Project 365: I am running out of titles for these posts!

by DaniGirl on November 13, 2009 · 2 comments

in Photo of the Day

I think I’ve managed to clamber over the brick wall of uninspiration that’s been sitting on my Muse for the last week or so. After about 10 days of feeling completely uninspired and worse, feeling like a talentless hack who happened to luck into a few good shots, I am feeling rejuvenated and excited about taking pictures again. I can’t figure out if my mood improved because my photos did, or vice versa. Regardless, it’s good to be enjoying the 365 project again. I’ve still got more than two months to get through!

I just can’t seem to stay away from leaf pictures. I can’t say in 40 years I’ve ever found them quite so compelling before, especially the ones lying in discarded heaps and blown up against fences. Like these ones!

290:365 More wet leaves

This was from the same day, the tail end of my rather bleak mood last week. I wanted something stark and November-y. I think this qualifies.

290b:365 Tree trunk

This picture was a failed experiment. I’d been trying to shoot through a glass with water droplets on it (the water droplets magnify and distort the image underneath) but I just couldn’t get it to work. Since I had the Scrabble board out anyway, I thought I could figure out something to do with it. It was actually Beloved who came up with the idea of putting the blog title out on it. Might work well as a banner some day, with some tweaking!

291:365 Postcards from the Mothership

When it gets to be the end of the day and I still don’t have a picture, I’ve gotten in the habit of practicing my portraits with the kids. This one was a near-miss — something about it bugs me, it just doesn’t do him justice — but good enough for the picture of the day.

293:365 Lucas laughing

I took this one a couple of days later, and *finally* got the picture I was trying to capture over the last couple of weeks.

Lucas in the land of chalk drawings

(Hey, Project 365 is all about learning, right? And I’ve learned that you have to take a LOT of shots to get just a few good ones.)

And the very same day, I took this one, which is one of my favourite pictures ever. I didn’t even notice the bubble on his lips until I was sorting through the pictures later that day.

295:365 Bubble breath

This next image was inspired by a really amazing TtV shot of one of my contact’s toy camera collection. It’s nowhere near as wicked-cool as his shot, but it’s mine and I like it fine. My small but growing vintage camera collection:

292:365 TtV camera family portrait

Saw this on my way to work, driving along the Canal early one morning and it caught my eye. They’ve got the little huts in place for Winterlude skating, making for an interesting reflection in the still Canal water.

294:365 Waiting for Winterlude

I see these as my transitional pictures. They’re half-way between fall and winter — frost on leaves! The first version is the macro, through a close-up filter.

296:365 Frosty leaf

And this is the non-macro version:

296b:365 The non-macro version!

Please admire that tiny sparkle of sunlight in the very centre of the frame, because it pretty much perfectly captures how I feel right now!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jen November 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm

I never get tired of checking out your pictures, you’re awesome! Glad to hear you got your groove back ๐Ÿ™‚

And I could just eat that boy up!! ๐Ÿ™‚

2 Nat November 15, 2009 at 9:34 am

My muse is fickle the harder I look for him, the more he hides. (I have decided that my muse is male.) Either way I am thrilled you found the elusive “it” —

I love that photo with the frosted leaves… inspiration to get out there and try so ‘weather’ shots.

For the murk, crap and stench of the canal, it has the best reflections.

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