Day 2 - seal watching 2/5/11. Took this photo on a rainy day off one of Mike's fishing boats. It was a lot of fun to see the seals up close. This was my favorite shot mostly because of the background behind the seal.
Day 3! This is my own polar bear!!! I love this picture because of how comfortable Hurley looks. I also love how his ear is pushed up
Day 4- I love using my macro lens but I don't really have the opportunity to use it a lot so I am going to keep using it during this project to see what I come up with. I had no idea for a photo for today and while I was thinking I started eating a clementine and then just decided to shoot it. I really like how it came out.
Day 5 - the idea of my photo today came while I was working out. The bag of doritos just kept calling me. So instead of eating them I decided to shoot them. Again I used my macro lens. I really like how the photos come out with my macro lens.
Day 6 - 2-9-11 This was a spur of the moment photo. It was a day of memory. We were putting together a memory board for Evelyn's wake. As we were doing that I spotted Tiger's jar and it made me think of him. I wanted to dedicate my photo of the day to him. Hope you like it :)
Day 7 -2/10/11 - I really love this photo. I think it's my favorite one so far. I really wanted to get and get a great photo. As I was walking to the boardwalk I could see the ocean through this fence. I really like how it looked. When I got closer a seagull landed on the beach and made my picture perfect.
Day 7 - 2-11-11 - for this picture I adjusted the light before I took the photo. I like how it looked a little darker. I saw this photo opportunity when we were eating lunch at Elliots
Day 8 - 2-12-11 - I was not sure what I felt like shooting today. I was a very blah day and I didn't feel like doing much. I pulled out my macro lens and every time I kept trying to take a picture Hurley kept getting in front so I decided to take a photo of him. I really like the mystery and darkness in this photo
Day 9 - 2-13-11 I got really tired of shooting random things an I needed to get out so I went to a pond in Merrick. I got a little excited when I saw parts frozen over. I stood for a while and all of a sudden a duck flew down right in front of me
Day 10 - 2-14-11 this is one of my favorite pictures. I LOVE everything about it. When I got up this morning I never imagine the emotion the day would have. When I left the house I had to go back and get my camera bc the sky was an amazing shape of pink. When I drove passed this canal I had to stop and take a picture because it was an amazing shot.
Day 11 2-15-11 - this is a macro shot of a beautiful calla Lilly that Brandon bought me for Valentines Day! My favorite flower and these flowers meant so much to me yesterday bc of the misery I had to deal with all day. When I came home to these flowers I felt everything would be ok. I love the softness of this picture it has almost a calming effect. <3
Day 12 2-16-11 This is not the most creative picture I've taken but it was definitely a must for my photo of the day. Brandon gave me an early birthday present, so I could use it in South Carolina. A brand new camera!!!! Again this was such a difficult day but ended amazingly well. I am sooo lucky!!! <3
Day 13 2-17-11 WOW an amazing camera must have taken this photo! I really am falling more in love with my macro lens. I loved how the pollen just fell out of the tulip. I didn't even notice it at first and was trying to just shoot one of the petals. When I went back to view the image I noticed it there and had to go back to get the shot. I really love how this photo came out.
Day 14 2-18-11 I've been doing a lot of reading today on my camera and just tips in general. I decided to play around with the f stop and the white balance. I loved the blueish effect this photo has.
Day 15 2-19-11 I really wanted to take s sunset photo today to work on different contrasts. When I got there I started playing with the white balance. For this photo I had it set to cloudy. It gave the photo a dramatic effect. I liked this photo because it wasn't just a sunset. I love that the rocks and B are a big focal point here.
Day 16 2-20-11 This was taken on the way to South Carolina. It was hard to find a way to take a picture today since most of the day was spent in the car driving. At first I really didn't like the pole and the wire in the picture but it really grew on me. I feel it gives the picture character and breaks up the clouds in the shot.
Day 17 2-21-11 This was taken in Myrtle Beach. I really love playing with the white balance and it really made this picture. I loved that Brandon was walking out surfing. It really added to the picture. Changing the white balance in this photo really changed the look of this photo but it was worth it. I also liked how Brandon is a silhouette, I feel that added to the contrast in this photo
Day 18 2-22-11 I loved this picture because I never get a picture of Brandon surfing this close up before. Since there was a fishing pier I was able to walk far out onto the pier and get really close to Brandon as he was surfing.
Day 19 2-23-11 I LOVE this photo. This was Gabrielle's first time at the aquarium. She was so excited to see the fish. The first time she walked close to the glass she was scared. Once she got use to it she really liked looking at the fish. I love that her hand is moving in this photo like she was trying to catch Nemo.
Day 20 2-24-11 This is a macro shot of a beautiful flower. I really love using my macro lens it always has such a great result. I loved this picture because of the color. I love how the pink really stands out. This was my first attempt in my photo of the day to not shoot in full automatic. I shot this in Av with a really low aperture. I think it came out pretty good for a first attempt :)
Day 21 2-25-11 We had a great time today, still in NC. We decided to play softball. It was a lot of fun and I got to pitch again, which seemed like a good idea at the time haha. I really love being on the pitcher's mound and it brought back tons of memories. I really like this picture because I love the sun shining through the trees and shining onto the pitcher's mound. I tried playing with the ISO for this shot. I used ISO 100. I am still trying to figure out all the ISO has to offer and it seemed I picked well in this shot.
Day 22 2-26-11 I thought this was a really cool photo. We were really busy today and I really didn't have a chance to pick up my camera. As we were leaving the house I looked back and loved how the lights outside really lit up the house. I shot this in full automatic.
Day 23 2-27-11 This tree is in Brandon's dad's backyard. I was looking at it for a few days and really liked it. I liked the effect of the branches. Here I played with the lighting effects on the camera, mainly the white balance. This has become one of my favorite things to play with when I take pictures. I used a cloudy mode for this. It was a sort of cloudy morning as the sun was coming up. In the normal bright mode the background behind the tree showed up really white the effect of the cloudy white balance really made the photo have the dramatic look I was going for.
Day 24 2-28-11 This is my first photo back home after vacation and I think it really resembles my mood. I hate going back to work on Monday's after a nice long vacation. I really had no idea what I was going to photograph today when I got home but the shadow of the bottle and the glass really got my attention. I shot this photo in Av mode with the aperature set at 8.0 It was a little low and had to set it on the table so the camera didn't shake when I took the photo. I like depth it shows by the door in the background having a slight blur to it.
Day 25 3-1-11 I can't believe it is March already. So I had such a long day and really had no idea what to photograph today. I figured I would use my macro lens because I haven't used it in a while. I tried a few things and for some reason like the way the light looked. It was really annoying trying to get the perfect shot but I think it was worth it. I took the picture in Av mode, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite. I set the aperature at 22 so most objects in the photo would be in focus
Day 26 3-2-11 I really wasn't sure what to photograph today. I wasn't feeling all that great and started unpacking from our vacation. I decided some color would be a great idea for today's picture. I have been wanting to photograph these colors for a while and I'm glad I picked today. Shot in full automatic today... was feeling a little lazy.
Day 28 3-3-11 I saw the opportunity for this picture while I was a work today. I looked at the globe and suddenly had the idea to take a photo with movement. I shot this photo in Tv mode so I could adjust the shutter speed to show movement as the globe spun. The exposure was 1/5 seconds. I didn't really have time to take a few photos so I had to edit a little after the picture was taken. I cropped it a little to get rid of a blur that was in the corner and adjusted the contrast. I feel it really made the globe stand out.
Day 29 3-4-11 This was not my indended target for today. I orginially set out to take a photo of these little birds in this tree but wasn't getting the shot that I really wanted. When I turned around I saw these few leaves left of a bush and decided to take a picture of them. I shot in Av mode to blur the background and did not use my macro lens.
Day 30 3-5-11 I took this picture after buying shamrocks for my table centerpiece. I love the background of this photo almost as much as the macro shot of the shamrock.
Day 31 3-6-11 really had no idea what my photo was going to be today. Brandon helped to get this shot of the water drop. It is such a cool picture but really hard to get. I used tungsten white balance, manual focus, and the flash. It was shot in an automatic creative mode that let's you change different settings
Day 32 3-7-11 I really set out looking for a photo today that showed new life and that spring was coming. I really liked what I found. I love this picture due to one of the flowers beginning to open. I shot this in Av mode to really increase the DOF, also manual focusing
Day 33 3-8-11 This photo was a retake of a photo I did a few days ago. I got some critique on it and originally it was taken straight on so the background was all brown. This time I shot it from a different angle so there would be more contrast.
Day 34 3-9-11 (really 3-10) I was really caught up in making something yesterday that I completely forgot about my picture. I had to take two photos today. I took this of the tree outside my classroom window on the second floor. I really liked the texture it had to it.
