Well this is it. I feel proud to have accomplished 365 days taking photos. I sometimes used photos from a day to create a series and here and there filled in. But, for the most part I took photos everyday. I think we should all be very proud when we commit a whole year to a project that requires this type of dedication while we also work and live the rest of our lives.
I am also enriched by the interactions with the very thoughtful and encouraging people who follow each other and me. We are a small community among 40,000 members and I really enjoyed this aspect of the project. I know I will miss you and feel the gap.
For several weeks I contemplated the idea of continuing for another year. I wanted to do it to stay in touch and look at the wonderful photos and slices of life you share everyday. It is inspiring. In the end I decided to stay true to my one year of life plan. Now I am going to practice. I want to learn to take better photos by slowing down, taking fewer pictures and planning them more. I need to learn more about my camera and lenses, about light, compostion, settings, and the editing process. I also want to get involved with projects like the doggie photo shoot I am doing tomorrow if the weather is good. Since I can't do it all and do it well I think it is the right time to say adieu.
I have really enjoyed all of you. This is truly a unique project and you are what makes it so. Thanks again and keep taking those wonderful pictures of your special lives.