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I started this project in January 2010, thinking it might be a fun thing to do.
In February 2010, my husband surprised me with my 40th birthday present (6 weeks early): a second-hand Canon 400D DSLR with 3 lenses.
He was quite a camera buff and remembered that I'd been wanting to do more with our point-and-shoot, so he decided that a DSLR was the way to learn the art of photography.
Within a fortnight of giving me this wonderful present, he was killed in a car accident.
Grief has had a hold on me ever since, but I am slowly exploring this new toy he gave me. Slowly learning to create the images I have wanted to make for so long.
So I'm here (in Brisbane, Australia), documenting our lives; learning new things; grateful for the outlet for grief he unwittingly gave me.

I am now in the fourth year of 365 and can't see myself ever finishing. This project has taught me so much and I think my photography has slowly improved over time. It has forced me to be creative even during the darkest days of grief. ...and I have gotten to know other 365ers through their pictures. I have a lot to thank 365 and Ross Scrivener for...

(Oh - and I have a PhD in botany and worked as a researcher / scientist for many years, but recently switched to teaching as a profession and have two beautiful kids myself - this should account for the number of photos of plants and kids!)

My Official Top 20
#9 http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-157
#20 http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-161
#11 http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-169
#18 http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-175
#18 http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-207
#9 http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-213
#15 http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-213

My Popular Page shots (thanks to Alexis Birkill):
In addition to earlier PP shots:

My Personal Best -
Some of my own favourites

My Theme final 5 (So pleased as I rarely enter themes - I'm barely able to find time to take the photos leave alone base them on a theme)
http://365project.org/blog/theme-vote-mustaches (bottom right)

My Popular Page shots

FACEBOOK ME - I have just created a facebook photography page if you would like to "like" : https://www.facebook.com/AmandasAmazingImages
Thank you!

My Flickr ..... I have returned to Flickr after trying it once a few years ago.... Would love to find other 365ers on there as there doesn't seem to be as much discussion / commenting: http://www.flickr.com/photos/corymbia/