Day 12 (12 Jan 2012) Yesterday and Today

Yesterday I took what is probably my favorite photo of all I’ve ever taken.  It was taken well after I posted my daily pic, but I love it so much I’m posting it here, today, in addition to today’s photo.

It was taken on the day of birth of one of my best friends’ daughter.  I have to admit looking at the finished photo caused some deep emotion to well up.  I’m not saying it’s because it’s all because of the photo, but because it’s personal, I’m sure.

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55 mm, 1/40 sec, f/5.6, ISO 3200, edited in Lightroom (A Father’s Love)

After yesterday, I couldn’t really come up with anything that could compare, but I did tinker around my office for a bit, shooting random objects, trying to see what locked my interest.  Sadly nothing really did, but I lock onto my book shelf.  I LOVE to read, and C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors (though admittedly I’ve only read the Narnia series so far).

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23 mm, 1/10 sec, f/4.5, ISO 3200 (Library)

Day 10 (10 Jan 2012) A Good Read

I have to admit that I didn’t really feel like trying to find something great to shoot this evening, especially after my attempt to shoot the moon this morning (against a morning sky, while sitting in my car on the side of the road) came out pretty poor.  I think I’m doing pretty good thinking about what I can shoot for this project, but I’m trying REAL hard to not feel like it’s a requirement on days like this.  On days when I’m out and about, I feel more energy to seek out a good shot, but when I’m just going to work and coming home, some days my creative energy isn’t there 😦

But I will continue on this quest.  It is causing me to look at my world a little differently most of the time.  And I’m using my camera.  Trying to shoot the ordinary in a unique way, trying to make the normal, interesting.  It’s exciting to think that at the end of this year, I’ll have had some great shots, learned a lot, and most importantly, had fun!

But on days like today, I just enjoy curling up with a good book, one that will hold me engaged.  And because this project is as much about sharing my life with you as it is trying to grow in my photography, I bring you this, my Kindle, which I LOVE to read 🙂  It is one of the reasons I was able to read 24 books last year.

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55 mm, 1/15 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 (My Kindle)