Saturday, 1 January 2011

Congrats to Simply Lewis!

Congrats to Lewis! He completed his 365 project on December 31 with this photo:

365/365 Afternoon Tea

Lewis' project is filled with great views into London and beyond. Below is his finisher's interview and some of his photos.

What inspired you to begin your 365 Project?
My wife decided to take on the 365 and so I joined her. Not exactly a considered decision, more a spur of the moment thing.

How would you describe your photography in just a few words?
Opportunistic, pretty much what happens to catch my eye, rarely planned.

What surprised you the most about doing the 365 project?
On some days just how hard it can be to find a subject, combination of lack of time, poor light and minimal inspiration. Especially towards the end there were quite a few moments of desperation.

What did you learn during the course of your project?
Certainly broadened the range of subjects that I shoot, never used to like photographing people and am now quite confident doing so. Similarly never took still life or product type shots, much less deliberately constructed them. This is a good example:
354/365 Shades
On the technical side have a much better understanding of what my two cameras (Canon 5D2 and Ricoh GR Digital 2) are capable of and what to do in terms of post processing to achieve the desired result.

Do you have an interesting story about taking one of your 365 photos that you would like to share?
One of the few times I set out with a specific goal was to get some shots of the Red Kites that can be seen at Watlington Hill. Was an amazing days shooting and for once was spoilt for choice for my daily shot:
108/365 Red Kite over Watlington Hill
What I didn’t capture was the moment when one of the birds swooped down and directly over me. It was so close that I felt the draft from the wings.

What are your future photography plans?
Continue to enjoy my hobby.

Favourite photos from my 365 are listed below. This was tough, a bit like choosing my Desert Island Disc (if this means nothing to you take a look at this explanation)

45/365 Alex through the bubble wall 84/365 Lager Lout 362/365 Entrance, Natural History Museum 183/365 Bug Eyed

Congrats again to Lewis! Here is an admin favorite along with a slideshow of his completed project.

162/365 Waiting...

1 comment:

  1. How lovely your 365 looks like this husby! Well done on finishing... You have put me to shame. I will use this to spur me on with my 52 this year.