Project 365 Update And Upcoming Posts

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Well, I made it to the halfway point in my project 365. Yesterday was day 183 out of the 366 days in 2012.

To celebrate this auspicious event :-) I poured myself an ice-cold beer and sat out on the deck in the 105 degree heat to ponder the gravity of the situation:

Day 183-Half Full or Half Empty

To be honest, when I started this on January 1st, I was a little concerned that I’d make it much past the first month. My main reason was because I am so busy during the week with work that I feared I would never be able to take enough “artistic” photos. To fix that, I decided to just concentrate on taking a photo a day no matter how “artsy fartsy” it was. The challenge I committed to was to actually use the camera each and every day knowing that most days my images would be fairly ordinary. So far, I’m on track. I’ve decided to do the best I can with the time I have. If it’s a super-busy day and all I have time to do is take a quick snapshot, I’ll try to make it of something unique to that particular day. If I have the time and am actually out “doing photography” I can try to find something really unique to shoot.

I’m looking forward to the second half of the year and all the opportunities it will bring. I’ve learned a lot about myself so far and I think I’ll learn a lot more in the coming 6 months.

What I Have Coming Up

I’m still working on my review/evaluation of HDR software and hope to have an update post ready to go later this week. In addition to that I plan on finally doing a review of the Canon 15-85mm Lens that I got a few months ago as well as some of the software I’ve been using.

I hope all of you have enjoyed the blog so far. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for future posts and I’ll do my best to accommodate them.

Happy Shooting!

 

 

Project 365 Update, Recent Photo Adventures And Another Contest

For those of you that might have noticed, I’ve been a little lax in posting here for the last couple of weeks. That’s because we’ve been busy with work (a necessary, though mostly enjoyable, thing), a short vacation (always fun), and photography (more fun). I wanted to give you a quick update on things I’m working on (including a contest!), so read on!:

A couple of weeks ago we took a long weekend trip down to Ponte Vedra Beach Florida where we met some friends, ate lots of seafood, watched some golf, tried (and failed miserably :-) ) to body-surf, and took lots of photos. I’ve posted a few images from the trip on my Flickr Photostream  but I have some more that I am working on that I plan on posting.

Just this past weekend, Pam and I took a trip East of Atlanta with one of the photography groups we belong to, the Decatur Digital Meetup group. We started off in the small town of Crawfordville, GA then worked our way back towards Atlanta stopping in Greensboro, Buckhead, Rutledge, and Social Circle, taking photos along the way. It was a fun day and we got some good images that I’m working through. I’ll post some of those as well. Look for them later this week. In the meantime, here is one image I took while in Florida:

Sunrise Over Ponte Vedra

I woke up early on Friday to see if I could catch a good beach sunrise photograph. The sun was just coming up over the horizon as I got the camera setup on the beach. This image was taken about 1 minute after the “official” sunrise time.

Project 365 Update

I am still going strong with my project 365 for 2012. I haven’t missed a day yet and I’m past day 140.

I think I will stop posting every image I take for the project and instead let all of you view the images on my Flickr account in the Project 365 Set, or on my photo gallery page that’s linked to this site. If any of the images you see interest or inspire you enough to want to purchase them, you can order affordable priced prints from my photo gallery. Just click on the image you’re interested in and go from there. If you see something on Flickr that interests me, let me know and I’ll make sure you can purchase whatever you want.

Upcoming Posts

I’m hoping to get a couple of photography related reviews posted soon, including the Canon 15-85mm lens and Adobe Lightroom 4. I’m also beginning the process of looking at HDR software so look for something related to that in the next few weeks.

Another Contest

It’s been a while but I think it’s time to have another contest/giveaway :-) This time I think it will be related to building subscribers to the blog. I’m still noodling through the details but be assured that it will include some type of fantastic prize! Stay tuned for more information.

That’s about it for now. Thanks for the support and I’d love to hear from any of you about anything photography related.

 

Day 95-New Canon 15-85mm Lens

I just picked up a “new to me” lightly used Canon 15-85mm lens:

My New Used Lens

I’ve been wanting to get a wider range “walkaround” lens for a few months. After a lot of research I decided that this was the lens for me. I’ve only had it a few days and haven’t used it much but so far I’m impressed.

I plan on posting a review of it after I’ve had some more time to use it.