Life Is What Happens When You Make Plans

I realized this morning that today should have been the first day after the completion of my 365Project – my digital diary of taking a daily photo for a year. On March 17th I posted my last photo and blog entry because life is what happens when you make plans.

I was dedicated to my photo project. I had every intention of seeing it through. I had done a 365Project before and knew I could do it again. But once again, life is what happens when you make plans.

I cannot say that I will blog anymore after this post. I now have a time-consuming day job that requires me to write all day long, and the last thing I think about when I log out at 5:30pm is typing another sentence. But for my own satisfaction of seeing things through I felt compelled to put together a slide show of photos that I captured during my days between mid March until now. So, let the show begin…

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December to Remember: I Need This Doctored [202/365]

Dr JLike many of you reading this, I have met some incredible famous people.  Usually if the opportunity arises and you are afforded the chance to capture the moment you hope the person behind the camera is prepared to frame the shot.  Before digital cameras were the norm, this photo was taken with film at an NBA All Star party in Washington, DC in 2001.  I didn’t know the result until I picked up the photos from the drug store.  It makes me laugh every time I see it because the composition is so random.  Regardless, Dr. J was so charming and wonderful to meet.

*Oh snap! A photo a day for 365 days. My 365Project – A daily digital diary.*

 

Retouch Me in the Morning

When I started college I wanted to document campus life, so everyday I carried a camera around with me in my backpack.  That was in 1988 – a decade before camera phones came into existence.  That was before the popularity of digital cameras.  It was the day of old school picture-taking with rolls of film you had to drop off for developing, and wait several days hoping the pictures would come out the way you envisioned them.  Nowadays everyone is channeling their inner Gordon Parks by snapping pictures with their smartphones, capturing every daily detail of their lives.  I recently challenged myself by doing a 365 Project – taking a photo every day for a year.  It’s amazing the beauty you can find when you just take the time to stop and soak in your surroundings.  Even though my project ended a few months ago I still get inspired to capture the world around me.  Here are some random shots from the past couple of months.

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