365 Days of Photos, So Far

I’ve realized in the last several months that I haven’t been using my camera as much as I used to…when Ben was a little baby I took pictures of him all the time. I think life has gotten so busy with work, selling our house and trying to keep up with the little guy that I haven’t really had much of a chance to bring out ol’ Nick the Nikon.

So I decided to try to get myself into photography again, so I joined a couple flickr 365 groups. To join these, you have to take a photo every day for a year. Now I don’t know if I’ll make it, but I really want to try. The first several days were easy, but as time went on, I realized that it’s easy to take a photo every day - IF YOU REMEMBER! Also, it’s not easy to get a GOOD picture. Then comes the challenge of uploading the daily pictures.

With that all said, I haven’t missed a day yet. It’s been 32 days (I think) and I’ve had a picture for each day. Some are artsy, some are regular snapshots, and when all else fails, I take a picture of Ben. Here’s some of my favorites from the last month…maybe I’ll make this a monthly thing. I realized that this project has been a really great way of keeping track of what I’m doing!

Day 1

My very first picture for the project, taken late at night, without makeup and pretty tired. It was before I had my hair cut.

Day 4

Mmm…sushi. I went to this Japanese market one day to get some sushi and I walked out with a LOT of sushi.

Day 12

I love this picture of my brother in law’s dog, Brody. Can you see Ben in the picture?

Day 17

I’d been growing my hair to donate to cancer patients. Eventually I had about 15 inches from the nape of my neck, which was more than enough needed for the 12 required to donate. I had enough hair left over for a shoulder length haircut. I’m saving SO much money on shampoo now!

Day 20

Sometimes I don’t always have a camera handy, but luckily, there’s always someone who does. We went to the Illini/Georgia game a couple weeks ago, and we forgot to bring the camera. Luckily, Jerome let me borrow his camera to take this picture of the sea of orange at the United Center. ILL-INI!

Day 24

Several years ago I went to Las Vegas and found this really cute mini-mah jong set. The pieces are about as big as my thumbnail. The set had been stored away in my closet until a couple weeks ago, when I let Ben play with it. He LOVES playing mah jong with his lolos and lolas, so he was really happy to have his own Ben-sized set.

Day 29

I found the cutest Brobee ornament at Urban Outfitters and decided to get it for Ben. He loves Yo Gabba Gabba and already has a bigger Brobee doll. We had bought our Christmas tree several days before but it didn’t have ornaments yet, so I let Ben put Brobee on the tree as the first ornament. Later on, he got some company after we decorated the rest of the tree.

Day 31

These are Ben’s sneaker socks. They look like sneakers, but they’re socks.

I hope I last for another month!

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4 Comments

2008-12-21 11:25:49

Sue says

Love the pictures. Some day I hope to take great pictures like you do.

 
2008-12-21 15:50:06

Trisha says

Great pictures, Yano. That sushi looks DELICIOUS!

 
2008-12-27 10:47:13

Joe Mescher says

Thanks for sharing these photos, they’re terrific.

I stumbled upon your site since I follow you on Twitter and I just wanted to give you a shout out for producing such a cool blog :-)

 
2008-12-30 14:15:01

bumblebootie says

this looks like a fun game… maybe i’ll try doing this on Jan. 1st… we’ll see how long it takes before i get bored with it. hehehe… =) i love the sneaker socks btw… where can i get a pair of those for myself? hehe ;)

 

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