All good things must come to an end. On to greener pastures. :-)
One more photo and then I can relax. :-)
Two more days.
Approaching the finish line… three days to go!
Back on the streets.
The countdown continues!
This was the earliest I have ever ventured outside for a photo during this project. :-)
Read ’em and weep.
Will I successfully complete this project? Signs point to Yes.
Another roll of the dice.
I spent more time researching the legal issues related to posting digital images of currency than I did actually pulling today’s photo together. Funny that the laws/rules are not as straightforward as I would have expected. But I think I’m within the bounds of all domestic and international laws. In any case, let the countdown …
Behind the steering wheel.
About as random a selection as I could come up with this morning. :-)
Tweeter on the loudspeaker.
Glass and metal.
Three hundred fifty down, with only fifteen left to go!
It was original enough that it caught my attention. :-)
Once again upon the Rio Grande.
Some of that pressed cardboard stuff they use in packaging (from an external hard drive, in this case).
Sometimes it runneth over.
It’s that time of the year when the sky is active with clouds, while I am running out of fresh ideas. :-)
Sorry for the delay.
An entire conversation with nary a word spoken.
The basketball arena (known as “The Pit”) at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Found this in the corner of a dresser drawer. I can’t remember if I picked it up during an actual “trip to the post office” or if it was something my father brought home for me. Either way, it’s a remnant from my childhood. Back then, I am sure I had dreams of hanging on …
Source tubing atop the water heater.
From the sky and into the river.
Disposable. Razors. Handles.
According to my watch, this photo closes out the first eleven months of my Project 365. Leaving thirty days to completion!
Looking up at one of the plates on the “Scale of Justice” in front of the New Mexico State Courthouse.
He continues to stare across I-25 in Albuquerque.
Remnants of Route 66.
Long exposure into the washing machine. It wasn’t actually spinning at high speed, but rather being turned slowly by hand and captured using a thirty-second shutter speed.
Microfiber cleaning cloth draped over a task lamp.
Aluminum pop tops.
Flashlight in front of a vanity mirror.
Bernalillo County Courthouse in downtown Albuquerque.
Another weekend, another car show in Albuquerque.
And everyone will be thankful for rain.
Sing into the microphone.
I don’t think I can win this one.
When I was a kid, I would have been scared to death trying to pick this up. Now that I’m older and wiser, well, I know there is absolutely no good reason to even think about such a thing. :-)
Admittedly, the subject in this photo has nothing to do with GPS equipment or tracking. But today’s experiment resulted in a major “win” for my future cataloging process. Although I have always wanted to tag each of my photos with GPS coordinates when captured, I have never had any interest in purchasing a special add-on …
Entering the city of Albuquerque.
A storm is headed toward White Sands National Monument.
Behind the tennis court.
Something I never considered before today? Photographing a flag as it flaps in the wind requires a bit of patience. And perhaps even a round of high-speed continuous shooting.
A lapel pin sitting on a white table. I thought the result looked like a business card logo.
Down at the tripod.
Today I participated in what was billed as the world’s largest-ever photo walk, organized in celebration of the Google+ one-year anniversary. At last count, there were 106 cities participating. It was a great time, hunting photo opportunities in the 100-degree heat. More photos from today to be shared on Google+ in the coming days!
Cap on a supposedly child-proof container.
C’mon, sing it with me! “Sometimes you feel like a nut…”
Insomnia provides additional time for photography. :-)
A friend of mine needed headshots. Thankfully we got a couple where she didn’t blink. :-)
Haven’t used this in many years.
I seem to recall movies from, say, the 1950’s where people would peak through a neighbor’s keyhole to see what they were doing. It doesn’t work nowadays. (Of course, now you can just log in to facebook and see more than you ever wanted to see.)
Tried out exposure bracketing with the new camera, plugging the result into Photoshop’s HDR tool. Followed by many tweaks. Ending in a result I didn’t care for. But yeah, sometimes that happens. :-) I really don’t have the whole HDR thing down, even though I like to fiddle with it from time to time. (The …
Trying to escape (A) the harsh afternoon sun, and (B) photographers.
He hasn’t moved very far.
Backlighting glassware with an iPad.
Attached to denim.
Another milestone with only sixty-five entries to go!
Upon the shelf should they be needed again.
Peering into a box of crayons.