Day 35 3-10-11 We were in the car for a bit today and I really liked how the lights in the car looked. It took a while to get this shot and I don't completely love it but I will consider it a work in progress. I would like to go back and try getting a better shot another time. I shot this in Tv mode so I could control the shutter speed, which was really low. I also used the 2 second timer so I wouldn't shake the camera when I took the picture.
Day 36 3-11-11 ( actually 3-12-11 ) really did not feel good Friday and went so sleep way before I could take a photo. This was taken a Levy Park. I darkened this photo but may have darkened it to much.
Day 37 3-12-11 again at Levy Park. I really like how the water and the birds in the background are really blurry.
Day 38 3-13-11 I decided to take a shot of my new sneakers. I bought new ones to start training for the 5K at the Bronx Zoo, which is so much fun. I took them home and out of the box and they looked so ready to go just sitting there. I'm not really sure if I like the shadows in the photo but I do love the way the laces are laying.
Day 39 3-14-11 I LOVE this photo, its probably one of my favorites in a while. I have been having a really hard time taking my photo of the day lately. I love how the iPod is blurry around the headphones. I used my macro lens for this shot in Av mode to get a good DOF.
Day 40 3-15-11 Now this photo I can't say that I like that much. I like how the sides are blurry but for some reason I have a hard time trying to get a good picture out of this piece. I used my macro lens, which maybe next time I wont. Manual focus which was challenging because of the lighting inside the rock. I also dont really like the reflections off the stones done by the flash. Hmmmm guess not all days will be good.
Day 41 3-16-11 I took this photo with my macro lens. This was as close as I could get to the little turtle. I love the position of his back foot
Day 42 3-17-11 Happy St Patricks Day!! I love the expression on Hurleys face. I wish you could see more of his guinness necklace but loved his expression which is why I chose this shot
Day 43 3-18-11 This was taken at Robert Moses beach. I loved how the water tower was really dark while the sunset colors were really bright. I also loved the patterns in the sky for this picture. Take in manual focus and manual ISO the rest was automatic
Day 44 3-19-11 This was a really cool night. The moon was much bigger than normal tonight and it only happens about every 20 years. It was awesome that Long Beach was a great place to view it. The moon really looks like the sun here which is something I thought was really cool. I used one of the rocks as a tripod and no flash with manual focus and controlled ISO
Day 45 3-20-11 My original photo of the day was going to be one with geometrical shapes. I started out at the boardwalk and got some really cool shots. When we were done walking we decided to relax on the beach for a bit and I took this picture laying in the sand. At first glance it looks like I'm in the middle of the desert. I love the angle! When I uploaded the pictures this one completely took the spot of my geometrical shape photo
Day 46 3-21-11 My topic today was balance. Originally I planned on making my picture symmetrical to show balance within the shot. I took a break from taking pictures to make dinner and as I made my salad realized it was a "balanced" diet. I used my macro lens and tripod, no flash and set the aperture to 2.8
Day 47 3-22-11 I had a lot of different topics in mind when I went out today and actually took a bunch of photos that I really liked. I had a hard time choosing. In the end I chose this shot. I really love the way the light is coming through and the curves in the photo. Aperture 8.0, no flash
Day 48 3-23-11 This is not the most artistic photo or one of my favorites but I do love it. I love it mainly because the car is parked the wrong way down our one way street. I liked the position of this photo because you can see the one way sign in the background.
Day 49 3-24-11 Wow I can't believe I've made it almost 50 days! and Wow its spring! I love the flowers fighting through the snow. Had to use the flash though wasn't happy about using it.
Day 50 3-25-11 I wanted to try a self portrait today and every time I tried to take a picture Hurley would jump in front so I thought I would include him. I liked this one in black and white more than color. I really want to work on my portraits.
Day 51 3-26-11 I pulled out my macro lens again right before I ate dinner. I was unpacking my Chinese food and put down the chopsticks and liked the way it looked. Flash was used, manuel focus, aperture 4.0
Day 52 3-27-11 I really like this picture. I had to use a tripod to take it even with the flash. I used a higher shutter speed to caputre the wine falling into the glass. I had seen this done somewhere before and fell in love with the photo. I want to try it again with a white background and red wine :) Guess I better go get some!
Day 53 3-28-11 I was really in a beachy mood today so this picture is absolutely perfect. I went for a great run on the boardwalk and it was kind of nice outside haha. I used my tripod because I didn't like what the flash did the the objects. For this photo I shot in Av mode so I could put the aperature to 32. This allowed me to use my macro lens on the whole photo with really none of it blurring out.
Day 54 3-29-11 I really want to start working on portraits. I feel that is where I have the most trouble, especially when not just shooting in automatic. Since Hurley was the only one home with me he got to be my model! It took a while for him to pose the exact way I wan't, which is what I would expect to happen. This was shot in full automatic... so I guess I need to keep trying with the portraits lol
Day 55 3-30-11 I really enjoy using my macro lens and I'm really trying to get better at using the different functions on my camera. I shot this in Av mode using an aperture of 32. I would have liked the picture to be a little lighter which I know I can fix on the computer.
Day 56 3-31-11 Welcome to the world of studying for the CST: Literacy exam. This is going to be an aggrivating week but I really need to pass this test so its really all that is on my mind. I really like how the photo came out using my macro lens. I like how the question is really clear while the answers are a blur... It represents how I feel when I try and complete the test! I can read the questions but the answers don't make any sense. Well wish me luck April 9!!!
Day 57 4-1-11 I can't believe it is already April. I feel completing this project really shows how fast time goes. I used one of my daily assignment tasks to complete today's photo. I need to take a photo of a plant but not a flower. This was interesting because I never really look at plants and see great photo opportunities. I am really happy with how this one came out. I love the coloring of the plant and the blur in the background.
Day 58 4-2-11 While I was cleaning the kitchen today I saw the cinnamon sticks in the spice draw and thought it looked like a heart. I shot this in Av mode with the aperture set to 14. I had to rest the camera on the table to keep it still even though I did use the flash.
Day 59 4-3-11 My goal of the day today was to take a portrait. I had a few good ones of Brandon but this one was by far my favorite. This was not a planned shot and I love how he is still holding the remote. Not bad for my first real attempt at a portrait.
Day 60 4-4-11 My goal today was to find something with detail. I like the coloring of the frame. I needed to have more in focus and since I was using my macro lens I pushed the aperture to 14 and used the tripod with no flash.
Day 61 4-5-11 This photo was taken with my new Lensbaby Muse lens! I love it but it is really awkward and hard to use. I'll keep practicing. I was really not happy with the photos that came out of my first outing except for this photo (which B doensn't like much). I actually really like this photo. I love how he pops out from the background.
Day 62 4-6-11 My goal today was to take a photo of my workplace. Well, crayons really are a good representation of a second grade classroom :) I used my macro lens and am happy with the result. I had a hard time taking the photo today. I couldn't find a photo I wanted to take in my classroom.
Day 63 4-7-11 I loved today!! It was my surprise bridal shower at work!! I used my lensbaby to take a photo of the invitation I really love the effect of this lens. It made the invitations so dramatic
Day 64 4-8-11 Taken again with the lensbaby. I love the color of the sky in this photo. It had to be taken in Av mode because of the lens so I cannot really monitor the aperture. I did have to compensate by changing the meter.
Day 65 4-9-11 again taken with my lensbaby. I really want to practice using this lens. I love this picture of Hurley. I would have liked it a little darker but I'm still learning with it
Day 66 4-10-11 today we were in Eastport. I took a bunch of photos of this crane. I was trying to get one with him with his reflection but there were too many reeds to get the perfect shot. I actually ended up liking this one the best. Taken in Av mode like usual. I am trying to go into full manual mode soon but am not confident with action shots just yet!
Day 67 4-11-11 Today I had no idea what to photograph so Brandon suggested water drops with the flash. I shot in Tv mode with a 200 shutter and used the flash. I set the white balance to tungston because I like the blue effect it gives to the water. I especially like the shadows in this photograph.
Day 68 4-12-11 While I was cooking I saw the knife and thought it would make a really cool picture. I had to position this shot a few times before I got it the way I liked it. I am really happy with this photo. I used the tripod because I set the aperture to 18. I wanted most of the photo in focus.
Day 69 4-13-11 The weather has been really foggy lately and that really makes for great photos at the beach. I like taking black and white photos at the beach and this is actually not a black and white print though it does look like it. I took this photo in Av mode. I wasn't sure if I was going to like the negative space at first and I'm still a little unsure but it seems to be growing on me. I think it really gives the picture a dramatic feel and has a lot of mystery.
Day 70 4-14-11 Today was such a beautiful day! I took this photo in the courtyard at my school. I really like the color in this photo which really made me love the photo even more. I think the blue really pops. I took this photo with my macro lens but didn't get very close. I think if I was going to take the photo again I would get closer to one of the flowers so its more blue in the photo. I used a 9 for the aperture. I'm happy with that choice because the flowers are in great focus while the rest is slightly blurry.
