There seems to be something magical or mystical about the midnight hour on the eve of New Year. The clock turns over a new hour, new day, new month, new year, and sometimes even a new millennium. There's something refreshing about closing the chapter on the year gone by, and seeing all the new possibilities in the year just started.
For me, and many fellow bloggers, today marks the last day for our Project 365. We set out exactly 365 days ago to make some photos every day of the year and post (at least one of) them on our blogs. It's been an exciting time, an exasperating time, and a time full of learning. It's now also a time of relief (unless some out there are going to start on year 2 or 3 or 12 !). No more daily thoughts about what to shoot, and to set aside time to do so once a subject is chosen. It feels great to have successfully achieved this goal. It's not for the faint of heart, but if you're interested in learning a lot more about photography, I recommend it.
As for what I plan to do now, ideas are still floating around in my head. I've promised my wife (and myself) not to do another 365 project. I'll put down a few thoughts on what it was like and what I learned from it in a near future post. I do intend to maintain this blog, but without the promise of shooting daily. I will continue to visit fellow bloggers. And I will make/take time to continue with my photography.
In the meantime, I wish all of you health, happiness, and a great deal of pleasure in your photographic endeavours in 2011.
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R !!!
(18-55mm f5.6 1 sec ISO400)