April 23-29, 2013
It is nearing July, as I look back on the waning weeks of my 365 Photo Project. I’m realizing that I miss doing it. There was a sensibility and way of looking at the world that I have put away.
But that is not the reason for this entry.
Week 49 saw time with both of our dads. Not much of a theme, I grant you.
Tuesday shows a Choke-Cherry tree in the park in downtown Anchorage.
When I took the shot, I would have told you there would be leaves and flowers on this tree in a month. There wasn’t. We had late season snow in May. Those pictures will come. Notice the snow and ice still in the park from the late season snow we had already had.
Spring was trying to take hold in Anchorage in late April.
These little purple flowers were one of the first signs of plant life I saw. Not sure what they are, but there were on the west side of a building where sun is getting to be abundant.
My brother and father made an appearance in Anchorage from Fairbanks. This was time with dads number one.
I like this shot of him in the lamp light of our house. You can also see some of the waning daylight in the window behind him. This was taken late in the evening, around 10-11. You can also see how the light is rally making a comeback.
Moose are a common enough sight in Anchorage. And for some reason it was very important that I get a moose shot for the project. And I can’t believe I went nearly the whole year before seeing a moose on the loose.
This little guy was on the street of our house. Kind of a small one. No cow around, so I imagine he was recently let go by his mom. As we drove past him, I shot a picture with my iPhone, and the moose tried to stick his head in our car. That was exciting! This was shot with my long lens for the safety of my front lawn.
We had an early birthday party for Ernie, Evan’s dad. This was time with dads number two.
He loves his riverboat, so we had a local bakery fashion a cake in the shape of his boat. It was a really cool cake.
I’ve become fascinated with stop motion photography. While watching some videos on Vimeo, I noticed there are iPhone apps that help you create stop motion videos. And there are free ones!
This shot was taken of me taking a stop motion video of the sunset. The app I was using is called iMotion HD. It’s a very cool app and so easy to use. I plan to post the video of my first video.
I found myself still shooting late in the evening, so this was another sunset shot in our home.
It’s not one of my favorites, but I like the new perspective on the same scene through a mirror. Looking back, I wish I’d done a mirror series. Ideas for a new 52 week series, I suppose.