Thursday, 31 December 2009

Congrats to TheAmazingShrinkingMan!!!

Congratulations to Alan! He finished his project on the 18th of December. Yay!!! And not only did he finish this year.. it was his year two of a 365. His first year was a 365 selfie project. So ... way to go Alan! Since he wrote a really great email to me reflecting back on this past year, I thought I would just share it with you all here. :)

So in Alan's words
"I thought this year's project would be much easier than the 365 Days project I did last year, but I struggled much more this year. Last year, I always had a subject. This year, trying to find something interesting to shoot has been a real challenge, especially on the busy days at work. The two projects have also really driven home how shockingly boring my life is. Out of 700+ photos, about 600 of them are at home, at work or on the road in between. On the other hand, I've become much better at paying attention to my environment. I've always got my eyes open for an interesting subject and a creative way of shooting it.

Last year's project taught me how to effectively use a DSLR and this year I moved up to a much more capable camera -- a Nikon D90. I set up a basement studio this year, but I only took a handful of photos there. I'm still learning how use my speedlights in a studio setting.

Personally, it's been a big year. My younger son got into med school and moved away from home. My older son and I took an epic trip to southern Utah to photograph the canyons. I'm so happy that I have the record that this project provides. Every time I look through my photostream, the photos take me right back to the day I took them. That said, this will be my last daily project for at least a while. I hope to remain active on Flickr and continue carrying my camera around with me, but without the pressure of finding something every day. One project I do want to pursue in the coming year is scanning in a lot of my old film work and posting some of that.

Below we have featured his final photo, 3 of his favs, an admin pic and a slideshow of his entire project. Congrats again!

365 of 365
32 of 365218 of 365
190 of 365
342 of 36585 of 365

Sunday, 27 December 2009

POTW 20th December - 26th December

Snow and holiday photos have definitely been dominating the pool lately, which makes it even harder to choose the POTW! The snow and holiday photos have been so stunning, it's hard to pick out only three. Be sure to nominate your favorites for next week!

postbox 83/365y2Christmas Party...303/365355/365 - Mind your step

Monday, 21 December 2009

Snow Day

With the recent snow storms, I've noticed a lot of great winter photos. Be sure to get out there and capture that awesome snow before it's all gone! :)

196/365 Moscow is ready for the New Year by as_miladyP365 Day 351 - Winter Snow Starts by paolo_g2005Christmas Post by alkalinemouse331:365 Wintry morning TtV by postcardsfromthemothership460-730 Snowy Bike by joelzimmerBirch by kimkozlowski

Congrats to ktrmeadow!!!

Congratulations to Kathy! She finished her 365 earlier this week. Like many of us, this project encouraged her to take her camera everywhere! She posted a quote on her profile.. and I have to say it is so true ...

"To be a photographer, one must photograph. No amount of book learning, no checklist of seminars attended, can substitute for the simple act of making pictures. Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters"... Harry Callahan

That said, she did spend time to studying her camera, reading the manuals and learning from various photography forums. And she completed 12 months of MSH! Another fabulous accomplishment. And also some very exciting news.. she launched her portrait business and will also be taking courses at the New York Institute of Photography. Yay!

Through out her project, we were got a sneak peak into her daily life.. we got to meet her cats, saw locations for swim meets, she shared her father's office, macros of flowers, food and wine, selfies and more. Great variety of subjects in her stream.

Will she continue and do another 365? ... The answer is no, but as she mentioned herself, this project was certainly a stepping stone to larger photographic adventures.

Below we have featured her final photo, 3 of her favs, two admin pics and a link to the slideshow of her entire project. Have a looksie. Lots of amazing images in there!

365/365 - Game Over!
196/365 - "Dive In"364/365 - Sweet Reflections
169/365 - Grillin' Greens
286/365 - Fangs26/365 - Blue Morning, Blue Day...

POTW 13th - 19th December 2009

Here are our photos of the week.... each seems to represent a different part of the winter season :) Thanks for the help with the nominations. Always so tough to choose.. Will have to come back tomorrow with some favs.. I found lots. Tons of great photos in the pool! Be sure to stop by and check them out.

117/365 Seriously? I better get a really big bone after two three

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Bodies in motion

These two wonderful motion photos caught my eye tonight as I was browsing the pool.
one two three Don't drink and ride - Day 351 of Project 365

Monday, 14 December 2009

POTW 6th December - 12th December 2009

Another week down. It was a touch choice, but here they are! Don't forget to nominate your favorites in the 365 Community Discussion.

Photos of the Week...

Grey - 54/365path less travelledlaurel heights wires

Friday, 11 December 2009


I've been loving all the red photos that have been showing up in the group pool. They are definitely spreading the holiday cheer!

Here are a few that stood out for me.

Don't fence me in by kayveeincP365 Day 345 - Tate Silhouette by paolo_g2005365:48 barbed wire bokeh by llamalens#340/365 - Birthday Pomegranate by joefreemanup to mischief  - day 49 by jono2k593/365 Today it´s the International Aids-day! by toveli

Monday, 7 December 2009


There are many gorgeous photos of children in the 365 pool. I can't help but think that these kids will treasure these pictures when they are adults. Here's some recent ones that I think are really wonderful:

8/365 ballet class 343/365: Dec 6, Making Space 109/365 A date with the girl..
Jingle Bell Parade (339/365) Santa's Little Helper ... waiting...(337 of 365)
Soon enough...

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Congrats to Crashmaster007!!!

Congrats to Mike! He finished his 365 on friday. Yay!!!

He started his 365 his senior year of college, having just signed a job offer letter to start the next July. During the course of his 365 he graduated college, visited another country, moved to Arlington VA, and started his first real job. It was an exciting and at times scary part of his life and keeping the 365 going was hard at times, but he is happy with what he has accomplished.

Over the course of his project, he experimented with hdr, long exposures, macros.. and his project featured landscapes, sports photography, his pets, family portraits, macros, college life, self portraits, various beer shots(cheers!) and much much more.

Below we have featured his final photo, 3 of his favorites, two admin pics and a slideshow of his entire 365. Congrats again!!

Capstone 365/365
The Pagoda 71/365Light Trails 5/365
Cabin and tree 52/365The Photographer 118/365
Coffee Beans 106/365

POTW 30th November - 5th December 2009

There are always so many beautiful photos in the pool, it's tough picking POTW. But somebody has to do it. ;)

Photos of the Week...

End of the Day - 162/365 by 40106711@N04338/365 - maelstrom by bluemiataman Winter Wonderland by 10567341@N07