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 third 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!)
UPDATE 4/4/12 - I have just created a facebook photography page if you would like to "like" :https://www.facebook.com/AmandasAmazingImages
UPDATE 1/1/13 - .....and have ACEd if for Year 4.