I’m starting to feel good about my photos again. Mostly. This batch isn’t amazing, and they’re mostly from the phone—I’ve gotten over my cold, but the one time I felt well enough to take a real camera out in the past ten days, I promptly got hit with a brand new wave of symptoms—but they’re not just flowers, and they’re not just random stuff I can see without getting up off the couch.
I’ve run into this problem every single time I’ve tried to do a daily photo project: what am I supposed to photograph when I’ve got a cold and spend all day asleep (or trying to sleep)?
There are some weeks when I really don’t know what to say about the photos I’ve taken.
This is one of those weeks.
The good news is, I’m happier with this batch of photos than I was with the last one. Not all of them, of course, but there are more good ones than bad, and there are a few that I’m really happy with.
I’ve got mixed feelings about this group of photos. Literally: I am absolutely in love with half of them, and I’m decidedly meh about the rest.
Posting a day late, because… honestly, I wasn’t feeling very motivated yesterday.
Just to preface the last ten days worth of photos: it has been a very rainy week. I’ve been stuck inside, and the light has been terrible.
I made it!
And I did it in the 12-14 days I said I would! (This roundup is happening about a week late, because the last week has been a bit of a mess.)
I am really happy about how this project turned out. When I finished my 365 project, I was struck by how much my photography had improved over the course of the year and the project. This 100-day project has been a concentrated version of that same experience: a shorter project, with specific constraints, has improved my work even more.
Obviously, I’m going to start another project. I’m in the process of figuring out what that’s going to be right now (though I’m always looking for new possibilities! If you have a suggestion—or especially a project that you’ve enjoyed in the past—let me know in the comments), and I’ll be starting as soon as possible.
Ten days to go!
Or, knowing me and the way I’ve approached this project, probably closer to 12-14 days to go! (Remember when I said this project was going to end on 9 June? And that I’d use a real camera more than my phone? Good times.)
That said: I have started carrying a real camera more often, this last week or so. And I am incredibly happy with these photos. (Most of them, anyway.) I still haven’t decided what I’m going to do after I wrap this project (as always: I welcome your suggestions! Leave a comment if you’ve got any ideas for me), but I know I want to keep going with black and white. I’ve fallen in love with it (again) in the past few months, and I’m not ready to go back to colour full-time.
I’m a little bit late with this roundup. And I was a little bit (but not quite as) late getting through this particular group of ten photos. (Between the heatwave and whatever I did to my back—which does seem to be better now—I spent a couple of days not doing much at all except hiding from the outdoors. And that doesn’t lend itself to interesting photos.)
I’m still not sure what my next project is going to be. If you have any suggestions, let me know in the comments!
I’m still missing a day here and there, but that’s fine. I haven’t let the project stall again, so I’m happy.
I’m also starting to think about what comes after I hit Day 100. I’ve established that I need some kind of project like this to keep me motivated. And, like last year’s 365 Project, I really love what this project has been doing for my photography in general. I kind of don’t want to go back to mostly-colour work; I’m having too much fun exploring black & white, and I don’t think I’m finished with it.
So… I’m not sure. I’ve got thirty days (or a little more than thirty days, probably) to think about it. I’ll come up with something interesting.