52 Weeks Project: January
I decided this would be more fun if I did a monthly post, rather than a weekly one. Less to clog your feeds, more to look at when you do look, yeah?
(That’s not true at all. Actually, I got real busy with work and apartment hunting and food poisoning and, while I took pictures, I pretty much didn’t take them off my camera for a month. But it sounds nicer the first way, doesn’t it?)
For those new to the concept, a 52 week project is a lightened-up version of the 365 project: I take a picture a week, for the whole year. Now, I take a lot more pictures than that, but most of them aren’t very good. My goal was to take a picture a week that I liked.
That’s a much higher hill to climb.
So here’s January:
Week 1: Lanterns at the Denver Zoo’s holiday light event.
Week 2: A feather. Experimenting with deliberate overexposure in an attempt to convey softness.
Week 3: This is not a chameleon. For one thing, look at the feet.
The reptile house at the zoo is my favorite on cold days. Indeed, my favorite picture of 2012 came out of there.
Week 4: This is why I get no sewing done. Could’t possibly wake him up, you know. He’s too cute for that.
And some experiments which have not matured into quality pictures yet, but which I hope to play with more this year:
Long exposure of myself, playin’ on my violin. I like the effect, though I want to hold the actual instrument steadier, so all the blur is in the bowing arm. Which might require I not actually play a song, and where’s the fun in that?
It’d be interesting to do different songs in front of a neutral background (and with an expensive lighting studio- sigh, I dream). Does Bach look different from, say, Gassoc? Is Paganini anything more than a giant fuzzy blur?
Look, I made a GIF! This is a toadfish, and he makes me want to play with stop motion animation. And use a tripod next time. Maybe I can just claim it’s a toadfish in an earthquake?
What’s your favorite picture you took this month?