Day 366 - 28th Feb 2013

‘366’

Thanks to everyone who took time out to view and comment on my photo yesterday - I was deeply humbled.

Here is a bonus photo for you - a photo mosaic containing ALL my images from 365, overlayed on myself using the brilliant Yashica Electro! :)

113 Pictures in 2013: #20 Guess What

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1/25s, f/4.0 ISO-400

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Day 365 - 27th Feb 2013

‘And That’s A Wrap’

Ladies and Gents, this is it, the FINAL image of my 365 project!

365 photos taken consecutively since 29th Feb 2012 - tomorrow will be 366 only as it was a leap day when I started :)

As with the majority of my 365 pics, the idea for using a clapper board to ‘bow out’ just came to me…or it’s more likely that it’s a subconsious amalgamation of a picture I’ve seen in passing. And of course for a film buff, the clapper board is a great prop to use and have.

As you will appreciate, spending a better part of a day (in some cases) taking a picture, editing and uploading, has been hugely enjoyable but also had it’s fair share of pressure. Especially as I can be somewhat of a perfectionist and I wanted every single photo to be worth sharing, something I was proud of, and worth looking back at.

The goal was always to do 365 - push the limits in terms of personal photography, try out new techniques, better oneself in the art and above all, have fun! I achieved all those things, and more, so I’m immensly proud of this achievement.

If I’m honest, the last month or so has been motivationally difficult, which is why this will be it for this project. However, I have a lot of ideas for the future, and have already set some wheels in motion to carry out some other projects so, as a great man once said: “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning”

“Thank You, Xie Xie, Namaste”

Zubeir.

Our Daily Challenge (ODC): Black & White

113 Pictures in 2013: #113 Future

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1/50s, f/4.0 ISO-800

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Day 364 - 26th Feb 2013

Thank You, Xie Xie, Namaste

As this project comes to an end, I’ve been thinking about the brilliant people I’ve met along the way - both virtual and non…and not all photographers! :)

I felt I should dedicate at least one photo to you lovely folk out there who regularly take the time to visit my photos, provide frequent and kind comments and have, in essence, kept me going.

While I admit that my enthusiasm, in replying and keeping up with other people’s work, did wane towards the latter part, I hope I find some time post-365 to take a step back and start appreciating your work also.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project, I certainly won’t continue ‘a photo a day’ after 366 - reasons why revealed tomorrow ;)

Anyway, I hope you all keep in touch in the future to see what other projects I have lined up, I am certainly excited to share them with you all!

Zubeir.

113 Pictures in 2013: #39 Affection

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1/100s, f/5.6 ISO-160

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Day 363 - 25th Feb 2013

‘1967’

Today’s photo is a clue/teaser as to the projects I’m thinking and hoping to do after 365 ends later this week.

I’ve really come to appreciate old vintage cameras as part of this process, and my fascination with photography is now expanding to the analogue…as it tends to with a lot of photographers I’ve noticed.

Today’s picture is my dad’s Yashica Electro 35 GSN. A hugely popular 35mm consumer camera in the 60’s and 70’s. There are several reasons why I love this camera, but the main points are: it’s build quality, solid metal, certainly no plastics here! Secondly, it’s an aperture-priority camera which is the mode I use 90% of the time on my current dSLR, what genius. And last of all, the incredibly fast (f/1.7) and sharp lens - not bad for a circa. 35-year old camera! :)

Incredibly, the Yaschica brand still exists today.

113 Pictures in 2013: #18 Circle

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Day 362 - 24th Feb 2013

‘Trio’

I don’t necessarily feel empty, but certainly feel my creativity needs a boost. I am looking forward to 365 finishing in a few days time, getting some well earned rest and picking some exciting projects for the future. I don’t think any of them can be, or will be, as demanding as 365!

I will share my thoughts about the whole 365 experience in the coming week :)

113 Pictures in 2013: #70 Empty

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1/60s, f/4.0 ISO-100

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Day 361 - 23rd Feb 2013

‘Drifter’

Red shoes yesterday, old boots today - contrast is important in photography! ;)

113 Pictures in 2013: #61 Boots

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1/60s, f/8.0 ISO-400

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Day 360 - 22nd Feb 2013

I thought I’d better take a few pics of these red cons while we still have them. A present from the uncles and thankfully so - incredibly hard-wearing and ultra cool also ;)

There is something out of the ordinary with this picture though, can you spot it…?

SOOC.

113 Pictures in 2013: #111 Red Shoes

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1/80s, f/2.8 ISO-200

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Day 359 - 21st Feb 2013

‘Setrise’

I don’t often do extreme post-processing in my photos, but thought I would try it out this one time to gauge the interest in this picture.

What mood does this minimalist photo portray in you…?

Our Daily Challenge (ODC): IN THE MOOD

113 Pictures in 2013: #99 Somewhere To Sit

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Day 358 - 20th Feb 2013

‘Revelry’

After the greyness of the past couple of days, time for some colour I think! :)

Our Daily Challenge (ODC): MULTICOLOUR

113 Pictures in 2013: #7 Arch or Archway

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Day 357 - 19th Feb 2013

‘Sixth Sense’

Whereas some photographers see light, and some see shadows. I see lines…

Our Daily Challenge (ODC): LEADING LINES

113 Pictures in 2013: #94 Lines

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1/60s, f/16.0 ISO-100

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