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Looking to the future
Looking to the future by Helen in Wales
Looking to the future, a photo by Helen in Wales on Flickr.

52/52 for the group 52 in 2012

This week's theme: Looking to the future

I've really enjoyed being in this Flickr group. After doing a 365 project in 2010 I wanted something that would be a challenge, but not as demanding as taking a photo every day. The 52 of Twenty Eleven has proved to be the perfect solution. Some of the weekly themes have stretched me out of my comfort zone and some weeks I wouldn't have taken a photo if it hadn't been for the necessity to take something for the group.

I've done a rather literal take on this week's theme, but I am genuinely looking forward to another year of weekly challenges in the new 52 of 2012 group and also another year of friendship and support on Flickr and LiveJournal.

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carl_allery From: carl_allery Date: December 27th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do like this photo. Nice layout and composition. :)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: December 27th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The other people in the group are doing more metaphorical interpretations -- people gazing off towards the horizon etc -- so this is a bit literal. :)

Even though I find the phone calendar invaluable for repeat events (eg birthdays, MOT tests and so on), I still use a paper diary for appointments and one-off events.
peadarog From: peadarog Date: December 27th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're also looking to the future in terms of the technology present in the photo: diary, replaced by phone ;)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: December 28th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
In my case, I run them in parallel. :)

I was an early adopter of electronic organisers. I had a Sharp palmtop back in the early 90s. However, one day my tiny computer died and I discovered that though I had the calendar backed up, I didn't have any software that would read the file, other than a text editor. I managed to retrieve all the items, but I had no way of knowing what date they were to happen on! After that, I became rather more cautious about using electronic calendars.

Of course these days my phone is backed up on the computer and is synced with Outlook, but even so, there are still some things the paper diary is best at. I can whip it out and scribble an entry with a pen in half the time it takes to fumble through entering text on the phone.
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