30 DAYS

So I found this 30 days Instagram challenge: 30 days, a different topic every day. Sounds interesting, I thought. And then there's my best friend, Laura. I am the reason that she is mainly found looking through the viewfinder of her camera these days, says her boy-friend. I have infected her with G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), complains my partner. One red wine too many later I contacted her: Let's do this. Alright she said, after having finished the semester. I nearly forgot about the whole thing until she contacted me, saying, let's start. Who would want to make such an effort anyway, in addition to all my daily Blipfoto photography, work, dog walkies, and all that? I'm glad I did :)


Here are my pictures!







The challenge:


30 days, 30 pictures.

One topic per day.


Meeting up in Lisbon at the end of the project.











Pictures were taken with my Fuji X-T20, Canon G7x Mark II or my Honor 10 lite mobile phone.


It was a really bad day to find some interesting sky!
Day 1: THE SKY

It was a terrible day to find some interesting sky!


A cappuccino is all that I need to get me going.
Day 2: YOUR BREAKFAST

A cappuccino and nothing else in the morning is what get's me going.


Snailing in the rain
Day 3: AN ANIMAL

Snailing in the rain.


That raincoat really proved useful this year!
Day 4: SOMETHING YELLOW

That raincoat proves useful this year so far!


More stars visible than I expected.
Day 5: STARS

I didn't expect so many stars to be out that night.


Dogs and mountains make me happy.
Day 6: SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU SMILE

Dogs and mountains make me smile. On top of the Fürhörnli above Chur.


At one time in history this used to be high-tech.
Day 7: TECHNOLOGY

Well, at some point in the past this was high-tech.


A happy place for her on a very hot day.
Day 8: A HAPPY PLACE

A happy place for Djeili on a hot day.


Djeili not being impressed by having to lie with Lassie, who came into my life just after having been born.
Day 9: CHILDHOOD

Djeili wasn't too enthusiastic about having her picture taken together with my dear old friend Lassie.


German, Scottish and Swiss
Day 10: YOUR NATIONALITY

Born German, but feeling a bit Scottish and Swiss, too.


When walking the dog in front of the office
Day 11: 8AM

Walking Djeili in front of the office.


Wooden wall of a bridge
Day 12: A WALL

The wall of a wooden bridge. And ode to my Portuguese colleagues ;)


Where Heidi meets Little Red Riding Hood
Day 13: SOMETHING RED

Where Heidi meets Little Red Riding Hood.


The poshest toilet in town
Day 14: SOMETHING POSH

The poshest toilet in town.


A Swiss lighthouse high up in the mountains
Day 15: LIGHT

The lighthouse above Bad Ragaz - in the meanwhile it was moved to be at an actual lake.

Darkness in the woods
Day 16: DARK

A walk in the woods.


Elements and the nature of mountains
Day 17: NATURE

Elements meeting the nature of mountains.


Wars or an atomic bomb were not at hand today.
Day 18: SOMETHING MANMADE

There was no war or atomic bomb at hand, so I resorted to this.


My dog is dressed up in my company's branding colours.
Day 19: SOMETHING ORANGE

Djeili sporting one of my favourite colours (and also my company's colour branding).


Sunset at the dutch sea
Day 20: WATER

Ouddorp, the Netherlands, at sunset.


Only a holiday bed
Day 21: YOUR BED

A holiday bed, so not really my bed.


Beach me
Day 22: AN ILLUSTRATION OF YOURSELF

My beach me. Later I went swimming in the sea :)


Anything goes at Amsterdam airport
Day 23: ANYTHING

Anything goes at Amsterdam airport.


Colourful meadows around Maienfeld
Day 24: COLOURS

The meadows and vineyards around Maienfeld are wonderful at this time of year.

The exit that's not an exit
Day 25: EXIT

The exit that isn't an exit. At the graveyard in Maienfeld.


Wall painting
Day 26: YOUR FAVOURITE TEXT OF THE WEEK

"Say yes to life, say yes to wine, then you'll always be happy."


Day 27: THE MOON

The dog in the moon boots. The moon picture part of this is from the

fantastic book "Sternenbilder" by Nicholas Roemmelt, highly recommended!


Day 28: SOMETHING TASTY

First day of meeting in Portugal with Laura - too much wine that night!


Day 29: FRAMES

At the naval museum in Lisbon. Tich is being framed.


Day 30: GLASS

Under Glass - in Sintra, Portugal.


At the end of the project, both Laura and I concluded: It was good fun!


I also learned a lot. Usually I do look out for photos, take them, and then for Blipfoto I try to give them a title. For these 30 days though, I had a title already, and needed to find a picture to fit the title. I had to stretch my creativity sometimes!


I loved exchanging pictures in the evening, joined by a chat about our days. And we are really good friends, so we there was no bitching around when the other one had the better or most clever picture and "won" the day.



And there we are, the three of us in Lisbon!

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