Hi everyone, and welcome back. I have been so busy of late I missed posting last week....something just had to give! Do you get like that sometimes? Anyways, here I am back again - and rest assured I have still been out there taking photos and writing.
Do you like my new header? I decided to have a change from the roses that I have had there "forever" and go for something bright, and cheerful and summery. I have been photographing these sunflowers in all their stages over a couple of weeks - aren't they beautiful? I will be blogging about them later.
Unbelievability we are into March and I am already 60 days into my 365 Project which I started on 1 January. You can see the beginnings of my project by clicking here - Summer and 2014 begins
So what is a 365 Project I hear you ask? It is a project where you commit to take at least one photo a day every day for 365 days - a whole year. I have seen lots of people do this project on the Digital Photography School website, but it is not a project to be taken on lightly. One photo a day doesn't seem much - but it can be harder than you think. I carry my small camera with me everywhere anyway, so I thought it was time to give a 365 project a go. My at home days are relatively easy - but I must say some days come and go with me only snapping something quickly on my way home from work. You don't always feel inspired to take photos.
A 365 project should help you to take better photos, to open your eyes and see, to be inspired, to try new techniques, and to push yourself to seek out different things to photograph.
You can click on the link here to read a great article on the Digital Photography School website - Jumpstart your photography with a 365 project
As you can see below. I have already taken quite a variety of images - they form a sort of a visual diary - which will be interesting to look back at the end of the year.
January is summer in Australia, so we have boats and beaches and grapes growing on vines. Flowers and lunches, new summer outfits and a jetty to walk on. A return to work and even a tree to climb, but not by me!
A delicious fruity summer breakfast, creative street art, Australia Day fireworks, beach finds, the drying Australian summer bush, chocolate roses ready for Valentine's Day and a bunch of sunflowers - the colours of summer.
I even took a "selfie" and ended up on Jo Castro's "Lifestyle Fifty" blog - "What Shall I Wear Today" - click here to check it out - Lifestyle FIfty
In February we have dancing, sorbet, and muffins - delicious! Tomatoes fresh from our yard to be made into chutney. Days at work that needed to be relieved by lunch with girlfriends and a iced coffee with the lot. A red car zooming by and learning to take photos on the beach after dark.
There are images of post boxes, and shredding, and night time at the port. More lunches, roses and sunflowers and playing with macro manual focus. Plums fresh from an orchard to make a plum galette (pie) - so yummy! - would you like a slice? I am going to be blogging about it soon - so watch out for that. It really is delicious!
Already it is March - I wonder what March will bring.... here is a start - day 60 ....
On Saturday I was involved with the Sol-y-Sombra Spanish Dance Company at the Bunbury Multicultural Festival. I wasn't dancing this year, just sitting with others forming a "picture" behind the dancers. The Multicultural Festival brings together cultures from all around the world who now live in our city, bringing to us their cultural performances in an evening under the stars. What a wonderful night we had. It was tricky getting photos on stage! Here is Nicole our teacher dancing a gypsy dance to music played by flamenco guitarist Doug. Sol-y-Sombra on facebook
If you would like to see my 365 project images in a larger size and read some of the stories behind the photos, I invite you to pop over to my Flickr page to see the whole set so far - Jill's 365 Project
Do you take your camera with you every day? Do you take photos every day? Have you ever tried a 365 project? How did you go?
Thanks for stopping by. I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. Have a wonderful week.
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