Day 365|The End

So here I am, day 365. Sometimes I still can’t believe I’ve made it. And to think at the start of this project, in my mind I was saying to myself, “A photo a day? This is a piece of cake!” First month into my project, I was not thinking that anymore. I’ve tried things I would never think of if it weren’t for this project. Water crowns, light painting, smoke photography, street photography, astrophotography, and the list goes on. The photos I see on this site everyday have inspired and pushed myself to the limit. My Lightroom and Photoshop skills have also improved dramatically. Tools I’ve been afraid to use seem to come so naturally now I don’t know how I got along without them.

This journey has been somewhat of a rollercoaster journey. There have been an endless number of ups and lows this past year. Some days I’ll feel really inspired and can’t get enough of taking photos, and then there are other days where I don’t even want to look at my camera. Some days everything just clicks, and then there are the days where nothing seems to be working.

However, no matter the mood I was in, there was always one thing to get me through to the next, and that’s all the friends I’ve made through this experience. I wanted to thank every single one of the new friends I’ve made this year, whether you’ve followed me right from day one, or just started following yesterday! Without all the kind and creative support for my photos each day, I’m not sure how I would’ve gotten to the end. It always amazes me that I could be taking photos from my backyard in Melbourne, and with a mouse click, I could be looking at exactly what was happening half way across the world. To think all of us come from different locations, with different experiences and lives, but we are all connected by our passion to take photos!

I can’t finish my project without thanking Ross Scrivener (@Scrivna), for without him, this would not be possible. With such a simple idea and concept, he has been able to bring all of us together to share the things we love.

So what’s next for me you ask? I will be back, that’s for sure! But I'm going to take a well earned break. Like so many that are going into the second year, I think I’ll take on more challenges and test myself even more. For one, I want to venture into film photography. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do since the start of my project but never had the time to. I also want to get myself out there on the street, and try to just capture the moment.

I can’t believe how much I’ve written, and there’s so much more I want to write about, I just wanted to wish everyone who is still on their project, the very best of luck. I’d also like to wish every single one of you a life full of happiness, love and laughter. I’m not going to say goodbye because it means I won’t come back, so I’m just going to say, see you all soon. :)
Congrats
posted November 28th, 2012  
congratulations :)
posted November 28th, 2012  
Congrats on finishing and I have never heard a more elegant summation. It has brought me great pleasure to see your photos and I look forward to more!
posted November 28th, 2012  
Congratulations on a great finish and I look forward to seeing your second year!
posted November 28th, 2012  
Congrats not only on finishing, but on maintaining such a high standard. :)
posted November 28th, 2012  
Excellent, congratulations on your finish!
posted November 28th, 2012  
Congratulations. You are very talented.
posted November 28th, 2012  
Congratulations and a FAV for all your amazing work. Hope we see more!
posted November 28th, 2012  
Well done.. it is an amazing achievement.. Be proud of yourself. I have loved follwoing you :)
posted November 28th, 2012  
Thank you for inspiring me to keep going. What an amazing finale. Your photos are extraordinary.
posted November 28th, 2012  
That is an amazing finale to your project! I am in awe of your talent and consistent work. Congratulations on finishing your year!!
posted November 28th, 2012  
That totally rocked, had chills when it started counting backwards. You are such an inspiration and one of the most talented photographers on here. Best of luck with everything :)
posted November 28th, 2012  
You've given me tons of inspiration, thanks so much for sharing the last year :)
posted November 28th, 2012  
This is wonderfully inspiring!
posted November 28th, 2012  
What a treat! Thank you for letting us look over your shoulder for the past year.
posted November 28th, 2012  
What an incredible way to finish. All I can say is THANK YOU!!!!!
