"The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire."
- Pamela Hansford Johnson
Shot with my Samsung Galaxy SIII cellphone
When the sun does not set before close to midnight and you can walk home from a party bare feet in sandals.
First swim in the ocean of the season
This is shot through the window of the old houses down by the harbour, that look so peaceful and beautiful on the outside. It says death on the door there!
Gorgeous and peaceful on the outside…
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“Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is where the Doctor and teacher used to live with their staff back when this place was a thriving farming community
Well, sort of. Coming to an end of a 366 project, it is a mixed feeling. Elated, happy, proud, but also a bit lost… as in “what now”? Having spent a whole year documenting each and every day like this, it will take some time to ponder where to go next.
I was so “scared” of putting pressure and/or demands of myself and the images because I thought it would make me fail at it again if I made it into a big deal. Almost all of my first images in the first couple of months were snapshots done with the phone. It gradually changed, though, where I wanted to be challenged more… wanted to make advances…I know I have made leaps with some with my technique and some of my understanding in some areas throughout the year… and it has also made it very clear which areas I need to work more on… and there are probably many more things I should try to do better that I do not even know of (Input is welcomed!).
But all in all, to have accomplished it and gone through with it… I am pretty proud of myself to sticking with it, no matter the obstacle; like the technical difficulties at the end of the year, where my screen is gone and my one of two lenses failed me… it’s been rough going at times. Looking back at all the photos, seeing all I did and experienced… is pretty humbling in a way… you tend to forget how each and every day impacted you in it’s own way, but then you recall and remember as you are looking through the collection of images… :)
I don’t know if this will be my first and last 365 project ever… right now though, it will take some time to ponder what else I want to shoot… and first of all, have my camera fixed!
Thank you to the ones that have followed me on my journey. We’ll meet again, through other photos/projects.
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
Spent the evening sharing in a bottle of rum and some beers with the Husband. the kids slept over at my parents, and as we have our anniversary on New Years Eve, and that is a family celebration with us, we took the opportunity the evening before instead.
(These last pics of my 365 was shot with “broken” equipment. My Nikon D90 and one of it’s two lenses started to go haywire… my favorite lens stopped being able to do auto focus, and the screen on my camera went kaput. So, it was very much like shooting with a film camera these last months of my 366… since I could not see my photos as I shot them, and make the adjustment needed. Neither could I access most of the features in my menu… only the one you can operate from the buttons on the camera body, so needless to say, it was a challenge, and limited the kind of shots I could take. Hopefully I will be able to save up enough money when this is all over, to get it fixed).