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Flickr 366 – 2012 Review

2012 was the year I undertook my Flickr 366 project, one photo a day for the whole year.

I am proud to say it was a success, 366 separate photos – one (and usually many more!) for each day was taken and uploaded to my Flickr set.

Now, it might not sound a lot but it was challenging.  The idea was about breaking habits and trying not to force myself to take photos, but about encouraging myself to notice interesting angles, frames and generally looking at my surroundings in a different way.  Yes there were days when, at 11:30pm, I realised I hadn’t taken a snap and scrabbled around my flat seeking out shadow effects, or looking to crop an everyday object into something mysterious, but I always came up trumps.

Some photos are better than others from a technical point of view, some made me laugh, and others I found I preferred just as much for the memory or feeling that they evoke for both personal and sentimental reasons.

If you’ve been a reader over the past year you will have noticed at the end of each month I did a quick review and highlighted some of my favourites from that month.  Now that the project is over this post will look back at the year as a whole and put forward one image from each month as my favourites from the year.

flickr2January – 09/01/2012 Freecycling spotted in Camden

2012-02-02February – 02-02-2012 Sunset view from work

2012-03-24March – 24-03-2012 Battersea Power Station

2012-04-08April – 08-04-2012 Above & Beyond at Brixton Academy

2012-05-14May – 14-05-2012 Holly posing

7415844276_9883abf724_oJune – 14-06-2012 Sunrise outside Space at Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza

2012-07-22July – 22/07/2012 Grass

2012-08-10August – 10-08-2012 View from apartment in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

2012-09-02September – 02-09-2012 Paralympics GB in the Velodrome

2012-10-13October – 13-10-2012 Hampton Court Palace Gardens

2012-11-30November – 30-11-2012 Autumn and winter

2012-12-28December – 28-12-2012 View over Covent Garden from the balcony at the Royal Opera House

Some months could easily have had two or three favourites, but such is the review that I had to be ruthless in selecting just one from each of them.

The twelve monthly reviews I undertook last year are neatly categorised and can all be viewed one after the other here, whilst the Flickr set itself is over here.

Hope you enjoyed the project as much as I did!


The Colour For 2012

As the end of year draws ever closer we can look forward to 2012 and all the colours that come with it, and who better to turn to than Pantone, the globally recognised, industry standard of colour matching.

Honeysuckle has had it’s day, and now we embrace 17-1463, or Tangerine Tango if you prefer a much more memorable name!

We’re told that this “spirited reddish orange continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward” – a refreshingly optimistic outlook for the new year.

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, and as someone who is a big fan of 021 C I’d be inclined to agree.

“Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

If you intend on using 17-1463 all relevant colour data can be found on the Pantone website here, or if you simply want to add a splash of colour to your next meeting then ditch your black Moleskine and take one of these along.

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