posted November 28th, 2012  
You are incredibly talented and are such a professional at capturing the world around you. Making simple, everyday objects come to life and testing the boundries of what is possible. I love looking at your pics and seeing what you will come up with next. I hope you do continue as you are such an inspiration to not just me, but so many others on this site! Congrats on finishing your year. An amazing accomplishment! :)
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations! Looks like an amazingly, awesome year!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Wahoo! Congratulations Bobby!! Your photographs never ceased to amaze me and a fantastic summary of your journey!
posted November 29th, 2012  
C O O L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted November 29th, 2012  
That was wonderful! You have mad skillz for sure!
posted November 29th, 2012  
I'll send you out with a FAV. Love it. :))
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations, one of the best recaps I have seen on 365
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congrats on completing the 365! That was an awesome video! FAV!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations - your work is beautiful, enjoyed being along for the ride :)
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations Bobby. Wonderful video for your 365 day. I'm so glad you will continue on to keep sharing your beautiful shots.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Nice ending shot. Congratulations on finishing your project.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations on your project, you have taken some really amazing photos.
posted November 29th, 2012  
What a super collection!! Congrats!!
posted November 29th, 2012  
I can't believe I just started following you and you are done! Love your photos!
posted November 29th, 2012  
can hardly wait to see what you will do next - very creative in your approach to photography - see you soon
posted November 29th, 2012  
Your images are consistently impressive! Congrats on completing the year!!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Lyn
Bobby, I think I've been close to tears for a week now, watching the numbers on your file count approach the 365. . .the sheer JOY expressed in your photography is what I find the most inspiring. This video is absolutely awesome and such a wonderful chance to see so many favs appear again. Most of all, though, I want to thank you for always taking a bit of time to comment and view my little corner of this world. Your generosity and kindnesses have meant more than I can say. I'm SO glad you'll still be around! Blessings on you, sir. XX (oh, and super FAV)
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congrats----hope u'll be back soon :)
posted November 29th, 2012  
Fantastic presentation to commemorate all of the marvelous photos you have taken. Truly an inspiration and pleasure to have travelled your journey with you. I look forward to seeing you around. All the best.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Amazing set of photos!! Super congrats and mega fav.
posted November 29th, 2012  
congratz!!!❤❤❤
posted November 29th, 2012  
So much inspirational work in there! Amazing! Great job on a year of really rad photos!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Impressive movie of our 365 project and even more impressed by your photos and creativitiy. Congratulation on finishing the first year of 365 and looking forward for more!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Tom
Congrats! I hope you stick with us, even via the occasional upload. You take some amazing photos and I like seeing your work.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulation! To see your work in one slideshow was amazing. You've covered and touched wide variety of techniques, subjects, styles...realy inspiring. So much talent. See you around.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Awesome Bobby. Didn't see a single photo in there that wasn't top notch! You are a very talented photographer and I'm richer for having seen your work. Hope to continue to see your work from time to time. Good luck in your future endeavors and if you ever make it to this hemisphere and happen to find yourself in Dallas, I would be honored to buy you a beverage and show you some of the sites.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congrats times a million! I think I've been following you for most of the year and it has been the best project I've seen on here. Love the video - so much color! - and even if I am not posting every day next year I will keep an eye on what you do!
posted November 29th, 2012  
yay!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Wow, Bobby. And wow doesn't even begin to cover it. Such a great final presentation of all your images, just fantastic. It's been wonderful sharing through the year with you. I've enjoyed your shits immensely and always appreciated your comments. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!
posted November 29th, 2012  
What an amazing year of photos! Tons of creativity and skill represented in this video! And you have a new follower for Year 2!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations! Fabulous finish to your Wonderful 365 project! FAV! :)
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations!!! Love the way you presented your project. Thanks for sharing your talent. FAV!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Awesome vid Bobby & it's been a pleasure to follow you, congrats on finishing & I look forward to seeing your photos when you come back :)
posted November 29th, 2012  
Wow fantastic finish and congratulations on reaching 365!
