The Friday Frame {18} Early morning cows

So turns out the ‘Friday Frames’ series is less of an ‘every Friday’ type thing, more of a ‘sometimes, often not on a Friday’ type thing.  Let’s call it an ‘occasional photography series’.  Okay good, I feel better now.  I’ve really learned that the best way to enjoy this blog is to just go with the flow and post what I feel like when I feel like it.

And on that note, here’s a picture of some cows in a field in Lincolnshire. The sun had just risen, and I had woken up in a room with the radiators turned on. I can’t stand sleeping with central heating on, even when it’s freezing, because it gives me a potentially real and potentially completely psychosomatic headache. I therefore put on shoes and a big jumper over my pyjamas and clumped down the long drive of the farm where we were staying.  I say clumped because I can never quite bring myself to tie my shoelaces when I’m wearing shoes with pyjamas, and a strange trying-to-stop-shoes-coming-off gait is the result. . It was lovely to be out in the cold, fresh air.  And then I came to rest on a gate in front of a field full of cows.* And that was lovely too.

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Listening to Gold Digger by Kanye West and Jamie Foxx, Don’t Speak by No Doubt and Here (in your arms) by Hellogoodbye.

*… also horses.

Moderately incoherent rambling and photograph © Rebecca Daley and ohtogoawandering, 2015.

The Friday Frame {17} Monkey Nuts

On a recent visit to Oxford — almost a year to the day since I finished finals — we rapidly found our way back to our favourite pub in Jericho, the part of town near college. They have a huge barrel of monkey nuts that you can help yourself to, and tall plastic cups to carry them back to your table.  Cracking the husks and shaking out the nuts is a great way to pass the time, merrily showering yourself, your companions and the gingham tablecloths with flakes of dusty shell.

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All content is © Rebecca Daley and ohtogoawandering, 2015.

The Friday Frame {14} Jeté

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This sculpture is on Millbank, beside the river, and I took this photograph on what felt like one of the first days of a blue-skied spring. It seemed to match the vitality of the chilly breeze and clean, bright skies. Entitled ‘Jeté’, it was created in 1975 by Enzo Plazzotta, and is modelled on the dancer David Wall. I love the unique combination of grace and power which male ballerinas seem to capture so perfectly, and the way that this sculpture manages to show a sense of movement so exquisitely.

Listening to: The Want of a Nail by Todd Rundgren, Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox, Trouble by Ray LaMontagne, Piano by Ariana Grande.

(Adding current favourite songs to the end of each blog post is something I saw years ago on this lady’s blog, and it’s something I’d like to have a record of to look back on, so I think I’ll try to remember to keep doing it. You can also take them as a music recommendations if you like, although my taste is varied and I’m sure somewhat questionable at times!)

All content is © Rebecca Daley and ohtogoawandering, 2015.

The Friday Frame {9} Wedding laughter

I managed to capture this fabulous moment at my cousin’s wedding: my mum and her two sisters, and my cousin’s slightly overenthusiastic glee at trying to take a photograph with the three of them. Wedding dress + wine + giddiness of family all being together for the first time in ages = high chance of overbalancing, apparently. Photographs like this, the ones between the posed shots, really are the best.

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All content is © Rebecca Daley and ohtogoawandering, 2014.

The (almost) Friday Frame {7} Wildflowers

Yes, okay, it’s Saturday. But that’s almost Friday. Anyway, here’s a photograph of summer to offset the winter blues. These purple wildflowers are a common enough sight along the coast of Northern Ireland, a fact which does little to diminish their beauty, especially in the late summer sunshine.

‘The earth laughs in flowers’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Purple wildflowers, the Northern Irish coast, Summer 2013.

 

All content is © Rebecca Daley and ohtogoawandering, 2014.

The Friday Frame {6} Tramlines

The trams in Krakow, Poland, are just like the rest of the city they zig-zag through. They manage to beautifully combine the charm of a bygone era with the efficiency of the modern age, and they are irresistible to anybody with a camera. Wins all round.

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A tram winds its way through the streets of Krakow in Poland, Summer 2014.

All content is © Rebecca Daley and ohtogoawandering, 2014.

 

The Friday Frame {2} Painted Cultures

 

This week’s image is of street art on the side of a building in Krakow’s Jewish Quarter, Poland. Once a thriving centre of Jewish life, the area was tragically decimated during the Holocaust and very few Jewish people still live there, but the Hebrew lettering in the graffiti seems to echo the building’s past.

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Graffiti, The Jewish Quarter in Krakow, Poland. 2014.

All content is © Rebecca Daley and ohtogoawandering, 2014.

 

The Friday Frame

About a week ago, my boyfriend and I got back from two weeks travelling around four Polish cities: Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan and Gdansk. We had an amazing time, and needless to say, I took a LOT of photographs. Many of them will be included in upcoming posts about the amazing places we visited, the food we ate and the culture we discovered, but there are really far too many just to go into regular blog posts.

I also wanted to create a series of posts which allowed photography to be the main focus (this one aside, perhaps, since I appear to be rambling on…) and so I got to thinking about a regular photography feature on here. And so, many trial alliterative names later, I decided on ‘The Friday Frame’. I apologise to anybody who still finds the title toe- curlingly cliched, but honestly, you should have heard my initial brainstorming…

Each Friday, I’m going to share a photograph with a simple caption, either from my travels or from closer to home. It could be an image of anything really, and it’s a straightforward way to start working on a more consistent posting schedule now that I’ve finished university and have more time to dedicate to blogging. I hope you’ll enjoy each Friday’s installment: do let me know what you think.

Today’s image is of children playing in a fountain on a warm day in the Old Town, Gdansk, Poland. I love the carefree moment which it captures, with parents around the edges looking on.

Children playing in a fountain in the Old Town, Gdansk, Poland.

Children play in a fountain in the Old Town, Gdansk, Poland. 2014.