Week two of the 365 day challenge

My 365 day photo challenge is now two-weeks old and below are my pictures from the last seven days but first a bit of an explanation…

You may notice that York again features strongly. That is because this last week we spent more time in the beautiful city of York, our second visit of the year.

I’ve actually included an extra picture here from York. It’s a view of the Millennium Bridge at night which I posted on Flickr. It was picked up and featured on their daily ‘Explore’ pages which kind of guarantees lots of views. In just two days it had received almost 10.000 views.  Perhaps I should have made that one my pic of the day rather than the one I did choose!


On a couple of days, I did struggle with my pictures. On the way back from York, I had to rely on a quickly grabbed picture from the side of the road. Then the following day I went down to Preston Docks hoping for a sunset that never quite delivered.

My final two photos this week included a still life photo of a beer bottle. You wouldn’t believe how long it took to get the lighting right on this one. It involved two strobes, some home made flags (to block light spill) and a torch.  The Robin picture also required patience. Nothing for around an hour before the bird arrived and I got my pic.

As usual, all pictures here were taken on the Fuji X-T2.  You can also follow my 365 day challenge as it happens on Instagram and on Flickr

Here are the pictures…




My Fuji camera is ready for the 365 photo challenge – week one.

My Fuji cameras are ready for the 365 challenge but I’m not sure I am!

A photo a day. It sounds easy but when I undertook the 365 or 366 challenge, as it was a couple of years ago, it became a bit of a bind.  So, it’s one day less this time and it’s going to be a fun, creative challenge. That’s what I’m telling myself anyway as I try once again to take a photo a day.

I take my pictures exclusively on the Fujifilm X series cameras. In the main it’s the Fuji X-T2 that I use but I also have a Fuji X-T1 as back-up. I use these cameras for personal and for paid-for shoots. In other words, I have come to rely on Fuji and am happy to do so.

My first week’s photos have also made good use of Fuji’s excellent lenses, including the 50-140mm zoom, the wide-angle 10-24mm and the fixed focal length 35mm f1.4 lens.

The photos themselves are a mix of indoor and outdoor shots. Three of the shots come from a visit to the historic city of York, but there’s also a couple of portraits in there too.

Here are the pictures. Check back next week to see how I get on with week two of the 365 day challenge.