Friday, January 21, 2011

Feeling the 365 Spark

I grabbed my camera and stuffed it into the bag as I raced out the door to work in Ian's classroom. With so much sunlight outside, I knew light would be good inside. 43 photos. I snapped them while they sat in circle time and while they got their wiggles out. I want to remember these moments when he still smiles at me when I come into the classroom, giving me a thumbs up and a wink to let me know we're all good.

I tried to hide the camera until they got involved in what they were doing. Using my 70-200 (as my metadata recommended) meant I could sit back and let the lens do the work.

After a few days of indecision over my photos of the day, today's came easily. I knew as soon as I saw it on my screen. I'd tried to frame him between arms of his friends, with the little belly showing and of course, the ears being tugged. So him right now. It was the last photo I took. It was the one.

Something happened this week. I regained a spark for 365 I've not felt in a while. Reacquainting myself with a lens I too often leave in my bag, shooting someplace that isn't completely known to me. It felt good.

How is your 365 going? Are you feeling a spark? What's creating it for you? Let's chat.


Anonymous said...

The mere idea of doing 365 gives indigestion but I love look on at others. Terrific moments captured Katrina.

Deb said...

I've been feeding my 365 spark going by joining a Project 365 group on Flickr. But, I am getting tired of the indoor shots (blasted Chicago winter!). I'm hoping for inspiration in your next class. I was in your Holiday class on GIS, and am anxiously awaiting info on the next class (Feb, right?).

Christi said...

I really felt the spark here:

This year is a bit different for me. I'm trying to bring together the everyday along with photographing something/someone and being more technical about it. (Trying to get the best photo I can) The everyday stuff I still try to do the best I can but I don't care if it's a good photo I want the memory.

I'm also using my One Little Word (Do) and the New52 project to help keep me going. They all work together like a well oiled machine. At least so far. It's only day 21 so this may fall flat. LOL

The View From Here / 365 Days - 365 Photos said...

I'm enjoying it, so far, but do struggle on those busy week days to come up with a photo. I had to travel for work last week, so my blackberry was the source of my photos. I just focused on composing the shot, since I knew it wouldn't be too sharp, etc.


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