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365 Day Photo Challenge - October 2011

Updated on April 1, 2013

Daily Photo Project - October 2011 - Hitting Reset

It's looking like I won't have a lot of time to work on my daily photo journal this month, so most of my shooting will probably be done with my Droid or my ELPH 100. I haven't been getting good pics with my Fuji X100 - I can coax a few very nice pictures out of it but most of them are absolute crap. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or something's wrong with the camera. Maybe it just isn't suited for the kind of pictures I like to take. I don't have time to figure it out AND get a picture posted every day so I'm not even going to bother. For now, here's to another month of pictures...

A Photo a Day for October - The ongoing saga of my 365 day photo challenge...

Lake Tahoe - taken with my Droid phone
Lake Tahoe - taken with my Droid phone

October is my favorite month - the temperature is perfect and the fall colors are great for shooting pictures. The only bad thing is the days are getting shorter. It's pretty much dark when I come to work and by the time I pick up my kid, get him started on his homework, and empty the dishwasher the sun is almost going down. So maybe a lot of pictures this month will be work related... I shot a couple rolls of film through my Holga 120 last month... they won't make it into my 365 project but if they turn out good maybe I'll make a priority of shooting some to post here. Also last month I bought Photo Op: 52 Weekly Ideas for Creative Image-Making which has lots more cool photography ideas and I really hope I get the chance to try some of them. It's a lot more instructional than Photo Idea Index so I won't have to crank up the creativity as much to get them done. As always, hope you enjoy the pictures...

365 Photo Project - Day 39 - Wife and Kids - October 1, 2011

365 photo project day 39 - wife and kids checking out the new neighborhood
365 photo project day 39 - wife and kids checking out the new neighborhood

Spent all day Saturday at the new (old) house cleaning up and attempting to have a yard sale - no customers though. Alice and the kids got bored so they decided to take a walk around the neighborhood. This was taken with my Coolpix 4800 right at the edge of usable range with full optical and digital zoom.

365 Photo Project - Day 40 - Yard Sale - October 2, 2011

365 photo project day 40 - yard sale
365 photo project day 40 - yard sale

Since yesterday's garage was such a colossal failure (not one single customer!!!) I decided to try again today. Wrote a better ad for craigslist, started two ours earlier, and made a whole $11.00! Taken with my Droid phone.

365 Photo Project - Day 41 - More money than brains... - October 3, 2011

365 photo project day 41 - wtf???
365 photo project day 41 - wtf???

OK - I know this picture's image quality is bad - but I had to share it anyway. What the heck was this guy thinking. In case you can't see it clearly, it's an anti-sway bar on a jacked-up 4x4 with 6(!!!) shock absorbers - for what? He lessened his ground clearance, added weight, maybe even added a small amount of aerodynamic drag. Besides all that, it looks stupid. I guess some people have more money than brains. Also, I really need to clean the windshield on my Buick. You didn't notice that though... Taken with my ELPH 100.

365 Photo Project - Day 42 - My two boys - October 4, 2011

365 photo project day 42 - my two boys
365 photo project day 42 - my two boys

My two boys goofing around by the station wagons. I finally got the younger one (Robert) to get over his camera shyness (it involved begging, pleading, and ultimately bribery). Cloudy today, looks like it might rain tonight. Taken with my Coolpix 4800.

365 Photo Project - Day 43 - Yuan and Robert - October 5, 2011

365 photo project day 43 - my two boys playing Starcraft
365 photo project day 43 - my two boys playing Starcraft

The deal seems to be holding - Robert is still letting me take pictures. Here are my two boys checking out an old game (Starcraft) that Yuan just installed on his computer. Taken with my ELPH 100.

365 Photo Project - Day 44 - First trip to the dentist - October 6, 2011

365 photo project day 44 - Robert at the dentist
365 photo project day 44 - Robert at the dentist

My son Robert's first trip to the dentist - one filling, two teeth pulled, and not even a whimper:) This picture is one of the reasons I love my ELPH 100. I doubt the would have let me in taking pictures with my K200, but with the ELPH 100 I don't even think they knew I was taking pictures...

365 Photo Project - Day 45 - The patient didn't make it - October 7, 2011

365 photo project day 45 - Skeleton on gurney
365 photo project day 45 - Skeleton on gurney

Skeleton

365 Photo Project - Day 46 - Patina on my Valiant - October 8, 2011

365 photo project day 46 - Valiant station wagon
365 photo project day 46 - Valiant station wagon

Another shot of my 64 Valiant. Check out that patina:) It's almost enough to make me want to keep it this way instead of restoring it... Taken with a Fuji X100.

365 Photo Project - Day 47 - Wires - October 9, 2011

365 photo project day 47 - Wiring to my PBX
365 photo project day 47 - Wiring to my PBX

PBX wiring

365 Photo Project - Day 48 - Storm clouds - October 10, 2011

365 photo project day 48 - Storm clouds
365 photo project day 48 - Storm clouds

Going to check out the new (old) house. I love drive over the last hill on Pyramid Highway into Sparks - always an awesome view. Today I was treated to these storm clouds hanging over the mountains south of town. Taken with my Coolpix 4800.

