Saturday, August 1, 2009

Day 365

The end., originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

My final shot for my project365. Maybe not as showy or spectacular as some of you were hoping for but if you had any idea how hard it was to stick the bloody things together to properly show the numbers then I think you could appreciate it. The numbers were cut out of cardstock and taped to the balloons as well. That was the easy part. Of all the different types of scrapbooking adhesive and tape I tried plain old packaging tape worked the best for sticking the balloons together.

Taking part of this project was a huge undertaking for me. A photo a day for an entire year didn't seem too hard at first but these past few months have been challenging for me. Thinking of something creative and new every day can take its toll.

I am so glad I took part in this challenge and was able to connect with may other project365ers that were out there. It has helped me grow leaps and bounds as a photographer and has made me appreciate the smaller details in life. Never have I paid so much attention to the clouds, the weather, the sun and its beautiful glowing light.

The beginning of my journey started with a hope to become a better photographer and learn my camera. When I started last August I used one setting on my camera: Auto. In the weeks after I slowly started to study photography and work outside my comfort zone. Some days were a snapshot of the day and others, little by little, began to show pieces of me.

I am so thankful for everyone in helping to guide me along the way by providing feedback and encouragement. My family has been so supportive with my dad being one of my biggest cheerleaders. My husband, though rarely seen in my photos was also a huge supporter and always the willing pack mule for my gear on outings.

I would like to encourage everyone to stick out the rest of their current photography projects because if I can do it, anyone can really!

If you would like to continue to follow my photographic journey then please see my new blog dedicated to my photography at

Friday, July 31, 2009

Day 364

Old Guitar, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

My husbands old guitar. One of the "to-do's" that was on my 365 list. Better late than never I suppose. I never even noticed the cherubs on it until I got it out to photograph it.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Day 363

Shiny and new, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

Finally got my new laptop today after a week of being "laptop-less." My old one was nearing the end of its lifespan when the cat knocked it on the floor the other day. I would think that would pretty much do any computer in.

Day 362

Little hands big noise, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

I love how the light was shining off of my daughters hair when she was sitting on the floor the other day. I tried to get her to pose nice for me but I all she wanted to do was her own thing. After I backed off for a moment she started playing with her keyboard and I saw my shot.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Day 361

Summer Flowers, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

The flowers in my front flower pot are now almost overgrown. All different types are growing and not a single one I can actually name.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Day 360

As night falls, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

This is what my last days of my Project365 have come to. Seeing what random object I can find at the last minute to throw in front of an interesting background.

I also now have a permanent spot burned into my retinas.

But fear not! I do have a plan for my final day. It is just the days leading up to it that we all have to suffer through.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Day 359

Warm Glow, originally uploaded by Shutterbug Cel.

My husband and I just finished up watching the first season of the HBO series, Rome on DVD. This kind of reminds me of the photography and lighting used in a lot of the indoor shots. It is actually a melt warmer (AKA wickless candle) I have in the house.