365 Day Photography Challenge – January

January has been and gone and do you know what that means? New annual projects and challenges have begun!

I am obsessed with yearly challenges/projects/quests. Give me something to follow and aim towards and I am there. I have always enjoyed having a project on the go, but the true love for them began when I started the Goodreads Reading Challenge a few years ago.

My challenges for 2019 are as so:

  1. Read 50 books (via Goodreads). I didn’t quite reach it last year but am determined to do so in 2019!
  2. Go on a nature walk at least once a month. Read more about this one here.
  3. Complete the first year in the ‘One Line a Day’ 5 Year Memory Book. I was given this journal as part of a Secret Santa present and having already completed January’s, I know that this is going to be an amazing one to finish! It also ties in nicely with the next project..
  4. Finish the ‘Photo a Day’ 365 Day Challenge. Which brings me nicely on to today’s post.

I have been wanting to do a 365 day photography challenge for a while now but have always chickened out last minute, putting it down to being too busy or it being too time consuming. But this year, I simply though “sod it, I’m doing it!”. 

For those that don’t know, the ‘Photo a Day’ Challenge is pretty much as it reads. The aim is to take one photo every day, for the whole year. It allows you to look back at the year in image form, as well as to help grow photography skills.

I am now pleased to report that I have successfully completed January – hurrah! To help me keep track, I have been sharing the images to the Instagram stories of my personal account. But I am also going to share them in monthly posts; starting with, you guessed it, January!

1st – New Year’s Day at Ullswater, Lake District.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Ullswater Lake, Lake District, Cumbria - Amy Tinson Photography

2nd – Waking up to this view for the last time.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - View from Windermere View at White Cross Bay Holiday Park in the Lake District, Cumbria - Amy Tinson Photography

3rd – Back to work.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Back to work - Amy Tinson Photography

4th – Mani Friday’s.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Mani Friday's with Essie Nail Polish - Amy Tinson Photography

5th – Pt. 1: 8 mile morning walk in the countryside with Mum.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Hanbury Circular Walk with Mum, Worcestershire - Amy Tinson Photography

5th – Pt. 2: Cake, hot chocolate and January catch up with my lovely friend, Caz.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Hot chocolate & cake at Webbs of Wychbold - Amy Tinson Photography

6th – First ever homemade fish pie!

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Homemade Fish Pie - Amy Tinson Photography

7th – New book day: ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas‘ by John Boyne.
Dave and I are visiting Krakow, Poland, with some friends in March and are planning a trip to Auschwitz. Because of this, I have been wanting to learn more on the concentration camps and will be using various books – fiction and non-fiction – over the next couple of months to do so. ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ was a brilliant, however, completely heart-breaking novel! I definitely don’t think I’ll ever get over the ending. A must-read for everyone!

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Bookshelf view of 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne - Amy Tinson Photography

8th – Late night Lake District photo-editing.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Late night photo editing on Adobe Lightroom - Amy Tinson Photography

9th – Dobby has finally arrived and so, my ‘Harry Potter’ Pop! Vinyl collection has begun! Thank you to Dave for my belated Christmas present.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Dobby, the 'Harry Potter' Funko Pop! Vinyl Figurine - Amy Tinson Photography

10th – Study, study, study.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - AAT Studying Textbooks - Amy Tinson Photography

11th – Evening with my Mum and her partner and cuddles with the cutest cat ever, Bobz.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Bobz, the cutest cat ever - Amy Tinson Photography

12th – Welsh day trip to support Nick and his chums in taking on the World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing Championships…they came third!

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - The World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing Championships in Wales - Amy Tinson Photography

13th – How every Sunday morning should start: a cuppa and book (‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ by Jay Asher) in bed.
A thought-provoking read, looking at teen suicide. And now I’m looking forward to watching the Netflix series.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - A cup of tea & 'Thirteen Reasons Why' by Jay Asher in bed - Amy Tinson Photography

14th – New book day: ‘Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban’ by J.K. Rowling.
A re-read, but great none the less! The third in the series is definitely my favourite, I love that it is the start of a more mature and darker side of ‘Harry Potter’.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Bookcase view of 'Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban' by J.K. Rowling - Amy Tinson Photography

15th – The office Orchids looking beautiful (meaning I haven’t killed them…yay!).

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Office Orchids - Amy Tinson Photography

16th – New Pop! additions.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Severus Snape & Harry Potter Funko Pop! Vinyls Figures - Amy Tinson Photography

17th – Work, work, work, work, work. And now I bet you have Rhianna stuck in your head…my bad!

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Office - Amy Tinson Photography

18th – Another January work week finished. So, it was time to relax with Dave and Pepper.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Pepper, the dog & 'Guardians of the Galaxy' - Amy Tinson Photography

19th – Hill views during the Leckhampton Loop trek with Nikki and Pepper.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - The Devil's Chimney on the Natinonal Trail's Leckhampton Loop Trail, Gloucestershire - Amy Tinson Photography

20th – Misty Sunday strolls up Bredon Hill with Dave and Pepper.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Misty Bredon Hill views, Worcestershire - Amy Tinson Photography

21st – Revision in full swing for my (hopefully!) last AAT Level 3 exam.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Revision in full swing - Amy Tinson Photography

22nd – A frosty start.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Frosty morning patterns on the car roof - Amy Tinson Photography

23rd – Opened the curtains to a slight dusting!

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - A slight dusting of snow in Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire - Amy Tinson Photography

24th – New book day: ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris.
This book moved me in ways I wasn’t expecting. I was completely taken up with the story and thought it was an excellent read.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' by Heather Morris - Amy Tinson Photography

25th – Candle lit Friday night.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Candle lit Friday night - Amy Tinson Photography

26th – Essential study aids consisting of a honeycomb brownie from The Sandwich Box and a cup of Chai tea.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Essential study aids - Amy Tinson Photography

27th – Dinner: Salmon and chorizo with pesto potatoes and peas (adaption of The Pool’s recipe).

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Salmon & Chorizo with Pesto Potatoes & Peas - Amy Tinson Photography

28th – Good morning Cheltenham.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Sunrise over Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - Amy Tinson Photography

29th – New book day: ‘Good Me Bad Me‘ by Ali Land.
I enjoyed this book, it was intense and had me pretty gripped throughout most. However, I finished it feeling a little deflated, as if something was missing or hadn’t been fully explained. A good novel nonetheless though.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - 'Good Me Bad Me' by Ali Land - Amy Tinson Photography

30th – The awesome ice patterns on our spare bedroom’s window.

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Frosty patterns on the window - Amy Tinson Photography

31st – A night off to revel in the moment of not having to revise for the next few weeks… And relaaax!

January's 365 Day Photography Challenge - Relaxing night with a bubble bath - Amy Tinson Photography

There you have it. My January, all wrapped up in photo-form.

I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of this year will bring! Are you doing the ‘Photo a Day’ Challenge this year or have done it in the past? If so, let me know in the comments below. And any tips you may have would also be greatly appreciated.

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