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How we view life is all about the perspective we see it from.

2+2=4, but so does 1+3 and 3+1.

One result of the coronavirus lockdown is that we are stuck indoors with family members. Another result of the coronavirus lockdown is that we have the opportunity to spend time with our loved ones in a way we never have before.

Another result of the virus is that we have to queue for ages outside the supermarket, waiting to get in. However, this gives us an opportunity to stand and do nothing – or perhaps converse with those around us – providing us with time we would otherwise not have had.

Glastonbury Tor is a hill that stands 518 feet (158 m) above the surrounding moors, but is tiny when seen against the immensity of a clear blue spring sky.

May’s Mass Observation Project is coming up, so take a photograph based that sums up the theme COLOUR to you, however you want to interpret it.

  • Email the image to adayinphotographs@outlook.com by Thursday 30th April 2020.
  • Images should be a maximum of 650 pixels wide.
  • Include your name, website/blog address and a short note about the image, including where it was taken.
  • Come back and see the results on Sunday 3rd May!

Mass Observation – January Blues

Welcome to CKPonderingsToo and the first of what I hope will be a wealth of shared and project-based photographic journeys!

For this first post, I asked for people’s interpretations of the phrase “January Blues”. Many thanks to everyone who had submitted a photograph – here are the results!

January Blues by Postcard Cafe

Name: Postcard Cafe https://postcardcafe.wordpress.com

Location: Photograph taken from the tow path of the Sheffield canal

Note: I spent a weekend taking photographs inspired by and exploring the theme of the project.  It came down to two photographs but unexpectedly it was this one I kept coming back to.  It was the last photograph from my walk along the canal. At the time of taking it I wasn’t entirely convinced it would work but it won me over to become my contribution to the project. The colour palette, simplicity and composition make it an undemanding image that I find satisfyingly easy on the eye.    

January Blues by CKPonderingsToo

Name: CKPonderingsToo

Location: St Mary’s Island, Chatham.

Note: I was at a bit of a loss when it came to taking my own photo for the project. There was a lot going on and, if I am honest, I hadn’t really considered what I was going to do for the project I was supposed to be curating! But, during an hour getting away from what life was throwing at me, I spent some time wandering along the river in Chatham. What had once been a seething mass of dockyards was now being transformed into high quality ‘affordable’ housing for the masses. Chatham is not a town to forget its naval heritage, and so disused machinery has become art installations. This crane, which has long since lost its ships and cargo, stood proud against the January sky and its greeny-blue colour matched the backdrop completely.

January Blues by Dothob

Name: Documenting the Obvious http://dothob.wordpress.com

Location: Berlin Mitte

Note: This is a construction site in Berlin Mitte. I took this picture on the
4th of January 2020

January Blues by Mike Osborn Photo

Name: Mike Osborn https://www.mikeosbornphoto.com

Location: Fylde Coast, Lancashire

Note: This photograph was taken on the Fylde Coast of Lancashire, north-west England. It was only mid-afternoon but the cloud was obscuring the sun, making it feel like a premature day’s end, so typical for a long January. The coastscape was sufficiently maudlin and bleak to add to this feeling.

More collaborations will be on the way, so watch this space!!!