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9 in 45: 26th December 2020


I’m well overdue for another photographic wandering, so it’s time for another “9 in 45” shoot. I tied this in with a Boxing Day walk, dodging showers and working off some of those festive calories!

The idea of the project is to set out on a walk with a phone/stopwatch and your camera. Set your stopwatch for five minutes and start walking. When the five minutes is up, stop walking. You have a minute to compose and take a photograph. Set your stopwatch for another five minutes and start walking. When the time is up, stop and, within a minute take and compose your second photo. Keep going until you have walked for 45 minutes and have nine photos.

So, the nine photos…

26th December 2020 – 14:25

I freely admit that these photographs are not my finest work. I put it down to my general excitement of actually being out of the house!

Spring seems to be coming early this season – particularly given that we are only just past the Winter Solstice… Someone has forgotten to tell the daffodils, crocuses (or croci) and this forsythia…

26th December 2020 – 14:31

The worst photo of the bunch by far… This was a definite hit-and-run shot, and that shows in its blurriness. There were people walking towards me, and I didn’t want to offend the person whose front door this was!

Ahem… Moving on, then…

26th December 2020 – 14:37

I couldn’t take photos during the festive season without a nativity scene of some sort… I am not sure exactly what sort of nativity scene this is, though… Angel Gabriel looks a little misshapen…

26th December 2020 – 14:43

A bit further down the road, and the crest above the door to another of the churches in Glastonbury. The insignia is that of Richard Bere, a 16th century abbot from the nearby Abbey.

26th December 2020 – 14:49

It has been a particularly damp winter so far, with clear days interspersed with others of consistent rain or torrential downpours. Water, therefore, had to feature!

26th December 2020 – 14:54

Picture six, and something a bit more abstract. Walking along, my eye was initially caught by the lettering, but the discarded bottle top added a nice additional dimension to the shot.

26th December 2020 – 15:00

Glastonbury is not a large town, and the countryside is never too far away.

Walking along the main road, houses lie to one side, while Wearyall Hill is on the other. (Usually with a lot more sheep on it…)

26th December 2020 – 15:06

It was a drab Boxing Day, as I have alluded to, and, on a day when the light didn’t exactly help the photographer, a brown-leafed hedge seemed to sum up the possibilities available..

26th December 2020 – 15:12

Last of the nine photos, then, and another expanse of countryside. I am extremely lucky to live where I do, where are amenities are readily to hand, while nature and countryside are just a hop, skip and a jump away…

Click on the links below to see my previous 9-in-45 walks:

4th May 2020

4th April 2020

31st March 2020

14th September 2019

31st May 2019

15th May 2019

3rd May 2019

12th October 2016

My inspiration comes from the amazing Postcard Cafe. Check out his awesome “Take Nine Photos In Forty Five Minutes” collection by clicking the link.