Sunday, January 16, 2011

Project 365 (???)

A photo a day...for a year.  Three hundred and sixty-five days; 365 images.

I'd been toying with the idea for several weeks before the ball dropped; then, all of a sudden there I was on January 1st, 2011 and I had yet to commit to the project.  It was time to fish or cut bait, but which did I want to do?  And what, if anything, was the point of the excercise?  I'm one of those who are inspired by the subject and not at all by the excercise of tripping a shutter release.  I had no idea what I was going to shoot!  

My normal day involves driving to work, working, and driving home; this time of the year the driving to and from parts are done in the dark...and that can be a problem.  Another potential, or rather eventual problem would be the carrying of a camera around with me everywhere I go at work.  Every now and then, OK, but all the time?  No.

I kept on track for the first four days of the new year before derailing on the fifth.  I wasn't surprised; I hadn't really bought in to the idea.  I was going through the motions, but in the deepest reaches of my head and my heart, I knew it was just a matter of time.  I'm glad it happened when it did; now I can get on with something I can, in good conscience, sign onto.  Project 52, a photo a week for a year.  Now, don't be thinking I'm only going to be shooting one image each week in order to put a check in the box.  When has anyone shot only one image?  I mean, really?

So, watch this space for my weekly "Project 52" submission; I hope to make it interesting.

Now, would you like to see what I've been up to so far this year?  Nevertheless, here it is:

Week One

January 1st, 2011

Frosted Leaves

Frozen Balloons


Week Two

January 2nd, 2011

Old Stump (Sepia)

Short Stop

January 3rd, 2011

Long Shadows

January 4th, 2011

Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

Week Three

January 10, 2011

Winter Sky


  1. Good for you. Can't wait to see more of your Project 52.

  2. Great! Are you doing these through the Flickr 52 of Twenty Eleven group? I'm there too so was just wondering... I look forward to seeing more!

  3. Thanks for the support! No Anika, I'm afraid I'm on my own here. While I do have a Flickr account, I haven't spent any time there for quite some time; I'm not familiar with Flickr 52...I'll have to check it out.

  4. Wow, those frozen balloons are wild!!!

  5. That's exactly why I didn't commit to doing that one a day thing. Too much pressure! (Love the balloons.)

  6. I'm glad you decided to partake in this project. I always toy with the idea of the 365 project, but I know my daily life is so very boring that I would quickly fail. I wish I had thought of doing project 52 :/