The Mission: Take one photo each day for an entire year. (This, btw, is my second year doing so.)
The Tool: Crap iPhone 3. Isn’t it funny how we label miraculous instruments previously unavailable to the bulk of humanity “crap”? But trust me on this one. I fondled an iPhone 5 the other night (salivating). My phone is crap. The touchscreen has gone numb in the lower third so that I can’t move chess pieces off the back rank when I play real-time chess with people thousands of miles away (see note above re: miracles). Nor can I dial zero. All this to say, please pardon the unprofessional resolution here.
The Outcome: 367 photos (you can see them up close here). That’s 365 plus leap day and add one more from a day in June when I couldn’t choose between two complimentary shots. I confess I missed three days in December and posted filler pictures after the fact. Doing so (forgetting to take photos on those three days) was a perfect illustration of the way life had gotten too busy with tasks I hadn’t chosen.
The Lesson: There are many. The main one is simple — stop and find beauty.
The Invitation: Did you participate in Project 365 this year? If so, I would love to see your photos. Post a link? If not, join us in 2013? This post by one of my favorite blog friends offers some great tips on getting started.
There’s 304 more . . . .