Day 71 4-15-11 This was taken with my macro lens. Usually when I taken a photo of a flower I go right for the middle. I really liked changing the angle. I also really like the coloring in the background.
Day 72 4-16-11 Today we left for the Outer Banks. I took a few photos on the way down and thought this one really represented the day. We had a tornado watch when we got there and it was incredible windy. I love how the sand is blowing across the road. We were driving when I took this picture, I think next time I would stop and try to get the sand a little more blurry. This was taken for the category in my project for "storms"
Day 73 4-17-11 Today was the first full day in the outer banks! It was such a beautiful day today! It was awesome to be on the beach, especially with the Doo! This was taken right in the middle of the day so I adjusted the meter so I could get good coloring in the photo. I set the aperture to 10. This was taken for the category in my project for "beach"
Day 74 4-18-11 We had a fire today on the beach in OBX. It was really nice. I love this picture for the front log and the flame coming off it. This was taken with my macro lens. I tried to get as close as I could but couldn't get to close :) This was taken for the category in my project for "fire"
Day 75 4-19-11 This is the lighthouse on the Outer Banks. Brandon had a great idea to take a photo with the sun just at the top of the lighthouse. I adjusted the meter to make the image darker and it really made the sun stand out at the top. I think it is a really cool effect. Thanks B :) This was taken for the category in my project for "light"
Day 76 4-20-11 This is the view from the balcony in the Outer Banks. I wanted to take a landscape for today's photo. I like the contrast between the grass, sand, and water. It is such a peaceful photo which is what I was going for. This was taken for the category in my project for "beach"
Day 77 4-21-11 This photo was taken on the ferry to Ocracoke Island. People were feeding the seagulls off the back of the ferry. I love the position of these birds as well as the negative space around them. This was taken for the category in my project for "negative space"
Day 78 4-22-11 Today I went for an action shot. Hurley has been playing with the frisbee all week at the Outer Banks. Since we leave tomorrow I thought a shot of him playing would be perfect. Taken in Av mode with the aperture set to 4.5. I like the effect of the frisbee being blurry.
Day 79 4-23-11 I took this picture driving over a bridge in NC on vacation. I really liked the clouds and the one boat just out in the water. It was such a cloudy rainy day and I actually like how the photo gives a dreary feel. This was actually taken while the car was moving (obviously I wasn't driving lol) This was taken for the category in my project for "solitude"
Day 80 4-24-11 I think the thing I like the most about this photo is that Hurley is not looking at me. I also like the reflection in his eye if you look closely. Its almost like he is just sitting and wondering what is going to happen next. This was taken for the category in my project for "portraits"
Day 81 2-25-11 I wasn't really sure about this set of pictures when I first put them on the computer. I really grew to love this one, mainly because of the black dashes on the petal. I love how they are blurry and get more in focus and spread out more in the middle. I feel it gives the photo a really cool effect. This was taken for the category in my project for "spring"
Day 82 4-26-11 This is by far one of my favorite photos in a while. I love how crisp the flower is and how blurry the background in. It really makes the flower pop off the page. This is a tree right outside of our apartment. I've been watching and waiting for it to bloom in a while. It is really a pretty tree. This was taken for the category in my project for "solitude"
Day 83 4-27-11 This photo was originally in color but converted it into black and white. I love black and white photography and can't believe I haven't done more of it during this project. This in Brandon's old tree house in his backyard. This was taken for the category in my project for "black and white"
Day 84 4-28-11 These litte starfish we bought for the wedding. I was really excited to find them. This was taken with my macro lens. I love how clear the whole photo is. I loved the position of the one star in the middle how it is different from all the rest. This was taken for the category in my project for "fill the frame"
Day 85 4-29-11 This was an egg we found laying in the park. There were no bird nests around and Brandon pretended he was father penguin haha. I love the reflection of the blades of grass on the egg. I would love to take the photo again with the egg not so centered in the picture. This was taken for the category in my project for "shadows"
Day 86 4-30-11 I love hydrangeas, especially because it is in my bouquet! I used my macro lens, which I really haven't used in a while. I really like how the flower is very light in the middle but gradually gets darker as it goes out. This was taken for the category in my project for "delicate"
Day 87 5-1-11 The purpose of my project today was to take a shot that filled the frame. Ernie's hair is so puffy I thought it would be perfect for this assignment. I actually switched the camera back to auto for this photo. Ernie was not sitting still and the lighting wasn't so great. It was getting really difficult to take the photo. Not one of my more creative picture but it did complete my assignment. Isn't he so cute? This was taken for the category in my project for "fill the frame"
Day 88 5-2-11 I really love taking photo's of flowers. This was taken with my lensbaby. I really haven't used this lens in a while. It is really only great in some situations. What really grabbed me with this photo was the blurry relection of the flower. I think it really makes the flower pop. This was taken for the category in my project for "shadows"
Day 89 5-3-11 What I really liked about the photo today is the contrast between the clovers. I also loved the depth of field. Shot in Av mode using a 6.3 aperture. This was taken for the category in my project for "colors - green"
Day 90 5-4-11 Happy Birthday Dad!! It was such a nice day today. I really loved the crisp color in the sky. I did not even have to use a polarizer or edit this photo. I really liked the vivid color the most in this photo. This was taken for the category in my project for "curves"
Day 91 5-5-11 I really got drawn to my photo today. I was happy because I've been having a hard time getting photo's lately. I love the lines in this photo. I needed a good photo to get myself back on my project. It's been 91 days and this was my first real slip up but I am back! I love the two stones stuck in the treds. This was taken for the category in my project for "lines"
Day 92 5-6-11 My favorite part of this picture... definitely the poles in the middle of the canal. Something about them draws me to them. I originally wanted to take this photo from another angle but had a hard time positioning myself because of the reeds. This was the best I could get without climbing through the reeds. I also like the boat in the background but am not crazy about the apartments to the left. I think my absolute favorite part of this photo is the reflection in the water. This was taken for the category in my project for "reflections"
Day 93 5-7-11 Finally caught up! I really need to be strong and keep going with this project and not give up! I'm excited for the warmer weather to be able to get outside. We were at the boat yard today helping Kyle, and this is Captain Hurley. I used my lensbaby today to focus the shot on Hurley in the drivers seat. I really love the effect of this lens. This was taken for the category in my project for "pets"
Day 94 5-8-11 I just got my ring cleaned today when we went to go buy out wedding bands! It always sparkles really good after they clean it. I really like it with the starfish around it. I used a tripod for this shot so I could have a good depth of field.
Day 95 5-9-11 This was taken outside my window in my classroom. The bird just sat there all day so at the end of the day I decided to take his picture. Everytime I pointed my camera he started cleaning its feathers so I guess he was camera shy haha. I adjusted the meter to make the photo a little under exposed.
Day 96 5-10-11 I have been interested in taking a photo of a dandelion for a while but ever since I had the idea I couldn't find one, except today! I took so many photos of this "flower" and could not find a good shot. I really like this one with the water drops on it. Taken with a macro lens.
Day 97 5-11-11 This was taken at the boardwalk in Long Beach. It was a really cloady rainy day and we decided to take a walk. I like the depth of field on the photo, especially that the background isn't to blurry but just enough. Taken in Av mode like usual. I need to try and brake out of that mode but I really like how my photos come out.
Day 98 5-12-11 I saw this while at the boardwalk in Long Beach. I don't really know what I love the most with this photo but something draws me to it. I do like how the top section is blurry behind the bar but the bottom is not really as blurry. It really makes the bar and chain pop out.
Day 99 5-13-11 My goal when I set out today was to find a picture with texture. At first I really had a hard time trying to think of how a photo could really capture texture and really be a good photograph. So this is my first attemp at texture.
DAY 100!!!!! 5-14-11 Wow I can't believe its Day 100!!!! I am really happy with my photo for today. I love the way all this pink fell off the tree. It looks so beautiful all around the sidewalks. I took so many shots of this but fell in love with this one.
Day 101 5-15-11 My theme today was "broken" and I got the idea when I looked into our mirror that is broken. I really like the angle on this photo the most. I converted this photo to black and white. I really love the way it looks in black and white. It has a very dramatic effect.
Day 102 5-16-11 My goal today was "fruits" I was really not in a creative mood but I actually really like the photo today. I took this in the creative mode just changing the white balance.
Day 103 5-17-11 My theme today was "new beginnings" This is a new beautiful hydrangea plant starting to grow. This is my wedding flower so I really felt strong about this new beginning. This flower to me also represents a new beginning into getting married!
Day 104 5-18-11 I haven't used my macro in a while. I thought this was a really interesting part of the flower. I don't really like the green part but I really feel this pictures pops out
Day 105 5-19-11 I have been trying to get a great picture of a dandelion for a while. I liked the last one I took but this one is by far my favorite. I really like that you can see the center of the dandelion.
