MY365: A Personal Project for 2014

At the end of 2013, I decided that I wanted to do my own 365 project.  For those of you who may not be familiar with this, it is quite simple.  I must take a photo every day of the year, for 365 days.  They could be photos of anything, just as long as it chronicles a part of my day.  I can use either my phone, or camera, but at least one has to be used every day.  Amazingly, this is the one thing I’ve been able to keep up with even while ill, as my cell phone or camera were never that far away.  Subjects to shoot have been challenging, as I didn’t want to have three weeks straight of photos of my cats and bird (since I did spend three weeks in bed, with them by my side).

I have loved what I’ve done so far, and I’m finding it both challenging and rewarding, and it has really pushed my boundaries as to what I envision photographing every day.  Are there quite a few of my animals – of course.  But it does get less as the weeks go by.  So, what I hope is at the end of every week, I will have a wrap up, which I will share here.  But to catch up, I’ll be posting all of January, February, and the first half of March on their own posts, just so I don’t have a ton of new posts coming in one week.

So, without any further ado, here is January!

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Another Night Out on the Town

Okay, so not really out on the town.  Unless out on the town means driving around the Hamilton/Halton/Niagara regions for a good portion of the night with a friend, trying to find the right spots to take night photos.  In my University days this was not a night on the town, but it’s good for me now!  As mentioned, I spent another evening driving around, taking photos, and just enjoying what may be one of the last beautiful nights here in Southern Ontario in a long time.  Fall is settling in (although you wouldn’t know by the scorching hot temps the last couple of days), and soon enough the four letter word will be back… dare I say it??? SNOW!  Aaahhh, I said it!!!

Get a grip, back to the here and now 🙂

I’m loving all the new toys I’ve gotten lately (guess I have some equipment updating to do!), and although some of it is pretty basic stuff (why didn’t I learn about a 50mm prime lens sooner?!) it has definitely helped me expand my skills.  I also had the chance to take some photos of my friend’s cat before we left for the evening, which I will share in an upcoming post.

I’m sharing below two of my favourite shots from the night – okay they’re the only ones I felt were even remotely okay to share.  I’m hoping soon to share some photos from sessions I’ll be doing soon – portfolio shots and family portraits.  Can’t wait!

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hamilton-skyline

 

A Quick One Today…

Just a quick post before I head out the door with the hubby this morning.  I got a new toy for my camera; an Variable ND Filter.  I went out on Friday night with a friend to do some shots, and got this one that I really like.  One thing I’m gonna have to figure out is how to stop there from being so much noise….

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