Rediscovery

Rediscovery

One of my favourite birthday gifts was a new lens for my DSLR. That poor camera has been sat on the bottom shelf of my desk for over a year now, you see I managed to break one the lens I got on with and it’s only now it has been replaced.When sorting through some paperwork I came across the brief for my A level Photography practical exam. An exam I sat 10 years ago this summer. Phew, I’m old. The brief concentrated on street photography and in particular rediscovery of places you already knew.Memories of my friend and I taking our cameras off to Camden, a place we’d spent many a weekend trying to be cool, to snap what we saw as ‘arty’ subjects came flooding back. However what I remembered more was getting off the train and walking the familiar streets of our home town, snapping at the places we knew on a daily basis, things we breathed in and out everyday then deciding to go with those real, homely, rediscovery photographs as the work we turned in.

My aim for this year is rediscovery, not just through photography but it’s a good start. This week I’ve taken my camera and new lens on a little walk not more than 100m from our flat allowing me to rediscover and discover detail and beauty just a few steps from Thrifty Towers. Alas all photography skills I once had have evaporated over the years. However I had so much fun on my potter I’m planning to go in new directions every day until, every detail of my very local area has been thoroughly scrutinised.I just can’t get enough of that city but I really what I really want to do is to take in the architecture of my old university buildings. I hear they’re gorgeous but I was either wasted or had my head buried in a book so I kinda missed that!

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Cycling Alright, alright, so I only learnt to cycle but with our nightmare neighbour situation early last year and my health in the latter part of last year I didn’t really feel like making that first move out of the front door. 2012 will be the year I rediscover my only very recently lost love of cycling.French I used to speak French really well but now I can barely buy train tickets. I want to rediscover it and maybe take off on holiday to Paris with a friend.Keeping a diary/ my teens and early twenties I got so much out of keeping a journal. I haven’t started it yet but I hope to take it this up again at some point this year. Am I too old for one with a padlock and secret code?Baking breadI miss baking different types bread so much. I’ve become lazy and stuck to the same old recipe time and again, I’m going to make an effort to try fresh new recipes.long hated the natural curl in my hair but I resorted to going natural toward the end of ecause my straighteners broke. I had more compliments than I’ve ever had before and even you guys loved my curls in my post about the pros and cons of wearing capes.s the year I’ll embrace and rediscover the power of being a natural curly girl.