Day 106 5-20-11 I loved the way this one brick just popped out from the others. I used my macro lens for this shot even though its really not a macro shot. I like the shallow depth of field.
Day 107 5-21-11 I know know what it is about flowers but I really love taking pictures of them. They are really unique and captivating. What I like about this shot the most is the design on the actual petal. I know that section of the flower is really not the focal point but it is still my favorite.
Day 108 5-22-11 I love how the top of the waterfall the shutter captured the drops but at the bottom of the shot got more of a running water effect. I thought that was really cool and is why I chose this as my photo of the day.
Day 109 5-23-11 My favorite part about this photo is all the green. I love the reflections from the water as well. It really makes to feel like you are apart of the image.
Day 110 5-24-11 What I really love about this photo is the structure of this building. It is a dome and I just love the shapes it has. I've been looking for an opportunity to take a picture with good geometric shapes and i love this shot. Im not sure if the trees take away from it our not. Any advice is welcomed
Day 111 5-25-11 This is by far one of my most favorite photographs. I feel it portrays mystery because most of the photograph is dark and mysterious. I love have the bird really stands out with its bright white feathers. The sun shines through here at a perfect spot and really accents the bird to help it stand out more among the darkness.
Day 112 5-26-11 I have to thank Brandon for this shot since he found this interesting little bug. I love the grains of sand sitting on top of him. I really enjoy taking macro photos, generally not of bugs because I dont like them but this guy was pretty cool. I set the white balance to sunny day and used an aperture of 16 to focus more of the bug and around him. I like how behind the bug is blurry.
Day 113 5-27-11 This was such a great day at work! A Navy helicopter landed on the field across the street from my school and the soldiers came and talked to the kids and they let the kids go in the helicopter. It was an amazing experience for them and us!! It was really hard to pick a photo from today because I took so many neat photos of different angles of the helicopter but in the end this one really stood out to me.
Day 114 5-28-11 Jones Beach Air Show!! This is something we go to every year during Memorial Day weekend! It is tons of fun. Its amazing how low the planes fly and how close to the water they get. I really liked the clouds behind the plane. I think it really helps the plane to stand out from the sky. So many great photos from today!
Day 115 5-29-11 This is one of my favorite photographs so far. Something really grabs my attention. Looking at it more I would have liked to have the whole white surfboard in the shot but I'm not sure if that really takes away from it by having it cut off. I think what I love the most about this photo is the lighting and I think that really has to do with the time of day. I used an aperture of 8 for this photo and the white balance was set for cloudy. The lens kept getting mist on it from the ocean which I think gave the photo a little haze but I happen to like the effect it gave.
Day 116 5-30-11 I really like the pattern in this photo but am really not crazy about the background. I feel like the brightness in the top of the photo reallly takes away from the circles.
Day 117 5-31-11 I really like the angle of this photo. I had no idea what to take a photo of and kept walking in and out of the apartment. Finally this just caught my eye. I used a really low aperature and love how the back of the photo is really blurry. It makes the front look like its really popping out. Definitly one of my favorite shots.
Day 118 6/1/11 This little flower was lost inbetween all the tall plants. I decided to photograph it but looking back wished I picked a different angle. Well this project is all about learning so I guess this is a good time to learn :) I do not like the blurry green plant on the right corner I feel it takes away from the purpose of this shot. I like the rest of the leaves around the photo though and would actually like to have more of them in the picture.
Day 119 6/2/11 The weather has been really awesome lately and I was in the mood to show it. I like this photo a lot. It makes me think of a new start. I really like that the whole photo is different shades of green.
Day 120 6/3/11 Ahhh! Today we went camping! This was a total experience for me. I did get to see some pretty cool things, like my friend here the caterpillar. As much as I do not really like camping it was definitely a great place to get awesome pictures. It was really hard to pick which pictures I wanted to use from our adventure. I love this picture of the caterpillar a lot. I love the movement almost like he is sitting up wondering what is going on... which he probably is haha
Day 121 6-4-11 I think this might be my favorite photo of the project so far. I REALLY love the roots of this tree. It was definitly a cool experience getting to see this. I spent a lot of time photographing this tree but this shot stood out the most to me.
Day 122 6/5/11 This def looks like it should have been taken around Halloween. I really like the darkness of this photo. The white clouds really make the tree pop out of this shot.
Day 123 6/6/11 Happy Birthday B! I think my favorite part of this photo is the contrast between all the green plants and the log. It really makes the log stick out of the shot. I didnt really have an idea when looking for todays shot but something about this photo really stood out at me....so it was the winner.
Day 124 6/7/11 I always love taking pictures of sunsets. I think landscapes are my favorite types of photos to take and sunsets are my favorite landscapes to take. Two things I really love about this shot is first, the clouds in the sky. I set the white balance to cloudy, it always gives sunsets a more dramatic look because of the coloring. It really lets the camera grab the actual color of the sky. The second thing I love about this photo are the trees on the bottom. I think it gives the photo more characters that just open water.
Day 125 6/8/11 There is just something about this picture that really stands out to me. I think it might be the police car that just pops from the rest of the picture.
Day 126 6/9/11 There was a crazy storm in Long Beach and the clouds were incredible as well as the colors inthe sky. I thought this was just an awesome pictures because of the coloring and the clouds.
Day 127 6/10/11 I love summer. We are at the beach like every night. I like the depth of field in this shot as well as the simplicity of it. The ball is just there and there is nothing else around it to take away from it. I love the sand in the back that is really blurry. Used an aperture of 5.6 shot in Av mode.
Day 128 6/11/11 While running from the tremendous rain storm we stopped under the boardwalk hoping it would stop. When I looked out you could still see the great colors in the sky as well as the darkness that was coming in. I thought it look really cool through the net and the hole in the net was just an extra surprise. I love the effect it gives the picture.
Day 129 6/12/11 Hydrangea's! They have become my new favorite flower to photograph... probably because they are our wedding flower :) except in blue. There are just blooming which I thought was really cool because they aren't all in bloom yet. I really feel you can see the shape of the entire plant in this shot.
Day 130 6/13/11 Ahhh another sunset. The sky was amazing today! I had the white balance set to cloudy which I really feel gives a great feel of what the sky actually looks like. The sky was so orange and pink that it was reflecting off the sand. Such an awesome way to spend the evening. Just sitting on the boardwalk. It was a great night!
Day 131 6/14/11 Definitly thought it would be appropriate to take a picture of a flag on Flag Day! I know I've said this a few times but this is my favorite photo so far in my project. I LOVE the coloring of the sky!
Day 132 6-15-11 My favorite part of this photo is the angle, although I think I would have liked it a little more if I saw more of the top of the board. I also really like the sky behind it.
Day 133 6-16-11 I love the seagulls feathers in this photo as well as the sunset reflecting on the water. It was such a windy chilly day at the beach this afternoon and I really think that is reflected in this shot.
Day 134 6-17-11 My favorite part of this photo is definitely the colors. The yellow is so bright. Actually looking closely at the photo now there is a small bug on one of the petals! I didn't even notice him when I went to take the shot!
Day 135 6-18-11 I really love taking photos of flowers. I wish the background of this photo was a little darker so the flower would stand out a little more.
Day 136 6-19-11 Happy Fathers Day! I really do not take that many action shots, or I haven't for this project. I loved the way the water looked in this photo. My favorite part of this photo is the intensity it makes you feel.
Day 137 6-20-11 There were these two little snails hanging out on what is left of the nice bushes that were chopped down. I usually try and not center the subjects in photos but I love how the snails eyes are front and center and the most in focus in this shot!
Day 138 6-21-11 I wanted to look for something simple to take a photo of today, which was not really as easy as I thought it would have been. I walked up and down my block and finally decided to go back inside and as I walked down the driveway I looked up at the gate and took a picture. I have no idea why but it makes me think of the book The Secret Garden. I love the mystery this photo gives.
Day 139 6-22-11 What I really like about this photo is the different shapes found in the new crosswalks put in in Long Beach. I would have like the photo to be more symmetrical but just the same I really like the shapes that pop out at me when I look at it.
Day 140 6-23-11 This is such a simply photo and sometimes I really think simple works. My favorite part is actually the clouds in the sky behind the seagull. It almost looks fake.
Day 141 6-24-11 There is something just about this picture that I like. This is an image I see quite often driving on the loop parkway and I am always intrigued.
Day 142 6-25-11 This is day 1 of my bachelorette party! This photo was taken at Duck Walk Vineyard! I really tried to show motion in the water and wish I would have had my tripod with me.
Day 143 6-26-11 Day 2 of the bachelorette party!! It was so foggy by the ocean but it really gives for great photos. I love the mystery it brings!
Day 144 6-27-11 haha I know Brandon is totally going to laugh because he says flowers are my go to photo but I really like them!! I like that the main flower is not centered and the ones behind it are slightly out of focus.
