Recent participation in some photography forums has piqued an interest in doing a Project 365. Photography has been a hobby on and off for over 40 years and in the last 18 months my interest has intensified. So I've decided to jump in, give it a shot (no pun intended) and see if I can shoot every day for a year.

My expectations for this project are that it will provide motivation to expand my skills both behind the camera and in post-processing and provide a vehicle for experimentation. My photog pal Doug has been a great mentor, so I want to publicly say thanks; this is your fault (kidding of course).

It is going to be a learning experience, so any and all comments, critiques and encouraging words are welcome.

Thanks for viewing.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

6 Down, 6 To Go

6/19/10 - Day 183
Today marks the halfway point in my Project 365.  Six months ago, I started this project with a cycling-themed photo and wanted to launch the second half in a similar vein.  I've learned alot along the way, some of it from viewing images by the friends I've made on the Daily Shoot and other blogs, some from reading and some from just shooting and experimenting in post.

In this image, I tried to 1) follow today's Daily Shoot assignment,  2) do the monthly self-portrait, and 3) incorporate some of the HDR technique I saw on Pat G's blog, but using Lightroom only.  I think it works.

This Project 365 been a blast so far.  I really appreciate the comments and suggestions that you all send, either by email, Flickrmail or on the blog.  Thank you for following.


  1. cool. I like it. HDR can be over done, and some just don't like it at all, but once in a while I really dig it. Congrats on the halfway mark!

  2. Halfway already? It's been so fun to look at your pictures. Keep up the good work! Congrats to your son as well!