Tonight we joined friends Bob and Diane at a local restaurant with some of their friends to listen to a 17-piece big band play in the New Year. It was great music and June and I even braved it out on the dance floor a few times. There’s no way we could match the many couples there who actually knew how to waltz/rumba/cha-cha etc, but what we lacked in technique we tried to make up in enthusiasm! It really was a very enjoyable evening.And so dear reader, this brings us to the end of this iPhone Project 365. Which always means — I DID IT!! I was able to take a least one photo every single day of the year. Not all of the photos were winners of course, but I never expected them to be. More than anything, it was the discipline and the desire to shoot something different every day that made this such a rewarding, challenging (and at times exasperating) exercise. Some days I woke up with an idea of what that day’s photo would be, but most of the time it was a case of just waiting to see what each day held. A project like this forces you to look at things in a different way and the trick was being able to recognize where an opportunity might be, each and every day . (Even today while driving around , I saw something that I thought months ago would be interesting to photograph — and I never did get back to it to include in this project.) It is with a sense of both accomplishment and relief then that I bring this project to a close, and for all of you who have stuck with me throughout this journey, thank you. Your regular visits to the blog, feedback and sharing of these photos with others has been very humbling and much appreciated. What next?? I really have enjoyed this process, but I want the next go-around to be something more than just a continuation of this one. I have a few ideas in mind for how I can shake things up for the next Project 365 to make it a bit different, so I’m going to take a couple of weeks to really consider the options and then get back at it again. (The good thing about a Project 365 is that you can start and end at anytime.) In other words, I plan to be back in the saddle again after a short break, so if you’re willing to come along for another ride, I’d love to have you along. Stay tuned!
The start of a New Year!To kick off 2012, we invited friends over for a New Year’s Day meal, which included the all-important lucky beans and rice. Let’s hope it is a good one for all of us.