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TWiP: Shaking it Up

This Week in Pictures, Week 40, 2020

I’ve been thinking about what my photography practice will look like next year. It’s entirely possible, after twelve Project 365 iterations, I may have had enough of that. I am certainly feeling like my daily photos are lacking something, but I’m not entirely sure what. Maybe it’s the spirit of experimentation and learning that I brought with me into those early projects. Or maybe it’s just that I am doing basically the same thing all day every day, and there’s nothing super exciting to photograph in my life. I don’t know. What I do know is that next year, my photo-taking practice is going to look different.

I had gone back to Flickr this year, but I feel that may have been a mistake, so next year it’ll be back to Instagram.

And I will be reexamining the daily aspect of my practice as well. After all, some days are just not that interesting. Why force it? While other days, there may be many exciting things going on. Why limit myself to just one photo?

So, those are my thoughts so far, but I would like to finish out this year’s 365 Project before making any significant changes.

With that in mind, I have decided to shake things up for myself in a minor way, by taking Picture Fall with Tracey Clark for the month of October, and using those prompts as my Project 365 pictures. I’ve taken Picture Fall before, in 2010 when it was first offered. (I thought I had done the prompts again at another time, but I can’t find any proof of that – I must have been imagining it!). Anyway, I’m hoping Picture Fall will force me to point my lens at something different once in a while.

And once Picture Fall is over? I don’t know. Maybe I’ll go back to normal for November, and dig out the old Picture the Holidays prompts (for the fourth time!) for December? No idea. I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the microblogging I’ve done on Flickr and Instagram all week. This includes photos I shot for Project 365 and any other extra images I may have posted.

Photos taken with 📷 (Canon EOS 80D) or 📱 (Samsung Galaxy S9).

Ready? Cast your mind back to Saturday last week…

Saturday

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We spent Saturday in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot waiting for a tow truck for our son’s girlfriend’s car. There are worse places she could have broken down. Here we got Munchkins to enjoy while we waited.

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

I feel like maybe I could spend the entire weekend working on this sweater and not feel an ounce of guilt about it 💚

(View original post on Instagram.)

Sunday

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Those leaves and that sky – it’s starting to look like fall.

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Monday

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Monday. Waiting for the water to boil.

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

I switched my desktop backgrounds to Fall scenes, which made me want to light my vanilla pumpkin candle, which in turn led me to make some maple cinnamon coffee, which reminded me we still had two pumpkin biscotti left to go with it… I am very easily led in an autumnal direction 🧡🍁🍂

(View original post on Instagram.)

Story for Monday



Tuesday

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The new sweater I was excited about knitting is on hold until the next pattern clue arrives (in more than a week!). So, until then, I guess this crochet project and I are stuck with each other. I wish progress was easier to see, but it’s slow going.

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Wednesday

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I’ve been doing Project 365 for 12 years. And I’m starting to feel like sometimes I’m phoning it in. I need to shake things up. So, starting tomorrow, I’m doing Picture Fall with Tracey Clark for my daily photo. That’s a month of Autumn-focused prompt-based photography. And once that’s over, I’ll see what I feel like doing with the rest of the year ♥

(View original Project 365 post on Flickr.)

Thursday

275/366 + Picture Fall 1/31: Quintessential Fall
So, #pspicturefall has come at just the right time to save my current 365 Project from the photography rut I have found myself in. This year marks the 12th time I’ve done a daily photo project, and I’m not going to lie, some of the thrill is gone. But I persist, because I do really like looking back on my image collection. I’m doing it for Future Me. Still, I need a push or some inspiration or something, and I’m hoping that participating in @traceyclark’s Picture Fall this month will provide some of that. Today’s prompt has us seeking out an extraordinary leaf. And so I let it take me to the Great Swamp on my lunch hour, even though there are plenty of trees in my own back yard. See? Already, I am starting to escape the rut. My favorite leaves are the single bright orange ones, when everything else around them is either still green, or has already turned to brown. I like their individuality 🍁

(View original Picture Fall post on Instagram.)

Story for Thursday



Friday

276/366 + Picture Fall 2/31: The Magic of Morning
Some mornings I like to stand on the front steps and take a few deep breaths before getting down to business. Today it was perfect: cool and drizzling, and smelled like fall. #pspicturefall

(View original Picture Fall post on Instagram.)

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr or Instagram ♥

SAME WEEK PREVIOUS YEARS (2014-2019)

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