Your photos have been wonderful and an inspiration to many!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Mel
Congratulations! I was lucky to find you so early in my project and have truely enjoyed all of your shots, one that has stuck with me is the red filter heart in the score of music, had such a great meaning. you are an incredible talent and inspiration and have been generous with sharing how you carried out shots too. I do look forward to your return. :)
posted November 29th, 2012  
So many great photographs and ideas which stimulate creativity! Congrats on a project well done!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations! What a fantastic way to remember your journey! It has been great to take this journey with you. You have been such an inspiration!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Such an awesome video!! Congratulations on a fabulous project.
posted November 29th, 2012  
congratulations!!! I have enjoyed your work! I look forward to seeing you continue!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations on an amazing year of photography! It has been a pleasure looking at your photos. I wish you all the best in whatever the future holds for you.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Wow, what a fantastic 365 finale of your fabulous photos, Bobby. I was so teary eyed as I read what you wrote. You write like you take photos, perfectly said or perfectly photographed. I saw so many photos that I had forgotten about and got to see them once again, each one either so amazing, so unique or so creative. Congratulations to you and I look forward to your return. FAV
posted November 29th, 2012  
It has been nothing short of amazing to follow you, Bobby! Your work is so inspirational! Seeing this video brings back a lot of memories from your project and I got to see great stuff I've missed too! Good luck out there! I hope to see you back soon! ;)
posted November 29th, 2012  
Legendary work bobby. I guess you will go down in 365 history. Interview for the blog?
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations! Have thoroughly enjoyed following your project ~ fabulous choice of music to accompany your video! ... so glad you will be staying for year 2! FAV
posted November 29th, 2012  
WOW that is really impressive, I enjoyed every second of this. Congratulations!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Oh, and fav of course.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Fabulous Finish Bobby! FAV!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Thank you - just enjoyed watching your video - such great photos. Great timing for me (not) as I've only just discovered you! However you've just shown me some great photos and what can be done so thank you again.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Nice finish Bobby.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations on your milestone and such an interesting collection of work. Best of luck.
posted November 29th, 2012  
FAV. What an amazing set of shots you have included in this video. Have seen many of them but it was lovely to see them again. Congratulations; following you has been an awesome experience, Bobbyj. I hope this video is not a farewell.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congrats and awesome video!!! Fabulous collection of photos!!!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Now that was the BEST! What a grand finale. All of your work, even your very first photo was great and consitant the whole way through. Good luck on your future endeavors and I am sure we will see you from time to time...it has been great following you! FAV...way to go out with a bang.
posted November 29th, 2012  
COngratulations Bobby - it's been great following you and I'm so pleased to hear you'll be back into a second year. Awesome collections of images here
posted November 29th, 2012  
brilliant and well done!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Fav! Congratulations on your finish!!! your project is amazingly cool!! Peace ,Love & Happiness!!!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Stunning, all the best, hope to see you back. : )
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations Bobby....what a fabulous finish and awesome video. I really am impressed with your photography....you have gone a step beyond. I have enjoyed following you and hope to see you back in the future. Good luck! This is a fav, by the way!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Well done for completyeing the 365. Your shots have been an inspiration... and frustration always follow as I stumble ariound trying to copy!!! Looking forward to another year
posted November 29th, 2012  
You made it .....Congratulations!
I just saw your film and the variety is amazing ! Again : bravo !!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congrats and thanks for commenting!
posted November 29th, 2012  
wow, congrats! amazing photos and the video is amazing!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my photo. I'm saving your page so I can watch the video and go back and look through your year.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations on completing your project! Great video.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congrats on finishing the project! The video is really spectacular. Now the pressure of posting every day is off. I hope you will continue to drop in now and then. I've enjoyed you pictures and your comments on mine. Thanks!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations ! Your pictures were always so beautiful !
