Well I am done with project 365…. and it’s only Day 9.
Actually… if I am honest, I was over it on about day 5.
It’s not the fact that I had to take a photo each day, being pushed to get the camera out was great. It was much more to do with the fact that I took crap photos, and that really really bugs me. It seems the harder I tried the worse my photos got. I was looking for the perfect little moments in life, something wonderful and whimsical and worth remembering, and all I got was a poorly composed, blurry photos of my messy house.
There are so many people out there who are taking amazingly beautiful photos every day. So much inspiration to delight and annoy me.
I’ve recently discovered this blog – Habit – where a group of women are posting the most stunning photos of every day things with lovely little blurbs to accompany them. It’s such a wonderful glimpse into their lives.
RaMa MaMa is another one who has that magic ability to catch a little bit of each day. The gorgeous Dee at Walking Barefoot on the Earth is also a master at catching those moments. I love them and hate them both at the same time for being so stinking talented!
There were a handful of great photos in among my Photo A Day attempts… but they were the ones that I took because I knew I HAD to catch that moment of loveliness. The photos taken simple because I needed a photo for that day were all dismal and I haven’t even bothered to add the last few to flickr.
I can’t bear to post the bad photos, just so that I have something to post each day and the whole thing is making me cranky. As stupid as that sounds, I don’t need any extra excuses to be cranky, I’ve got that covered all on my own.
So there you have it folks… this has to be the lamest attempt at Project 365, giving up after nine days.
Though maybe I won’t give up all together. Maybe I will still challenge myself to pick up the camera every day, I am just not going to worry about posting the photos if they aren’t something I love. I am not going to number them and I’m ditching that special flickr set of mine. Obviously I can’t photograph under pressure, and I don’t have the knack of making every day things look amazing, but that’s ok…. I can still take photos, I can challenge myself to take more and better photos, and I can just post the ones I like when I get to it.
No rules…. no rules people!
Lets go with a No Rules Photo Project…. even I can’t fail at that! Can I?