One thing I need to work on is patience. Especially when it comes to wildlife photography. I lucked out with today’s “see it out the window and sprint to the backdoor” approach.
Of course, when I turned it over, all of my eggs fell to the floor. Now I have none. Should have listened to my father all those years ago.
Visited my local camera dealer today. They didn’t have the lens I wanted, but they did have cool things in the showcase.
No real story behind this one. :-)
Hanging out in the dining room.
I have been eagerly awaiting this arrival, and it’s finally here! Busy day, though, and I haven’t even had time to take it out of the box. Looking forward to putting it to use. Word has it this camera is about 8.89 times nicer than my D90!
In front of my old high school. They are hosting an event this evening for alumni to visit before the old building is torn down. A new building has already been constructed and stands ready for the coming school year.
I never did put these to good use. They arrived in the mail the day after this year’s annular eclipse. And I guess the Venus event yesterday didn’t interest me enough to pay attention. At least I’m prepared for 2017!
Sitting in the toy box.
One of the more important food groups. :-)
Having some fun today, but couldn’t get the post-processing to match the vision in my head. :-)
From a weekend car show in Albuquerque.
I don’t consider myself to be a hoarder, but I occasionally keep random things that might better be thrown away. Such is the case with these “packing feet” from a washing machine I purchased several years ago. It’s a good thing I held on to them, as I obviously needed a photography subject this morning. …
Training my camera on any kind of insect is fine until it flies out of frame and I feel something on my neck.
I have no idea how I came to own this. I suspect this is the only time it has been put to use. :-)
A small bottle of olive oil from Livermore, California.
Little time and out of ideas, resulting in a shot of some fireplace tools. :-)
Headwaters for the Rio Grande.
Relics behind the barn.
A more accurate title might be “Failure To Raise The Dead”.
A decorative chip attached to a gift box.
For holding toothbrushes.
Whoa… is that CHEESE?!?? AWESOME!!!
Reminds me of a videotape I once saw. I hope the phone doesn’t ring. :-)
Part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument in New Mexico.
Never used, thankfully.
I guess my photography has definitely entered the “garage” phase.
More early-morning toolbox exploration.
Digging through the garage for subject matter before the sun comes up. :-) On a positive note, only 100 days left in the project!
Handle that came off a ceiling-fan pull chain today.
Another one I will chalk up to “learning experiences”. Not happy with one, but after all the time invested, it still gets posted as today’s selection. :-) The title “blowouts” refers to the whites/highlights being blown out in the photo. This was my second attempt at HDR, and the blowout risk seems to be amplified …
Some call the building “historic”. Others call it “old”. But it still appears to be operational, either way.
I feel a John Hiatt song coming on.
From the tool box.
The handles from two glass mugs.
A house key and a dental mirror.
Needed something quick. Found some new blooms in the front yard.
The “perigee” moon occurs once a year, appearing 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full moons. I was definitely hitting up against the limit of my skill set with this one. The clouds were a disappointing factor as well. But I still had fun trying to capture it. :-)
Derived from an image of solar arrays at Consolidated Solar Technologies in Albuquerque.
From the medicine cabinet.
A refrigerator magnet that I undoubtedly picked up at some run-of-the-mill tourist store on a Florida beach.
An old external hard drive.
The back of my cell phone. Yeah, I’m in a rush. :-)
Derived from a photo of an office building in downtown Albuquerque.
My first attempt at HDR photography. Just to try something new.
More randomness from around the house.
Underneath a wooden stool.
A breakfast-drink shaker strainer, on top of a microphone stand, in front of a set of horizontal blinds.
Draw whatever conclusions you would like.
Will submit today’s entry as a “mystery” item, although I believe it will be fairly easy to recognize.
Atop the stack of unused CDs on the spool.
An old service station in Mountainair, NM.
Part of old Route 66, this bridge was originally constructed in 1933.
This graphics card has been sitting in my box of “miscellaneous” computer parts for many years. I should probably hold on to it. No telling when I will need one. :-)
Sitting in limbo.
I haven’t played with a yo-yo in a while.
I’m starting to think this one band of staples will last me for the rest of my life.
Yeah, it’s boring. :-)
Spotted in the far corner of an empty parking lot.
From the depths of a refrigerator.
I probably drank too much Diet Coke today.
Detailed artwork on the back of a small sculpture.
