Well that’s Project 365 done a dusted. Not too hard a challenge. More perseverance that anything else. There were times I found it hard to find a topic, there are a few too many selfies, sunsets and clouds but I think its a reasonably diverse set. On to the next challenge!
Earlier this year I started a project called Project 365. Basically the idea is you take one photo a day for a year. Today I’m half way without missing a day. Yay!
Actually I did miss a day when I lost a day flying home from the USA, but still…
Its been fun, and a little challenging. Its hard to come up with a different photo everyday so I have a few along a theme like sunrise etc. Still – they’re all different.
I should make a book of them when I’m finished.
Project 365 is an exercise is self-discipline. For a year you take a photo every day. Why? Why not. It helps you document your life. It helps you become a better photographer. It can be fun!
I’ve decided to do it this year, I’ve been uploading photos every day since the end of last year into Flickr. So far that photos have been all taken on my iPhone as I always have it with me, although I’ll also use the DSLR when I have it. So far the photos have been daily life – pets, kids, work. As I go I might start with themes and so on. The photos are all up on Flickr.
In 1976 Sydney experienced a partial solar eclipse, I was 5 years old at the time and I recall seeing the sky darken and people on TV watching totality through special glasses. Back then I thought how cool it would be to see a total solar eclipse although since then I’d never really gone out of my way to do something about it. In 2002 there was a total eclipse over Ceduna in South Australia, way out on the Great Australian Bight and one of the guys I worked with drove out there to experience it. For him it was more about the rave party during the eclipse than anything else, but again that briefly rekindled in me the thoughts of wanting to see a solar eclipse “some day”.