JANUARY THEME: January

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  • #11055
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    Peter Robinson
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    The theme for December is now closed.

    The theme for January 2016 is

    January

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    Happy New Year! A new year. A fresh start. New Year resolutions and all that stuff. What does thoughts does January bring to your mind? Sales, bad weather, early spring flowers, exercise? Demonstrate your ideas in this post.

     

    Remember – only post photos taken this month, between 1 Jan and 31 Jan 2016

    #11061
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    Anonymous


    My most important purpose in January .Todays photo.
     

    #11062
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks for kicking off this month’s assignment with a fine photograph of Sasha. He looks very comfortable on his seat.

    #11063
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    Ian McNab
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    (Click image for larger view on black)

     

    #11064
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    Anonymous

    Very good Ian–and that is a very good representation of this January day-a mucky January dog walking day, it is also the Perihelion—-today–the nearest earth is to the SUN—-(up there–not the newspaper) 3 Million miles closer than when at its most distant—4th July—(thats why its called independence day)

    #11067
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    Ian McNab
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    Still raining…

     

    Tree’s end

    #11068
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    Peter Robinson
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    I think your photographs aptly sum up this January Ian. The first one clearly illustrates the drab weather we’ve been experiencing. I like the way you’ve focused in the rain drops out let the background go out of focus. Similarly in the second one you’ve focused on the rain drops again emphasizing them. I like the diagonal vine and the way it connects the prominent leaves. I think the last photo shows January best with the discarded Christmas tree looking for a new home.

    #11109
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    Peter Robinson
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    I thought would be an easy topic, but it has made me think a bit. At the moment this is all I’ve come up with, but it’s a start.

    #11111
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    Anonymous

    It is an easy topic—think everyone is suffering from lack of sunshine and camera fatigue. That is very apt for Jan. sales-good train of thought.I know where that is–Delemere Street. In fact –thats very good and well seen too.

    #11112
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    Ian McNab
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    Nice one, Peter. I’d been wondering about referring to ‘January Sales’. You beat me to it, and very elegantly, too: I like the layering you’ve created with the reflections – it makes the mannequins seem like aliens lurching in from another dimension.

    I have to agree that this is a quite a difficult topic to do justice to – I guess because ‘January’ doesn’t have any stand-out events that make it readily identifiable visually (unlike, say, November with its fireworks or December with its icons of Christmas.) So the pictures are going to be inherently more allusive, which always presents a risk of not making the allusion clear enough to be readable as relevant to the given topic.

    Anyway, you made a visually very interesting picture here. 🙂

    #11113
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    Ian McNab
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    January? This one is for its strangely unseasonal 11th January daffodils

     

    …and this one for its ‘only in January’ low-angled golden-hour light – at 3 o’clock in the afternoon!

    #11115
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    ajroyle
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    Just across the road from our house there are 4 or 5 daffs in flower!

    #11116
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    Ian McNab
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    John >>> You must be lower on the balmier southern slopes! 😉

    #11117
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks for your comments Ian and Ken. Well spotted Ken for noticing it was taken in Delemere Street. I liked the reflection of the trees and they seemed to fit in quite well. They’re strange folk in Delemere Street. There’s a link there I didn’t notice at the time of the trees in Delemere.
    It is odd to see spring flowers so far advanced in January. I like to the low angle which makes them look even bigger.

    #11118
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    Anonymous


    January is the time to test my Christmas treat-the 500mm lens at Winterley Pool. This is nice and sharp-hand held –have cropped a bit–say 100 yards off about.Test curtailed –lady came talking interested in the lens–dads was police photographer and she was a member of Newcastle club.Knew all about using manual lenses.Tested the lens on her-she did not know.
     

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