There was a time — probably when I was eight years old — that I could name all of the little parts of a flower. Now I’m too lazy to even look it up on the internet. :-) This is a bloom from a pear tree in my back yard.
People familiar with the stretch of I-25 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe will recognize this. A defunct outlet mall located at Budaghers, NM. Developers pumped a lot of money into this 90’s business venture, which ignored the basic tenets of “location, location, location”.
An outside wall at the local Target store.
The blade of an old bayonet.
A piece of worn leather.
An oatmeal-raisin-walnut Clif Bar. Moments later, the packaging was destroyed.
Eight spools of colorful thread.
The chain hanging off the end of some fingernail clippers.
Concrete barriers on a flood control dam in the city of Albuquerque.
The underside of a street lamp near Central & Tramway in Albuquerque.
Irrigation control wheel.
Grommets originally intended for loose-leaf paper.
A model guitar that pretty much sits unnoticed on my bookshelf.
I don’t know if this squeak-toy pig/elephant was designed for pets or children. Either way, it’s kinda creepy.
From a piece of rolling luggage.
Out for a bite to eat.
One of the many “oddities” available for viewing at the tourist trap housing “The Thing” on I-10 in Southern Arizona.
I could have come up with song-related titles all day long … “Hot, Hot, Hot” … “Burning For You” … “The Heat Is On” …
Unfortunately dating myself a bit with this one. :-) Concert tickets used to be printed and distributed to a limited number of local stores for sale to the public. You stood in line. If one location ran out of inventory, you drove to another. And everyone complained about the “outrageous” sixty-cent service charge added to …
Down by the sea shore.
Macro shot of a seventy-year-old penny.
Atop the electric shaver.
I’m thinking this was something my brother purchased in the 80’s. And no doubt due to its incredible magical power, it was hidden away from humanity in the dark recesses of an old closet for decades.
I’m not really sure if the subject’s identity will be obvious or not. :-)
I assume they’re generating electricity. But I really have no idea. :-)
A miracle drug.
Salt! Salt! Salt!
A commissioned work on the west side of Albuquerque, built as a tribute to Sand Hill Crane migration.
I know very little about this sword. My father believes it is from the WWII era. It’s definitely in rough shape.
Continued search for abstract details around the house.
A stack of plastic spoons that have been sitting in the pantry, unused, for many years. :-)
Making use of a laser pointer in a darkened room.
A light bulb (flood lamp) laying on top of an iPad.
Experiments with a hairbrush and dental mirror.
Into the valley.
Historic building located in Corrales, NM. Construction apparently began in 1868, with the towers being added in the 1930’s.
At the heart of my remote control.
Prayer books from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
After much thought and reflection, I decided to name this one… “Bear”.
Another gem found in my father’s camera drawer. My best guess is this lens was used with the Kodak 8mm movie camera.
A cylinder. On a mirror. With a green background.
From a large cylindrical container of some sort.
One of those AA-size flashlights attached to a keychain. This is the first photo I’ve taken using extension tubes for macro photography.
Increasingly on our minds as fuel prices skyrocket again. On a side note, though, here’s a gem for you! Next time you’re car shopping but don’t want the salesperson to shadow your every move, walk in with a camera and ask if it’s OK to take photos on their lot. They told me “no problem” …
Do you remember flashcubes from the seventies and eighties? Four individual flashbulbs, arranged four to a cube. They seemed to look more interesting from the bottom, so here you go. :-)
The title says it all.
The handle to my dresser drawer.
Today, I celebrate reaching the halfway point for my photo-a-day project. I’ve taken at least one new photo every day for six months, which feels strangely satisfying. I am sure it will be smooth sailing from here, right?!?? And no, I don’t care to debate whether 365 divided by two is 180. :-)
At the Very Large Array near Magdalena, New Mexico.
Working for the weekend.
Kodak’s 8mm windup movie camera from the 1950’s.
The flash unit for the vintage camera shown yesterday.
My father purchased this camera in 1954 at the Army PX at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
My assumption is these were purchased in the mid-seventies.
My father had this sitting in his dresser drawer. An unopened package of film that expired in 1977. I had to look up “126” on wikipedia to learn about the format. He no longer has the camera that used this, as far as we know. He did, however, have many other gems in that drawer …
The “dancing rabbit” sculpture at Albuquerque Uptown. At least, I *think* that’s supposed to be a rabbit.
