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Project 365 week 19

Updated on February 3, 2012
Day 128
Day 128

Day 128

Some people do their project 365 as a self portrait a day for a year. Since I am a bit camera shy and prefer to be behind the lens, I decided to include only one "self portrait" this is the view that my subjects see the most so I though it was quite fitting :)

Day 129
Day 129

Day 129

The baptist church down town has some interesting architectural features like this "castle" like bell tower. I drove into town today to purposely get a photo of this since the snow had finally melted off and it was now more "normal" looking.

Day 130
Day 130

Day 130

OH NO! another snow storm in the forecast for tonight. One thing about approaching storms though- when sunset hits it really makes for some interesting skys. I love different cloud formations and the impressive colors that bad weather brings with it

Day 131
Day 131

Day 131

All along the shore of Lake Erie in northwest Pa we have the ideal climate for growing grapes to make wine and grape juice. Everywhere you look you will see fields and fields of these vines. I was driving along and decided to pull off to grab a photo. The grapes have already been harvested for the year, so they really have a dormant look to them. I will try to get back up here in the spring to grab another shot as the plants start to get their leaves back.

Day 132
Day 132

Day 132

An old family tradition that is no more. Once upon a time, we as children used to come here to pick our pumpkins to carve for Halloween. Piles and piles of bright orange pumpkins and yellow gourds, homemade apple cider and corn mazes. It was a place that schools took field trips and I took my children when they were young. Saddly, the economy has forced this once magical place to close it's doors. The tell tale signs that it used to be there are bitter sweet and also became the photo of the day.

Day 133
Day 133

Day 133

The remnants of an old Grist mill make for a interesting subject. This is one of several in our area that are in ruins. There are still a couple that have been restored to their former glory and are tourist attractions, but sadly this is not one of them. I will be taking a few photos in this next month of several old and deralick builds for a series that I am making while doing my project 365.

Day 134
Day 134

Day 134

An antique Ford Thunderbird at the local car dealer made for a photo I could not resist. Not that I am a motor head by any means, I can just appreciate the lines on an older classic car. I plan on going to some of the cruise ins this summer to capture some images of the classic muscle cars for a series.

Week 19 is complete

With over a third of my project behind me, I am fairly proud of some of the images I have already taken. I am learning what my camera can and can not do. (I am sure the can nots are only because I have no idea how to make it do- and not actually the camera itself) As my numbers grow and my calender fills, I am starting to gain a little confidence and put myself out there. I have a couple photos to take for Seniors this spring and I am working on getting a better portrait lens. It will all come together in the end as it is supposed to I am sure...

Until next time

"May you always have a seashell in your pocket and sand between your toes"

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