Holding a Reflector to a New 365Project

Capture your life with a photo of the day.  Sounds simple, right? I did a 365Project from October 2010 – September 2011 and it was extremely rewarding, but it was challenging.  It takes discipline.  It takes initiative.  There were days I wasn’t motivated to find an image I wanted to capture.  But then I realized that beauty is all around us, and if we just stop and focus on our surroundings the smallest thing could be the most intriguing.  The bizarre can be beautiful.  The mundane can be magnificent.  It’s all about perspective.

I think I am ready to dive back in and start a new 365Project.  I know I can get inspiration from sites like Capture Your 365 in case I need ideas of what kind of snapshots to add to my year-long digital diary.

Here are just a few of my favorite images from my first project:

10.13.10 – WHOA NELLY!
I “don’t ride the white horse” but I’ll pull over, pet his nose and ask him to pose for me.

10.17.10 – M-I-C-K-E-Y…
For those of you who grew up in the DC area probably felt like me that Disneyland was in our backyard. I was convinced that was Mickey Mouse on top trumpeting his horn. Alas, it’s the Mormon Temple and today I pay tribute to its grandeur on this beautiful autumn day.

10.25.10 – YOU LOOKIN’ AT ME?
This adorable bulldog in Pacific Heights came out of a storefront window to greet me. It looks like he’s “blowing a raspberry” or giving me some “Bronx cheer.” I heart this little guy. Don’t think he’ll fit in my luggage when I leave for DC in the morning.

11.12.10 – LAKE PLACID
Yesterday I spent the afternoon at Great Falls. I not only got great photos from all of the natural beauty, but received a great sense of peace and tranquility. How could you not with eye candy like this?

11.18.10 – SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED…
Today’s sorting lead me through boxes of old letters from the late 1960s. At that time my mother and two brothers were with my father who was stationed in Germany. The correspondences between my family in the States and my parents was constant and elaborate.
In today’s world where people text with symbols and abbreviations – a world where using a limited amount of characters to communicate is the norm – a world where expression can be limited makes me appreciate the art of letter writing even more.

11.26.10 – A BAILEY’S BLACK FRIDAY
Cheers to a happy holiday season!

12.05.10 – DON’T FENCE ME IN

04.02.11 – LIQUID ART
I love how the rain created this pebble-stone effect and a carafe-like image on this outside cafe table.

07.05.11 – CARDBOARD CREATIVITY
When trash can turn into a quirky treasure.

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