Some highlights this month include a World Heritage Site, the Peak District in the snow, bridge jumping on New Year’s Day, a couple of very cute cats and the M1 at night! I hope you enjoy the photos and as always I’d welcome your comments…

Bradfield Dam - source of the Great Sheffield Flood - on a bitterly cold winter's day

Bradfield Dam, source of the Great Sheffield Flood, on a bitterly cold winter's day 04.01.12

aken as the roads turned into rivers during the heavy storms

Taken as the roads turned into rivers during the heavy storms 03.01.12

low news day so took this of the colourful supports of the neighbouring building to my flat

Slow news day so took this of the colourful supports of the neighbouring building to my flat 02.01.12

A New Year's Day bridge jump into the River Derwent. Cold doesn't even begin to describe it!

A New Year's Day bridge jump into the River Derwent. Cold doesn't even begin to describe it! 01.01.12

Stealth camping in the Peak District as part of our New Year's microadventure

Stealth camping in the Peak District as part of our New Year's microadventure 31.12.11

Arriving back in Sheffield amid a rain storm

Arriving back in Sheffield amid a rain storm 30.12.11

ertie the cat atop his throne - taken through Christmas decorations on the bannister

Bertie the cat atop his throne - taken through Christmas decorations on the bannister 29.12.11

Lonely tree

I love lonely tree photos! Taken on a community walk around Huntingdon in Herefordshire 28.12.11

Family walk up Hay Bluff in the Black Mountains

Family walk up Hay Bluff in the Black Mountains 27.12.11

Cat, candle, log fire

Freddie the cats warms in front of the wood burner after a hard day's mice catching 26.12.11

Christmas Day in the Maiden household - and the first time I've cooked the Christmas dinner

Christmas Day in the Maiden household - and the first time I've cooked the Christmas dinner 25.12.11

The old meets the new at the iconic Park Hill flats

The old meets the new at the iconic Park Hill flats 24.12.11

My not-so-new bike

Sheffield Peace Gardens at night - a welcome break from unsuccessful Christmas shopping! 23.12.11

he Cholera Monument overlooking the Sheffield city skyline

The Cholera Monument overlooking the Sheffield city skyline on a beautifully clear and sunny winter's day 22.12.11

Park Square roundabout at night

Park Square roundabout at night - never thought this would make a good photo! 21.12.11

Christmas lights along Chapel Walk

Christmas lights along Chapel Walk - tranquillity above the chaos of Christmas shopping below 20.12.11

My not-so-new bike

I have pedal power again! Thanks Martin. Cycling microadventures, here we come! 19.12.11

Sunset over snowy Peak District from Win Hill

Sunset over the snowy Peak District from Win Hill. The end of our 15 Miles to Somewhere microadventure (see http://wp.me/p1U51q-8m) 18.12.11

Christmas decorations at Occupy Sheffield

Occupy Sheffield finding Christmas spirit amidst bitter cold and bitter inequality 17.12.11

Lights of the Veolia factory in Sheffield

Playing around with the rainbow lights on the Veolia factory in Sheffield 16.12.11

Saltaire United Reformed Church

The United Reformed Church in Saltaire - a World Heritage Site 15.12.11

The Trent Building at the University of Nottingham

The Trent Building at dusk - at the University of Nottingham 14.12.11

The Wicker & north Sheffield from Castle Market

Panoramic view over north Sheffield from high above the foundations of Sheffield Castle 13.12.11

Shoes in a tree

Shoes dangling from a tree branch outside Sheffield Cathedral 12.12.11

Reflection in a puddle

Reflection in the puddly tarmac on a very rainy evening 11.12.11

Waterfall at Hebden Bridge

A cascading waterfall below a long drop toilet in the hills above Hebden Bridge 10.12.11

The M1 at night!

This is a real, unedited photo! Taken using lights on the M1 northbound around junction 38! 09.12.11

Football's Greatest Grudge Match

Football's Greatest Grudge Match in torrential rain - see http://wp.me/p1U51q-7k for the match report! 08.12.11

View over Sheffield from the Arts Tower

A panoramic view over Sheffield taken through a window at the top of the Arts Tower 07.12.11

'Running Woman' sculpture & Cathedral Church of Saint Marie in Sheffield

The bronze 'Running Woman' sculpture and the Cathedral Church of Saint Marie 06.12.11

Sunset from the Snake Pass

A glorious sunset over the Peak District hills taken from the Snake Pass 05.12.11

See photos of Month 1 of this challenge here, and see Month 2’s photos here.

About Jon Maiden

Founder of Goalvanise which enables people to create their Life List online, and inspires and supports them to achieve their life goals. Check out the Goalvanise blog here or my personal blog here.

5 responses »

  1. Alexandra says:

    Did you take all these photos? there are so many of them and all of them are so good, it’s a very pleasant post.

  2. Jon Maiden says:

    Hi Alexandra,

    Thanks for your comments. I took all the photos except the standing on a mountain looking at the sunset one – this is taken of me by my friend so still warrants being included in my ‘photo a day’ album.

    Check out Month 1 and Month 2 also if you’re interested:
    https://jonmaiden.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/a-photo-a-day-for-a-year/
    https://jonmaiden.wordpress.com/2011/12/02/a-photo-a-day-for-a-year-month-2-2/

    Thanks again for looking through my photos and commenting. Hope you check out my future posts too… and are maybe inspired to start your own photo a day journal…

    Jon

  3. Ollie says:

    Love the Park Square roundabout at night picture

    • Jon Maiden says:

      Ta duck! Yeah it turned out pretty good that one. Now you’re a fellow camera geek I can talk properly about photography with you! It took a while to get one to come out properly (mainly because the cars don’t go fast enough after just setting off from the lights). Also helped putting a colour filter over the photo to bring out the lights. So when are you starting ‘A Photo a Day’??

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