Project 365: Week 3

by DaniGirl on January 22, 2011 · 5 comments

in Photo of the Day

Maybe it’s the cold temperatures or maybe it’s the short days and low light, but I liked the idea of taking pictures a lot more than I liked actually taking pictures this past week. I wanted to take beautiful, thoughtful, meaningful pictures. I actually took, well, these.

I fear that I’m relying to heavily on the kitch factor in my iPhone pix, but I can’t resist the funky frames and effects to spice up pictures like this one of the setting sun through my living room blinds.

22:365 Sunset through the blinds

This was a concept picture that worked better in my head than in the camera. Possibly because I was trying to take it while also cooking dinner and moderating the bickering equivalent of World War III and also packing lunches for the next day, while not actually reading any of this book.

23:1000 Perfect winter evening

From toasty toes to frozen feet… it was c-c-c-c-c-o-l-d last Sunday when I took the big boys skating with friends at the rink around the corner, but even c-c-c-c-c-o-l-d-e-r when I plunked myself belly-down on the ice to try to get an interesting skate shot. I didn’t realize that I still had the aperture set at f22, so the motion blur was a kind of pleasant mistake!

24:365 Skates

Lucas and Katie were both pretty happy to help me by posing for this shot. I call it “one for you and one for me”.

25:365 One for you and one for me

So have I mentioned Lucas’s puzzle fixation? The child is not yet three, and he will sit and do one jigsaw puzzle after another. Not just the toddler puzzles either, but the 100 piece ones for 5 to 7 year olds. It’s quite endearing, until you have to clean the floors!

26:365 Puzzling

Homework time, through the viewfinder of my Duaflex.

27:365 Homework TtV

I found these berries out on one of my Manotick walkabouts. They must be inedible if the birds haven’t claimed them by now, but they looked good enough to photograph!

28:365 Winter berries

And speaking of Manotick walkabouts, I found this sign on the dam beside Watson’s Mill, and I chuckle every time I pass it. Who knew the peeps at Parks Canada has such a fun sense of humour? Worthless dam operating equipment, indeed!

21:365 Worthless dam operating equipment

So I have a question for those of you following my blog feed. You’ll notice that the daily picture now gets broadcast as well as any new blog posts. Is it picture overkill to have both?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Fawn January 22, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I do love the pictures, but find it a bit irksome to see the same ones twice each week. I think I’d rather just see your posts about them and not the FlickR versions first. My 2 cents. ๐Ÿ™‚

2 Mary @ Parenthood January 22, 2011 at 11:10 pm

I’d love to know the story behind the dam sign…

We totally took the same picture last summer except I think mine‘s a little cuter ๐Ÿ™‚

For what it’s worth, I think your pictures are beautiful even if the process of getting them felt like hard work! I don’t think every picture has to make a world-changing statement; if every photo becomes a missed opportunity that sounds like a lot of pressure to me! Not that I agree these particular photos are meaningless. Most tell a story – don’t despise the mundane just because it’s too familiar or ordinary.

In any case, wasn’t this year supposed to be a more relaxed 365? I really look forward to your pictures so want to encourage you to keep on doing what you are doing!

3 Coco January 23, 2011 at 10:15 am

I have that same photo from the dam in Manotick which I took 2 years ago for my 365. I found Manotick a gold mine for photos! When you posted that photo of Lucas earlier this week, working on a “small piece” puzzle I actually wondered if he did that himself as he is so young. Amazing stuff!
I love looking at your photos once a week or everyday. They give me great pleasure.

4 Sara January 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

I don’t mind seeing the photo twice. I like when you do the week in photos because (it seems to me) you give a little more story than just in the Flickr description.

5 Neeroc January 25, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Nope doesn’t bother me at all, and I think I’d catch some of them a 3rd time through my flickr contacts too *g*

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