The Thousand Picture Project

by DaniGirl on January 29, 2010 · 9 comments

in Photo of the Day

Welcome to the first official post of the Thousand Picture Project! Since the vast majority of you said you like these posts, and since I like doing them, and since I don’t have anything else for today (and just maybe because I’m thumbing my nose at the few of you who said you didn’t like them!), why not?

And, let’s be honest: one of the reasons I wanted to do this post today is so I could brag about this picture. Remember on Tuesday how it was crazy warm, about 15C above the normal temps for January? That was the day I had my interview on All in a Day, and on the way home the heavy clouds that had been crowding the sky all day parted and we had this beautiful sunset. A perfect end to a lovely day.

369:1000 Drama sky

Then a couple of days later, I got an e-mail from — wait for it! — Ian Black of the CBC, saying “sorry I missed you at the studio the other day, next time say hi.” *blush* And then he went on to say he’d noticed this picture and could he have my permission to use it on the evening weathercast on the CBC news!!!! He used it on last night’s broadcast, and when Simon heard him introduce the photo and give me credit, he yelled at the TV “Hey, that’s my MOM’s name!!!” Talk about positive reinforcement!

It’s funny, but even though I’m still taking a picture every day, I’m feeling a whole lot more relaxed about the whole thing. For instance, I’ve taken three days’ worth of pictures to follow this hyacinth as it blooms. I don’t think I would have dedicated three days in the same week to a single subject before.

367:1000 Hyacinth

368:1000 Hyacinth - day two

370:1000 Hyacinth - day four

And man, does my house ever smell terrific right now!

On the other end of nature’s spectrum, this was the view from my office window yesterday afternoon during one of those snow squalls. I used the bricks to frame the picture, but also to give a little perspective as to exactly how blustery it was.

372:1000 Whiteout

And finally, a picture that is more or less responsible for me deciding to continue on with a daily picture project. I’d had the idea of taking a picture of jacks in my head way back in the beginning of the project, but the boys didn’t actually have any. We got some in a loot bag from a birthday party early in January, but they disappeared before I could include them in my 365. The box reappeared in the days between the end of the 365 and the decision to continue with the daily pictures, and I was happy to finally get the picture I’d (more or less) had in my head all along.

371:1000 Jacks

I really enjoyed taking these pictures. I’m glad I decided to continue!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 smothermother January 29, 2010 at 11:52 am

oh do i ever love the smell of hyacinthes. so very cool about the pic being on tv and ian black giving you kudos. wow! where do you go from there? 😉

2 JoJo January 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm

You go on girl. You are like my positive cycle hero. Good always follows more good with you. Your photos are almost as beautiful as you!

PS Captcha= religion But It’s like it knows I am talking to you.

3 Chantal January 29, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Cool 1000 photos. Sounds like fun. I just listened to your interview on All in a day (the link from your post). It was great. You sound so relaxed!

4 Valerie January 29, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Nice pictures this week – I love the snow squall one. Every time I took out my camera, the squall stopped, LOL. I enjoyed listening to your interview, too – like Chantal, I was impressed with how at ease you were!

5 Bonita January 29, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I’m glad you decided to continue, too, enjoying your photos.

6 KG January 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Oh that picture of the snow sent shivers down my spine. Not “Oh that looks cold” shivers. More like “I would have to sleep under my desk at work! I am NOT driving in that!” shivers.

Oh Canada!

(Was that bad? Just cheesy, right?)

7 alison January 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I’m glad you are still posting pix, Dani. I do enjoy them. And I remember looking out the window of my office on Thurs and seeing that exact same snow squall. I was very glad they were over before I had to drive home.

8 LostFan January 31, 2010 at 7:20 am

LOST is back nest week, don’t miss it!

9 被リンク February 1, 2010 at 5:23 am

The blooms of hyacinth are so beautiful, since it is my first time to see that, really exciting, though just the pictures.

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