Photo a day challenge

I've taken a photo every day for the past 51 days. It turns out that is harder than it sounds, especially when you have an assignment/theme given to you and you're trying to a) take a good photo, and b) produce something different to what everyone else is posting on the Mission:Pic app.

I started doing it as a way to justify the new camera i bought, which was my way to start taking photos again. I've really enjoyed it, and i think my technique has improved a lot (but there are two i really don't like). The first month of photos are here, and February's are here

My Favourites

One of the difficulties of starting this challenge in January, in northern England, and having a full time job is most of the light is gone by the time i have chance to take a photo. It does mean, however, i've got better at night photography.

 42. Shadow - 18mm F3.5 1/50 sec ISO 3200

42. Shadow - 18mm F3.5 1/50 sec ISO 3200

 39. Lines - 23mm F4.5 25 sec ISO 100

39. Lines - 23mm F4.5 25 sec ISO 100

 11. Inside - 18mm F3.5 1/160 sec ISO 100

11. Inside - 18mm F3.5 1/160 sec ISO 100

I've also improved my understanding of lighting, and it turns out you can get some nice effects using angle pose lamps and torches.

 34. Active - 105mm F2.8 1/50 sec ISO 500

34. Active - 105mm F2.8 1/50 sec ISO 500

 16. Portrait - 105mm F8 1/6 sec ISO 100

16. Portrait - 105mm F8 1/6 sec ISO 100

When i'm short on time or ideas i default to my macro lens and take a close-up of something as it is relatively straightforward to get a good shot this way. It is easy to fill the frame, provides an interesting and different perspective, and i've always enjoyed macro shots.

 9. Floral - 105mm F8 1/6 sec ISO 100

9. Floral - 105mm F8 1/6 sec ISO 100

 31. One - 105mm F3.5 1/20 sec ISO 100

31. One - 105mm F3.5 1/20 sec ISO 100

It has also forced me to explore more of my surroundings, and i now take my camera with me everywhere i go. Some of the photos below were taken while i was searching for my assignment subject and i couldn't resist.

 38. Dirty - 18mm F3.5 1/40 sec ISO 500 (The SIde, Newcastle)

38. Dirty - 18mm F3.5 1/40 sec ISO 500 (The SIde, Newcastle)

 Town Moor, Newcastle

Town Moor, Newcastle

 Back High Street, Newcastle

Back High Street, Newcastle

 Quayside, Newcastle

Quayside, Newcastle

 Gosforth High Street, Newcastle.

Gosforth High Street, Newcastle.

Right, i better get on and take today's photo: edible.