Feeling pressed for time and ideas, I am officially in a rut for this project. At least for the time being. Hopefully the weekend will bring motivation.
The CDs aren’t getting much use these days.
Electronic recording device.
I have several friends that are serious fans of the Star Trek series. This particular ceramic sculpture, though, would creep me out if it were in my house.
Ah, yes, the joy of filing taxes. :-)
To hell with the diet… calories don’t count on Superbowl Sunday!
In front of the Unser Racing Museum in Albuquerque, NM.
Well, OK, perhaps the word “shopping” isn’t entirely accurate.
Light trails in front of an adobe church.
Props courtesy of a very dusty desk drawer.
Cartoon character in a plastic airplane.
Backlight provided by computer monitor.
A receding sheet of ice reveals the concrete underneath.
The ground is thirsty.
Cold, hard steel for children to play with.
Scene from “The Notebook”.
An alternative title that came to mind was “Face Off”.
Mirrors on mirrors.
A closeup view of a cheese grater. A single offset light provided a high contrast surface.
Driving through the New Mexico desert.
Just your day-to-day trash along the side of the road.
During the winter, my running shoes see very little action, except for the occasional photo opportunity. (Oh, who am I kidding? They don’t really see much more action during the summer, either, if we’re being honest.) :-)
Sitting on the kitchen counter, illuminated by an iPad.
I guess I’ve started something of a “pattern” theme this week.
Peering through a set of child/animal gates.
Once again, it’s laundry day. View through a laundry basket with illuminated poster board behind it.
Hanging against a tree.
Sunning himself in the middle of the highway.
An alternative title might be “HOLY $#!& I NEED TO BE SOMEWHERE AND STILL NEED A 365 PHOTO FOR TODAY!”. :-)
(A) Put camera on tripod. (B) Point camera down. (C) Point task light down over tripod leg. (D) Cover ugly tan carpet with ugly pink poster board. (E) Open aperture wide. (F) Click.
To be precise, a bottle of Tide “free & gentle” HE liquid laundry detergent, 150 fluid ounces. (CAUTION: Eye Irritant. Harmful if swallowed.)
Into the depths of a dollar-store candle.
A simple idea resulted in a lot of experimentation this evening.
Viewed through a magnifying glass.
The Santa Fe National Cemetery, as the sun sets in the west and the moon rises in the east.
The old gray mare just ain’t what she used to be.
Just a minor tweak here.
Random items from the kitchen.
The scavenger hunt continues.
The sun drops low in the sky on this first day of the year.
It’s been a good year.
Trees at dusk.
Probably best not to venture in there without a flashlight.
Set painting for an upcoming play.
Yeah, a slow night for ideas. Thankfully this isn’t a video project, or I’d have to come up with a voice and dialogue.
Seeking subjects from the toolbox.
From a holiday gift bag.
Christmas Eve in the desert.
Successfully completed the first third of my 365.
The holiday collection.
Found these guys hanging out in the back yard… they are *SO* busted!
Irreverent Christmas Decorations.
From the “miscellaneous” box.
I don’t care for this, but it’s what I ended up with so I’m obligated to post it. I’ve seen a lot of photos recently where people took out-of-focus photographs of small light sources and the results were really interesting. Mine? Not. I’ll have to work on this.
More scenes from a backpack.
I wish I could remember what these keys went to.
I have too many telephones.
I’m not even sure I should try describing the setup here. The viewpoint here is through the middle of a cylindrical hot-tub filter. A light source at the far end illuminates the individual holes inside of the cylinder.
The lid on a beer stein.
The movie “Three Amigos” was a favorite of mine when it first came out on video (back when VHS rental stores were booming in the eighties.) In fact, I will even admit that I saw it so many times that I could practically recite every line from memory. But I was surprised to see the …
Another attempt at photographing the moon. Although there are many problems with this result, at least I was able to dial down the exposure to the point that Lightroom could bring out the shadowed features. From the playback on the camera, though, I couldn’t tell. I’ll happily claim this one as a successful step in …
A portion of the entrance at an Albuquerque security company.
Sugarfree, to be more precise.
And I thought this basket would never come in handy.
It’s like a scavenger hunt to find subjects in my own house. :-)
Not much I can say to elaborate.
Not sure if the title is related to look on my face or with my reaction to how much time I can put into simple crop/rotation tweaks in Lightroom.
Glad I’m not a tree today. Or any day, for that matter.
