In January this year I started the 52 Weeks Project. Similar to Project 365 but with one shot a week instead of each day (in case you’d not figured that out:). I’ve previously completed Project 365 but wanted something less demanding to get my teeth into. I’ve found 52 Weeks a lot more satisfying with more scope to take time and plan. With 365 I was hard pressed to get a shot every day, it was very time consuming and often a total pain in the backside fitting it around work, life etc (not to mention a pregnancy :). I can take my time with 52 weeks and haven’t yet felt any pressure, in fact I can forget about it most of the time because I’m bound to take at least 1 shot a week without having to force myself to find something! Win-Win.
Anywho, Project 52 weeks thus far. Hover over an image to see title & description, click to view large:-
Week 1 - Night before.New year. Woo. Week 2 - Laurence, chewing. Week 3 - Random building, Leeds. Week 4 - Shipley.A scene i see regularly, except this time it looked a tad moody. Week 5 - Man walks into shot, gets shot.Leeds train station. Another regular scene. Week 6 - Wang Wang fade.Spots a fly. Week 7 - Leeds Train Station, Bag Boy.Always strong light coming through Leeds station at the end of the day. Week 8 - Clarence Dock classic.If they charged a quid for every time this scene was photographed they'd have at least £1072. Week 9 - L-Roy bathing. Week 10 - A bit of Corn Exchange. Week 11 - Women.I go to this station a lot... Week 12 - Somewhere near Hebden Bridge.Quick shot whilst awaiting ice creams. Week 13 - L-Roy plays. Week 14 - Epic Shaun. Week 15 - Saltaire, with Heron.That Heron is usually sat in the same place. Anywho, Saltaire, go there, it's nice. Week 16 - Couple watch sunset on rockI thought they just did this in the movies? He even put a blanket round her at one point. Week 17 - Han L Week 18 - Family.I love this picture. Week 19 - The River Aire.The River Aire is a major river in Yorkshire, England, 71 miles (114 km) in length. Part of the river is canalised, and is known as the Aire and Calder Navigation. The Aire rises at Malham Tarn then flows underground to Aire Head, near Malham, in North Yorkshire, and then flows through Gargrave and Skipton. After Cononley, the river enters West Yorkshire where it passes through the former industrial areas of Keighley, Bingley, Saltaire and Shipley. It then passes through Leeds and on to the villages of Swillington and Woodlesford. At Castleford is the confluence of the Aire and Calder; just downstream of the confluence was the ford where the ancient British road, used by the Romans, crossed on its way north to York. The river re-enters North Yorkshire near Knottingley and in its lower reaches forms part of the boundary between North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The River Aire empties into the River Ouse at Airmyn, 'myn' being an old English word for 'river mouth'. The name possibly derived from Common Brittonic *Isara, meaning "strong river". The Aire could have been the winwœd or winwæd written about in Old English, from the Old English elements winnan or win ("strife", "fight") and wæd ("shallow water", "ford"), however others have proposed that it is actually the Went (also called the "wynt" in Old English) or the Cock Beck (see Battle of the Winwaed). Still others have claimed that it is actually the name of the battle and not the body of water itself. (Wiki)
Week 20 - Corn ExchangeLeeds Corn Exchange is one of Britain’s finest Victorian buildings and a Grade 1 listed structure. Designed by Cuthbert Brodrick and completed in 1864, Leeds Corn Exchange holds tremendous significance both as an architectural masterpiece and cultural icon.Leeds Corn Exchange is proud to champion the very best in creative, innovative and independent retail enterprises, and the building’s striking features provide the backdrop for a unique shopping experience. Now just one of three Corn Exchanges in the country which still operates in its traditional capacity as a centre for trade, Leeds Corn Exchange sits at the heart of the local community.