This September marks four years of living in Newcastle for me. It could even possibly be my last year here as I graduate in the summer. Newcastle is a unique place to live, it offers so much for so many different types of people and there is something about it’s small city centre that makes it homely but still a vibrant place to live…
I now know my way around fairly well compared to first year but I love finding new places to visit and for the first time I’ve found somewhere I want to call home and don’t want to leave. Despite the northern weather making me feel very ill and unwell, I think I want to stay past graduation.
In the past couple of months, I’ve been really getting out of my bubble and trying new things and exploring more. Most days, I’ve had my camera with me. I want to make a more conscious effort to document my time here, especially if, for whatever reason (hopefully employment) I have to move.
If you follow me on Instagram you may notice that many of my photos recently have been of the Quayside. I’ve been down there so much in the past month. It makes a beautiful focus for photos, good practice for night time photography and stunning black and white photos.
As part of my fitness regime I’m putting an effort into walking more. I used to barely walk to uni but now it’s an almost daily commute. I even managed a 10 mile walk around the city centre throughout the day and evening whilst I was taking photos. It’s a new ‘way of life’ almost. I make sure to have my camera on me most of the time. All I need to do now is work on vlogging more frequently and to actually remember to edit the clips together.
Getting out and about in the evening with the camera gives me a good chance to practice black and white photography, as Newcastle is generally well lit up at night.
It feels good to be back into the swing of blogging and photography again. I can’t wait to add to these posts over the next few months.