I’m enjoying playing with colour more this year. Ruby has certainly caused an up-tick of bright colours in our lives.
I apologise if my photos are starting to get a bit garish. Unfortunately, I quite like it! For now
Ruby is into her 17th month now and sprouting a nice array of pearly white teeth. These teeth are sharp, something I’ve found to my cost on a couple of occasions.
She likes to brush her own teeth. Well, she usually just enjoys the minty freshness – I have to move the brush to-and-fro.
Can you think of anything better to do on a brisk January morning than visit Skegness seafront? I know I can’t.
I’ve been coming to Butlins Mineworkers contest in Skegness for six years now and not visited the beach once, so decided to do so on my way home. It was cold and I had to wear a hat and gloves.
It’s not exactly the Costa Brava but I’ll have to bring Ruby over here in the summer. She’d love running about in all that sand. Mind you, you’d probably still need a hat and gloves here in June. It’s bracing you know
January brings with it my favourite Brass Band event of the year – the Butlins Mineworkers contest at Skegness. Butlins welcomes several thousand banders to abuse their facilities for a four day weekend of drinking and banding. It’s ace.
It’s also quite a nice venue. The Skyline Pavilion houses one of the venues and has lots of places to eat and drink. This is a photo of part of the roof, which is made to look a bit like a big tent.
Saturday is contest day for most and the top section play an entertainments selection on the Sunday too, just to make sure that they can’t indulge in the over-priced beer too much.
It’s a great even and I love going
I love coffee. Proper coffee, that is, not that instant brick-dust stuff. It has to be dark and intense and full of flavour without tasting like diluted building materials.
Unfortunately we only have the instant at work. I could bring in my own (and I probably should) but I’m cheap and the instant coffee is free here. It will do, I suppose.
This is the third iteration of this photo. I’ve been trying different post processing techniques and decided to stick with this version.
I’ve used the Perfectly Clear app to apply some suto-correction and it’s come up with an extremely vivid photo that looks a little unreal. I like it. I’ve cropped it square because I’m enjoying working with square crops it looks like I’ll be going for an entirely square 365 project.
This year I’m going to be more adventurous with composition, try more colour (I’ve tended to do a lot of black and white in the past) and aim for some variety. I may make it entirely iPhoneography too.