Project 365 // Days 1 - 7

8 Jan 2015

The 365 photo project is something I've been wanting to do for years now but finally decided to give it a go properly. I was inspired by The Dainty Squids blog post "Project 365 + why you should do one too!" if you are interesting in doing your own project I would recommend reading it too! 

Things that always stopped me in the past: 

* limiting myself to only using my DSLR camera which I'm not doing this year. I'm allowing myself to use any form of camera to take my photos with. So far I've just used my Nikon D80 and my iPhone. It's already relieved the pressure slightly.  
* getting too hung up on taking perfect shots. A snap of what I've bought that day or what I'm reading/watching/eating or just of anything random will also do. 
* if I miss a day, that's ok! When I've tried to do this project in the past I would usually miss a day and then just end up stopping. I will make sure and not do that this time. 

I'm excited to see what it will be like at the end of the year. How I managed to keep it going. If you're doing this project yourself let me know! I would love to see your posts!

And now, on to the photos I took this week! 

1/365: I took this photo of Steve as a test photo for my Alternative Curves post (which you can see here), I was originally going to get Steve to take photos of me using my Nikon D80 but the light was just too dark and you couldn't really make out my makeup I had on that day so we ended up taking the photos with my iPhone. The photo of Steve however, came out excellent and he looks very awesome! :D

2/365: Another of Steve, this time taken with my iPhone, of his awesome Shining t-shirt he got in the december Horror Block. He will have a video and blog review up of it every soon.

3/365: Ok so I really didn't mean to have so many photos of Steve this early on but as I spend so much time with him and he ends up looking so awesome in certain light, like above, I end up getting great photos of him. There will probably be loads more in this project so you'll have to get used to his face :P In the photo above, the sun was coming in the window and highlighting his face. I think he looks like he should be in Sons of Anarchy or something!

4/365: This was the photo I left out my my "Day In The Life #1" post. Taken at Foxhall, Legan, Co. Longford. The sky looked amazing that day. A pity I forgot to bring my Nikon D80 with me so this photo was taken with my iPhone!

5/365: The Christmas tree in the middle of Legan village. To see all the photos I took that night head over to my Facebook Photography Page. I had lots of fun taking those photos and want to take some more night photos of Legan in future.

6/365: Back to Foxhall again. I spotted the rainbow, quickly lined up the shot, took a few, looked at what I took and then looked up again and the rainbow was gone. I wasn't even there for a minute. Just a few seconds! So I was glad I got this shot! I took a couple more shots that same day which will be up on my Facebook Photography Page soon.

7/365: Yesterday was definitely a stay inside and do not go outside kind of day. It was raining the whole day and we ended up just watching Harry Potter and The Prisoner Of Azkaban and I read more of The Goblet of Fire. I'm currently re-reading the entire Harry Potter series and enjoying it very much! I haven't read it since I was in my teens.  

And that's it for now! I will have my next 365 post up in a week hopefully! :D

Day In The Life #1

I took some random shots with my iPhone that I thought I would share! Kind of a day in the life I guess, plus I'm currently doing the 365 photo challenge which is: take a photo everyday for a year and I ended up getting a few extra photos this day and wanted to show them :P My first post about my 365 project will be up soon so keep an eye out!

I've been having too much fun with the Time Lapse setting on my iPhone! This video is of us (Steve and I) travelling from Kilglass graveyard to Foxhall graveyard in Legan, Co. Longford and I love how they turn out! I really need to get some kind of phone holder or tripod because my hand and arm was killing me holding the iPhone!

I thought that taking a photo of my boots with some foliage would be a good idea until I realised that cone looks like a poo! Hahaha! :D I do love my boots though! Very awesome purple Doc Martens.

A photo of Kilglass graveyard when we were visiting my Grandads grave.

We then went to Nana's for some dinner and leftover Christmas crackers that needed pulling! I got this super cute pink glitter comb!

They obviously have the best jokes in crackers.

Some of the neighbour's cows in the evening sun.

Kerrie (my sister, our beauty blog) and our cousin Daniel out looking for snails and heading over to look at the cows! :)

The evening sun, shining down the road. It may have looked like a lovely day but it was freezing! I had fun taking photos though!

I did leave out a photo I took this same day which I will include in my 365 post! Watch this space for it! :)

Thanks for reading/looking!

Alternative Curves: Time Travel - It's Obviously a 1977 Original Punk Rock Look

1 Jan 2015

I'm unfortunately late with my Alternative Curves post this month but still wanted to post it! I've been sick most of December so hopefully I'll be on time with this months theme (Riot Grrrl Heroines!!)

So my look for this months theme, which is "Time Travel" is a 1970's punk inspired look (I also got to sneak in Enid's quote!) I didn't do a super great job of it but I do like the outfit I ended up with. Please excuse the horrible horrible lighting in these photos. I wanted to use my DSLR to take photos but here in Ireland the weather is horrendous and is dark all day! Damn you winter! I used my iphone instead to make things easier so I hope the quality isn't too bad.

I looked up as much as I could about punk fashion and looks in the 1970's and ended up realising there was a lot of punk looks going around at the time. There was traditional punks (mohawks, pins, studs, patched jackets, doc martens etc.) along with the likes of The Ramones who had a simple punk look of jeans, a band t-shirt and a leather jacket and then bands like Siouxsie and The Banshees with very striking and sometime very colourful makeup and clothes. Very sharp edgy eyeliner seemed to be very popular at the time too. So with all of that in mind, I came up with my look!

So to start things off, as you can already see, I have a mohawk! A lovely green mohawk which is actually just a bit too long to stick right up so I just hairsprayed it a bit so it wasn't super flat. I also choose this spiked choker which I got on ebay for super super cheap! I'm pretty sure it was about €1! With my earrings I decided to pick two different ones for each ear. The one you see the most is the cross and in the other is a dangly skeleton.

For my eyes I went for a more of a colourful Siouxsie and The Banshees look. Well, the best that I could anyhow! I used an eyeshadow palette with tons of different colours. You can get those palettes on ebay for super cheap! That's where I got mine. I really love how this turned out and will be doing it again for sure. I used sellotape to get those sharp corners and I think sharp corners are important with this look.

My purple lipstick is by Makeup Revolution.

The spiked bracelet on the right I got on ebay as well for super cheap along with the bone bracelet. The ones on the left, I got The Damned snappy bracelet at their gig back in 2012 and the spiked one is from Penneys/Primark.

Now onto the outfit itself! I went for simple black jeans, The Damned t-shirt, a purple tartan shirt I cut the arms off, my boyfriend's leather jacket and my awesome purple doc martens (which are coming off a little bit on the pink side in that last photo but are definitely more purple in real life!)

I would have liked to have had more patches and pins but I didn't want to put holes in my boyfriend's leather jacket and I'm also going to be patching that shirt in future. I'll be even more 1970's punk then! ;)

I'm happy with how this ended up and can't wait to think up some ideas for this months theme! Thanks to Steve for taking all the photos!

If you're interested in doing Alternative Curves yourself you can view their Facebook group here for updates or you can follow them on Alternative Curves Instagram.

Thanks for reading! :)