Goodbye Photo-A-Day, Hello Project365

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So today is my birthday, which means one year has passed since I started my Photo-A-Day project. You can read my original post about it here.

Photo-A-Day

The intent of my Photo-A-Day project was to publish one photo a day, not take a photo a day, because I had a large backlog of images I liked, but never got around to posting anywhere. Overall I think it was a huge success, with no missed days, and I think that the image quality was overall very good, not to say that there weren’t some images in there that I wasn’t totally thrilled with. If you want to look over my Photo-A-Day images, head on over to the flickr set and take a gander.

Project365

So with the completion of my Photo-A-Day project, I was trying to decide what to do for the next year. While PAD did get me to publish more images, it didn’t get me to shoot much more often. Because of that, I’ve decided that my next project will be Project365.

The general concept is that you take one photo a day for a year. So from today to my 28th birthday I will take at least one photo between 12:00am and 11:59pm. For logistical reasons, it is quite likely that most images will not be published on the day they are taken, but they will be published in order, and I will try to not build up more then a few days of a backlog unless I’m unable to get them uploaded for some reason (like traveling with no internet).

I’m also going to be changing the way I publish the photos. They will be published to this flickr set, and I will also post to my twitter account (@ericmblog). They will not regularly be posted to this blog – I want to start using this blog again for actual content, which means not drowning the site with photo posts that you can see elsewhere.

Hopefully this project will work out as well as the last one, but part of me is worried that I will have a hard time keeping quality up. We shall see – it should be a good challenge regardless.

Photo-A-Day #358 – 365

Photo-A-Day #358: Hey Look!

Hey Look!

Jenna shows Sara her newly minted, souvenir flattened penny at the Magic Kingdom.

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Photo-A-Day #359: Sphere

Sphere

A view of ‘Spaceship Earth’ at Epcot in Florida.

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Photo-A-Day #360: Indoor Palm

Indoor Palm

A large tree in the main dome of the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle, in Detroit, MI

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Photo-A-Day #361: Vocals

Vocals

Shaun sings in the Oakland Center as a member of the band Stroller Coaster.

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Photo-A-Day #362: Grounded Speed

Grounded Speed

The remaining XB-70 Valkyrie supersonic bomber on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, OH.

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Photo-A-Day #363: Tulip

Tulip

A tulip at the Tulip Festival in Holland, MI.

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Photo-A-Day #364: Detroit Industrial

Detroit Industrial

A flare stack at a factory in southern Detroit.

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Photo-A-Day #365: Strip Light

Strip Light

Some overhead lighting at the library in Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.

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Photo-A-Day #351 – 357

Photo-A-Day #351: Valley

Valley

A view in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Photo-A-Day #352: Flare

Flare

A late night street corner in Key West, FL.

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Photo-A-Day #353: Music Men

Music Men

Shaun and John (foreground) play in the Oakland Center in their band Stroller Coaster.

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Photo-A-Day #354: Overhead

Overhead

A CH-47 Chinook flies overhead. One of their passes outside my window at work about once a week.

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Photo-A-Day #355: 1.21GW

1.21GW

Shaun playing in the band Stroller Coaster

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Photo-A-Day #356: Drifting

Drifting

One balloon floating away and prepping to take off at the Howell BalloonFest.

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Photo-A-Day #357: Keeping the Beat

Keeping the Beat

Stroller Coaster drummer Tony, at the Oakland Center.

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Photo-A-Day #344 – 350

Photo-A-Day #344: Rolling

Rolling

Taken at a turnoff along US36 near Boulder, CO

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Photo-A-Day #345: Symmetry

Symmetry

A upward looking shot of the inside of the Cadet Cathedral at the Airforce Academy in Colorado

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Photo-A-Day #346: South and Duval

South and Duval

The corner of South and Duval St on Key West.

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Photo-A-Day #347: Holding It Down

Holding It Down

A cat holds down the roof of a cat hut at the Hemingway House in Key West, FL.

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Photo-A-Day #348: Unused

Unused

A playground late at night in Key West, FL.

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Photo-A-Day #349: Waiting Chairs

Waiting Chairs

Chairs on the edge of the dock at the abandoned Quincy Smelter in Hancock, MI.

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Photo-A-Day #350: Cake Cutting

Cake Cutting

Some cake after dinner, after the first day of the Moodle Hack/Doc Fest.

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