I had coffee with my friend Ellie, whom I had photographed a few times for the Cambridge Ballerina Project, as well as some fashion photos. It was such a rare sunny day that we did a mini-photoshoot, with my trusty iPhone; and Ellie is a big fan of lomography.
Before resorting to estate agents (and their huge commission fee), I decided to try to sell my apartment in Cambridge myself. I knew how to take better photographs than the estate agents would produce, listed on a handful of websites, and created an event on Facebook for as many of my friends to share as possible, in the hope of finding a buyer. And it worked, far too well. A day after my listing went online, I had a buyer, willing to pay full asking price, and to take it fully furnished as well.
The apartment is very bright, but I was fortunate to have early morning light for these photos.
Since deciding to go and live in Vancouver for a while, I’ve made lots of Canadian friends in Cambridge, and we headed down to Trafalgar Square to celebrate Canada Day (or Canada D’Eh?! as I prefer to spell it :) There were so many smiling faces, people dressed in red, and politeness and friendliness everywhere you looked. The celebrations and on-stage performances culminated with one of Canada’s most popular bands, Our Lady Peace. The icing on the top of a great day was seeing a little girl on her father’s shoulders, wearing a red coat and beret, with a Canadian flag painted on her cheek, rocking along to the music :)
In a relatively rare event, Venus and Jupiter were both very visible and close to each other in the evening sky, with the Moon passing between them. Cambridge was blessed with clear skies throughout this period, so I was able to photograph the progress of the Moon relative to the two planets, across three nights.
Venus is above Jupiter in these photos, which were taken at Castle Mound, Murray Edwards College, and Senate House.
I finally upgraded to an iPhone, after years of wanting one, mostly for the apps, but now the iPhone 4S has a fantastic camera. I’ve been using Instagram for a while for the filter effects and social cross-posting, so when I heard about Casetagram, I instantly knew what case to get for my new phone.
I carefully chose my very favourite Cambridge Ballerina Project photos, and positioned them on the case to avoid any similar colours or shapes appearing together. The result is just beautiful.