"To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life." Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Another year, another project! 52 weeks

Week 1: 1st to 7th January

Snowflakeh


So, time to start a new challenge. I can't cope with another 365, so this year I'm going to attempt a 52 weeks project to give me something to make sure that I get my camera out and keep trying new things.

Anyway, I needed to go to Hobbycraft last week to get some double-sided tape (I had a very revealing dress to wear for New Year's Eve, and didn't want anything falling out whilst I was dancing!!) Whilst I was there, I saw all the pretty craft punches they had, and picked up a snowflake one, thinking I'd have another go at shaped bokeh.

It's still wintery cold here at the moment, and apparently there's snow forecast for Friday, so I guess it's appropriate for this week as well.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Project complete!

Hooray!

Day 1:


Day 365:


It has been a real challenge, and there are a couple of blips. I forgot one day (was tipsy on my birthday and forgot to take a picture), and then took a couple of photos on my iphone which I lost before uploading, but it is at least a complete set of photos for every day of last year.

It's great to look back on the whole year like this and a really interesting record of what I've been up to. I also think I've learnt a lot from it. I've tried out a few new techniques, and just become a bit more confident and imaginative.

It was a real struggle at times, and there are a few too many photos which are total rubbish that I just took to get a shot that day. I'm not sure I'd do it again, but I'm so pleased I've completed it. I'd definitely recommend anyone else to have a go

Here's the set:
Project 365
And a couple of my favourites: