ink.
Surprised, but delighted, that this was chosen as a Notable Nine photo.
4th Sept – Somewhere I went
I was lucky enough to go to see The Divine Comedy in concert at the Barbican. They were performing their first ten albums, in their entirety, over 5 nights (two albums per night). We saw them play Casanova, A Ehort Album About Love, Fin de Siecle and Regeneration.
5th Sept – Hobby
A hobby, to me, is something that I do purely for the enjoyment I get from it, and I would still do it if others didn’t like the product. For me, at the moment, it must be photography, especially of wildlife. This wonderful hoverfly came to my garden and was wonderfully calm as I took its photo.
6th Sept – Green & Blue
The shiny green carapace of the Rose Chafer was what caught my attention, with the green background and the blue sky allowing me to use it for this prompt.
7th Sept – Before Bed
Before I fall asleep I always read, this was very similar to a prompt last month and I took a very similar photo. And once again me sitting in bed reading was chosen as one of the Fab Four
8th Sept – An emotion
This is the face of Jesus on the Passion Facade of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, it really depicts the sadness. The art is by Subirachs.
9th Sept – Opposites
This was a bit of a strange day for me, I was finishing at Stanmore Chiropractic after working there for 11 years so my mind was less into the photography. So my opposites were my helpfully labelled socks.
10th Sept – I can hear…
I can hear the birds singing… A lovely wren singing its heart out.
11th Sept – Paint
A close up of a painting that was in the cottage we hired.
12th Sept – Symmetry
I know I might be a bit weird, but I do do love standing underneath electricity pylons and looking up at the structure, which is wonderfully symmetrical.
13th Sept – Tasty
I was away on holiday, and as a treat we had a takeaway from the local chippie, and it was good. As I don’t like fish, I had this wondeful Bacon parmo with chips. A parmo (parma) is normally only found in the North of England and uses bechamel sauce rather than the more normal tomato sauce. It was delicious.
14th Sept – Odd one out
I probably should have looked ahead at the prompts as I didn’t have anything for this. A dip into the archive and a trip to the Tower of London’s Superbloom for a poppy standing proud amongst the other flowers.
15th Sept – A food Shop
I forgot to photograph the supermarket I went to on this day, so had to dip into the archive for a wonderfully colourful market stall in Barcelona.
16th Sept – 12:34
Only slighly forced, but I was out for a walk along Hadrian’s wall at 12:34 on this day. I had to borrow the watch and wait somewhere interesting for the photo.
17th Sept – Lucky
I was in Northumberland and we were very lucky with the gorgeous weather. We were also very lucky to go to the Sill just after an exhibition of Lost Words started, and also went to Housesteads Roman fort and got to see this art installation celebrating the 1900 anniversary of the completion of the wall.
18th Sept – Car Park
The car park of Brodsworth Hall, which we visited on the way back from Northumberland.
19th Sept – What’s on TV
This day was the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, so that was what we watched.
I was very pleased that this image was chosen as one of the Fab Five.
20th Sept – Texture
The texture of trainers against tarmac and the rumble strips that let people with sight isues know there is a pedestrian crossing (or danger)
21st Sept – Nature
I do love photographing nature, even when it is slightly creepy, but beautiful like this dragonfly.
22nd Sept – Tree Trunk
I do love the texture of tree trunks, this magnificent plane tree can be found in Bunhill Cemetary, London. I think it looks like a hand reaching upwards.
23rd Sept – Crunchy
Only a few biscuits were harmed in the creation of this photo. Wonderfully crunchy gingernut biscuits.
24th Sept – I can smell…
The roses, glorious smell.
25th Sept – Laneway
So a Laneway is very much an australian word, but means the same as a lane or alleyway. This green path is in Walthamstow.
I was delighted that this picture was chosen as one of the Notable Nine for today.
26th Sept – The Moon
Yes, I do love taking photos of the moon, and very delighted with my phone camera. But for today’s prompt I went a bit left field and grabbed one of my tarot sets and found The Moon card.
27th Sept – Open door
An open door found within the White Tower in the Tower of London, that we couldn’t go through but looked inviting.
28th Sept – My Culture
What can I say about “My Culture” other than Britain loves to show its colours, can be a bit sweary, but there are the occassional angels. And I do love a lion.
29th Sept – Not my style
This garden light was found at the yoga retreat, and I neglected to photograph it during the day because cute as it is: it really isn’t my style.
30th Sept – Sentimental
An acheievement for me (whilst on hoiday) was to climb the Victoria Tower overlooking St Peter Port, especially as I’m not that good with heights.
Bonus 1 – Another emotion
This was a found item, which I found just after I posted my image for the 8th September. The leaf was like this and I didn’t change it in any way.
Bonus 2 – Paint
This is the whole picture for the prompt Paint. It was a great picture that was on the wall in the room I was staying in whilst on holiday.
So that’s it for this month, and I hope you enjoy them. I was delighted to be chosen an amazing four times for the Fab Four/Notable Nine by the admin team.
October is going to be an interesting month and if you can’t wait to see what I’m posting then follow me my Instagram feed. There will be another summary of my photos next month.
Thanks for reading this, my lovely interonauts,