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Project 365: Round II

So, last year, I started Project 365, which is taking a photo a day for a year, to try to improve my photography.

I didn’t get very far, but I’m going to try again. Here are some photos from the last few days.

Oak-leaf hydrangea leaves
Day 1, Nov. 29: Oak-leaf hydrangea leaves, from the garden

Cheddar cheese and roasted red pepper quesadilla
Day 2, Nov. 30: Quesadilla with cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and roasted red peppers

Hydrangeas
Day 3, Dec. 1: Hydrangeas: These were our Thanksgiving centerpieces, along with camellia blossoms. I tried and tried to get rid of the glare – covered the light with a lace tablecloth, then a pillowcase, changed the angle of the light – still too bright.

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Project 365: Days 2, 3 and 4

So far, I’m doing pretty well with this new project. I’m sure that as time goes on, I’ll get more thoughtful about what I take photos of every day. For now, I just want to remember to take my camera everywhere and shoot something :-)

Thursday night, when I was making dinner, I turned around and saw the layers of veggies in the measuring cup. I liked how it looked so I shot a few pix.

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Friday, I was about to go to bed when I realized I hadn’t taken a photo of anything that day. A dilemma – should I skip it and fail on day 3, or go downstairs, get the camera, and find something to take a picture of? Door Number Two. So here’s a picture of Elwing, our 13-year-old formerly feral stray.

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Friday night, we had some snow flurries. Dan insists this is frozen sea foam, but Saturday I went down to the beach at the end of our street and touched it. This is snow, baby.

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Project 365, Day 1: Backgammon Board

I’m starting a new project for the next year or so – Project 365. I came across Web site earlier this week – Photojojo. They had this article about taking a photo every day for a year, and I thought it would be a great way to improve my photography, so I started Wednesday.

The photo below is part of the outside of our backgammon board. We bought it years ago, at the Greek Festival in Norfolk, back when they had really cool stuff for sale in the market. This board was handmade in Syria from tiny pieces of inlaid wood. I think we paid about $65 for it.

Project 365: Backgammon Board

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