One Four Challenge 2016 – Changing it up!

As you know I’ve taken some time out from the One Four recently, due to health and I’ve been pondering how this fun challenge could keep moving forward.

I’d like to let you know that the One Four Challenge is on again for 2016!!

However!! I’d like to do things a different way this year… please read on.

The 2016 One Four badge..
The 2016 One Four badge..

I’ll be posting / hosting the One Four Challenge on my blog only 4 times this year… but… it will run on Flickr all year (at our leisure), in the new One Four Challenge 2016 Flickr group.  Click on this link to take you to the info for the group this year.

Please continue posting on your blogs, Facebook, Instagram etc., (if you wish or simply use the group – it’s up to you) using the tag #onefourchallenge. We also have an additional tag this year too #onefour2016

I’ll be commenting on people’s images in the Flickr Group Pool this year and if you aren’t using the group, I’ll try and pop in to your blog once a month (hope that’s ok)… fingers crossed. Remember the tags :) I’m hoping this opens our challenge up to people who are not on WordPress as well.

To play along in the Flickr group, you need a Flickr account and you will need to join our group (no cost and plenty of storage).

You will upload your images to your own Flickr account, adding them to The One Four Challenge Group when you upload them and tagging them with the two tags above.

I’ll leave it at that for now… If you are interested in joining me this year, we’ll be starting on the 8th February.. or whenever you want to. Same as usual – join in when you can.

On this blog (and Flickr) – Feb, May, August and Nov for 2016

Flickr – all year for 2016.

Hope you like this idea and continue to be inspired… I’m happy to answer questions, but please read the group discussion first.

Thanks heaps. Let’s play!! :D

Hello on Friday..

It’s Friday again and I haven’t been very busy here on the blog and there hasn’t been much opportunity for Photographs as yet.. Getting back to work has taken lots of my attention so far to start the year… and the weather has been awful!

So.. I thought I’d pop in and say hello, sharing an image that I posted on facebook recently. You might also see different images popping up on my Instagram feed now and then (still trying to get the hang of this presently) ;)

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These are the same crepe myrtle flowers as last week… and for me – Finding joy in the little things is always important! Finding beauty in my own surroundings.

On a different note: This year I’m taking part in a 1oox challenge on Flickr. Basically you set your own challenge. Found about this through Nora. Thanks Nora. My challenge will be mono images taken with my 60mm lens. I’ve only just begun and I’m looking forward to this challenge. I’m also hoping to combine this (where possible) with Monochrome Madness :) My Flickr feed is on the sidebar.

The One Four Challenge:  I’m still seeing a couple of One Four Photos popping up. Thank you for tagging. I’m glad you’re still inspired :)

I’ve been thinking regarding the One Four Challenge… I think this is a wonderful challenge and I’m not keen on completely ‘throwing it away’.. so, I was thinking.. How about we simply do 4 One Four Challenges a year??  Say February (we would start on the 8th), May, August and November? Let me know if you’re interested please.

Well that’s a little bit about me for this year… I hope you’ve had a good start.. Have a great week!

Robyn x

Flowers on Friday..

It’s Friday, so I thought I’d get back to the blog today, with some very pretty flowers and some busy bees.

The Crepe Myrtles are in full bloom presently.  They are wonderful.

I’ve been dragging my feet at the beginning of this year. It’s been a lovely quiet start.  We are back to work again now.. so here we go :)

Have a great Friday (mine is almost done) and an enjoyable weekend!

Robyn x

Looking forward, looking back..

It’s 2016! The New Year always brings with it thoughts of fresh starts and new ideas. We make our resolutions and start again (or keep going) at the beginning of each year.. Well, we do try :)

Looking forward.. (to the right)

..and for me, each New Year brings the want and/or need to try different things.  I’m not very good at keeping resolutions, so I don’t make them very often. I’d rather explore ideas and I do love to stretch and hopefully grow and try new things.

This year I’d like to try some different things with my photography and get back to doing some art. I don’t really know what this means yet (ideas are brewing), so I’ll go with the flow as the year progresses…

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Looking forward.. (to the left)

One thing I do want to try photographically this year, is to do a simple One Lens Project. I’m going to choose one fixed lens for this project. It will be interesting to see what I can find and see with a fixed focal length.

Looking back - last light for 2015
Looking back – last light for 2015

These photographs were taken on New Year’s Eve (not with my fixed lens).  We drove to the beach at my request.  I love the water and the beach and being a bit of a land lubber these days, I don’t see the water often enough.

It was so good to be there. It was brief – “Quick let me out of the car!” – at last light :) It was very windy and it was wonderful.  The smell of the water is rejuvenating! Did I tell you I love the beach?!!

The images were taken towards the beach and looking back towards the club house?.. and car park.

Looking back at 2015.. it’s been a very rewarding year on the whole.

We are still on break for another week presently and not doing much at all…and simply going with the flow. It’s wonderful!

I’d like to start the year again with some more words of thanks…

Thanks for your support, friendship and encouragement xx  Wishing us all a fantastic 2016!!