Day 145 6-28-11 We were upstate for a few days and this is my moms friends house and she has tons of animals! I absolutely love this photo and it definitly goes into my favorites! Usually I do not like when the subject is centered but I really dont think its noticed with this picture.
Day 146 6-29-11 I like taking photos of roads, I think it really tells a story and has a mystery to it. I think mystery really makes a photo. I would have liked this photo to have been a little darker and I know I can adjust it but the objective of this project was to learn to do everything in my camera, so next time I would adjust my meter. What I do like about this photo is that the road is in perfect focus while the left section of the photo is showing some motion blur.
Day 147 6-30-11 I am not sure if I absolutely love this photo or not. I loved it while I was staring at it on the beach and I liked the idea of the blurry sand in the front but now I'm just not sure if it works. I think it might be to much blur and I think it takes away from the center of the photo, the surfboard.
Day 148 7-1-11 I love sunsets... I especially love the coloring and the clouds in this picture. It doesn't even look like it should be the same sky because of the drastic coloring differences.
Day 149 7-2-11 I really love the lighting in this photo the most. Poor Hurley he just wanted some attention haha
Day 150 7-3-11 This was a really interesting looking flower so I couldn't resist taking a picture of it. I have to admit this was not an easy task. It was so windy today that it was hard to get a good macro shot without my tripod. I had to put it in Tv mode instead of my usual Av so I could adjust the shutter. I set the shutter to 1/100 sec and could not go any lower without blur.
Day 151 7-4-11 I LOVE this picture!!!! I have been trying for a while to get a photo of a flame and I haven't really been that happy with my results but this photo really makes me smile! The part I would have liked to be different is the part at the top that is all white.
Day 152 7-5-11 I really like the motion blur in this photo and the leaf from the tree hanging down. I would have really liked to get one without the bush on the left but.... they turned the sprinkler off before I could haha so I had to take it as it was.
Day 153 7-6-11 I love how simple things you pass everyday can really make a great picture.
Day 154 7-7-11 I love the mystery in this photo. It is very dark and the vines really attract your attention.
Day 155 7-8-11 This was taken in Sayville. I love that only half of the boats are in the picture. I really wish that one part of the bush was not right in the center of the photo but I dont think it draws your attention away from the rest of the photo that much.
Day 156 7-9-11 I love the bright sky behind the darkness. I think I would have liked it more if the lines were straight but I'm not sure. I kinda do like that they aren't I think it gives it more character. I really dont like straight lines.
Day 157 7-10-11 I love the rays of light beaming from behind the clouds. It is such a cool effect on this photo!
Day 158 7-11-11 This is such a simple picture and I really think its the simple ones that I end up liking the most. What do you think?
Day 159 7-12-11 What I really liked the most with this photo is the depth of field. I know I always take pictures of flowers but really the flowers were not my main focus in this shot. I love how they pop out from the background of this photo.
Day 160 7-13-11 The seagull definitly won this match...
Day 161 7-14-11 I really loved the texture in this picture. I feel the sun was hitting it at a perfect time because the shadows really made the stones pop from the wall.
Day 162 7-15-11 I am totally waiting for a dinosaur to appear from the fog. Hmm what I love most about this photo is the angle
Day 163 7-16-11 Its funny because when I looked at this photo in my camera I HATED it!! Once I got in onto the computer though it really caught my attention. I actually skimmed over it rather quickly but had to go back because something caught my eye. I really think the water drops really make the photo.
Day 164 7-17-11 I've never really been interested in taking pictures of bugs... mainly because I don't like them but they were sitting there not really moving so I couldn't see the harm in trying. I am pretty happy with this shot. The flower itself was on a strangle angle and it was hard to get closer without shaking things up and having the bugs fly away. I will keep trying!
Day 165 7-18-11 Now butterflies I have no problems with. Even though the people down the block are annoying with their flowers, the flowers do attract some interesting things.. Like this butterfly. I tried to photograph a butterfly a few weeks back but it wouldn't really stay still long enough. This one let me get pretty close and I was able to get some really great shots but I was looking for something a little different than the average here is a butterfly aren't I pretty shot. I am happy with what I captured here. I love the its eyes are in focus because I feel my eyes are drawn right there.
Day 166 7-19-11 It wouldn't be summer without a shot of a sunflower. I know I took a photo of one the other day but that was a totally different effect. I love the crisp petals in this shot.
Day 167 7-20-11 Believe it or not I have been trying to take a good photograph of sand dollars for a while and haven't really been happy with my results. Until today :) I really dont know what it is about this photo... but I really love it
Day 168 7-21-11 aww Hurley!! I love his profile and the depth of field in this photo!!
Day 169 7-22-11 I LOVE the eyes in this photo!! By far my favorite part of this picture. I would have liked it a little darker but I can adjust it still.
Day 170 7-23-11 I have been using my macro lens a lot lately and I am really happy with the results
Day 171 7-24-11 I really like playing with the depth of field in photos and I love how all the leaves are blending together
Day 172 7-25-11 I'm really not sure what I love most about this photo but something just attracts my eye to it
Day 173 7-26-11 I really love this photo. It's really simple and I like the grain in the wood.
Day 174 7-27-11 my favorite part of this photo is that the photo is not centered. I also love the blurry background. I think I really want to frame this photo
Day 175 7-28-11 I really do like sunset photos. This one is not my favorite but my favorite one out of the set.
Day 176 7-29-11 ahhh day before the wedding!!! Way to much to do to take photos today so I used a past photo. I actually really like this photo. I'm glad I was able to put it in my project
Day 177 7-30-11 wedding day!!!! I'm Mrs. Tasso today!! Again needed to pick a photo from the past. Glad I used it :)
Day 178 7-31-11 wow. The wedding is over. The guys went to play golf today and we went wine tasting. It was so fun. St. Lucia soon!!
Day 179 8-1-11 I used my macro lens for this photo but hate bees so couldn't get that close :-/
Day 180 8-2-11 Here we are St. Lucia. I chose my 10 favorite photos to represent my days on our honeymoon. I took so many photos it was really hard to choose. This was the most amazing rainbow we have ever seen. We actually saw the beginning of it which was really cool.
Day 181 8-3-11 St. Lucia is really cool. I loved the hobie cats. They looked great with the background of the ocean
Day 182 8-4-11 I love the coloring in this photo. It is my favorite part. I also really like the angle, looking up at the umbrella
Day 183 8-5-11 probably my favorite photo out of the ten but there are so many good ones!! My favorite part of this photo is definitely the boat
Day 184 8-6-11 this is the great pitons in St. Lucia. I love the clouds it makes I look like Jurassic park. At any moment we may see a dinosaur.
Day 185 8-7-11 this was taken in the volcano. I love the different colorings of the rocks
Day 186 8-8-11 I really love this photo. I can't decide what I like more the clouds or the boat. What do you think?
Day 187 8-9-11 I love the sailboat in this photo. Especially surrounded by the trees.
Day 188 8-10-11 I absolutely love the water in this photo. That was my focal point when I was taking the photo. I had to adjust the light meter to get it look just the way I wanted. Hope u like it!
Day 189 8-11-11 this photo is so simple but I really love the ladder. This was a photo of our dive boat. The only part I really don't like is the boat at the top of the photo. If I decide to make a print of this photo I would crop it out.
Day 190 8-12-11 No longer in St. Lucia. We had an amazing time. We were super busy when we got back between picking up and looking through our wedding photos and dealing with our apartment flooding. I didn't really take any awesome pictures. I used the pictures for the next three days from my trip upstate that I took on Monday. I really like the simplicity of this picture and the birdhouse gives it a great effect. I had some trouble with the lighting. It was either really dark or looked washed out in parts. This took we a while to get.
Day 191 8-13-11 my great action shot for the day haha these chickens ran so fast for food it was really funny! I took a bunch of the chickens but really wanted this shot. It took a while to get it just right but I am really happy with the results.
Day 192 8-14-11 I love taking pictures of animals. I love that the focal point is to the left of the photo and the rest of the photo is blurry.
Day 193 8-15-11 this little guy was awesome!! I definitely pulled my macro lens out for this and took a bunch of shots to get this one. It is one of my favorites
Day 194 8-16-11 thereof just something about this that caught my eye. I actually would love to take it again in fall. I feel the leaves in the background would really effect it. I do like it with the green leaves but I think it would be that much better with the leaves changing color.
Day 195 8-17-11 we passed this spot once and had to stop when we were passing it on the way home. I really love this photo. I think it is really peaceful
Day 196 8-18-11 I was not thrilled to take a photo of a spider web but I couldn't resist, I definitely checked for spiders first. I love the effect from the water in this photo. What do you think?
Day 197 8-19-11 I've been trying to take photos of simple things. This project has definitely become harder than I expected which is why I am so behind haha. It an attempt to not completely give up I have begun again. I at one point was just not sure what else to photograph, which is why I went simple. I like the sand behind the tire, it gives it some different contrast.
