Sunday, February 01, 2009

January Mosaic






























I am participating in Project 365 on Flickr this year. I'm not following the rules exactly, so even though I have "joined" the group, I haven't really. Here's why: I can't take a picture a day. Or enough pictures each day so that I can choose one per day. (And if I take two really good ones on the same day, I want to use them both!)

The goal of taking 365 pictures in a year is like my goal of reading 52 children's novels in a year -- sometimes I'll go days without taking pictures and then "make up" the lost time; sometimes I go for weeks without finishing a book until the next chance I have to read multiple books. As always, the day job gets in the way of this project...especially this time of year when I get to work in the dark and leave for home in the dark. Kind of limits the photo ops, as it were.

Rules or no rules, this is a fun project that has made me more aware of the world around me -- of shape and color, texture and contrast. I carry my camera with me at all times now, and that alone has been worth its weight in gold. I am learning to navigate Flickr. I made the mosaic on fd's Flickr Toys. This is one of the ways that I am working on my 21st Century Literacies.

6 comments:

  1. Great mosaic -- I love the photos and the fact that you are on an exploration.
    Kevin

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  2. Oh my gosh! Another new thing you can do! You are amazing!!

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  3. I was very tempted to jump in this year and do this. But here it is, February 1, and I haven't started.

    Your pictures are beautiful!

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  4. I really like your mosaic. The light and shadows are dramatic. I wouldn't worry about the rules - it's the journey.

    As long as you are carrying your camera and learning it's all good.

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  5. Gorgeous mosaic, Mary Lee. It's like the coolest quilt ever!

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  6. I'm glad you're doing this and doing it in your own way. I started a project similar to this on my own just to make myself take more pictures, since I used to have (amateur) photography shows and all. I still carry a small camera every day but have gotten out of the habit of the Daily pics. Thanks for nudging me to pick it up again and like you, I'll figure out my own rules.

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