Liebster Award

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So I’ve been nominated for the Liebster award by Georgia! Thanks for choosing my blog 🙂 Here is Georgia’s blog:  http://www.diamond-days.com/   (Your blog is lovely)

Okay, I’ve changed everything about a little. While this is breaking the rules that I’ve actually included I’m going to do something a little easier. I’m going to do a simple blogroll and link your blog below. It might not be 11 blogs because I’m having trouble finding you all 🙂


Right, let’s get started- here are the rules that I didn’t follow:

  • Thank the blog that nominated you including a link to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions they asked you.
  • Nominate some other bloggers. (This is meant to be 11 with less than 200 followers but ah well.)

My questions:

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because it was a homework task, but then it turned into a nice little sort-of hobby and occupation. I enjoy photography outside of schoolwork which is why I continued with my blog.

Favourite high-street/designer shop?

There are so many, it’s hard to choose XD I love New Look or Primark- the pretty basic ones are the best. In terms of high-street I love charity shopping, ALL charity shops. They’re  not exactly designer, but you find the best things in there.

What do I like most about myself?

*Few hours later* Well, I like the fact I can be very determined. When I start something, I’ll usually stick to it. I love self-teaching things. Hobbies and stuff. I like that I go the extra mile. It really helps later on, it’s a good thing to do.

Favourite place and why?

I love to travel on long coach or car rides where I can fall asleep 😛 My favourite country has to be Japan, because I just love everything about it. I love the peacefulness, the culture and language, everything J I have never been there, but I want to go there if it’s the last thing I do.

What do you aspire to be?

I have big ambitions to be a journalist, photographer, author and poet. Anything that involves what I love to do.

Favourite indulgence?

SUSHI!!         Okay as much as I love sushi and seafood I think in terms of sweet indulgence its Cadbury’s chocolate truffles, amazyn.

Favourite song and why?

Well I love rock music so I think it’s Goodbye Agony by Black Veil Brides. I have so many it’s probably anything by Black Veil Brides (and Pierce the Veil/Fall Out Boy/ Sleeping with Sirens). This is because the messages that BVB get across in their songs are very poetic and well-worded.

Favourite Nail Polish?

Well to be honest, I don’t paint my nails as much as I used to. I’m not all in for brands of nail polish, just the colours. So if all colours by Miss Sporty Nail Polish counts then that’s my answer.

Favourite movie?

I love Divergent and Pitch Perfect. Waiting for both sequels in March. (Insurgent and Pitch Perfect 2) Have a strong feeling they won’t be as good as the first one. (I also love Monsters Inc. and Coroline XD)

Favourite item of stationary?

Sharpies, all the way.

Favourite celeb and why?

I love love love Andy Biersack. He is the vocalist in Black Veil Brides, and I think he is a really nice and funny guy. He has a great sense of humour and when I watched a video of him doing a stupid dance   (http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/4767623/animatronic-santa-clause-o.gif)


Here are the blogs I recommend/nominate/whatever you’d call it 🙂

http://www.echoers.wordpress.com/

http://www.neonphotography.blogspot.co.uk/

http://rosieladkin.blogspot.co.uk/

http://photography.blogspot.co.uk/


Here are your questions guys:

  • Why did you start blogging?
  • Do you know more than one language?
  • What is your favourite Disney character?
  • What is your favourite genre of music?
  • What do you do in your spare time?
  • Do you have a role model? If so, who and why?
  • What is one interesting fact about yourself nobody would notice?
  • What is your favourite shop? (can be music, clothes, any sort of shop)
  • What is your favourite item of confectionery?
  • What is your favourite colour?

Have fun!

Todd McLellan

When Todd McLellan was a child in Saskatoon, he disassembled an old stereo his father brought home one day. His compulsion was logical as his dad’s occupation was a carpenter, his mother’s was a technician. McLellan, now a Toronto-based commercial photographer, used an old rotary phone and, after leaving it plugged into his wall for a few months, took it to his studio to try his style of photography. Despite his passion, nobody saw the beauty in what he saw. He took it apart even more, and dropped them from the ceiling. The resulting photographs—bits and pieces from parts of phones and other mechanical things—are making McLellan famous.

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Todd McLellan’s work reminds me of work by Karla Gerard. Although one is a photographer and the other is a young artist, and as small as the link may be, the structure and layout of their work looks similar.

when things come apart   Photography by Todd McLellankarla gerardArt by Karla Gerard

Slinkachu Project 2- Solider Firgures

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I really like these photos, but instead of using my canon, I used my phone. I think the photography is better than the Nintendo photos and I found the camera on my phone easier to use.

The only problem with these photos is that the figures are in proportion with the scene, which isn’t how the Slinkachu photos look. Still I think these are my favourite though.

The scenery was a Christmas decoration of a little light-up mansion which looks really nice.

Slinkachu Project 1- Nintendo Figures

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IMG_2397 My photography homework for Christmas was to do photography in the style of Slinkachu. While these photos of Nintendo figures I brought for stop motion a while ago are placed in the interior and around the exterior of a Mondeo, I attempted to capture the perspective. These photos were a bit annoying to capture in terms of using the camera, but overall I like the first three photos.

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The last three photos could have been improved, but I like the concept of the figure pushing the tire.

(I think I got a few looks from people on the street wondering what I was doing.)

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Blurred Lights

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There are now about 7 presents under our tree and I’m so excited. I may be the only one who still uses advent calendars, but I’m still a child when it comes to Christmas 🙂

I really like these photos. I love playing with lighting and the sparkling baubles. Blurred photography is really interesting, and it’s also really fun. Christmas has lots of opportunities to use photography in this way because of the decorations and lights.

If I am 100% honest, I hardly know how to take these photos. I was just playing around with my Canon until something looked good 🙂

But the jist of it is to open your aperture as wide as possible. I changed settings for lots of other photos like this, so it would be very hard to explain. But I like the steadiness and positioning of both photos. It’s fun putting the camera and your actual head in the Christmas tree to get photos like this. (left photo)