Christmas seems an age away, and here we are, nearly at the end of January already, so it is finally time to announce my (well, actually OUR) Photography Project for 2017.
The concept is simple, we have 12 topics (1 per month) that each of will use for inspiration.
Myself, Clare, Caitlin and Megan will each choice our favourite image that we have taken in the month, that we feel best represents the chosen theme.
There are just a few simple rules:
The image must be taken in the relevant month
Basic cropping, levels and tone editing is allowed, but definitely NO composite Photoshop magic
You can use ANY camera you like
Why are we doing this?
The main driver is to get us to be a bit more creative… But it is so much more than that;
The girls take dozens of photos every month, 99% of which are “selfies” that never get to see the light of day – My hope is that they will start to take a closer look at what is around them, and be encouraged to take more photos.
It will also encourage us to get out and about more, and also to plan ahead, so that we have something to look forward to as a family each month.
Although the girls will be encouraged to take shots themselves, if they have a specific idea that they need a hand to set-up, then that is fine… As I say, it is ALL about being creative.
Digital photography is great, but how often do we actually share those images, or, god forbid, ever print them?! – Our challenge will change that…
The girls got a Canon Selphy CP1200 printer for Christmas – What a super fun, tiny piece of kit… It means that they can print directly from their Phones via Bluetooth in seconds… The paper and inks come in packs, so you never have paper, but no ink, or vice versa. Oh, and the way that the machine prints one colour at a time is super cool – It really is like watching the photo develop!
So, we will have 4 images printed each month, which we will display at home…
A sense of competition
So, where of YOU come in?
I will produce a blog post at the end of each month, showcasing the four images, encouraging you to vote for your favourite, via a simple poll on the post. For fairness, we won’t tell you who took which image (although you may be able to work some out!).
The photos will also be shared on Facebook and Twitter, so please feel free to give us your feedback… Remember, the competition is NOT about perfect photography; It is about which image you think best represents the theme of the month.
What is coming?
January – Celebrate
February – Hobbies
March – Mums
April – Barcelona
May – Food and Drink
June – Fast
July – Something with wheels
August – Summer
Septemeber – Colours
October – Patterns
November – Music
December – Christmas
With New Year and Cait and Mari’s birthdays in January, we should be able to hit the ground running!
ROLLS-ROYCE GHOST EXTENDED WHEELBASE NAMED BEST SUPER LUXURY CAR BY WHAT CAR?
The judges at the What Car? Awards, one of the most important measures of success in the automotive calendar, have once again declared Ghost the best super-luxury car in the world, completing a hat-trick of victories for Ghost family motor cars in its most prestigious category, luxury cars over £100,000.
In awarding Ghost Extended Wheelbase the What Car? judges praised the car for its perfect marriage of driving dynamics and supremacy as the consummate entrepreneurs limousine:
“Designed as the Rolls-Royce for the owner who’d prefer to spend some time in the driver’s seat, the Ghost offers the class and attention-to-detail the brand is famous for. Under its bonnet is a 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 that’s as discreet as it is potent. The ride is very forgiving, and the light but precise steering makes this massive car surprisingly easy to place and manoeuvre. If you’d rather employ someone else to do the driving, the Ghost will perform well as a chauffeur-driven limousine – this Extended Wheelbase model gets reclining rear seats and an extra 17cm of leg room over the already spacious standard Ghost.”
Since its launch in 2011, Ghost Extended Wheelbase has perfectly combined Ghost’s hallmark effortless simplicity, cutting-edge technology and contemporary interpretation of Rolls-Royce design language with the more indulgent proportions of an Extended Wheelbase chauffer-driven motor car. This unique blend, married to a peerless scope for Bespoke personalisation, has endeared a new generation of successful entrepreneurs to the marque – taking its place as the ultimate symbol of attainment for the influential men and women that drive our economies and create wealth. In 2016 Ghost was presented in a new guise with the introduction of the Black Badge series. This authentic design and engineering statement serves as a truly Bespoke response, befitting the world’s most celebrated luxury house, to the desires of a highly creative, dynamic new breed of entrepreneur.
“Accolades like this reaffirm Ghost’s standing as the ultimate statement of attainment for the world’s most successful entrepreneurs,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Since its introduction Ghost has stood alone in conveying the world’s wealth creators a highly contemporary, less formal interpretation of true luxury. This continuing success and critical acclaim from the industry’s landmark Awards is highly gratifying for everyone concerned with crafting the ‘Best Cars in the World’ at our centre of excellence in Goodwood, England.”
This critical acclaim is echoed in sustained customer demand. Ghost also played a major role in contributing to the second highest sales results in the marque’s history in 2016 – emphatically affirming its status as the business limousine of choice. Indeed, Ghost totally dominates the super-luxury class (€200,000+).
This honour follows success in the UK Car of the Year Awards for Dawn and adds to the numerous global accolades Ghost has enjoyed since its first introduction in 2009 followed by a sensitive evolution in 2014 with the launch of Ghost Series II.