365 Photo Project – Week 50

Well hello there, week fifty! Where did you come from?

Contrary to the evidence, I have not let my 365 photo project fall by the wayside. I have been (sort of) diligently taking my “Through” photos (mostly) every day. Editing and posting them? That’s another story entirely.

I have learned a few things with this year’s project. First and foremost I have learned that if you don’t love the theme you’ve chosen, and if you don’t think it is fun, you will have a very hard time sticking with it.

Not that I haven’t enjoyed trying to get creative with the “Through” theme. Most days a good shot or three really jumped out at me, and I ended up with several to choose from. It was the other days when I was less inspired, or when I didn’t get out of the house, or when I only spent time in places that were less than forthcoming with interesting shots to frame, those were the days I wanted to chuck it all and say forget it.

I gave in to that temptation way too many times this year.

I also learned that new gear, different lenses, fun props and a little self motivating chatter in my head could pull me out of those flat days. Making myself work for it gave me some of my favorite shots.

Crystal Ball photos. My new favorite toy.

Now the year is nearly done (already?!) and I have some ideas about next year’s project. To be honest, I can’t believe I’m even considering doing this for a third year give my commitment-phobic personality, but I am!

I loved my “From Where I Stand” project from last year and will probably do it again next year. I have a few more ideas too, so I’ll narrow it down within the next nine days before this year is over and the new one begins.

So roll on, 2014! We have big plans for you in so many ways! New projects are in the works, and we have so much to do! Keeping a daily photo journal of all of these preparations is the biggest reason of all to keep on going. It’s been a full year in 2013, and it looks like 2014 is going to keep pace. One day we’ll have these photos to look back on and remember how much we loved this life.

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12 Responses to 365 Photo Project – Week 50

  1. Angela C
    Twitter: Acook2121
    December 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    I want to join you next year, just don’t know what I want yo do, I might do the ‘from where I stand’ as it seems the most obvious eeek can I really fit it in?
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    • akil3655
      Twitter: kiltandacamera
      December 22, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

      I hope you do! “From Where I Stand” is pretty easy to fit in, even at home! Just keep your phone with you. :) Can’t wait to see yours!
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  2. Coombemill December 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I love your theme for 365
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  3. OneDad3Girls
    Twitter: onedad3girls
    December 23, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    I love these photos, the 2nd to last photo is remarkable I love it
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  4. Elaine Livingstone December 23, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    It gives a lot of satisfaction to finish the year, and I also love your stunning one from last picture, Look forward to next years.
    Happy Christmas to you all
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  5. akil3655
    Twitter: kiltandacamera
    December 24, 2013 at 1:47 am #

    Yes it does. Thanks! Happy Christmas to you too. :)
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  6. Thisdsyilove December 24, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    Great theme and beautiful pictures, the last ones my favourite
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    • akil3655
      Twitter: kiltandacamera
      December 25, 2013 at 1:37 am #

      Thanks! That last one was a fun one. :)

  7. TheBoyandMe December 28, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    The life you’ve led over the past two years has been so interesting and intoxicating for me to see; I’ve loved witnessing your travels and take on familiar things. I know you’ve struggled this year and I really look forward to seeing your new theme and project next year. Love your crystal ball, the shot through the bars is ace as it looks like you’re breaking the bars to freedom.

    Thanks for linking up to Project 365.
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    • akil3655
      Twitter: kiltandacamera
      December 28, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

      Thank you, my dear! You’ve been a big help in keeping me motivated with this, even though I didn’t always post the. Love your link up! And I’m looking forward to next year too. :)
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