January 27, 2009

Still on Project 365

So, I haven't fallen off the wagon just yet, and it's been about a week now. I have taken one photo a day documenting my life. Any idea of what I can take that day I take it, even if it seems ridiculous or trivial. I'm sure that even the trivial things will mean something to me 20 years from now.

One thing that is definitely challenging me is getting to know my camera's settings and capabilities. I've been reading up on depth of field, aperture, metering, etc. It's not sticking in my head like I want it to, but perhaps now that I have fresh batteries in my camera it's something I can play with over the weekend. My goal is to take really good photos. I may need to buy a lens for my camera to take the kinds of photos I want, and maybe I will after my tax return.

Okay, so here are some of my photos from this past week for my Project 365.

This one is from the corner of my bare living room. There is only a dining table, a couch, a small end table with our small screen tv and this chef's cart full of photos I adore and plan on hanging on the wall collage style.

Ah, my nerdy husband in his man-cave. He's got his computer hooked up to our 47" flat screen HDTV. In this photo he's researching and learning some skills for his on-the-side job.

My sweetheart on Saturday morning. She contently drinks her milk and watches Handy Manny, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Imagination Movers and My Friends Tigger and Pooh. She doesn't watch them straight of course. All throughout the morning she'll play, we'll read, she'll eat, but she'll bop in every now and then to see what's on.

Sydney sure loves her daddy. This was on Sunday and she is always so happy to be in his arms. Yes, even more than mine. It's heartbreaking really. But I pray it's a phase and that she misses me when I'm gone.

Well I don't want to make this post extra lengthy, but I encourage anyone to take photos, even if they seem meaningless or ridiculous. Our minds will age and as we grow older we won't remember half the things we think we will. I already experience that with memories from high school, and I'm only in my 20s! Take advantage of every day and every memory you can. It will be worth it in the end!


Alana Gwinner said...

This is awesome! I can't wait till our little baby is born so we can do our own little 365-challenge with him. We want to so bad take a picture of him everyday for a year. It's going to be hard, but if you can do it I can too! :) You're such an inspiration girl!!

qishi87 said...

sweet!! u have a happy family =D