I’ve been watching Alan and D’Arcy do the 365 photo challenge for more than a decade now, which struck me when I read that fact. I envied the push, but without a phone until two years ago, the idea of always having a borrowed DSLR on my person seemed laborious, if not impossible. I flirted with joining the fray, but was keenly aware of my limits. I resisted the urge. This changed in October of 2015 when I finally broke down and got a phone. I haven’t regretted the decision for a moment, but sometimes miss the shock on people’s faces when I informed them I never owned a cellphone. The phone has been clutch for tethering when I need to take care of work for Reclaim Hosting on the road, but even more awesome than that for finally having a camera in my pocket.
I love taking photos. The satisfaction of capturing a decent shot every so often is truly rewarding, not to mention how purely it feeds my deep desire to capture and archive everything. Add to this the fact that I moved to a pretty spectacular part of the world, and my photos benefit from a natural advantage in terms of subject matter. I have been milking the beauty of Trentino regularly for over two years now. But after reading Alan’s post about another 365 challenge in the bag, I figured I’m at the point where I can actually do this pretty easily. What’s more, it will help me accomplish one of my modest goals for 2018: posting and organizing my photos on Flickr in a timely fashion. So, I joined the 2018/365 group on Flickr, and I’m officially in the mix.
So far, so good. I have successfully posted a photo for the first 8 days of 2018, which feels good, and I just happened to be on ski/snowboard vacation in Alto Adige which means the sites where a bit more intense than usual. What’s more, it features the little bavini that make it all worth while. So, here are the first 8 of 2018, here’s to 357 more!
“Saying a prayer for the new year”
My personal favorite thus far: “Mountain Curves”
I’ve been loving your photos. You’ve developed quite an eye (likely with help from your amazing partner). Looking forward to following along vicariously!
You are nice, thank you kindly.
I tell people that I use one of my cameras to make calls on. I never leave home without it. On some days I might take 365 shots. Some days none.
I love to lurk and watch the work that gets posted up on a daily basis. It is so cool to follow, as D’Arcy says, “vicariously”, the times of our lives.
However, my muse is one who does not do well hitched up to a yoke of daily tasks. Where it leads, I follow.
The skiing shots are awesome. My old boards aren’t so fast anymore: https://flic.kr/p/pZHA3R
We’ll see where it leads, but I do enjoy the idea of thinking of what would be a photo I would be happy to post each day. The camera as phone makes total sense, I think of it predominantly as phone, then wifi hotspot, and then various apps like Chrome, Twitter, Flickr, etc. It is really a phone with some extras 🙂
I do go on runs, and when you are skiing in the mountains good shots come easy, but I am hoping the 365 pushes me a bit to get off my ass some days and look around for a shot. It worked with ds106 🙂