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Lewis Hamilton at Goodwood

The final weekday prompt for Photography 101 arrived this morning:-(, it has been great fun but gone way to quick. The prompt is “Today, let’s bump up the contrast for a bold take on triumph.”

When I completed my very first project 365 in May 2010, I felt a real sense of achievement. During that year I went from always shooting in automatic to learning how to use my camera manually. It was such an eye opener, it was what really spurred my love of photography on, I could get the pictures I had envisaged in my head so much easier. It was such a relief to know that I had stuck with it and that I had learnt from not missing a day and experimenting. My daughter helped me with the shot above, I had planned to do the jump, but she had an Inset day off school, saw me messing about in the garden and wanted to join in. The shots of her jumping ended up so much better, it really was a triumphant jump for joy as I had finished the project on a high.

I still feel as though I am learning, there are so many genres and so many possibilities. I think that is one of the reasons I love this hobby so much, I get a real buzz when I get the shot I want.

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