The end! I honestly cannot believe that I have actually completed this project. When I started it I thought that I would for sure quit at some point, since I never seem to be able to finish any project I start. But, here I am, 100% done.
This is not at all the picture I originally had in my head, other than the words that I used, and the tinfoil. I wanted an evening shot, but my day got very busy and by the time I was free I had no light left. Luckily Elliot it amazing, and when I got frustrated because I didn’t know what to do with the letters in order to get something interesting, he pulled back the blinds, and got out his flashlights. So, just like last night, a long exposure, lit by two flashlights. And, I can’t decide if the actual tinfoil is in focus or not, so try to ignore that (even though it should be great for my last picture…).
This project has been such an…adventure. It consumed my life many days, and wore me out a lot. It pushed me, and tested my photography skills and creativity. I would like to say that I have improved, but honestly I am not sure, and I don’t know if I will be able to judge that myself. I will say that my ability to spot things to photograph has improved, and I have gotten a lot more comfortable taking pictures everywhere.
I have had a few people ask me what I will do now. Since I had put my 52 week project on the back burner during my 365, I am now going to focus on that, and return to doing a self-portrait once a week until I finish. It is going to be so strange to not take a picture every day I feel, since it is just habit now. But, I want to finish my 52 week project as it should be done, and not have any extra pressure besides that (and student teaching..). Once I finish that project, I may start-up another 365, we shall see. If I do start another 365 I will be setting up more rules for myself, such as specific assignments for each week, in order to push myself even more. But, I will tackle that when I get to it.
For now, thank you so much to all of you who have stuck around and encouraged me during this project. I so appreciate all of you!!
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I think this pictures shows how incredibly random my mind is. There is no reason for this picture, it doesn’t have any deep or interesting meaning, it just is. I don’t even know how I thought of this. I was sitting at my kitchen table after church last night trying to think of what to take a picture of, and tinfoil” just popped into my head out of nowhere.
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I was making myself a tuna melt for a late lunch, and when I went to take it out of the oven I notice the red glow on the tinfoil, and just loved it. I quickly grabbed my camera and started taking some shots, and realized that the oven rack looked awesome. I am super excited about this picture, mostly because I feel like it is the most creative I have had in a while. But maybe I am just crazy.
My classroom this morning is used for an elementary education class at some point during the week and they are doing some sort of experiment. They had 2 boxes sitting on a shelf that were sitting on their sides. They were completely covered in tinfoil and had a tinfoil sheet hanging on the front. There was a light in each box, and plants growing in water bottles contraptions that they had created. As soon as I walked into the room they caught my eye. In part because of the shiny tinfoil (I sound like such a little kid), and partly because the light inside had such a warm glow. As well as the fact that the little bit of green made me happy with the cold weather that has moved in.