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations on reaching the end of your first year on 365. Thank you for sharing your wonderful images with us, and well done on the video review of your 365 - a fantastic way to complete the year!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Yay!!!! Congratulations!!! Hope to see more of your pics soon!!! :-)
posted November 29th, 2012  
well done, been great following your project
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations! I love the slide show and have really enjoyed following you, even if only for a short time. You've posted some amazing shots.
posted November 29th, 2012  
wonderful words and images! outstanding project bobbyj, and I haved loved seeing Melbourne town through your lens xx
posted November 29th, 2012  
That was so cool and congratulations!!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Fabulous finale -- congratulations!!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congratulations Bobby! I've really enjoyed your work. I don't comment every time but do visit and learn from your work. I' close to the end of my 365 and haven't decided whether I'll continue directly into the next or take a break. Good luck and enjoy your film adventure if it occurs.
posted November 29th, 2012  
Hey Bobby - I wrote my first comment today and then watched your video. A superb photographic symphony!!!!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Bobby congratulations! You have inspired me & impressed me with your fabulous shots each & every day. I have enjoyed your project so much. I look forward to seeing more in the future. Best wishes Bobby for your new adventures ( ;

This collection is wonderful & I love the counting back!
posted November 29th, 2012  
Well done on all youve achieved and glad we'll see you back - and not like lots of us 'taking it easy' in the second year either!
posted November 29th, 2012  
What's the name of the band and song on your first song?
posted November 29th, 2012  
Congrats Bobby. Brilliant finish.
posted November 30th, 2012  
What a great collection of images. It's been wonderful following your project and congrats on finishing. I haven't been on recently - onto my next journey.....but popped by and saw this. Wishing you the best! :)
posted November 30th, 2012  
I'm not the first person to say it, but this is fantastic. Well done on such a great year of fine photography. I have really enjoyed following you, and have enjoyed seeing Melbourne as well (I'm originally form Melbourne, so I recognise lots of your shots). Great video too. Have watched it a couple of times now, and love the countdown at the end. Well done.
posted November 30th, 2012  
congratulations bobby!
posted November 30th, 2012  
Bravo and Fav!!!
posted November 30th, 2012  
Hoorah! Congratulations on getting to 365! I'm glad you're not going anywhere too - I love seeing places I know in your pics, and being inspired by your technique work too :) Well done and welcome to year 2!
posted November 30th, 2012  
congrats!!! See you soon :-)
posted November 30th, 2012  
oh bobby this is beyond wonderful! :)
you was one of my most loyal followers and i want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for that!
your work was ever so inspiring! hope to get to see much more of it soon! :))
posted November 30th, 2012  
Great video, Bobby!! Loved it and LOVED how you counted backwards at the end. Congratulations on finishing... it's certainly a more epic journey than you first imagine when you start out! I only lasted 3 days before posting a shot after finishing mine off lol. But in a more limited capacity and really enjoying being able to sit back a bit more now :) See you back soon :)
posted November 30th, 2012  
Congratulations Bobby! Hope to see you back soon :D... great video
posted November 30th, 2012  
Congratulations on a job well done, love your work!
posted November 30th, 2012  
Congratulations on quite an accomplishmnet! I hope I can make it! Your video is awesome! FAV
posted November 30th, 2012  
Congratulations Bobby! Always a pleasure to see your creative photos.
posted November 30th, 2012  
Big congrats on reaching 365!!!
posted November 30th, 2012  
such a nice video, love it. hope you will stay here, now that i have discovered you ;-)
posted November 30th, 2012  
Congratulations!! I have loved following you! Enjoy your break.
posted November 30th, 2012  
Bobby such a beautiful video collage of your shots - so much fun and color - Fav!
posted November 30th, 2012  
Congratulations on completing your journey! Your words really moved me and I can feel every one of it, since my projects ends in a month, too! It has been so amazing to follow you, Bobby, you are a pro and you have to consider making photography more than just a hobby! I wish you all the best for now and see you soon!
posted December 1st, 2012  
Congrats on finishing. Hope you will be back soon as I really enjoy your photos
posted December 1st, 2012  
Your photographs are incredible -- imaginative, unusual, unlimited in style and subject, brilliant color, intense black and white. I love the slide show finale of your year. I hope you return to 365!


