Finem Itineris

Finem Itineris
31 December 2014 -- 365/365
Lincoln, Rhode Island

Journey's End. After 3-years - 1096 consecutive days, starting January 1, 2012 - this "Photo a Day" project has come to a close. There are no gaps and no fillers in the project. It has been an amazing journey, and it's one I strongly recommend for anyone interested in photography. My first "Photo-a-Day" adventure was in 2006, and a second one ran through 2009. This, however, was the first time I've ever attempted to complete three consecutive years without skipping a day. It's definitely time for a break. Whether or not I'll start another project in 2016 (after taking a year off) remains to be seen, but you never know. Photography gets in your blood, so I've little doubt that the project, in some form, will be back.

For the final photo in the project, it seemed natural to do a selfie. They are extremely rare for me, but it seemed fitting. It also made sense to take the photo at one of my favorite locations: Lincoln Woods State Park. It was cold - only about 28° F - but there was no wind and the sun was shining. For the last day of the year, it's gorgeous weather.

For those whose projects I've been following, rest assured that I'll still be on the site, and will still be watching your progress through the next year. In the meantime, here's wishing all of my 365 Project friends a very Happy New Year.

Post processing started with a neutral filter in Topaz B&W FX. I adjusted color sensitivity sliders, adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, boost black, boost white, protect highlights, and protect shadows. A levels adjustment and a b&w gradient map at 40% opacity were added in PSE.

Here's the high res version in Smugmug: http://kannafoot.smugmug.com/Photo-Challenges/PAD2014/i-HLFDGQ5/0/XL/2014%2012%2031_0008%20copy-XL.jpg
congratulations ron! and thanks for your friendship through my project - I'm still far from the end!
posted December 31st, 2014  
Congratulations, Ron. I've always been so impressed with your reliability, quality of photos and interesting information.
posted January 1st, 2015  
Great you'll be watching a bit - I like your comments a lot :) Sorry to hear you're stopping though, but congrats to making it that far :)
posted January 1st, 2015  
@yougonnashine @cejaanderson @justaspark Thanks, everyone! It's been quite a ride, that's for sure. 2015 looks like it's going to be a pretty hectic year - a data center move, my group is moving to a new location in March, and there's about a 99% probability that I'll be laid off at some point (which I'm looking forward to) - so I'm going to focus on photographing specific events and subjects. Please feel free to follow me on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kannafoot/ (Bianca, I believe you already do follow me there since I see what you post as well.) Have a very happy 2015, my friends!
posted January 1st, 2015  
SELFIES RULE THE WORLD
posted January 2nd, 2015  
Hmm . . came to your site to see why I hadn't been seeing your photos in a long time and now I understand! I'm on and off irregularly myself. Congrats on three years, and hope to see you "around" again.
posted May 21st, 2015  
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