Have a Break - Have a Kit Kat!

366 - This shot is of a poster that I was given many years ago when I worked as a production planner for Nestle and was responsible for 2 finger Kit Kat. The poster itself is now a little tired, and the colours are a bit faded, but it does remind me of some fascinating times! It is also an interesting early example of digital manipulation in an advertising poster - there were only three wagons used, and the locomotive front was yellow. The shot was taken quite close to here, on the North Yorkshire Moors railway between Pickering and Grosmont.

I said yesterday that I would reveal my future plans today. I've had an almost overwhelming desire for quite a while to have a day without taking a photo. 365 is quite a heavy commitment. However I would miss it enormously if I gave up completely. My younger daughter has also missed 365 since completing her project in December 2012, so we discussed doing a combined project. My wife and older daughter want to join in too, so the four of us have decided to start a new project. It goes under the name Fisher Family ( @Fishers ) and Lucy has posted the first photo on there today ( http://365project.org/fishers/365/2013-03-06 ). I hope that you will all take a look and consider following and commenting.

This project will continue on an occasional basis, but first I will have a break. Thank you all for your tremendous support and help.
Absolutely stunning shot. Awesome.
posted March 6th, 2013  
You worked for Nestle? I'm impressed!
posted March 6th, 2013  
Good luck to the Fisher Family, Ian! What a fun thing for you to do collectively! I'll be following you there. BTW, enjoy your break!
posted March 6th, 2013  
What a marvellous idea! Will definitely have a look... I am just a newbie, but my husband is certainly not impressed by the time I am spending on this!! Would be lovely if we could do a combined project, but does not look likely at this point!
posted March 6th, 2013  
most definetly going to follow the Fisher family. enjoy your break.. I love Kitkats !! What a great memento that is too.
posted March 6th, 2013  
I only stop by occasionally now-a-days but I would like to follow your new venture, what a good idea.
posted March 6th, 2013  
Lee
This is a brilliant image!
posted March 6th, 2013  
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posted March 6th, 2013  
Wonderful shot. I wonder how you did this - did you change the colours? It's the end of my second year on 365 today and I feel a bit like you do. I'm loathe to give it up but I'll miss it. I've decided to take a break and then not to post so often. Sob, sob.
posted March 6th, 2013  
Wonderful image. Best wishes to your family with the new project, may it bring you all as much challenge and enjoyment as you have had so far.
posted March 6th, 2013  
Great poster, Ian. You could do an orange and green version now. Good luck with the group challenge.
posted March 6th, 2013  
Pleased we aren't going to lose you completely Ian
posted March 6th, 2013  
Great shot. Enjoy your break
posted March 6th, 2013  
Cool shot! Have a nice break Ian, I suspect the coming spring will be inspiring so you can't really stay away for long:) Gotcha on the Fishers !
posted March 6th, 2013  
Cool shot. Nice one.
posted March 7th, 2013  
A nice shot to go with the narrative. Enjoy your break I'm coming to realise just how hard this can be at times. Thanks for all your support will follow you on your combined project
posted March 7th, 2013  
I love this shot and its perfect for 'ending' this project and starting a new one, which is a great idea. I have no idea what I'll do. I will probably take April off because it is an extremely busy month for me, posting when I can and just see how it evolves from there.
posted March 7th, 2013  
A lovely picture, Ian, and a good way to end. I like the idea of a family effort and will follow you all! (What will happen when you each have a great photo for the same day?)
posted March 7th, 2013  
Lovely shot!!! Off to check out your new family page!!!
posted March 7th, 2013  
Very cool perspective, love the way the red draws your eye into the photo.
posted March 8th, 2013  
wow ,I love it and the curve......
posted March 8th, 2013  
The POV is an eye catcher and the bold red color against the pastel sky looks awesome. I bet you'll be the first family of four doing a 365 project together. good luck and I will follow your new adventure.
posted March 8th, 2013  
Bob
Great photo. I like trains and I like Kit-Kats. I will be following the Fisher family too.
posted March 8th, 2013  
Interesting title - as it happens, I nearly always have a real kitkat when I'm on the train!
posted March 8th, 2013  
Fav. I had a break and am finding the committment tough. It's the keeping up with the comments I find time consuming so iIhave very few friends!
posted March 10th, 2013  
Ian, I will certainly miss your extremely nice comments but I very much understand the time it takes to do this project. I'm in the midst of a big work (for money) project and haven't had the time to do 365 properly but am determined to finish! Look forward to seeing your work now and then. Thanks for being a friend!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@witchyjacq

Thank you Jacqui, glad you like it.
posted March 10th, 2013  
@will_wooderson

Thank you William - I started working for Rowntree Mackintosh, and then Nestle took over! I spent much of my working life with those two companies.
posted March 10th, 2013  
@cathieg

Thank you Cathie - it should be a bit less pressured as a family project!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@gillg

Thank you Gill - it's easy for this project to become an obsession! Glad to see you joining us on the family project!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@suelaubscher

Thank you Sue - it will seem strange not having to post a photo each day!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@louisefrance

Thank you Louise - it will be interesting to see what you think as our family project develops.
posted March 10th, 2013  
@gamelee

Thank you Lee - the advertising agency made a great job of this.
posted March 10th, 2013  
@fullcircle

Thank you Cindy - I hope you get chance to have a look at our new family project.
posted March 10th, 2013  
@busylady

Thank you Judith - the colour changes were on the poster, I just took a shot of it as it is. I hope your break from 365 helps. It's a lot to ask posting a shot a day, which is one of the reasons we thought a family project would be good. I hope you get chance to have a look. It would be nice to remain in contact.
posted March 10th, 2013  
@steviepix

