Hello World. I was challenged to a little project just over a year ago, and that project was to take a photo a day for 2012 and post it on Instagram. Well, I did it!
Ok, I didn’t post all of them on Instagram (that’s a story for a different blog post), but I did post them on Flickr. The image below is a “poster” of my whole year. I hope you’ll go to Flickr and have a look at them. Some will be good, some not so good. But I must say, I rather enjoyed doing it (for the most part – it got a little gruelling at times trying to come up with a subject) and it sure taxed my creative genes. You can see the series HERE.
I have to give a big thanks to my friend Lynn Reket for getting me into this, and I can assure you Lynn, I will never do this again, lol. As good as it feels to have completed a task of this nature, it isn’t something I want to commit to again.
I hope you enjoy the series and as always, comments are welcome.
It was the longest project I have ever attempted in my entire life. A photo a day for one whole year – and a leap year at that. When my good friend Lynn (Note-ables By Lynn on Flickr) challenged me to this project I took it on thinking no one would actually complete it. Well, here it is, 366 days in and this is my final post for the series. I decided it would be fitting to replicate my first image in the series, even without a title other than the day number.
I hope you enjoyed this trip around the sun with me as much as I enjoyed doing it. I plan on making a video sequence of all the images and posting it on Vimeo so stay tuned for that.
Lynn, if you’re reading this, thank you for the inspiration and the challenge. It promoted creativity and perseverance, both of which I sometimes lack. I never would have dreamed of doing something like this had you not suggested it. This challenge was indeed difficult at times but it was in my head literally every day of 2012.
Happy New Year to everyone and God Bless you all.
On a walk through Harrison Park today I found this old fencepost which, for now, is a resting place for these pine needles.
The colorful leaves of autumn are my favourite subject to shoot. Sadly the leaves don’t last once they’ve turned. Here are what may be the last of my fall shots for this year (I hope not).
I don’t know what these flowers are called but my friend Bert spotted them on the roadside today and thought they looked nice backlit. I had to jump in for a couple of shots too.
I tried to come up with a way to edit this shot of a mum from our flower bed but the sheer, simplistic beauty of it kept me from going beyond a slight boost in saturation. They truly are a work of God’s art.
This began as a dark image from today. It was heavily overcast. Brightened and slight soft focus in Photoshop Express, straightened and converted to black and white in Snapseed.