365 Photo Project - Day 49 - Docksider - October 11, 2011

365 photo project day 49 - AHM Docksider
365 photo project day 49 - AHM Docksider

I love collecting model railroad locomotives and I love terminal railroads so this little AHM Docksider is a natural for my collection. Actually, one of the reasons I got into photography was to take pictures of my model railroading so I guess it's about time to post a picture of some of my stuff. I'm hoping to start building my first model railroad soon so hopefully I'll have a lot more to post over the coming year. Taken with my ELPH 100.

365 Photo Project - Day 50 - Brown Sugar Cinnamon - October 12, 2011

365 photo project day 50 - Pop-Tarts
365 photo project day 50 - Pop-Tarts

When I was a kid I loved eating Pop-Tarts - not just any Pop-Tarts, they had to be Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts. So today I was heading to the cafeteria for lunch, and look what I found in the vending machine... Mmmmm. Taken with my Powershot ELPH 100 set to Super Vivid.

365 Photo Project - Day 51 - Beer Goggles - October 13, 2011

365 photo project day 51 - Beer Goggles
365 photo project day 51 - Beer Goggles

One thing about little point and shoot cameras is you can't experiment with different lenses. Well, almost can't - just finished relaxing with a beer in my Man Cave (aka garage) and decided to see what shooting through my beer mug would look like. Most didn't turn out that great but I like this one. Shot with my ELPH 100 through "beer goggles."

365 Photo Project - Day 52 - Who, Me? - October 14, 2011

365 photo project day 52 - Who, Me?
365 photo project day 52 - Who, Me?

My son loves to play but isn't always thrilled when we make him clean up. It's like "how do you know I did it?" Well, duh... Taken with my ELPH 100.

365 Photo Project - Day 53 - Reno Arch Mural - October 15, 2011

365 photo project day 54 - Reno Arch
365 photo project day 54 - Reno Arch

365 Photo Project - Day 54 - Done Painting - October 16, 2011

365 photo project day 54 - Finally done painting
365 photo project day 54 - Finally done painting

Done painting!

365 Photo Project - Day 55 - Driving - October 17, 2011

driving, s2000, ELPH 100
driving, s2000, ELPH 100

365 Photo Project - Day 56 - Early Morning Bus - October 18, 2011

bus stop, early morning bus, low light, ELPH 100
bus stop, early morning bus, low light, ELPH 100

365 Photo Project - Day 57 - Old Sparks House - October 19, 2011

old house, sparks, Coolpix 4800
old house, sparks, Coolpix 4800

365 Photo Project - Day 58 - Wires - October 20, 2011

365 photo project day 58
365 photo project day 58

365 Photo Project - Day 59 - Frazzled - October 21, 2011

365 photo project day 59
365 photo project day 59

365 Photo Project - Day 60 - Looking out my window - October 22, 2011

365 photo project, day 60
365 photo project, day 60

Looking out the window of our new house. I'm really in love with that little blue house. The yard looks junky in this picture, but since this was taken they have completely re-landscaped and it looks awesome now. Counting our house, there are now 4 homes on our block that are undergoing major upgrades. I love this neighborhood:) Taken with my ELPH 100 set to Super Vivid.

365 Photo Project - Day 61 - Gloves - October 23, 2011

Nothing exciting here, just my pair of work gloves sitting on the counter top. Yawn...

365 Photo Project - Day 62 - Dead grass - Octber 24, 2011

Another non-exciting picture. I really need to get some yard cleanup done...

365 Photo Project - Day 63 - Ghost flower - October 25, 2011

Ghost Flower
Ghost Flower

Sometimes my ELPH 100 gives really surprising results. Usually they suck but once in awhile it doesn't. I was hoping to focus on the flower with this, but the cool thing is the flower is so far out of focus that you can actually see what's behind the flower - too cool!

365 Photo Project - Day 64 - Rusty clippers - October 26, 2011

Some rusty clippers I found when cleaning out my garage. I think my ELPH 100 does a better job with this type of close up shot than the fancy and expensive Fuji X100...

365 photo Project - Day 65 - Bright fall day - October 26, 2011

Fall is my favorite season - I like all the colors the leaves turn, I like the tempurature, even the way the sun lights the day just looks better than the other seasons. Super Vivid on my ELPH 100 really makes the colors pop:)

Night Photography Ideas - Cool photography ideas for when the days are getting shorter...

Night Photo in Sparks
Night Photo in Sparks

Photo Op - 52 awesome ideas for your 365 photo project...

 

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    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      What a nifty project. I'd really like to do this someday.

    • Laniann profile image

      Laniann 6 years ago

      Beautiful images.