Thank you Steviepix - I hope you will drop by and have a look at our family project some time.
posted March 10th, 2013  
@isleofmanlandscapes

Thank you Colin - I hope you will drop by some time and have a look at our family effort.
posted March 10th, 2013  
@purplehaze12

Thank you Hazel, and good to see you following our new project!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@chris17

Thank you Christine - I hope you will pop by and have a look at our family project.
posted March 10th, 2013  
@frida

Thank you Frida - it's strange but I already feel more like picking up the camera now that I don't have to!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@netkonnexion

Thank you Netkonnexion - I hope you will have a look at our family project if you have chance!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@malc

Thank you Malc - it is a serious commitment, but is well worth it. I've learnt so much and met so many interesting people. The longer hours of daylight give much more scope for shots, so that helps too.
posted March 10th, 2013  
@tara11

Thank you Tara for all your encouragement along the way. Whatever you decide to do, I wish you all the best!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@janturnbull

Thank you Janet - at the moment bot Lucy and I can use our solo projects as an overflow, not sure what will happen if Katharine and Louise become addicted too!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@monkeykid

Thank you Therese - nice to see your comments on our family project too!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@ladyjane

Thank you Ladyjane - I hope you get chance to have a look at our new family project!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@brillomick

Thank you Mickey, glad you like it!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@bruni

Thank you Bruni, and thank you for the follow on our family project!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@bobhuegel

Thank you Bob, and thank you for the follow on our family project!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@pukeko

Thank you Marg - it is a heavy commitment to do this, but it does bring it's own rewards. I feel I've got so much out of it, I can strongly recommend perseverance. Having said that, our family project will take the pressure off me - but I would really miss this if I gave up altogether!
posted March 10th, 2013  
@gnilrets

Thank you Sterling, it's been a pleasure to share part of the year. I hope you will find time to have a look at our family project. Most of my shots for the foreseeable future will be posted on there.
posted March 10th, 2013  
This is a fab pic....can you imagine if it were for real???
Take a break, second year round I think we all feel more comfortable breaking, bending and adapting the rules to fit our lives and to help us get our photography where we want it...will be watching the Family!
posted March 11th, 2013  
what an awesome poster!
posted March 11th, 2013  
What a great idea, make it a family project. Very cool poster, Kit Kats, one of my favorite :)
posted March 12th, 2013  
@ruthmouch

Thank you Ruth - I will be continuing to follow you from our family project - it's been a real pleasure spending the past few months looking at your photos!
posted March 12th, 2013  
@nicoleterheide

Thank you Nicole, glad you like it! I hope you will have a look at our new family project - http://365project.org/fishers/365/2013-03-11
posted March 12th, 2013  
@helixconcepts

Thank you Laura - it will be fun to do a project as a family, and it should produce a more varied range of shots. I hope that you will drop by there sometime - http://365project.org/fishers/365/2013-03-11
posted March 12th, 2013  
A fun shot, Ian. That particular stretch of railway brings back some happy family memories for me. Thanks for all the support you've given me during my first couple of months of 365 - it's been really good to have your thoughtful comments, and I've very much enjoyed your historical shots and the commentaries accompanying them. Have been away for a week, but will check out your new family project right now.
posted March 14th, 2013  
@dolphin

Thank you Molly for all your comments on my efforts here, and I'm pleased to see that you are following us on the family project - we have followed you too, and I've enjoyed going through your beautiful photos of your trip!
posted March 14th, 2013  
I've been out of the picture for a couple of weeks and in that time you've finished your project! Congratulations! I'm now following the family project
posted March 17th, 2013  
@doodlerdeb

Thank you Debra - we look forward to hearing what you think of our team effort!
posted March 17th, 2013  
Fabulous .. glad you are staying .. will look forward to following the team :)
posted March 17th, 2013  
@alisonp

Thank you Alison - We look forward to hearing your comments on our efforts!
posted March 18th, 2013  
Love train shots of all types. Nice one.
posted March 20th, 2013  
@frankhymus

Thank you Frank, I hope you will have chance to take a look at our new family project - http://365project.org/fishers/365/2013-03-19
posted March 20th, 2013  
So cool!
posted March 21st, 2013  
Very cool! Now I'm hungry for a Kit Kat!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
@miley89

Thank you Miley, glad you like it.
posted March 22nd, 2013  
@clmiller

Thank you Caren - chocolate is so hard to resist!
posted March 22nd, 2013  
Awesome shot!!
posted April 2nd, 2013  
@todimf

Thank you Cecilia, glad you like it! - I hope you will take a look at our new family project too - http://365project.org/fishers/365
posted April 5th, 2013  
fav-glad you are not leaving us-
posted April 17th, 2013  
@lizzybean

Thank you Lizzy - it would be too much of a wrench to leave completely, but the family project takes the pressure off a bit!
posted April 17th, 2013  
nice to have mementos from places where you work
posted May 5th, 2013  
Wonderful shot!
posted May 22nd, 2013  
Your break is so long...
posted May 11th, 2014  
@vesna0210

Thank you Vesna - I haven't left completely, because we have a family project - http://365project.org/fishers/365. Unfortunately, both Katharine and I have elderly and unwell parents and much of our time is spent visiting them, so it's unlikely I will not be able to restart this project anytime soon. Thank you for being kind enough to remember me.
posted May 15th, 2014  
Happy new year to you and your family, Ian!
posted January 1st, 2015  
@vesna0210

And a Happy New Year to you and your family too Vesna!
posted January 4th, 2015  
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