World Photo Day | 20 Of My Favourite Photographs

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World Photo Day - My Favourite Photographs

If you’ve been following my blog from the very start, you will know that I love photography. As well as pretty much every single photo on my website being taken by myself, I also shared my Project 365 – taking a photo a day – for 5 years : 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015.  I decided to take a break in 2016, but I couldn’t give up on a photography project completely, so I’ve decided to partake in Project 52 – a photo a week for one year.

For two years I put together ideas and tips, which you can see below.

Click here for 365 ideas and tips for Project 365 (2015)
Click here for 365 ideas and tips for Project 365 (2014)

Today, according to Twitter, is World Photo Day, and I can’t let that pass me by can I?

An international event held on August 19th that embraces a passion for photography and it’s ability to inspire communities. – World Photo Day

I thought I would share 20 of my favourite photographs that I have taken over the years. It’s a big ask, because I already have so many in my mind that are my favourites! So here they are, in no particular order. For me, photographs hold memories, and that is why I take so many. I always aim to be the best photographer I can be, but my favourites are not always the best that I’ve taken in terms of technical stuff – lighting, composition, sharpness etc.,. I’ve always said that the best camera is the one in your hand, and as I look through years of photos, I realise that, that really is true.

1. My husband forming a heart shape with his hands against the sky.

 
Project 365 : 2014 - Day 46

2. An aeroplane taking off at Heathrow Airport. Taken with my iPhone while going by on the bus!

 
Project 365 : 2014 - Day 226

3. The stem of this pumpkin reminded me of a howling wolf. I named the photo “Howl At The Moon”

 
Project 365 : 2014 - Day 293

4. A tiny snail crawling amongst the grass in our garden.

 
Project 365 : 2014 - Day 96

5. I wish I could tell you the name of this bird, I think it might be a chaffinch.

 
Project 365 2015 - Day 102

6. I took this photo on a weekend in Bruges with my husband.
It is Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady)

 
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7. Just one of many favourite photos I have taken of Darren Hayes in concert.

 
Darren Hayes

8. I took this photo of a brilliant sunset one morning, and didn’t need to edit at all.

 
Project 365 2015 - Day 337

9. This is a photo of the purple, heart shaped bag I had for my wedding day.
It’s also the image I use during May for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.

 
Project 365 : 2014 - Day 151

10. An iPhone photo of the globe at Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida.
Heavily edited, but I love that it looks like a painting!

 
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11. I could have chosen several different photos of my son, but I took this photo of him on holiday.
I love that I captured Epcot’s Spaceship Earth reflecting in his sunglasses.

 
Project 365 2015 - Day 299

12. I love the moon. I’ve taken many photos of the moon, it’s hard to pick a favourite from them.

 
Project 365 : 2014 - Day 81

13. I bought this old film camera at a car boot sale for a bargain £5. It makes a great trinket for my desk.

 
Project 365 : 2014 - Day 153

14. Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida – probably my favourite photo ever of that building!

 
Cinderella Castle Magic Kingdom

15. This keyring is engraved with the lyrics from a Darren Hayes song – “You get me through this cruel, cruel, world”.
I love the song, I love the singer, I love this photo.

 
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16. One of the most precious photographs I have ever taken.
I had the absolute honour of being at the birth of my 1st born niece. She is under 30 minutes old here.

 

Half An Hour

17. Dandelion puffs are another favourite subject of mine.

 
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18. My mum found her old box brownie camera and gave it to me.
It was one of the first photos I took with my new Canon camera.

 
Box Brownie Camera

19. I can’t have a set of favourite photos of mine without one of Mickey and Minnie Mouse!

 
Dream Along With Mickey - Magic Kingdom

20. Unedited, and taken in Florida, while waiting for the start of a dinner show.
I look at this photo, and I instantly feel like I’m on holiday!

 
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at Disney Polynesian Resort

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