January 29 – February 3, 2013
If it weren’t for the commitment to the 365 Photo Project, I’m not sure I would be taking pictures each day. In fact, as I’ve been in the late 30s weeks, keeping myself going and inspired has proven to be difficult.
As I look back at this week’s worth of photos, I see some desperation. A picture of my light fixture? More food? As I get through February, things do pick up, but these are the dog days of winter and the dog days of this project.
January 29, or Tuesday, saw me desperately looking for something at the end of my evening. I found the light fixture in our TV room.
This was something of an experiment because I wanted to see how I would do with my 50mm opened wide. This is how I did.
We had some snow in January, and I was trying to get some snow shots. Unfortunately, the snow happens during my work day, and I find it hard to get out of my chair and go outside. But I got this one of the new fallen snow in my parking lot.
Thursday saw some really strange fog roll into town. I did work hard to find some interesting shots. This one going down the road was most interesting because you couldn’t see a thing.
On Friday, we wanted a date night, so we went to one of our favorite places in Anchorage, Southside Bistro.
This was our rather awesome bottle of wine. I shot this with my iPhone.
As January progressed, the light gradually came back to Alaska. I like this Saturday shot of the light through our office window in our home.
This is probably my favorite picture for the week. Light is such a huge thing in Alaska. Little by little, we are regaining our daylight here in the great white north. I like this time of year to remind me it will get light and winter will one day be over.
Sunday was the Super Bowl!
Evan made Halibut from the fish he caught this last summer!
Finally, people think we have fun and fabulous lives and we travel all the time. Often, we just sit on our couch and watch TV. This is to remind us we are at home frequently.
As I write this post, almost a month later, things have picked up with outdoor activities, but it has taken a commitment to this project to keep me going. I can see why people peter out doing something like this. But with the longer days and warmer temps, I think getting through to the end will be no problem.