Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Sunday, 22 January 2012
"Discipline and concentration are a matter of being interested", a photo by Way Ahead Photography on Flickr.
Great time today with my youngest playing with his remote controlled car. It's his birthday soon and he's very excited (and hence waking up very early).
It's important to enjoy these times, because I know all too well that one day, he won't want to play with his dad... best to take it while you can!
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Finally I've got round to re-doing the Way Ahead Photography website, after several years of it remaining untouched.
Monday, 16 January 2012
I love Mondays! My day to do all the little things that need doing, see all the people who matter and generally enjoy myself!
Today is a glorious sunny winter day, and so I took a few moments to sit in the conservatory and play my guitar, just for fun!
Friday, 13 January 2012
Thursday, 5 January 2012
Today was back to school and back to work day. It felt rotten saying bye to my kids after such a fantastic Christmas break, but that's reality.
Started work in earnest today on the new Way Ahead Photography website. The new version will be far more "professional looking" - I am very keen that it should be fed by and tie into the various social sites that I use to promote my work, also it will be far more iPad/iPhone friendly. After all - most of the creative people I mingle with have one or both!
This return to web design after several years of freedom proved quite frustrating at first - once again CSS proved inconsistent, flawed and sometimes downright silly. After a while though I found myself back in my old world, and quite enjoying myself!
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Well what can I say. 15 years as an IT guy, 4 years as a photographer - of COURSE I love coffee.
A couple of years ago, my wife, well known for her cunning and guile bought me an amazing coffee machine for my birthday. There was just one catch. It needed a kitchen to be installed in... so naturally I agreed without any fuss to buying a new kitchen.
Yes - she is THAT cunning! :)
Anyway the coffee machine remains one of my very fave things, I feel very lucky to have it. Especially at about 6.45 most weekdays, when I stagger downstairs, drop a mug under it and hit a button.... aaaaaaah COFFEEEEE! :)
Today's photo is courtesy of a chum on Instagram who claimed that day 1's photo lacked enthusiasm, and that I needed to dose up on caffeine before day 3. In fact, I've dosed up FOR my day 3 shot. So there :)
2/366 "But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on towards the goal to win the prize..."
2/366 "But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on towards the goal to win the prize...", a photo by Way Ahead Photography on Flickr.
(Quoted from the Book of Philippians)
This is my watch. I just got my watch back from my wife - I lent her it for a few months because her watch broke. But she got a new one for Christmas, which pleased me no end :)
I am very proud of my watch because it is very symbolic of a great success.
Last year I set some goals at the start of 2011. One of these was to meet one of my photography heroes, Rankin. And I did. This watch, one from a very limited edition, was a gift from Rankin and Swatch, given to all those who attended the opening of his fantastic Eyescapes exhibition in London. At the exhibition I met him, talked to him and was very much inspired in many ways. He was a great guy! And I even got to take his photo - which was quite a moment!
So - yay! I did it! In fact I met ALL my goal targets last year. Well done me! But... what now?
It would be very easy to relax, feel smug, and keep harping on about past successes. Humans are very good at it. But the downside is that this can knock us off target, it can slow us up, or even kill our progress.
Ironically past achievements mean very little. They are in the past. They don't exist any more. They amount, to very little more than nothing... except good memories.
The only thing to do is press on, something I am setting as a massive goal for 2012...
Monday, 2 January 2012
Well last year's 365 fell apart somewhat. I got about 180 days or so in, roughly halfway and hit the wall.
A wiser man would probably quit at this point. But I'm very stubborn...
Not only that I have a feeling 2012 is going to be another very significant year, so I want to document it as well as I can. Aaaaand - I might even try and do my blog alongside so people have something nice to read.
But no promises mind. I can be pretty unreliable at the best of times :)
Wishing you all a fantastic 2012.