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Archive for December 31st, 2013

2013 Photo Projects

December 31, 2013

As I have the last several years, I tasked myself with some photo challenges for 2013. I joined a photo a day group that worked a bit differently than ones I’d done before and also decided I’d continue my weekly self-portraits even though the group I’d done them with before didn’t carry over. I failed at both of these tasks, more so with the self-portraits than the daily photos. Flickr doing their tablet-centric redesign didn’t help, as I didn’t take to the new look and feel and spent a few weeks deciding if I even wanted to keep posting there. Even then, I did keep taking photos, so I was able to catch up when I got over my hissy fit (I still don’t like the new Flickr, though). I think I only missed taking a photo one day (though it may have been two days), but I tended to post them in big bunches and didn’t interact with the rest of the group as much as I’d hoped after the initial flurry of excitement at the beginning of the year. I’m planning to try again in 2014, so perhaps I can do better. As far as the self-portraits, I was very sporadic with them, sometimes used nail photos in place of a proper shot, and eventually gave up trying to do one a week. I’m not sure yet if I’ll try that again in 2014. I’m leaning toward no, just incorporating them into my daily photo project. Taking at least a shot a day means I capture not just the bigger moments of my life, like vacations and holidays, but also the smaller ones, like when the satellite signal makes art on my tv screen during a rainstorm. I like having these moments to look back on, so that keeps me going, even if I don’t always get it done the way I’d like.

Sunset from the top of the triple
Impressionist art by DirectTV


On this date in 2012: Happy New Year a Bit Early
2011: How Long Until 2012
2010: Sock Monkey Waits for the New Year
2009: Finished!
2008: The Year in Pictures
2007: I Am the Champion and The End
2006: Sofa Star Quilt and One of Those Entries
2005: Winter Count–December
2004: It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated
2003: No entry
2002: Not One of Those Entries

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