May 15-20, 2013
The final week of the 365 Photo Project was crazy. From the sun and sand of Puerto Vallarta to the snow(!) of Anchorage. It was quite a finish to the project.
Tuesday, we went on a dolphin watching and snorkeling trip. We went out to the Marieta Islands. We were told it is the Galapagos of Mexico. It was awesome scenery and pretty good snorkeling. I can’t say my underwater pictures were all that great. However, I did get this dolphin shot.
I’m pretty proud of this one. If you keep your finger on the shutter long enough and capture enough frames, you will get lucky!
The final full day in PV took us to the beach for some final rays. We spent the evening walking around the old town part of PV. We went to a beach bar and had a beer while we watched the sun go down. I took a bunch of shots. There was a guy fishing and he was throwing fish into the air for the frigate birds. He was doing it for me so I could get some shots. I got this one.
How lucky was this! I really love this shot. The colors are great, although I did have to do some processing to get them to come out. I like how it is framed. It is one of my favorite shots from my 365 Days.
Later we had dinner and a nearby table ordered Mexican coffees.
Ah, the final day in PV. We got up early, had breakfast and did some trinket shopping. There was this glass place that had this wonderful reflector.
Then I saw this guy on a burro and took a couple of shots.
He was quite nice, and even came over to us to get a less candid shot with Evan. Then he politely demanded some pesos. We obliged. He did cross the street to get a picture with us. It was just like being in Times Square when those costumed characters want money for photos.
Then we returned home to this.
As I was nearing completion of the project, I wish I could say I was filled with a sense of creativity and urgency to have amazing final shots. I can’t. That’s why I took a picture of this bird house.
The last shot of the week, the penultimate shot of the project was to remind me that new life is coming.
These are Iris popping up from the ground. A new beginning as I bring this project to a close.
If you want to see the final post of the project, which as done on the final day of the project back in May, check it out here.
How does one bring something like this to an end? It’s rather unceremonious to just end it. But it also seems fitting.