Day 198 8-20-11 Surf competition is coming! It is really exciting to have a pro surf competition only blocks away from your house! I am sorry that its the first week of school so I cant attend the entire thing :( I love the sky behind the banner. I would have like to lighten up the banner a little more but still wanted to give the sky the effect and the colors so I was struggling a little with that.
Day 199 8-21-11 Oh Doo. This is our beautiful puppy Hurley. He loves to be under covers and in a comfy bed. My favorite part of this photo is his paw.
Day 200 8-22-11 AHH Day 200, well I kinda made it, haha I definitly took the pictures just didn't upload them in a timely fashion, but still it is 200 pictures. I really love the tire marks in the front of this photo I think almost more than the water. I was originally focused on the water coming over some of the tracks. That was my focus when I took the photo.
Day 201 8-23-11 I love taking ocean/beach pictures, in case you haven't noticed. I think that is ok considering I did have a thing for flowers in the beginning of the project. I think when you really like to photograph certain things it makes it easier to see great pictures in it. I love the lighting in this photo, I really think thats what makes it worthwhile. I am going to try and convert this one into black and white, but I'm not sure if it will do it any justice.
Day 202 8-24-11 I love the boardwalk lights in this photo as well as the sky. This is just a simple nice but powerful photo
Day 203 8-25-11 I LOVE this photo. This is the photo I needed to get back on track. I would have loved it more without the building and lights in the background but I still love it a lot. The sky looks amazing!
Day 204 8-26-11 This is a simple photo but I put it in my project because I really liked the reflection of the swan.
Day 205 8-27-11 Welcome Hurricane Irene! The next few photos were taken during the Hurricane as well as the aftermath of it. I liked this photo because I think it really tells a story. The amound of rain on the glass as well as the leaves stuck to it really tell what it was like out there.
Day 206 8-28-11 This is such a dark photo and I loved it. So mysterious.
Day 207 8-29-11 Well this is the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in Long Beach. So much of the beach was washed away and so much of the beach was pushed through the boardwalk and onto the streets!
Day 208 8-30-11 We are still seeing effects of the hurricane. This lifeguard stand used to be surrounded by a huge pile of sand, which was completely washed away. This one was rebuilt enough just to hold the stand back in place.
Day 209 8-31-11 I really love this photo. I love how clear the sky is while the boat is a little out of focus
Day 210 9-1-11 This is such an interesting photo. There is so much negative space, which I usually try and avoid but I really like it in this photo. It makes the subject really pop out
Day 211 9-2-11 Not sure why I like this photo to be honest. I just look at it and like it. I think there are many aspects that came together to make this a good photo.
Day 212 9-3-11 I really like the patterns in this photo. I do wish it was more centered. I am going to try and reshoot this and get a more symmetrical photo
Day 213 9-4-11 I love the direction of the lines in the clouds. They look like they are pointing toward the boat. I think this is definitely a photo I am going to frame :)
Day 214 9-5-11 I love this boarded up house. It looks really lonely.
Day 215 9-6-11 One of my favorite photos of this entire project. I love the little bouy marker just floating around. I do actually wish the bouy was a little darker but I still love it.
Day 216 9-7-11 This is the back of our new boat. Brandon wanted me to take this photo and I happened to really like how it came out. Good idea B!
Day 217 9-8-11 We were being stared down by a goose haha and he kept swimming right towards us. I like the contrast between the goose and the water.
Day 218 9-9-11 This is hilarious! I guess he didn't choose a great place to dock his boat. The mast of the sail was actually leaning against the power lines. Just as we docked our boat the police boat came and the electric company was yelling at the man who was sitting in the boat! I really actually like this photo a lot and think it would look even better in black and white.
Day 219 9-10-11 a lovely day at the beach I love the way the fence looks at the beach. I always thing it makes for great photos
Day 220 9-11-11 I had to go back and take this photo. I thought of the photo just as we were leaving and wished I would have taken it the first time. I really love this shot.
Day 221 9-12-11 I wanted to try to take a silhouette. I still need more practice. I am still having a hard time figuring out what my camera settings need to be on
Day 222 9-13-11 we have been on the boat so much since we got it so many of my pictures are coming from the boating world. I love the color of the water because of the reflection on the sky. It's really eerie
Day 223 9-14-11 this was a hilarious picture. I can't believe the sea gull got a hold of a star fish in the middle of the bay. I like the positioning in this photo
Day 224 9-15-11 I love that the pilings are off centered in this photo and the fog really makes the shot
Day 225 9-16-11 an action shot. I usually do not get many action shots but this one is one of my favorite. It has a lot of character which is something I look for in an action shot
Day 226 9-17-11 I didn't actually pick this photo at first but when I looked back on it something really caught my eye. I really like it now
Day 227 9-18-11 my favorite part of this photo is that the word gasoline is perfectly centered in this photo.
Day 228 9-19-11 I really like he depth of field in this photo
Day 229 9-20-11 this photo caught my eye because of the angle. My goal when I took this photo was to take something ordinary at another point of view
Day 230 9-21-11 a second day with focusing on taking a simple photo from another point of view instead of taking it straight forward
Day 231 9-22-11 I haven't pulled out my macro lens in a really long time and I'm really glad I did today. This is a close up photo of a barnacle.
Day 232 9-23-11 I love the crisp red house with the blue-grey sky background. It really makes the house pop out
Day 233 9-24-11 we caught this starfish with the anchor of the boat. It was actually one of the few things we caught today fishing. It was really cool
Day 234 9-25-11 not really sure why I love this photo but it do. I think it's really chaotic and different fro what I usually photograph
Day 235 9-26-11 I like how simple this photo is but I would have liked it a little better if it was a touch lighter
Day 236 9-27-11 this is my friend the swaaaaaan. He follows me everywhere. I really like the water dripping from his mouth. Don't really know if it is a him but I'm guessing it is haha
Day 237 9-28-11 heeeees back!!! This time I was feeding him reeses puffs (he was a big fan by the way) then a few fell on the dock and he tried so hard to get them and it was really funny so I finally just put some on the dock to get this photo
Day 238 9-29-11 I used the lens baby for this photo and got a much better photo than I thought I was going to get
Day 239 9-30-11 I would have preferred not to have the lens baby lens on for this photo but I did and it still is a good shot
Day 240 10-1-11 Kyle on his new sailboat I love the effect on this photo
Day 241 10-2-11 I love how washed out this photo is!! I usually like photos on the darker side but this one was perfect
Day 242 10-3-11 Getting in the Halloween spirit! Our apartment is filled with candles and it is driving Brandon crazy! I have been trying to get a photo of the shadow of this tree on the wall from the candle but haven't been successful but I did take this shot and really like the lighting.
Day 243 10-4-11 So have had the camera maybe about a year and only just not figured out how to shoot in black and white, and I should say Brandon figured it out. Black and white is my absolute favorite shot and I know every says to always shoot in color and do editing to make it black and white but the objective of this project was to learn how to do everything on my camera. So big success and now I need to learn about the other features and options mean
Day 244 10-5-11 I LOVEEEEE this picture! might actually be my favorite photo of the entire project. I usually do not shoot to many pictures of people but saw this opportunity while we were at the beach watching the sunrise and I love the result!
Day 245 10-6-11 Have been playing around with monocrome now that I know how to do it haha I def think this should be an ad for Sperrys!
Day 245 10-7-11 I like the angle of this photo the most. Pretty much all the lines on the benches line up. I really dont think that photo would work well in color.. So I'm glad its not in color!
Day 247 10-8-11 It is truly amazing how different photos look in color and black and white. In color I would never have considered this for my project, but something about it in black and white really makes me like it
Day 248 10-9-11 Hurley-Dooo! This is such an awesome shot It was def B's idea and it really looks good
Day 249 10-10-11 I am getting this one framed! love it!
Day 253 10-11-11 I think this is such a funny shot. I was sitting in the car waiting for B to be done painting the boat and had my camera out and just started shooting. This was my result
Day 251 10-12-11 Wow so the world is in color and not black and white! I actually hate the orange fence at the bottom right. Didn't really notice it was there until I just started to try and analyze it! Now that is all my eye is drawn to. Well I'm not going to love all my photos in this project!
Day 252 10-13-11 You can go through fall and not have at least one pumpkin photo. I love how round this pumpkin is and we didnt even buy this one!
Day 253 10-14-11 I needed to capture the stress I'm feeling teaching a new grade and subject this year! 6th graders are rough. This photo repressed my stress and how I deal!
Day 254 10-15-11 the bay was so flat so it was a perfect opportunity to practice taking reflections. I am really happy with how this one came out!
Day 255 10-16-11 there is a boat behind Brandons office that they are repainting. The black and white really gives this photo such a dramatic feel
Day 256 10-17-11 we were back by the boats again today bc we had to take ours out of the water so they could paint this huge one. This boat really gave itself for amazing photos!!