I swear my desk doesn’t appear to be this dusty in real life.
Another experiment that did not work out as well as I thought it would. This is a self-taken shot of my camera lens. Two mirrors were needed to capture a photo of myself from the side. The multiple levels of bathroom mirror glass, though, cause a significant amount of unwanted “ghosting” in the image.
And to celebrate reaching photo 99 in this wonderful project, I meticulously counted out exactly 99 kernels of popcorn! I then arranged them precisely, one at a time, in this uniform pattern so I could photograph them. (Yeah, OK, maybe I wasn’t quite so precise with the creation of this image after all.)
One of the realities (ruts) of this project for me is that all photography has to take place either before or after work. That means there is a lot of “rush” jobs to do something reasonably quick each weeknight. I have a little more freedom to explore on the weekends.
A gaming controller for the Playstation 3. The first video game I ever owned as a kid was controlled through a single single rotary dial and that was it. My second video game used a single four-contact joystick and a single red “fire” button. Controllers for modern games — and these are even a bit …
Poor thing’s life came to an end today. Extremely bright as a kid. Was eventually known for casting a shadow over everyone around him. Kinda flashy towards the end. Went out with a bang.
I set aside time today to experiment with an external flash unit (Nikon SB-800). I purchased this thing back in the early 1990’s, and have only used it a few times. I decided that I would finally read the manual and learn how to use it. Wow. Within thirty seconds, I was feeling confused and …
The last few moments of sunlight highlight reddish tones in the Sandia Mountains.
Scenes from a backpack.
On the outskirts of Albuquerque.
I need to rethink mine. :-)
Experiments with poster board, a task lamp, and a music stand.
Tram returning to Albuquerque after a journey to Sandia Peak.
A rushed entry for today so I can spend some time reorganizing Lightroom catalogs.
Reflecting the bottom of an iron.
Please stay on the line. Your call is very important to us.
More from the kitchen. :-)
Random shot from the kitchen.
Skylight inside of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.
Broken down during the final race in the Super Boat International 31st Annual Key West World Championship.
Beautiful wedding yesterday, and now he can finally relax.
Vendors for marine racing engines display their latest models at the races in Key West.
I assume this is a crane of some sort?
Arrived in Miami today and rushed to take some photos before the sun went down. This is the trunk of a palm tree, which is a nice reminder that I am enjoying warm weather again after dealing with freezing temperatures at home this morning.
For what it’s worth, I made it two-and-a-half months before taking a photo of the mouse.
Admitting to a photographic sin (and no, I don’t feel good about it). Took a picture of a grapefruit and randomly applied Lightroom presets until I thought it looked more interesting. Not that there’s anything “really” wrong with Lightroom presets, but I don’t like to use them without some fundamental understanding of what they are …
Scrap-metal sculpture of a drummer.
Yeah, two nights in a row shooting backstage.
Backstage with Los Alamos Light Opera.
Seventeen days after the first photo was taken.
More randomness from around the house.
Will definitely need to experiment with this in the coming weeks.
Apparently she really did hear somebody outside.
I am not happy with today’s submission at all, but I know I have to post something and I don’t have time to continue experimenting. My goal for tonight was a body-in-the-hallway image appropriate for Halloween. The result didn’t come close to what I was hoping for. Eh. It is what it is. Time to …
Seen at a car show in Albuquerque.
Glass beads laid upon a grave site in New Mexico.
Quickly taking care of my 365 entry just before midnight. :-)
Some old stage props that were collecting dust in the “miscellaneous” drawer.
Call it a rut, or call it a theme, but there seems to be a common thread between these end-of-the-month contributions.
In keeping with the Halloween spirit.
I have driven within thirty miles of the Great Sand Dunes more times than I can remember, and today I finally drove into the park so I could look around.
From the 6th Annual Denver Zombie Crawl.
Experiments with long exposure times. Handed a couple of flashlights to my nieces in a darkened basement.
Something I found lying around in the back yard.
A seasonal “to view” list for the next couple of weeks.
Climbed on the roof to shut down the swamp cooler today. Took the camera knowing it would provide a different perspective from which to shoot. I’m sure it left the neighbors scratching their heads. :-)
This was *supposed* to be a close-up photo of a bee at feeding time, but in the end he was simply too fast for me. The flower was not.
Late afternoon in Two Guns, Arizona.
Because everyone knows a cute dog will get you more attention and therefore more tips.
