Four Seasons Project

The four seasons and what they mean to me

An ongoing photographic project for 2021

The thinking behind it is simply to get us out and about shooting new images that record the passing seasons, and what they mean to you. I think this is the sort of thing most of us do as a matter of course each year. However, with so many restrictions on our movement these days it will perhaps take on a new perspective.

The main dea is to record each of the passing seasons in turn. Imagine you are setting out to illustrate a book showing the seasonal changes of the United Kingdom. Either through events personal to you or the changing colours and landscape

This should be done over time, slowly building up a number of images from which you will make your final choice. Each member wishing to participate is invited to submit a maximum of three images to depict each season as they see it.

The chosen set of three images could include a landscape view, a close-up or macro shot and something in between that shows the flora and fauna of the season.

The months of September to November are normally what’s recognised as Autumn, so the images for that season should be taken within those dates. (Remember this is about getting new work). As we then move into the Winter, December to February the brief is the same, and so on into Spring, March to May, and Summer June to August. 

We have set aside a few evenings next year for you to show and possibly talk about the thinking behind your choices.

The dates are:-

Winter Images – 1st April

Spring Images – 3rd June

Summer Images – 9th September

Winter Images – 16th December

Jo Humberstone

I've always had an interest in photography, starting too many years ago than I care to remember. I have a variety of cameras in working order ~ pinhole, medium format, 35mm and digital. With working full time, there never seems to be enough free time to properly indulge in using them. 10 years or so ago, I took my first (and only!) "A" level ~ in photography. I was the only one on the course to only do darkroom work throughout. My own preferences lie with film and alternative processes ~ Digital is fine for most things, but for me it hasn't got as much "soul"! I enjoy sloshing around with various chemicals and I enjoy the unpredictability of some of the results. Having said that, I am happy to rise to the challenge of digital work and manipulating images for competitions and suchlike when time permits.

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