Project 365 week 16
Ok- so I have taken photos of the dog and the cat, cows, horses and donkeys, even a photo of buffalo. So today I went in search of something just a little different. I did not have to go far in rural PA to find it! A llama farm... yeah :) unfortunately for me these animals seem to be a bit less curious of the camera and a lot more shy. Cows and horses will come right up to the fence to check you out when you stop by the side of the road with a camera. Llamas on the other hand, seem to run from you. I heard they spit like camels so maybe coming up to see what I was doing would not have been the best thing anyways since I did not have my rain cover on my camera.
We celebrated Christmas with my parents today and of course there were tons and tons of photos taken. This little stuffed cow seemed to be the object of much cuddling though, by just about everyone- so it was agreed that he would be the subject of today's photo. Cute little guy was very agreeable and not camera shy in the slightest.
An incredibly busy day today! One of those days that I swore I turned a corner and met myself coming. It was everything I could do to quickly snap this photo with my iPhone of the view of a sunset over this log cabin. Yes, I know, I pretty much broke my string of nikon photos here... but the Project lives on with a photo a day. Sometimes the best camera is just the one that you have with you at the time.
I wanted to do another reflection photo for today, but it was cloudy for most of the afternoon. I decided to wait until after dark to see what I could find. Since it was a rainy evening, I tried to do some city street photography. I have seen some really awesome photos where they used wet asphalt to reflect the street and vehicle lights. Lets just say that my photos did not turn out like the ones I have seen and I will be doing a bit of research to figure out how they are pulling that off. So running out of time for the day and starting to hit desperate stage I settled for the reflection of Christmas lights on a pond. Sometimes I think it is better to leave the house with no idea what the photo will be, rather than an idea and no clue how to do it.
Christmas shopping and general getting ready for the holidays is starting to eat away at my photo taking time. I know that I have to chose to make time to take photos, but some days this is hard to justify. (especially when you have three children and it is Christmas time) Once again I resign myself to a photo with my iPhone. The parking lot of Walmart offered the scene. Although this picture will not make it into my top 100 favorites from this project, it did mean that once again I escaped the risks of missing a day in my Project 365. Twice this week I have taken iffy photos... I vow to get my routine back and make no more excuses.... well, maybe one or two :)
I have seen some similar photos using a ring and a bible to make a heart shadow. So I wanted to give it a try. Now the ones that I have seen- normally stood the ring up on it's edge so the shadow was really obvious. After about 20 minutes of trying to keep my ring from tipping before I could take my photo, I decided they must be using some type of adhesive or a different type of bible. Since I was not about to glue my wedding ring, I tried a different approach. The heart shadow is still there- so I will call this a mini success.
To the basement I headed on this late night.... my normal spot when I only have a half hour left in the day and I still have not taken my photo. I had gotten this sponge on a trip to Put in Bay and the little crab guy came from the Outer Banks. A few minutes to midnight and the photo for the day was complete... whew!
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Week 16 is complete
Ok- so this was not my best week for photos. However- even though I am not proud of the photos I am proud of the underlying cause. The project 365 has made it through this hectic pre Christmas week so that to me means I will be able to complete it. If you have not had a chance check out some of my past weeks- I promise they are better :)
Until next time
"May you always have a seashell in your pocket and sand between your toes"