I’ve been involved in Project365 – taking a picture every day and publishing it on Flickr – for 28 days. I’m pretty proud of myself; they say most people fizzle out around the 3 week mark. But I’m determined to see this through, and am having a good time with it.
The point of the project is to make you a better photographer, and I believe it is. I know I desperately need to work on my portrait photography, but my landscape photography is improving (although it’s nowhere near as good as Twenty Four at Heart‘s), my food photography is definitely improving and I’ve simply become fascinated with macro photography. To that end, I cannot WAIT until Spring when the flowers begin to bloom and all the interesting little buggies come out to play on them. Especially considering that Beloved planted literally hundreds of bulbs this fall around the house – crocus, daffodils, tulips and a couple of others I don’t recall; it’s going to be beautiful.
I’ve been so super busy lately – I promise to get around to visit you all and leave comments this weekend – that I thought I’d end this week’s posting with a sample of some the photos I’ve taken for Project 365. I’d love to know what you all think of them – which ones you like and which ones could be improved (I know that several of my readers are very talented photographers). I really do value and appreciate all of your opinions.
And have a lovely weekend, y’all.
Vases and My Wine Hutch Needs Dusting
This the the trio of vases that sit on top of our wine hutch; they fit so well into our green and gold dining room and we liked them so well that we more or less decorated around them. I was at a loss for what to photograph one day, so I took this and was quite pleased with it. It was taken with the prime lens, I believe, but don’t hold me to it.
Fluffy Snow on the Hemlock
We have several large evergreens in our backyard – several hemlocks and two huge, beautiful blue spruce trees; they are lovely and picturesque covered with snow. This is the tip of a hemlock branch. Taken with the macro lens during a recent snowfall, that bright white spot in the foreground is a falling snowflake.
I have a large collection of Jim Shore figurines, and my favorites are a series of “black and white” retro Mickey and Minnie Mouses. The Jiminy Cricket I posted a couple of weeks ago is another. I have quite a few, so I’m sure you’ll see more in the coming weeks and months.
It was snowing quite hard the other day, so I went outside to see if I could capture it. This was taken from our driveway, looking down the lane of trees in the yards of our street to the corner. The gray sky, dark, bare trees and white snow made a wonderful contrast that translated well into black and white. And I think I did a decent job capturing the falling snow.
The Young One requested pad thai for his birthday dinner. So while I was preheating my cast iron wok, which is a lovely, shiny black, I turned down all the lights and really cranked up the gas flame underneath. Again, this was taken with the macro lens, and I am VERY happy with how it came out – the colors, the composition, the angle, the lighting and the reflection in the black ceramic stove top. Hands down my favorite of this set.