Monday, December 31, 2012

366/366 - "Check!"

(F/8, 75mm, 1/160 sec, ISO 100, Canon 5D Mk II)

Last year about this time I was trying to decide whether this was the year I would check "Do a 365 Project" off of my bucket list.  As you can tell I decided to take on this project in 2012 and I am officially done.  I wanted to do this to learn different aspects of photography and improve my skills, such as lighting and post processing.  I still have much to learn but I can honestly say that I have learned more than I could have imagined as this past year unfolded.

Over this past year I have taken 4987 photographs, which means I averaged about 14 photos per day.  I would like to give a big thanks to everyone for all their support throughout this year. An even bigger thanks to Jim for some of his guest posts, pushing me to be more creative, and helping me throughout the year learning Lightroom and Photoshop. I utilized Jim's 365 Project from 2009 for inspiration and ideas when I was too tired to think. Lastly, a big shout out to Sue, Jonah, and Harper for their patience and being my subjects when I was out of ideas.

Over this past week I have reviewed all of my posts and it is quite amazing, uncanny actually, as I recall each photograph and what was happening on that day.  Some days were good and some not so good, and all those memories come flooding back. There were passings, relocations, weddings, family get togethers, vacations, holidays, and everything in between.

So the photo for today is my final self portrait.  I have done three of these on days 122, 244, and now 366.  

I hope everyone has enjoyed this as much as I did.  I won’t be posting on this blog anymore, so if you would like to continue to follow me or my future projects, then you should check out the links below. See you around the interwebs.

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