Lights of the Quay side: Photography on my mind

In the past year, I have visited Newcastle at least once a month. There are breathtaking views to be seen. I have said that I need to be in the city with my camera one day. The day finally came last week. Here are the best shots of the Quay side area where I normally stay.

Amazing view on the Quay side (Newcastle, UK)

I don’t really know what people do in this building but there were many heads moving about….this was around 8pm at night. I hope they weren’t working!

Looks so ancient! Perhaps how the Quay side would have looked to Dracula...

This picture above is grainy but I’m pleased with the 1800s feel to the view. It is perhaps how Dracula would have seen the Quay side back then…

Baltic, Quay side

One of the popular places to go along the Quay side in Newcastle. I love the lights and the “calling” of the sign: BALTIC. Baltic is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world. It is located on the south bank of the River Tyne, where the Quay side faces. https://www.balticmill.com/

Photos taken by Yekemi Otaru (aka the Task Mistress)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement

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“The Young Shall Achieve Greater Things” (Taken with Nikon D5200, 18-105mm lens)

Photo taken by The Task Mistress

I am a selfie junkie: Top 10 selfies

It’s one of the greatest inventions of our time. I believe I invented it- I was just too embarrassed to tell anyone that I occasionally (frequently) take pictures of myself when I feel the need. I’m still embarrassed. If I wasn’t so disapproving of myself, I’d have been an embarrassed but famous – maybe even rich person. Who do they have down as inventing selfies??!

Anyway, here are my top 10 selfies taken over the past few years in no particular (putting it in order of “best” would be particularly vain and totally unlike me):

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What are your best selfies? Publish on your blog and leave a link in the comments so that I can check them out!

Day three: Why Am I Counting the Days?

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Killaloe, Ireland (photo taken by Kemi Otaru Oct 2014)

I’m on holiday in Ireland just now and I have to say my brain has kinda slowed down….in a good way, mostly. I don’t have my work mobile and I didn’t leave any pending projects which could make me hypertensive while I’m away. So I’m asking myself why I’m counting the days on my recent blog posts??! What’s with day one, day two etc. ? Don’t worry I’m not asking You, the Reader. I’m asking Me, the Writer.

Maybe I wanted to see how long I’d go before I stopped writing daily. Well, if it’s that then I’ll fail because I can’t write every day. Why? Well, I’m not on holiday everyday. Duh. I’m not competing this blog thing with anyone. I already did that in 2008.

To be honest, I think misunderstood the Blogging 201 instructions. If anyone actually understands how I get my junk started for real, please write in the comments.

So as a heads up, my next post will probably not be tomorrow but it won’t be long after. Also, I won’t be counting the days. That’s just stupid.

Day one: goals, goals, goals

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Scarriff, Ireland, Oct 2014 (photo taken by Kemi Otaru copyright)

I’ve blogged for 4 years but I haven’t been pulling my blogging weight in recent months. Blogging 201 is a great way to ease back in.

It is a little scary as I can’t be sure I won’t slip up and stop blogging. But the reason want to keep blogging is to:
1. Create a network of followers to make life a little more interesting – ideally up to 1,000 followers in the next 6 months

2. To build my blog traffic from just over 30,000 hits to up 100,000 hits in the next 12 months

3. To write with honesty, incorporating my photography into posts where possible…the satisfaction is not measurable on this one. I can live with that!

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