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Photo a Day: The Conclusion

Day 29 / July 29, 2011

Day 30 / July 30, 2011

Day 31 / July 31, 2011

I promised this post more than two months ago: the wrap-up to the photo-a-day project I did during the month of July. This self imposed challenge was wonderful, a perfect formula of ease and a doable length of time. I highly suggest you give it a try!

See week 1, week 2, week 3, and week 4.

Here is what I learned:

  • I am not one to follow through on projects. While my initial enthusiasm is enormous, my focus soon wanes and I move on to new things.
  • That being said, shorter or smaller projects are much more likely to get finished. (And I am so proud of myself when I do finish!)
  • Taking a photo a day made me to really pay attention: what is beautiful? What is unique? What is memorable? It was a welcomed awareness.
  • Time passes very, very quickly. Often it would be twilight before I had remembered to take my photo.
  • I am a very picky photographer. I may take scores of photos, and truly like only one.
  • As the weeks went on, it became more and more challenging to take photos that weren't repetitive: there are only so many unique shots one can take of flowers or the sky!
  • The final collection of photos is one that I am proud of, with the exception of the second day. The blurriness was not something I had realized before it became too dark to replace it.
  • The very last photo (seen above) is my favorite of all, I think. Its simplicity, softness, stillness, and shades of summery green are magical. It is of drops of water from the sprinkler. Which, of all of them, do you like best?


I would certainly consider doing a photo-a-day for a month again, perhaps in a new season. For my next project? I'd love to try taking a photo-an-hour for one day. 

Thanks so much for joining me throughout this journey, my loves. If you begin your own thirty or thirty-one day challenge, please leave a link in the comments!

5 comments:

  1. ONE all time favorite? The library cards I think ...

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  2. Really stunning collection, Ingrid. You have a way with a camera that few people do. Love that last photo -- it's so dreamy.

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  3. I can't pick a favorite of the entire month, but my favorite from this set are of your little feeties. :D

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  4. Ahh Ingrid, what a nice collection! Picture 9 (abstract orange) and 25 (the water) are my favorites. Very soft... :-)

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  5. a very beautiful and very colourful collection! i love day 2, 15, 21 and 23!
    I love your arty blog, have been a follower for a while now :)

    www.pollybussell.blogspot.com

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