Monday, May 31, 2010

Project 365 ~ May 2010 (Final Month!)

Days 335-365 of my first project 365. I can't believe I finished, and I didn't miss a day!! Wow. I'm really happy, and a bit sad.

My photos weren't all masterpieces - in fact, most of them were just average. But having to take the camera out every day made me look more closely at the world around me, and made me a better photographer.

Project 365 ~ Day 365


This is the last day of my first Project 365. I have taken at least one photo per day since June 1 of last year. I can't believe I made it!

So for my last entry, I thought this photo was appropriate - a young evergreen that is inexplicably growing up through the asphalt in my office parking lot.

Photo taken May 31, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 364


I love this shot of Auto - how green his eyes are...

Photo taken on May 30, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 363

Starting to Wane.

The moon is just past full - at 98% it is just beginning to wane. It was low in the sky, so I converted to B&W to show more contrast.

Photo taken on May 29, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 362

Saying Goodbye.

I sold my 17-55 today, and here is a final look before it's swathed in bubble wrap and tucked away to a new home...

Photo taken on May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 361

Portrait of a Sparrow.

The sparrows were crazy today - they ate an entire bird feeder full in under 6 hours!

Effect achieved with Topaz Simplify

Photo taken May 27, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 360

Spring Marsh.

effect achieved with Topaz Simplify

Photo taken May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 359

Taking Flight.

I caught this sparrow just as he left his perch on the hydro wire.

Photo taken May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 358

On the Line.

and ready for painting...

Photo taken May 24, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 357

The End.

The series finale of Lost was tonight, and I was so moved that I pulled over 300 screen grabs from the special that aired before it, and created this collage. The finale has sparked a great deal of reaction, both very positive and terribly negative. I loved it, and thought it a worthy ending to an incredible show.

Image created May 23, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 356

Shelter in a Storm.

The sparrows take shelter in the pine tree.

Photo taken May 22, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 355

Here We Go Again...

Last spring storm. Over 6 inches of wet snow breaking branches and pulling down power lines. To add insult to injury - it's May long weekend, when camping and planting gardens is the norm...

Photo taken May 21, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 354

At Attention.

Wookiee is paying close attention.

Photo taken May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 353


This view seems to clearly illustrate spring in the Peace country - fields, big sky, and weather that changes every minute. I loved the clouds here. By nightfall it started to rain, and it hasn't stopped. Good for the crops, eh?

Photo taken May 19, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 352

Pretty Girl.

Photo taken May 18, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 351

The Start of Tourist Season.

Mile Zero sign in downtown Dawson Creek, marking the beginning of the Alaska Highway.

Photo taken May 17, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 350


Photo taken May 16, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 349

Vista... the morning light.

Photo taken May 15, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 348

Standing Alone.

This lonely tree is next to the highway heading into Grande Prairie AB, an hour east of home. I notice it every time we pass, and every time I say I want to shoot it. I finally stopped today and pulled over. I want to go back when the crop is up (hopefully it's canola...)

Photo taken May 14, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 347

Daffy Daffodil.

I'm so happy that the flowers are finally starting to bloom here in the north! The daffodils are some of the first up.

Photo taken May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 346

Man vs. Nature.

In this particular case, I'm siding with nature...

Photo taken May 12, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 345

Girl Watching.

I love how these male Mallards are watching the female Northern Shoveler swim past. Her mate is out of frame on the right.

Photo taken May 11, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 344

Dawson Creek.

Yes, there is a creek in Dawson Creek...

Photo taken May 10, 2010

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 343

McQueen Slough.

Wetlands conservation area Just outside Dawson Creek, and sponsored by Ducks Unlimited Canada.

Photo taken May 9, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 342


Macro shot of a couple of my favorite charms...

Photo taken May 8, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 341

Wacky Weather.

First hail storm - now it's spring.

Photo taken May 7, 2010

Prohect 365 ~ Day 340


The dandelions finally bring colour back to the north!

Photo taken May 6, 2010

Friday, May 07, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 339

Why the Long Face?

Argo's muddy portrait, after rolling in the mud.

Photo taken May 5, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 338

One Last Try.

Plus 12C one day, minus 5C and this the next morning. Hopefully last try of the season, and by noon it was gone...

Photot taken May 4, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 337

Ready for Planting.

The farmers are hopeful for warm weather, and are preparing the fields (even though snow is forecast for tomorrow...)

Photo taken May 3, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 335

Rainbow Door Post.

Our new Mezuzah.

Photo taken May 2, 2010

Project 365 ~ Day 335

Lichen on Deck Boards.

Photo taken May 1, 2010