I was happy that I was able to complete the first month. Although I took on the project as the way to look up on my life, I can also say that I did put in some thoughts in some pictures I took because not only do I want to have something to look back on, I also wanted to learn more about photography.
There were 31 days for January, and as much as I loved all the pictures I took, here are my top 5 favorites - in random order:
03/365 - Wash Before You Eat >>> Taking a spin on my "water and light" experiment on fruits. I found it really cute to be able to freeze water as it flows.
15/365 - Partial Solar Eclipse >>> Taken around 4-ish in the afternoon, I was happy to be able to catch a glimpse of the eclipse through a little space. There was a big house fronting our house covering the sun, but with persistence, I was able to find a way to see it.
16/365 - Towards Destiny >>> I have told time and time again that if I am going to get married, I hope to get married in this historic church - the San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila. My time hasn't come yet, so for now, might as well watch as a bride walks down the aisle towards her destiny.
26/365 - The Center of the Heart >>> My take on "leading lines" using the pencils we got for free, and a heart eyelet, which I use in my scrapbooking.
29/365 - Ayala Tunnel >>> Not really a good picture, but I love this photo a lot because it's not everyday that I get to pass by the tunnel, and it's not everyday that someone with a car asks me out on a date. :)
Some things I learned in my first month:
- Joining photowalks is a great way to capture images, as well as in honing my skills.
- Even if I am at home most of the time, I still could take pictures of things from the house.
- Always keep a camera handy. If I forgot my digital camera at home, I still can capture moments using my own cell phone.
- For someone who cannot pose for pictures, I could still take self portraits.
- Know what's going going around. Read blogs, news, and be keen on events that I could attend to.
- Remember that I am a photographer. I should not be shy to take out my camera and take pictures if I see something that interests me.
I admit there are days that I had a hard time thinking what could be my subject, but still... I am happy that I didn't miss a day. Hopefully I won't miss a day for February, too.
*** Jenn ***