The beginning of the month saw me continue my exploration of colour, finishing off the rainbow and moving on to pink, brown, black, grey and white. I also saw some great rugby, and revisited a couple of places I hand’t been for ages, looking for pictures.
I’ll kick off with some “near misses” that almost made it as shot of the day during April:
[Chemistry Student – having fun with a stencil and a desk lamp on Day #92]
[Button Reflection – a stray button reflected in some shiny blue card nearly made it on Day #93]
[Pearl Bokeh – taking a close look at a bracelet on Day #94]
[Meniscus – a few bubbles in a bottle of pop on Day #95]
[The Eye – a knotty bit of wood from Day #96]
[Ancient Weapon – a replica flint tool taken on Day #98]
[Mesh Bokeh – more fun with stationery and my desk lamp from Day #99]
[Cup Cake Cases – finished off my colour exploration on Day #101]
How has the month gone?
At times, I found it a little hard to keep up the momentum, especially with having exhausted so many ideas on the exploring colour themes. So by the end of the month, I did feel as if some of my pictures were just acting as fillers – Days #112, #113, #114 and #121 in particular! But I did have a few interesting days out. This image from a trip to Suffolk was quite pleasing:
[Drama & Clouds – a classic view with a classic sky at Snape Maltings on Day #103]
Saracens had a fantastic trip to the Heineken Cup Semifinals agains Munster in Coventry on Day #118. Unfortunately, they didn’t win and go through to the finals, but it was the last game I saw “HRH” Richard Hill play, the end of an amazing career at the top of rugby union. The picture I chose for the day showed plenty of action, but this one [left] shows all the emotion at the end of the game when fellow Saracen Mosese Rauluni comforts Hill as he walks round the pitch for final accolades from Sarries and Munster fans alike. Truely the End Of An Era. You’ll be sadly missed, Hilly!