Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Update - Project 365

There are only 3 months left to complete my Project 365 (this was a leap year so it's really 366...) This is a partial view of September's images.




It will be December 31st before we know it and I have mixed feelings about this almost being over. I know I will miss it, but I am also finding it more challenging than it was in the beginning.

It's easy to find great shots when you are having little adventures like trips to San Francisco or kayaking. However, there were many days this month where my routine was off and all of a sudden it would be 5:00 and I would realize that I didn't have my "picture of the day" yet!  This is what happened on September 27th (I had to be somewhere at 6:00).


©2012 Dianne Poinski

We had family visiting this month and on September 23rd we had tickets to a performance in the afternoon and then plans to go out to dinner. There is a house on the corner where my mother-in-law lives that has been condemned and I guess will be demolished soon.

Knowing we were just going to be at her house for a couple of minutes (we were picking her up), I said hi, and quickly excused myself and walked down the street to get my "shot" for that day.


©2012 Dianne Poinski

We also spent a lot of time cleaning and clearing out rooms in our house this month. (See above - house guests........) While going through a desk I found this pocket watch. That was my one and only shot that day (September 14th).


©2012 Dianne Poinski

One of the things I love most about this project is you never know where inspiration will hit. One morning (September 10th) I went over to our old city cemetery to photograph and possibly get my image of the day. The light was bad and I wasn't really "feeling" it but I tried to squeeze something out of being there.

It was only after leaving and driving down the road that I found what I wanted. I spotted an old trailer parked in an insurance office's parking lot. I did a U-turn and after making sure no one was in the trailer,  I made this image of these great vintage curtains.


©2012 Dianne Poinski

Because flowers are beautiful to begin with, I sometimes feel like I am cheating when I photograph them for this project. However, having a fairly steady supply of grocery store bouquets has come in very handy at times. Like the day after I broke my toe (September 6th)...............................



©2012 Dianne Poinski

Or the morning before we put everything back after having the living room painted (September 13th)...........



©2012 Dianne Poinski


I know I have mentioned this before, but there are times where I start out with the intention of getting my "pic of the day" with the iPhone, only to be so satisfied with what I captured that I also pull out my Nikon and shoot the same scene.

That is what happened with some flowers I bought at the food co-op. These are my iPhone shots for September 20th and 21st but I may share the Nikon versions some day as well.



©2012 Dianne Poinski


©2012 Dianne Poinski

So that's the September wrap! Prepare to see many "autumn images" as we head into October and November..........................................

Note: all images were shot and processed with my iPhone 4s. Snapseed was used and possibly Iris Photo Suite, FocalLab and/or Vintique.

2 comments:

  1. Sometimes I think great art comes out of the most ordinary and accidental moments and places. You've certainly taken advantage of that...I love the trailer's blue tassled curtains and the randomly painted window of the abandoned house. Then the going deeper with the flowers when that's all you had when you were laid up - very nice.

    It seems like this project is as much about going deeper and about seeing the world at another level. Important "muscles" for an artist, right?

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  2. Thank you for your comment Lillian! I believe "going deeper" is the right term and it has most certainly flexed some muscles! Thanks again!

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