Statues outside of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Sunlight on a slate coffee table.
You guessed it… Jimmy Buffett. It was difficult to find a subject this evening, so I picked what was closest.
An old sea shell sitting in a curved container.
Love is a burning thing. And it makes a fiery ring.
From the air show in Albuquerque.
Today was *supposed* to be the day that I finally learn something about flash photography. Dead batteries foiled my plans, however, so it became a day to experiment with post-processing. Because that was easier than going to the store. :-)
Autumn finally arrives.
Sing. Sing a song. Sing out loud. Sing out strong.
The entrance. Or perhaps the exit. Depends on your perspective.
Light from a candle’s flame.
Viewed from the balcony.
A bird in the desert. I assume he’s thirsty.
Water flow over the edge of a fountain.
A stranger’s dog.
Yup, there it is. Arizona. Looks like it’s feeling a little blue! Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk. :-)
What can I say? I was out of fresh ideas this evening. And this being laundry night, well, it was either a photo of the machine or a photo of its contents. :-)
I liked the idea behind this, but was never able to get the lighting quite right.
The fence line for Petroglyph National Monument on the west side of Albuquerque.
Doorway to the outside world.
A tortoise in Albuquerque’s Old Town district.
A stack of magazines, sitting undisturbed in the same location for years.
Early morning experiments in the studio.
Yeah, they’re bricks. No, I couldn’t figure out an interesting way to shoot them. I guess bricks are just bricks, at least for me at this particular time.
The old Honeywell fan sitting in the corner.
From a car show in Albuquerque.
An inscription on what might be a replica of the Liberty Bell. I should have paid more attention to the identity of my subject.
Another round of early-morning randomness.
Scrap-metal sculpture of a motorcycle.
Out of business.
Cactus overlooking the Rio Grande.
I thought this was an odd sign in the middle of a shopping-mall parking lot. To me, it wasn’t clear at all what “violations” were being referred to. About sixty seconds after taking this photo, though, a security guard came by and informed me that I was not allowed to take pictures on mall property. …
Roadrunners apparently don’t care to be photographed.
Wake up early. Find something random. Take photos. Start the day.
The other keyboard.
Overhead light reflection on a glossy black surface.
The evening started with an inadvertent lesson in “lens creep”, which led to a bit of experimentation that never quite worked out the way I wanted it to.
Today’s experiment was trying to find interesting lines and arrangements within a scene.
Mike Duncan takes to the streets of Albuquerque during this weekend’s “Bomb The Canvas” Graffiti Art Expo & Auction. More examples of Mike’s work can be found through his website and Flickr account.
I was out this Saturday morning — doing my regular eighteen-mile warmup run — when I happened across this guy. Scared the hell out of me. He was probably a good ten feet or so in length, around 250 pounds, and had a rather mean disposition. He was not at all happy that we ran …
Abandoned tires (although marked for sale) on the streets of downtown Albuquerque.
Insomnia provided extra time for experimentation in the wee hours of the morning. As an added bonus, this forced me to look up the correct spelling of “ukulele” once and for all. :-)
A collection of survival necessities for living in New Mexico.
After pursuing this project for a week, I am already doubting my ability to continue for an entire year. I can come up with all kinds of excuses about why it is difficult, but the bottom line is I am struggling to find interesting subject matter in the small amount of time I have each …
Vents on the roof.
I’m not sure when these first appeared, but I noticed them today. Sculptures of various fossils are embedded in the sides of an Albuquerque arroyo (water diversion channel) near Cottonwood Mall.
I spent forty-five minutes taking pictures around the Rio Grande, and yet this is the selection for today. I am definitely finding this project to be a challenge.
This entry took a bit of effort, simply because I struggled to find anything worth photographing. I took about a dozen photos all around the house, and most ended up looking rather pointless. I finally settled on this flagstone pathway. I converted the original to black-and-white, which provided a different feel and ends up hiding …
My keyboard appears “spotless” clean when I look at it with a naked eye. Through the lens? Not so much. Even in retrospect, I am wondering if some of this could be on my lens or inside my camera.
Breaking the ice and getting past “photographer’s block” is already a challenge. Not sure how this bodes for the project as a whole. The fact that this photo is out-of-focus really drives me up the wall. Forcing myself to post it is my attempt to fight perfectionism. And, for me, perfectionism can be a serious …