Photography Assignment No 1

OK so this is the plan. Part of my New Year’s Resolution to be more creative, of which this blog is a product, was to improve my photography skills. I want to do more than just take holiday snaps. I quite enjoy doing that, and fortunately we tend to go to interesting and inspirational places so that basic snapping skills can make for a good picture.

So in discussion with Mrs Chrisparkle, we formulated this plan. Every month I would be given or choose a theme and I would spend odd moments and opportunities in that month take photographs illustrating that theme.

Merry Christmas NorthamptonOn December 31st I was given the theme for January and it was a simple one, “Aspects of Northampton”. I live in Northampton, so I didn’t have very far to go. Basically, the assignment was just to take photos of around and about.

I took lots in the first week of January, but I confess my photographing has somewhat dried up somewhat since then. Anyway my first “Portfolio” is now available as a set on Flickr . Flood DefencesPlease feel free to take a look at it and let me know what you think. Personally, I don’t think it’s sensational, but it’s what I saw on those few walks around town. There’s still over a week of January left, so I may well add to it.

In the meantime, if anyone has a bright idea (and practical for someone with limited skills!) for my February theme, please tell me!