September 11-17, 2012
Week 17 of the 365 Photo Project had me at home for a full week! This was new. The first thing that strikes me about this week’s photos is that Fall is coming. The pictures this week and in the coming weeks really reflect this.
I’ve also discovered that it is easier to take pictures like this when you are traveling. Keeping a photo journal from everyday life can be challenging. As I write this almost a month after taking these pictures, I’m excited that I will be on the road in a week and have lots of trips coming up in the next few months.
The first picture of the week is of rose hips in front of my house. Earlier this summer, I read an article about flower photography. It’s easy to get pictures of flowers. The latter part of a flower’s life is also interesting.
I love Dahlias. I love the colors and sizes and shapes. They come in so many different varieties. This Dahlia was part of a series I did that day in front of the Performing Arts Center here in Anchorage. I don’t know how many get planted each summer, but the variety is stunning. I particularly like the rain drops on the petals.
The picture of the bee came from a day when I was pressed for time most of the day. I wisely got a shot early in the day. I didn’t particularly like any of the shots that day, but this found object bee was the best I had.
The picture of the woman blowing bubbles was taken at a work party. This was done in low light with my 50mm lens. I really like how this turned out.
As I said, Fall is coming, and this was of the leaves in front of our house.
I don’t love this shot, that I took on Sunday, but I was under the gun most of the day, so I didn’t have time to consider my shot. The symmetry is kind of nice.
On Monday, I came home from work tired and not feeling creative. I hadn’t shot all day. I don’t like that feeling at the end of the day. I feel pressure to get a shot, and with the rapidly diminishing daylight, the pressure is even stronger. When that does happen, I usually get out of my car and immediately find something in the front yard to take pictures of. I did like where this finally ended up. The seed pods are fun.
How do you keep inspired when it comes to taking daily photos? Anyone else doing a daily photo project? Would love to hear from you.