posted December 1st, 2012  
congrats on finishing! just started following you today Thanks for your comment and I look foward to looking at your past years pics!
posted December 1st, 2012  
You have inspired me with what I have read here. I was at the lowest point in this project and almost decided to end it. I will try to go on.
Wonderful shot you have here.
posted December 1st, 2012  
Congrats! I've enjoyed following your project, and you are always an inspiration. I will say that this is the first slide show I've watch on 365...I enjoyed every minute of it. Well done!
posted December 1st, 2012  
congratulations! I see you started out fantastic but I still watched the quality & shots get even better along the way! WOW
posted December 1st, 2012  
Wow Congratulations! It has been awesome to be a part of your project. Thanks for sharing so many great shots!
posted December 3rd, 2012  
Congratulations, Bob, on reaching THE milestone! You've got a fantastic assortment of photos in there and so many of them are such artistic, quality shots! I hope you'll keep posting, at least from time to time. I'll certainly be viewing your 365 many times to learn something from your brilliant Project! Fav
posted December 3rd, 2012  
Massive congratulations to you Bobby! Your photos are always such an incredible, inspiring and motivating, I have loved coming over to your page to see what amazing capture you are sharing today. I loved watching the slideshow! I really hope you continue and can't wait to see what you do next :)
posted December 4th, 2012  
Congratulations!
posted December 5th, 2012  
Amazing finale Bobby, it was amazing to watch and re-live your 365 journey! I've loved following you, gaining inspiration from you and learning from you! Enjoy your break and I look forward to seeing what Year 2 brings when you're ready to come back! xx
posted December 6th, 2012  
Congratulations, a great finsh
posted December 7th, 2012  
Well done.
posted December 7th, 2012  
Congrats Bobby we must have finished the same time! Great finish
posted December 7th, 2012  
Congrats on No.2 for the week Bobby. A wonderful achievement!!
posted December 8th, 2012  
Congrats Bobby! Amazing and heartfelt words. See ya soon :)
posted December 8th, 2012  
Bravo, Bobby! A spectacular slide show of your wonderfully work! You're amazingly talented, with such a wide range of photographic subjects. I've always loved your colorful cityscapes and reflections, as well as your animal shots, but your can photograph any subject and make it look amazing! Kudos to you on a job well done!
posted December 9th, 2012  
Big congratulations on your project. I'm not going to say a lot apart from I'm glad you're sticking around, so I can continue enjoying your terrific work that i have enjoyed so much up to now....watching this space!!!!
posted December 10th, 2012  
Congrats on number two for the week - that is the way to finish year one with a blast!
posted December 10th, 2012  
Congrats Bobby,looking forward to your return!! Enjoy the break!!
posted December 10th, 2012  
Dang, yep another amazing artist that went under my radar! Amazing finale and I'm sorry I didn't catch you before you finished! Going to follow you now and I'm hoping you do come back. Loved the slideshow and I had to shazam that first song.....love it!
posted December 11th, 2012  
Such an inspiration, thank you for sharing all of this with us! Congratulations.
posted December 15th, 2012  
Congrats!! Happy Holidays!!
posted December 24th, 2012  
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year, Bobby. Hope you return one day, maybe next year.
posted December 29th, 2012  
Well done Bob. You were actually the first person that I followed almost a year ago. Your photos have truly been inspiring. Thank you for sharing and best of luck in your aspirations for film photography. You definitely have the talent.
posted December 29th, 2012  
Bob - a late congratulations on an amazing project. I always admire your work. I've enjoyed my break I hope you are enjoying yourself too. I hope we'll see you back around... meanwhile, keep shooting, and thanks so much for sharing your skills and talents and encouragement so freely.
posted January 23rd, 2013  
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