Eleven days down, 354 to go! It’s the end of week 1 (and a half) of Project 365 and already I am having a blast.
In an effort to try something new and step out of my comfort zone, I decided to experiment with photographing toy dinosaurs. It’s already been a lot of fun and I look forward to photographing more. They haven’t been my most popular photos on Facebook or Flickr but I’m not letting that get to me. What matters is that I’m having fun.
With the first eleven days counting today out of the way, I wanted to share a few of my favorites during this first week and half. And no, I didn’t put them in chronological order. Where’s the fun in that?
On day 8, I went for a short walk to the mailbox to find out if there was anything besides bills or junk mail. Nope. I decided to carry my DSLR and a dinosaur hoping to find something interesting or have something spark an idea. When I got the chance to move my car into an uncovered parking space, I thought it would a good and fun idea to put the dino on the dashboard.
On the 5th day of Project 365, we caught our festive penguin, Pimento, taking a selfie. Since he’s already kind of an attention whore and loves his photo being taken, he continued to sit there while we photographed him. Many thanks go to my hubby for helping me with the lighting situation. It’s not too easy in our office.
The third day of Project 365 took me along the shores (well, close to it) of Lake Mead on the Nevada side. A friend of mine and his hilarious teenage daughter picked me up at home for an impromptu photo get together. Said friend is also a photographer and is someone I often banter with when we get together.
On our return to civilization…er, Vegas, he stopped on the shoulder of the road for us to get shots of the sunset. It was a gorgeous evening and I was glad I had the chance to get out and enjoy this beautiful scene.
The ninth day of Project 365 was all about laziness. And what better way to capture laziness than a sleeping feline? This is Melvin Habanero for those who don’t know. He is our oldest kitty at almost 4.5 years old and is a major lovebug. And yes, I was singing “Soft kitty…warm kitty…little ball of fur…” while shooting this. I’ve been watching too much Big Bang Theory.
This week has been an interesting one with various challenges ranging from my own laziness (yup, I admit it), to creative challenges, to just being tired. I wish it was because I forgot my camera but I’d be lying off my ass. No self-respecting photographer leaves the house without their camera. Okay, fine. I do. On occasion. But for the purpose of Project 365, I am carrying it more often.
Next week, another small set of photos. Maybe five next week if I am feeling up for it. I did like a majority of the photos I shot this past week but some were vertical rather than horizontal and that’s kind of a pain in the ass to post.
Here’s to another week of fun and dinosaurs. Or cats. Or penguins taking selfies. Who knows? All I know is I’m looking forward to another interesting week. Stay tuned!