Well it has arrived. 365 pictures and 3,500 visitors later, I have reached the end of this leg of my journey through life. Im both happy and sad that I have reached the end of this project. It has been hard going some days but ooohh so worth the effort. I have had the opportunity to get an insight into what really makes me tick, what kinds of photography I enjoy, and what I am capable of doing when I really commit to it.
I want to thank you all for taking the time to check in on my progress each day. I want to wish those of you on your own 365 journey all the best and to tell you that reaching day 365 will be so fulfilling for you too. So stick with it!!
I started this journey with a photo of my favourite subject, flowers, so I guess it is only fitting to end with a similar photo.
Thanks again to all of you for stopping in. Im sure I will be back with a new blog in the not to distant future but in the mean time, as I might say in Irish; Slán agus Beannacht libh go léir mo chairde..
Slán agus Beannacht libh go léir..
Out hiking today on the second last day of this project and I walked straight into a kaleidoscope of butterflies (yes, I had to look that up) that was gathered around an amazing smelling tree. I guess it was a honeysuckle tree but I am not sure. Anyway, I had a great time taking photos up close with the 400mm lens until my wife dragged me away. I wish I could share all of the photos but I can’t so here is my favourite of the day.
This little guy or gal was getting their fill from these flowers.
These pink flowers work really well against the green backdrop of the grass. I have noticed that over the past year I have moved more and more towards simple shots. I seem to love the simplicity of nature and the great compositional efforts that nature seems to put in on our behalf.
Pink flowers against a green grass backdrop. Its so simple its almost cheating.
This shot is from a 3 foot falls in the village. I hunkered down across the river from it with a 400mm lens and a tripod and took a 30 second shot. I have to say I am pretty impressed by how it turned out. Very dramatic for such an unassuming place.
Looks grand doesnt it.. for a 3 foot fall.
Todays shot is from my mother in laws hallway. I love the beautiful flowers and I freelensed this shot while I was waiting to collect Nathan.
My mother in law makes up her own flower arrangements and I think they are quite good.
As I have maybe said before, I love daisies. They are so simple but also so incredibly beautiful. I could easily take 365 shots of daisies and be happy. As we draw to the end of this project I felt it was only fitting to add one more shot of these underestimated stalwarts of photography.
As you all know by now, I love daisies.
I was down by the river practicing with long exposures and I saw this creeper and knew it would look well with the still waters behind it.
Still waters and climbing flowers