Project 365: Heading into the home stretch!

by DaniGirl on November 26, 2011 · 2 comments

in Photo of the Day

I can’t believe I’ve got more than 90 per cent of my second 365 project in the can. Did this year just fly by or what?

This week’s pictures are all over the map. Actually, that’s not quite true — they were all taken within or around Manotick. But I couldn’t really come up with any sort of cohesive theme outside of “I really don’t have time for Project 365 this week!”

I like it best when cuteness asserts itself for the photographic taking, like when Willie hopped up onto the table to try to entice Tristan away from his homework. I thought him settling in on the Petit Robert was pretty cute, but the yawn was an unexpected bonus that I just happened to be ready to catch.

333:365 Homework is boring

I tried to play with a longer exposure and pan the camera with the movement of these geese, but I’m not thrilled with the result. It was an idea better in concept than execution, I think, but it was the best of the lot and I didn’t have any other pictures for the day. It was fun spooking a giant flock of geese into flight just by stopping by the side of the road, though!

335:365 Goose pan (as opposed to goose in the pan)

When I saw this stump with its little ecosystem, it looked like a faerie playground to me. 🙂

330:365 Fairy playground

And then we had snow! I was pretty excited to see how much snow fell when we woke up on Wednesday — and by the time we got everyone into their boots and ski pants and scarves and hats, I was pretty much done with winter. Lucas seemed plenty perplexed by the white stuff!

334:365 First snowfall

I’ve been playing a lot with textures lately, and I really love the effects from the Spring Painterly sets from Flypaper Textures. I love how the brush strokes and deep blue hues transformed this rather mundane photo into something moody and a little mysterious. I’m really pleased with this one!

331:365 Blue hour at the farm

I used another texture from the Spring Painterly set to enhance this picture of some fall berries.

332:365 Orange and red berries

And last but definitely not least — yes, it’s that time of year again! We hauled out the Santa hats and turned the porch into a portrait studio again. This one is one of the outtakes, but I like the expressions on their faces and the interaction.

336:365 Christmas card outtake

At the end of the day, they’re still my very favourite subjects to photograph. 🙂


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chantal November 26, 2011 at 8:14 am

I can’t get over how grown up Tristan looks! Great photos. I always live your Christmas shots of the boys.

2 Gus&Otto November 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Has another year really flown by?

I really love the painterly effect and will have to check that out. And your cat. My goodness. That cat has paid off in photographs. What a personality that little ball of fluff has.

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