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Project 365 week 7

Updated on January 30, 2012

Week 7 was an exciting week- my new camera came... along with the new camera came an entire set of new issues.... hope you enjoy the escapades.

Day 44
Day 44

Day 44

One iPhone 4s. Yes, I got my new iPhone today so this was definitely on my mind and I thought why not use this as the first number theme photo. (since there is only one) My big problem was how to take an interesting photo. I decided to try a refection from the box onto the iPhone's glass screen and that became the photo for the number one.

Day 45
Day 45

Day 45

Two black piano keys, shot with macro and in B&W became the subject for today's photo. I had to clean them up a bit. The first round of pictures showed that piano keys really should be cleaned after you have played them. Gross! especially when you are taking a close up photo.

Day 46
Day 46

Day 46

Today's number was three. I have three kids so therefor I have three pumpkins waiting to be carved sitting on the front porch. It was a horrible rainy day and I really did not feel like taking the camera out with my rain cover, so I perched myself just inside the front door and snapped this photo of their soon to be jack o laterns. Although the rain made for a miserable day to take photos for the photographer, it sure did add a nice shine to the subjects.

Day 47
Day 47

Day 47

There was a lot of pressure put on this day. I graduated from a Canon Point and Shoot to a Nikon DSLR which came in the mail today. Still very new to taking "Artsy type" photos, I was terrified to take my first project 365 picture with this camera. There are a whole lot of buttons and settings I have no idea what to do with and the book that came with it may as well be a novel. I spent most of the day trying to figure out what the different lenses actually do, what filters to use, where the settings were- let alone what they actually did. It was after dark and so an outside shot was out of the question. I frantically started searching for a subject in the house which would represent the number four. Just then, my two youngest came out to tell me goodnight and the idea hit. I sat them down side by side and took this photo in the only setting I was able to figure out so far. B&W in automatic. A bit of strategic cropping to get rid of the rest of their faces and the subject for today is "Four Eyes".

Day 48
Day 48

Day 48

The theme today is 5 so out in search I went. It is the end of the summer season and all of the yard items are getting gathered up for storage. My husband had pulled all of the brass tiki torches to mow the grass and it just so happened that there were five of them around our outside table. I have learned another setting in my camera, sepia and this is the one I decided to use for today's photo.

Day 49
Day 49

Day 49

Six strings on an electric guitar and even though I have used this guitar in a previous photo, it was a different angle. I am still trying to learn the settings in the new camera, so bear with me over the next several weeks as I struggle through this project.

Day 50
Day 50

Day 50

This proved to be an interesting day. My aunt who is a photographer for one of the area high school football teams invited me to take my new camera and be her assistant tonight. I borrowed a zoom lens from a friend (70-300mm) and with no idea what I was doing, tagged along. Well, if you knew me- you would know that without bad luck, I would normally not have any luck at all. Of course it would be pouring rain, and a night time football game, with stadium lights glaring in our faces (and lens) not to mention I am still learning how to use the menu in my camera. With the rain hood in place it is extremely difficult to see what you are doing! Some how I did manage by the second half of the game to figure out the settings I needed to use and was able to grab one shot of seven players to complete the theme for today. One word of advice when taking photos on the side line of a football game: the objects in real life are MUCH closer then they appear in the view finder. The player heading towards you filling the shot- has a likely chance of running you over before you can take the photo. I have a new found respect for the guys I see on tv that get leveled by the professional football player. All I can say is that I learned I am able to jump pretty high and still managed to hold on to my camera. Thank goodness for neck straps.

Until the next Hub...

well that completes this week... on to the next :)

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

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      catalystsnstars 5 years ago from Land of Nod

      Interesting idea on photography, almost like a day in the life. I haven't read any of your other hubs, but I gather this is going to be a length project? Good luck!

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      Heather Reichel 5 years ago from Northwestern Pennsylvania

      Yes -when done there will be 52 total Hubs ...one for each week

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      catalystsnstars 5 years ago from Land of Nod

      You know I don't think I've ever considered following through with a goal that way, weekly as opposed to daily. I'll have to try it.

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      MazioCreate 5 years ago from Brisbane Queensland Australia

      Love the photos and the story that goes with them. I think your approach of using numbers, individualises your Hub and the task you are trying to achieve. Thanks.

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      Heather Reichel 5 years ago from Northwestern Pennsylvania

      Catalystnstars the humor in this - is that I am actually behind in my weekly goal of writing a hub for the project 365. And the project 365? A photo a day? I have not missed a day yet... Lol... Today is day 153 so I should have written hub # 21 already :( I will catch back up to the project... Sure would be nice if the hub could be done on iPad/iPhone ... But that day is not here yet

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      Heather Reichel 5 years ago from Northwestern Pennsylvania

      MazioCreate thank you for the kind words on my photos - I did alphabet theme, then the numbers- 8 was as high as I went. I was new and finding the photo a day difficult without direction. It worked to get me going - now I find my subjects daily and it is much easier. I created a habit instead of a hobby and trained myself to look around ALL the time because my camera is now always with me. I rarely leave the house without it and if I do it feels the same as when I happen to forget my cell phone. I just hope that my stories help others to realize this project can be whatever they want it to be and however they decide to do it. Not many things in life give you that much control so people should take advantage of it :) my project 365 is a photo a day but yours could be a chapter a day in a book, your neighbor may chose a recipe a day ... Whatever you are into adapt it for you- take the control and run with it- but most importantly have fun and grow from the experience

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