Day 365 – Happy New Year!

Day 365 – Happy New Year!

Day 365 - The End

365/365 (December 31, 2010) – Wall-E had to make a final appearance in my 365. I didn’t intend for him to figure so prominently this year, particularly since he didn’t appear on the scene until April. If I did my quick count correctly, before today Wall-E was featured in 25 of the photos this year. Hard to help really, he is a bit of an inspiration and when I needed a mood in my photos, he was quick to add it.

This was an interesting project to do, and there were days I didn’t think I’d manage a photo. At those moments I either pulled out some silly little prop, or took a crappy photo. And what I realised was that this wasn’t about taking 365 perfect photos, but about capturing 365 images that represented some level of interest for me. And that sometimes the imperfections were what made a photo interesting to me. Many days I didn’t use what I thought was necessarily my best image, but one that caught my eye for some reason, or better represented my feelings. I’ve found that photography for me is more about capturing a moment and the emotion or mood that it instilled in me. That, and zooming in on the details around us that we miss because we are so busy zooming along. There are moments in the day that we would miss or forget within a short period if we didn’t pick up a camera and focus in on them. The world around us is so full of what we think is uninspiring, until we look closer at it. The most humble objects can have the most interesting angles and textures when we block out everything else.

I have 24 hours to decide if I am going to do this again, to keep on going. I want to do more film photography, so perhaps that will be the increased challenge, do this again and add the element of film onto it as an additional layer.

If anyone out there was actually following this, I appreciate that you took a moment of your time to view my images.

Have a fabulously Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all health, happiness, and adventure for the coming year.

Cheers,
Paige

December 31st, 2010|Photo a Day - 2010|44 Comments

44 Comments

  1. Helena December 31, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I enjoyed your 365 Paige and reading your observations with it. Congratulations on achieving it. Part of me wants to really give it a try, and part of me thinks what on earth can I take a photo of every day when 5 days of every week I am stuck in the same office. I’m also way too critical and think I’d possibly drive myself mad! Maybe I’ll try one photo a week to warm me up. 😉

    Best wishes to you for 2011 and many more happy memories. xx

  2. Flickr: pearceval December 31, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Fun finish to your 365 days .. Happy new year Paige!

  3. pearceval December 31, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Fun finish to your 365 days .. Happy new year Paige!

  4. Flickr: Bob Small pho·tog·ra·phy December 31, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Wow, well done – I’d have probably managed about 10 days myself! Happy New Year!

  5. Bob Small photography. December 31, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Wow, well done – I’d have probably managed about 10 days myself! Happy New Year!

  6. Flickr: Angie*Allen December 31, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Well said. Love this. Congratulations and happy new year!

  7. Angie*Allen December 31, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Well said. Love this. Congratulations and happy new year!

  8. Flickr: Harris Hui December 31, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Great set up and very nice reflection! Paige
    Happy New Year!

  9. Harris Hui (in search of light) December 31, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Great set up and very nice reflection! Paige
    Happy New Year!

  10. Judi FitzPatrick Studio January 1, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Added this photo to their favorites

  11. John Morgan December 31, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Happy New Year Paige, and congratulations on completing a photo a day for a year. Great dedication on your part and some great pix too!
    All the best to you and Kirk for 2011. May it see you on 2 wheels as much as you desire 🙂

  12. Flickr: barefootin' January 1, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Well done!

  13. barefootin' January 1, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Well done!

  14. Flickr: Judy Rushing January 1, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Great shot to end the year on! Happy New Year!

    Seen in my contacts’ photos. (?)

  15. Judy Rushing January 1, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Great shot to end the year on! Happy New Year!

    Seen in my contacts’ photos. (?)

  16. Flickr: beinshitty January 1, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Very cute and creative.

  17. beinshitty January 1, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Very cute and creative.

  18. Flickr: Just Mom January 1, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Woo hoo! You did it! Happy New Year!

    PS I love his little party hat. 🙂

  19. Just Mom January 1, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Woo hoo! You did it! Happy New Year!

    PS I love his little party hat. 🙂

  20. Flickr: SkinnyOrangeCat January 1, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Very creative! Congratulations!


    Seen next to a fellow photo of the group "365 Community". (?)

  21. SkinnyOrangeCat January 1, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Very creative! Congratulations!


    Seen next to a fellow photo of the group "365 Community". (?)

  22. Flickr: Clive C January 1, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Congrats on your 365 achievement!

  23. Clive C January 1, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Congrats on your 365 achievement!

  24. Kiera McLellan January 1, 2011 at 2:35 am

    I remember you touring me through your brother’s dark room some many years ago (was Gr4-ish so long ago?) and the great mystery of it that produced pictures. Now, in the age of digital and your keen creative eye the dark room has become a thing kept in the dark recesses of rooms of the mind…. Congratulations. You do beautiful work! Happy New Year, thanks for sharing… 365 more this year?

  25. Flickr: Missy2004 January 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Happy New Year to Paige Kirk and Wall E


    Seen in my contacts’ photos. (?)

  26. Missy2004 January 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Happy New Year to Paige Kirk and Wall E


    Seen in my contacts’ photos. (?)

  27. Flickr: David on LRM January 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Well done and Happy New Year!

  28. David in Derbyshire January 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Well done and Happy New Year!

  29. Flickr: Jacqui J. January 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Congratulations on finishing your project.
    What a great feeling that must be.
    So … what’s next?

  30. Gone off to contemplate my navel. TTFN January 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Congratulations on finishing your project.
    What a great feeling that must be.
    So … what’s next?

  31. Flickr: ChezChiens January 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Congrats on finishing, and what a creative way to do so!

  32. ChezChiens January 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Congrats on finishing, and what a creative way to do so!

  33. pennacook January 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Added this photo to their favorites

  34. Flickr: pennacook January 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    congrats on finishing Paige! I’ve posted your finisher’s blog here.

  35. pennacook January 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    congrats on finishing Paige! I’ve posted your finisher’s blog here.

    They also added this photo to their favourites

  36. Flickr: Free 2 Be January 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Thank you everyone, and a very Happy New Year to you all. The year seems to have flown by. Just thinking about crawling out of bed to meet 2011 in the light of day, barely made it to midnight without falling asleep 😉 We will see what the day holds and whether or not I will start again.

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/just_mom/] Tinfoil and some ribbon 😉

  37. Free 2 Be January 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Thank you everyone, and a very Happy New Year to you all. The year seems to have flown by. Just thinking about crawling out of bed to meet 2011 in the light of day, barely made it to midnight without falling asleep 😉 We will see what the day holds and whether or not I will start again.

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/just_mom/] Tinfoil and some ribbon 😉

  38. Paige Ackerman January 1, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Thanks John, and all the best to you, Louise, Emily, and Sophie! I’m hoping for a lot of riding this year 😉

    Wow, grade 4…..no, it couldn’t have been that long ago. Yes, I remember that darkroom, otherwise known as the downstairs bathroom. Dad built a bathroom out of a corner of the basement, and big brother commandeered it for his hobby pretty quickly. He did some neat stuff, our living room wall still hosts a framed photo that he developed of all of our grandparents and me as a little blonde girl with dual ponytails. Thank you for the compliment, and Happy New Year to you too! I have a few hours to decide if I’m going to continue….maybe….

  39. Px4u by Team Cu29 January 1, 2011 at 8:27 pm

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  40. James R Giusti January 1, 2011 at 9:06 pm

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  41. Flickr: clarey. January 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    i like it !

  42. clarey. January 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    i like it !

  43. me or elizabeth January 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm

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