Taking part in Silent Sunday last year made me start to take a real interest in taking photographs. For me it was about capturing those everyday moments, creating memories but even more so, seeing beauty in the simplest of things. I suddenly started to see things in a whole new way and while I don’t claim to have any technical skills, far from it in fact, it was something that I really started to enjoy. It’s amazing how much happier life can be when you can see the beauty in the smallest of things around you.
My lovely friend Mummy Limited took part in a 365 Project last year (and she is again this year too) and I absolutely loved following her progress so when January came along, there was no doubt that I wanted to have a go myself and take a photo a day for a whole leap year. When I started out, I wasn’t sure how long I would be able to keep it up. On one hand, one photo a day doesn’t sound like a really big challenge but it’s actually harder than you might realise, for me at least.
As much as I wanted my project to be about capturing the everyday, there are only so many photos you can take of the cat. Or frothy coffee come to that. Although both do feature heavily of course, this is me we’re talking about after all. But I’m so proud to be over half way through though. There have been days when I haven’t taken a picture and I’ve ‘cheated’ by catching up the next day but as far as possible, I have tried to keep to my own self imposed rule of a photo taken by me every single day.
You can catch up with my full 366 Project over on my Posterous blog here and I’d really love you to come and take a look.