Day 257 10-18-11 poor Mikey hit something with his boat in the bay and it wasn't running great. This looked so funny in the middle of the bay that I couldn't resist taking a picture
Day 258 10-19-11 This photo I actually think would have looked nicer in color, but maybe not.
Day 259 10-20-11 I don't know why I like this picture so much but it really interests me.
Day 260 10-21-11 I really like this photo. It has so much mystery with the shadows.
Day 261 10-22-11 This is one of the florescent bulbs in our apartment. I think it would have been nicer if it was more centered but I really like the angle it was taken at.
Day 262 10-23-11 I love the depth of field in this photo!
Day 263 10-24-11 I love the angle of this photo. We have this old clock in our apartment that we still haven't gotten rid of so I thought I might as well take a photo of it
Day 264 10-25-11 I love the coloring and the shadows in this photo
Day 265 10-26-11 I love this photo! one of my favorites all day! It was so cold but really worth it! usually I like to have the whole image in the photo but I really like that it isn't in this photo!
Day 266 10-27-11 This is my hubby! I really like this photo of him a lot!
Day 267 10-28-11 He looks like a statue!! This is Ralph's new puppy! He is so cute and was running around with Hurley all afternoon! They were so cute together!
Day 268 10-29-11 Umm this is October... there is not supposed to be snow, but there is! ahhhh I am so not ready for winter to come but I do like taking pictures in the winter so I guess I'll have to just suck it up.
Day 269 10-30-11 I love vines they really made for a cool picture
Day 270 10-31-11 Happy Halloween! This is such a cool candle I've been waiting so long to light it! It is a white candle that burns red... perfect for Halloween. We didn't really do anything special for Halloween except dress Hurley up as a rubber ducky! He had a great time!
Day 271 11-1-11 Happy November! I have a big observation coming up this week and it is really making me nervous. I really want to try and practice taking more portraits and self portraits are hard for me. It really resembles how I am feeling preparing for this observation!
Day 272 11-2-11 These are the little solar lights we have on our walkway into our apartment. I loved the pattern the light was giving off. This was the first photo that I set the ISO manually. Still getting to learn this setting but I think the photo came out nice.
Day 273 11-3-11 Well my observation is over! had some technical difficulty during it of course because that is my luck. But, whatever it is over. I had no idea what to photograph today and saw these leaves stuck to the rake on the side of our apartment. I think it is the perfect picture to show fall at the beach!
Day 275 11-4-11 Today I made a great discovery and realized what a great lens I have sitting in my bag and didn't know if for all this time! I took this with the Canon 50mm 1.8 I am falling in love with this lens! I really love how crisp Hurley's eyes are in this photo, especially because of the expression he is making.
Day 275 11-5-11 Today was such a nice day! Hurley and I went for a walk around our neighborhood to see if we could get any good photos. We didn't really go far and we got some great shots but this one stood out. Again taken with my discovered 50mm lens and taken right outside our apartment. It was nice to get out of the house and go for a walk though!
Day 276 11-6-11 fall is a fun season to take pictures. I used my 50mm lens to take this one and I love the depth of field
Day 277 11-7-11 again taken with my 50mm new toy! I would have liked the focus on more on the latch but I will keep practicing with my new lens
Day 278 11-8-11 today B and I took a nice walk around our apartment and we finally came to the bay. I loved the way the dock looked especially in black and white. I really wish there was no movement in the water but I don't have any control over that!
Day 279 11-9-11 I really love the contrast in this photo. I think I would make it a touch lighter before I made a print but I really like it
Day 280 11-10-11 I really love how the flame came out in this photo but do not like the other lights in the background. I would like to photoshop those out before I printed this photo
Day 281 11-11-11 happy Veterans Day!! Thanks to all those who served our country!! I love the colors in this photo!!
Day 282 11-12-11 it was so cold on the water today but it was fun! I love the color of the front tree that changed colors already
Day 286 11-13-11 I was sitting on the couch and had no idea what to photograph. I looked over and this is what I saw so I gave it a try. It took a few angles to get the one I liked but I am happy with the results
Day 284 11-14-11 this is the tree outside my classroom. I loved how the light was shining on it it looked so nice
Day 285 11-15-11 as I was sitting at the light by my apartment this morning on my way to work I saw this shot and really loved how the sky looked. So I took out my camera quick and took this shot it was only until after did I realize it was in black and white but to my surprise I really loved it. The clouds looked so interesting
Day 286 11-16-11 I spent my day planning at work today and thought I would capture this. I had so many reading groups to plan for and it was overwhelming because I was in the process of mixing all the kids. I wanted to take a picture to represent the stress I was feeling
Day 287 11-17-11 I have discovered my external flash which I've had for a really long time and never learned to use. I pulled it out today and gave it a try after a little research on how to do it lol. I really love this picture
Day 288 11-18-11 again using my flash I love finding new toys in my bag that I've had forever!!!
Day 289 11-19-11 again at work and planning. Thought I would capture my plan for the week
Day 290 11-20-11 I love the coloring in this photo!!
Day 291 11-21-11 Happy Birthday Gabriella! Making periogies today... getting ready for Thanksgiving!!
Day 292 11-22-11 This is the end of November... we should really not be able to be playing football or soccer outside and not be cold!! Gorgeous weather!! I loved the shadow the ball left in this photo.
Day 293 11-23-11 The black and white really made this photo pop.
Day 294 11-24-11 Happy Thanksgiving! I would have liked this photo better if the door in the background was closed but other than that really like it!
Day 295 11-25-11 Nothing like a brand new pack of Sharpies! Love the color in this photo
Day 296 11-26-11 Had NO idea what to take a photo of today and since the cards were sitting on the table thought I would play around. Happy with the result!
Day 297 11-27-11 I really like the contrast of the different colors here. They really caught my eye!
Day 298 11-28-11 Really not sure why I took a picture here or what drew me to this image but as I was going through my images I really liked it!
Day 299 11-29-11 Really having some trouble finding ideas of what to photograph. As I was sitting on the floor I just looked over and saw this so gave it a try. Not my favorite photo of this project but I really like the angle!
Day 300!!!!!! 11-30-11 Wow! I can't believe I am up to day 300 already! This project has definitely been an adventure, some easy days and some really difficult ones. I love the simplicity here. I would have liked the colors to be a little more sharp, which I can definitly correct.
Day 301 12-1-11 This photo was taken to show the CHAOS of my classroom lately! A little stressed and thought I would document it!
Day 302 12-2-11 I love my little penguin!! I thought this was a cute shot, sometimes you just need to smile!
Day 303 12-3-11 This was such an interesting photo. These are the lights in my classroom. I was at work thinking of something I could photograph and I just looked up. I tried in black and white and in color and the black and white was much more dramatic!
Day 304 12-4-11 I liked the depth of field in this photo
Day 305 12-5-11 I have been trying something new. When we are in the car and we stop t a light I have been trying to take a photo of something I see. This is what I came up with today
Day 306 12-6-11 I really like the grain in this photo and the positioning of the lights. I had the ISO set real high in order to take the photo without a flash.
Day 307 12-7-11 I really like this photo. I like the focus on the eye
Day 308 12-8-11 I love the coloring in this photo. It is really bright
Day 309 12-9-11 the "cloud maker" as kids in my class call this. I really like the contrast between the clouds and the really blue sky
Day 310 12-10-11 Christmas tree day!! I really like these branches. I saw them when we were picking out our Christmas tree
Day 311 12-11-11 I really liked the way the light lit up this fabric.
Day 312 12-12-11 I could not decide why to photograph today. I've been having such a hard time keeping up with my project. December is such a busy month but I am almost done! I saw these tiles laying there after students played scrabbled. Since I am a reading teacher I thought I would make them spell out read
Day 313 12-13-11 ok so I totally fell behind. Most of the pictures in the next days are from a nature preserve in Queens. My dad and I started this journey by going to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, but after finding out they didn't have parking we decided to leave. We didn't feel comfortable parking the car on the street. It actually worked out that I had so many pictures to make up bc I fell in love with so mny of the photos I took. So here it goes... With this shot I tried a different angle to get out of my comfort zone. I really like how it came out. I would love to come back here in fall bc im sure the changing leaves would look amazing
Day 314 12-14-11 I LOVE this photo. It is dark and dramatic. I really like the positioning of the branches it really frames out the photo
Day 315 12-15-11 I pulled out my macro lens for this photo. I haven't used it in a while so while I was at the nature preserve I really tried to use each one of my lenses to practice.
