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Project 365 week 12
One more week down
Week 12 was part of a new type of photo for me. The industrial photos for this week were a fun and interesting picture to take. If you are new to the series, this is my project 365 where I intend to take one photo a day for a year. SInce this is a leap year... technically it is a project 366... but then that is just splitting hairs...
This week I decided to shoot some photos of the old industry in and around town. So hopping in the car I went looking. Since it was a nice sunny day I figured a silhouette photo would be cool to try. The old water tower from the Forge was the perfect subject and the sun was at a decent height to give it a try.
Today was my oldest daughter's birthday so the entire day was filled with preparations of the event. Tired does not even begin to describe how I felt at the end of the day. Plopped down on the couch surrounded by the remnants of a teenager party, I mindlessly began eating the m&ms left in the candy dish. SInce I had taken numerous photos of the actual event itself, the camera was nearby. So guess what today's theme became? You can call it "Mom needs chocolate" ... that works for me.
I decided to take the long way to go pick up my kids today and the long way led me through lots and lots of farms. One in particular was very close to the road and had some very cute baby calves. The other cow had a neat mohawk hairdo so of course he made it as an extra.
I had to take a kid to school this morning so that took me past the main park in town. There are canons and canon balls located on the one side that I have photographed before, but as I drove past I caught a glimpse down the barrel of one of the canons. I decided it was a different way to look at one and decided to take a photo. Since it is not a view that you normally look at on these- it may be easy to miss the etched writing on the end. So I guess this turned into a history lesson as well.
Not all of the industry has left our town. One of the local factories was up in full swing today as I was driving past. Being a chilly day, the heated exhaust from the stacks was emphasized against the grey sky. Finding a good place to park and get close for the photo was the hardest part of today's picture. I love it when the photo goes smoothly.
Back to the industry that has left today. I have a thought in my mind, possibly from watching too much CSI or Law and Order... of the whole warehouse district and the types of scene that would be typical for someplace like that. So with that in mind I went searching. I found this old doorway in a vacant building. I love the old outside light in the first one. Reminds me of something right off the tv... and the broken window- well I think that goes hand in hand with the abandoned feeling of the property. I shot these in B&W to add contrast and then added a frame to try to give it a more edgy feeling. Not sure if I accomplished that or not, lol, edgy is something that kind of elludes me still. It is a definite style difference from fuzzy baby cows.
Today was Thanksgiving, filled with photos of my family. Since I wanted to include the holiday theme in the photo for today, but still wanted to keep the privacy of my family intact. I went for a photo of the centerpiece that my mom had set out on the table. Nothing says Thanksgiving like a gourd!
Week 12 is complete
With week 12 done, that means there is a nice even number of 40 weeks left to go in this project. Ticking them off one at a time gives me a sense of accomplishment as I watch my portfolio grow and develope. My new camera has given more more control over the image and I am definitely trying to push out of my comfort zone. I may not catch every shot that I am going for but I am using the manual mode or the aperture priority mode rather than the automatic settings. That is a scarey thing to do for the first child event.. you definitely do not want to mess things up. But as I get farther into this, I am learning so much more. That is why I started in the first place so I am happy it is working out.
Until next time
"May you always have a seashell in your pocket and sand between your toes"