Creative Mondays 209 – Photos from Los Santos Vol. 7

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

I usually save up my GTA V photos for another moment but seeing as it’s a nice relaxing Monday over the Christmas break I figured I’d add my next set today. For the past few years Rockstar announce that it will snow in the virtual world of Los Santos over Christmas and New Year and every year I miss out. Determined to discover the elusive snow, I found some time last week to stroll around and snap a few shots. The snowfall provides a different look to the game environment and areas that you might not have found interesting present themselves in a new light!

So here’s a few quick shots I managed to take:

GTA V Winter Wonderland

GTA V Lighthouse

GTA V Mountain Range

GTA V Under the bridge

GTA V Drivin' Home

GTA V Winter Walk

Snowy Road

Mount Chiliad in snow

GTA V Christmas Elf

 

Creative Mondays 194 – Polzeath Beach 2015

Polzeath Board

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

It’s been a bit of a busy year so far but I will always find time to get down to the beach. Fresh sea air and plenty of surf, there’s nothing like it. It’s also becoming a trend that I will end up on a beach in September just to hold onto that Summer feeling one last time. This year is no different and I thought I’d share a few shots that I took over the last weekend.

House silhouette

Bird on a wire

Polzeath sunset

Polzeath Beach Panoramic

Rock perspective

Shell on the beach

Polzeath Sand

Polzeath Beach 2015

Creative Mondays 188 – Moving Home

Home photograph

Smeatons Tower photograph

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

It’s been an exciting and busy seven days since my last post. Packing boxes, organising furniture, setting up my new office in my brand new home! Yep, super excited to announce the headquarters of Creative Mondays has itself a little office space in a house all of it’s own! My old flat (rented for ten years!) will certainly be missed, mainly for it’s ideal location near the sea but my wife and I simply outgrew the space and needed an upgrade.

So this week has been a pretty big change in a lot of ways and thinking of something to post this week was kinda challenging. Do I create something in Photoshop around the move? Do I ignore what’s going on around me and finish that damn ‘Wonders of the Universe’ (it’s coming soon) series?  As I was reflecting and looking for inspiration I often check through any photos I’ve taken and two shots stood out to me. The first was within my flat as we were cleaning it out and I had a moment to sit and stare out the window thinking about the last ten years and the second was on one of my many trips around the waterfront and seeing the one landmark that has always been around me, Smeaton’s Tower.

As much as I will miss my old flat, I look forward to the future and the exciting times ahead!

Photos from Los Santos Vol. 6

Another collection from my travels in Los Santos and the surrounding areas. While browsing through my shots, I noticed a consistency within the game. Everyone is either smoking or on a phone/tablet device! Here’s the collection of smokers or smoking things I happened to stumble upon recently!