Day 316 12-16-11 I really like this photo. I had a little bit of a hard time choosing the right ISO for this shot bc of the cloudiness. I ended up using 400 and am happy with my choice
Day 317 12-17-11 I haven't really used my new polarizer and today was. Great opportunity. Looking back on the settings I chose I would have used a smaller aperture and shutter speed, but that is why I'm doing this project to reflect on my choices. I am still very happy with the results and I love the crisp blue sky. I may also have underexposed this photo a tad bit much which I find is something I do often bc I usually like darker photos
Day 318 12-18-11 I really like this photo. My favorite part of it is the branch right in the middle. I really thought it might take away when I first looked at it but then I decided to try and make it the focal point
Day 319 12-19-11 I pulled out the polarizer again. I love the results
Day 320 12-20-11 I love the clouds in the background which is why I chose the black and white version of this one. The clouds looked so dramatic. A little underexposed and will lighten it a little before I make a print but really happy with the results
Day 321 12-21-11. Again outside of my normal comfort zone but happy with the results. The fact that there isn't symmetry bc of the trees throws me off a little.
Day 322 12-22-11 I really like the reflection with the tree on this photo. It would have been a much better shot on a bright sunny day but still I am happy with the results.
Day 323 12-23-11 I had such a hard time with this bird. I kept getting blurry images which was definitely a result of the settings I chose. I had a really hard time finding the right ones. I am happy with this photo
Day 324 12-24-11 Merry Christmas Eve!! This photo looks so much darker off the camera. I still love my little Santa! A little lighter and this might be our Christmas card for next year
Day 325 12-25-11 Merry Christmas!!!! This is my new fisheye lens that B got me for Christmas!! Something new to learn plus I can learn more about it at the photography lessons I got from my dad mom and danny. I am so excited!!
Day 326 12-26-11 my new lens!! I really like using it and am happy with the results!!
Day 327 12-27-11 macro lens again. This is the most colorful thing we saw on our nature walk. I don't think I have ever seen holly in the wild before. It stood out among all the dark trees
Day 328 12-28-11 this was such a strange day. At times the sky was a perfect blue and at times it was so dark and gray. I didn't even need to change the settings to make this a black and white photo bc it appears that way
Day 329 12-29-11 Well we started off this day by trying again to go to the New York Botanical Gardens, figuring we would have better luck. When we got there it was soooo packed we couldn't find parking lol again fail. So since we were already in the Bronx we decided to go to the zoo. It was really cold but good becuase there werent that many people there. This was my favorite shot. I really love the soft coloring.
Day 330 12-30-11 I thought black and white really was appropriate for this photo. It was such a dark and gloomy day that it was perfect. I thought it was quit funny with the seagull standing on the sign that says no standing lol
Day 331 12-31-11 B and I are driving upstate for New Years. I took pictures the entire way up, which in a fast moving car is not that easy by the way. For this photo I used my new fish eye lens. I love how wide it gets and it doesn't look curved in this photo.
Day 332 1-1-12 Happy New Year!! I can't believe how fast my project is coming to an end. I am most likely going to start another one right away since I will be taking so many photos for my lessons. I love how simple this photo is. I took it originally not with my project in mind but because I have been trying to sell my photos in a store upstate and thought this was nice. It turned out to be one of my favorites of the day.
Day 333 1-2-12 I LOVE this picture! I am so happy I had the polarizer on for this shot. The sky is so crisp and blue. It makes a great backdrop for this old barn. I really have to remember to come back to this spot during fall because I'm sure it would look amazing with the leaves in the middle of changing.
Day 334 1-3-12 Its funny how much I hate the cold weather but love Christmas time. I love the color of this photo I think that is what drew me to it when I was going through my photos from today.
Day 335 1-4-12 the weather has been absolutely crazy! It was so warm for January and so many people were on the boardwalk today it was really nice. Even the birds were relaxing at the beach!!
Day 336 1-5-12 I really like the depth of field in this photo. It really helps the booties pop in the picture
Day 337 1-6-12 my goal today was to take a picture of something yellow. So B and I walked around and found a bunch of things with the color yellow. This was my favorite. There were so many trees on the side of the road. I hate winter but I love Christmas time!!
Day 338 1-7-12 I really like the angle in this photo. I wish it was a little more bright on the sign but I like the coloring in the background
Day 339 1-8-12 using my fish eye! In the camera the photos looked so washed out I didn't think I would have one good one in the lot. When I put them on the computer I had a really hard time choosing the one I really liked.
Day 340 1-9-12 the seagull is watching B surf also! I love that the bird is like the only thing in focus
Day 341 1-10-12 new car!!! Finally got it and Brandon is so excited!! I actually want to redo this photo and take it from an even lower angle
Day 342 1-11-12 early morning photo shoot. I'm sure there will be more of these to come. I love the coloring of the sun coming up and the reflection on the car
Day 343 1-12-12 With a new car I have no many new things to photograph! so exciting! I like how the background in really blurry.
Day 344 1-13-12 I really like the snow blowing over the road in this photo as well as how blue parts of the sky are.
Day 345 1-14-12 We had a photo shoot today with Brandon's new car. This was one of my favorite photos from the day. It was hard to choose because so many of the I really liked
Day 346 1-15-12 I really like the golden brown color in this photo. It had just started to snow when I took this photo and I really like how it looks in the background.
Day 347 1-16-12 I really love this photo I'm glad I was able to get in into my project. I love the snowflakes falling down and how crisp it looks.
Day 348 1-17-12 I love the orange feet lol honestly thats what attracted me and made me take this photo! I recently read an article saying that you should ask yourself why you are taking a photo before you take it. When I read it I actually had a hard time coming up with answers besides its pretty. Well today I took the photo because I thought their orange feet were funny.
Day 349 1-18-12 I really love reflections. I think they look so good. I am happy with this one but and going to come back to the bay on a day when it isnt so windy and the water is completely calm. Have my first photo class today and am really excited! I really can't believe this project is almost over! I am looking forward to beginning another!
Day 350 1-19-12 SOOOO exhausted today! I had a really late night the night before and am at work for another really late night at work. This was during my dinner break and I was waiting to go to dinner so I thought I would try and take my photo since by the time I was going to get home I would be even more exhausted! I'm not really good taking self portraits, its something I really want to work on. I am pretty happy with this one.
Day 351 1-20-12 This photo was actually taken for my first assignment in my photography classes but I actually ended up really liking it, so I thought I would use it as my photo of the day. The assignment is to find something about yourself that is quirky and then photograph it every day for 2 weeks. It seems like a hard task and I cant wait to see what I come up with!
Day 353 1-21-12 Well it finally snowed here. I was hoping we would make it a winter without snow but oh well maybe next year! I took this with my fish eye lens when I went to the beach with Daytona
Day 353 1-22-12 This was another shot I took for my first photography assignment and ended up really liking it! I really like the negative space about the bottles and surprisingly I actually like the fact that it is not completely centered.
Day 354 1-23-12 I leave for work in the morning and see the sun coming up and now I come home from work and see the sun going down. When will it be summer!!! I really liked the colors through the trees
Day 355 1-24-12 Only 10 days left!!!! I just started teaching an after school program three days a week. So on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays I have a lot of things to do when I get home. Working out is one of them. I was so tired today that I got my photo inspiration while I was sitting on the floor trying to make myself to my workout... which I did do by the way :)
Day 356 1-25-12 9 More Days... I knew I was going to be busy after work so I tried to take my photo during my lunch today at work. While I was sitting at one of the tables I looked up and this was my view. I really liked it and decided to capture it :)
Day 357 1-26-12 8 More Days! I honestly have no idea why I decided to take this photo. It was a spur of the moment thing that happened to work out. I'm really glad I chose black and white for this photo
Day 358 1-27-12 7 More Days! I took this photo for the photography class I am taking and again really liked the result so decided to put it into my project.
Day 359 1-28-12 6 More Days... Today Brandon and I decided to just start driving out east and we ended up stopping for lunch in Farmingdale which led us to the airport there, which ended with this photo! I absolutely love the clouds behind the plane. They almost dont even look real! We ended the day by going to see a movie which wasnt that good. Definitely a good adventure!
Day 360 1-29-12 5 More Days!!! Today was a sad day. We had to take all of our things out of Danny's storage because he is closing the office.
Day 361 1-30-12 I saw this bench outside my classroom and I thought it had a lot of character. I decided to photograph it. I really wanted to have a different angle but this is the best I could get!
Day 362 1-31-12 New muffler things lol I dont know what they are but they are new haha
Day 353 2-1-12 I can't believe a year is almost here!!! I took this photo for another project but I really liked it so thought I would use it here
Day 364 2-2-12 Hurley can't believe it's almost over either! I've been on the computer a lot choosing the pictures I want to print for my gallery and Hurley just sits there looking at me so I thought what a great picture to remember the last few days of the project!
DAY 365!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2-3-13 WOOHOO!!!! I did it!! This was such a fun shoot! We went through 6 bottles of terribly bad champagne but in the end had a lot of fun!! This project has definitely been an adventure and was really really hard at times but looking back its such a great memory! 365 Day Project # 2 begins 2-5-12..... ahhh another year!