Well we're into November already - where has the year gone???
Thank goodness for mobile phones otherwise you'd be looking at a paltry 14 pictures this month. But due to the marvels of modern technology there are 53 shots in the gallery for you.
If you want to keep up to date with my phone pictures I'm back on Instagram now.
So, what did this month bring?
To start with there was the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk 2013, something I've not done before but thought I'd try. The nearest one to me was in Basingstoke, hosted by a Pro photographer/ teacher of photography so I hoped for a good couple of hours of banter, instruction and a chance to meet up with some like-minded amateur photographers.
As it turned out, the host was very un-charismatic and gave the impression that he didn't really want to be there. Most of the people that turned up came in groups and they remained pretty cliquey. The walk took nearly three hours instead of two so most people (including me) dashed off straight after leaving no time to converse or swap Flickr accounts or anything.
Disappointed as I was with the experience I did take a handful of nice shots, this was the one I submitted to the web site;
Plans are already formulating for running my own one next October and I've got several places in mind that I hope will suit. We'll wait and see . . .
Apart from the WWPW this month includes some of the phone pictures that I took in Alkham in September (the 'proper' DSLR pics are in last month's set). I was particularly pleased with this shot of Dover Lighthouse.
I've also started taking a few more phone pics at work and setting up a few shots on my desk at lunchtime so there are some of these too. Most of the phone pictures are processed with a fab app called Vignette for Android which I totally recommend if you're an android phone user.
I'm really hoping to get back to some more serious photography in November - I still have 28 pictures to complete from my 113 Pictures in 2013 Project with little more than 8 weeks to go so that's more than 3 per week - GULP! - so I'm really hoping to give that some focus this month.