So….this is it, the end. I can’t believe it. It all started on December 31st, 2009 when my friend Steve called and said I need to do this Project 365 with him. After he told me all about it, I said “have fun”. But the seed was planted. Then on January 1st he called again and talked me into it. So here we are 365 days later. What an incredible ride it’s been. Thanks Steve!
I also want to thank all the people that have been following along and giving me encouragement along the way. You sure made this a lot more fun. Sometimes you just made it bearable to continue. I have new friends from all over the world and it has been a real pleasure to follow you fellow 365’ers.
Most importantly, I want to thank my family for putting up with me all year! Liz helped me choose my POD almost every day. The kids helped me to shoot better and quicker. They limited me to 4 total shots of them per day. By the end of the project, I knew I could get a good shot of them within 4 clicks of the shutter.
I have learned to see the world differently as a result of this and a highly encourage anyone who is thinking about doing a 365 to do it. I won’t be doing another though!
Look what I found in the fridge today! It sure made my picture of the day an easy choice. I can’t believe there are only two days left.
We went to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for Christmas Eve.
Classic Barbie & Ken, circa 1974. While searching for hiding places I stumbled upon Liz’s dolls. They looked so fashionable that I had to put them on the runway.
With 11 days to go, I have really been fishing hard for ideas. My Accurate Boss 870 Twin Drag never lets me down so I figured I’d pay tribute to it here.
This reel is state of the art. It’s also American made and manufactured right here in California. With their patented twin drag, you get twice the stopping power. Their drag is the equivalent of f1.2 bokeh. Smooth and creamy. Yep, I’m a geek.
This is a Pentax ME film camera. Circa 1976. Back in the day it was considered “automatic” because you could select the aperture on the lens and it would choose the shutter speed. Manual focus. Manual film winder.
In college I took a photography course and “borrowed” this camera from my Dad. Apparently I never gave it back. My instructor wouldn’t let me use it because it was too automatic. I haven’t used it since.
I dug it out tonight and while playing with it realized there is still a half loaded roll of film in here from my college days in the 80’s. Who knows what’s on here. Maybe I’ll get the roll developed. Maybe I’ll just leave well enough alone and keep the 80’s safely tucked away in an undeveloped roll of film.