CY365 Blog Hop

CaptureYour365 I’m back on the 365-train again. And with this blog post I’m
thoo-thoo-ing away as part of the Capture Your 365 Blog Train.

If you asked me a month ago I would have said:

“No way I’m ready for that just yet, maybe when I hit 40 in the summer. It would be fun to document my fortieth year with a photo from each day, but no sooner than that”

But then Katrina Kennedy started her new site Capture Your 365 and I couldn’t help myself but started up again on March 6th of this year.

And since then I’ve been shooting away. Finding inspiration everywhere. And when I’m stuck I can always find Katerina’s prompt of the day and see if that can steer me in the right direction.

It’s not that I haven’t tried the project before. I’ve tried several times. But each time I’ve struggled after a while. Mostly with keeping my blog/flickr up to date on the everyday photos and with adding words to each of my one photo of the day. Even though the photos are important in them selves I always long for a few words to go with them. It don’t have to be so many, just a few is enough. Here is a link to my 365 photos on Flickr, check back for updates 🙂

And here is a few of my favorites from the month of March:

Coffee Maker

A Snowy Sweet Smile

Red(ish) Tulips

my brother's New Kitchen

I’m not sure if this go is different and if I can keep it up all trough the year, but it feels a little bit like I have a better work flow of things:

Firstly (1) I shoot the photo each and every day (or if I miss it I find (or snap) a photo that captures the story I want to highlight from that day and find that to work nicely – sometimes life is happening just too fast). Secondly (2) I choose my one POTD (photo of the day) and run it through Photoshop Elements for a little touch up (or a lot, depending – sometimes I love to make it black and white, sometimes I want to dim the colors, sometimes crop a little). Thirdly (3) I upload both a web sized photo and a high resolution photo to my flickr steam, making the web sized one open for everyone to see (the high res. is set to private). And lastly (4) I upload the POTD to the Capture Your 365 Gallery.

I think it’s the last bit of my work flow that gets me going every day (or when I get some time to work with the photos) – I love the comments I get and I love to see what others involved in the 365-project have snapped. It such a friendly and great group of people to belong to!!

I invite you to get to know a few of them here on the Blog Hop and next on the list is: Sarah

Here is the full list of blogs (in case you get lost):
1. Jill
2. Gayle
3. Tracy
4. You’re Here!
5. Sarah
6. Sharon
7. Michelle
8. Katrina
9. Kathleen
10. Erika
11. Gabi
12. Christi
13. Joey

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14 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I’m glad you’ve decided to come back to this project, Anne. Love your photos! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Love seeing the photos in the gallery of your life and your sweet son! Glad I’m not the only one still dealing with snow :O)

  3. GREAT shots! I fell off the P365 and didn’t start again in January, but love the community Katrina has put together. Seriously considering a re-start. You’re an inspiration!

  4. I love the peek into your workflow and the amazing photos you have shared! I agree that the dining room photo is fabulous—the exposure is right on! 🙂

  5. Anne, I love your photos and thoroughly enjoy seeing them in the gallery at CY365. Thanks for sharing your workflow, I work along similar lines. My fav for last month definitely the tulips, that is an absolutely exquisite shot, the lighting is amazing.

  6. What a great collection of photos. Love the variety you capture in your everyday. I need to come up with a work flow that includes the CY365 gallery. That’s next on my to-do list.

  7. I always look forward to seeing your photos. Your kitchen shot stuns me. I wish I could capture lighting like you do.

    Looking forward to seeing more!

  8. I love your photos and am so happy you decided to give this 365 thing another go. I think once you get a groove going it makes things so much easier.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your photos in the coming days.

  9. Thank you for being part of the CY365 community. I love seeing your photos and LOVED that you shared your workflow. I’m still just in love with the kitchen table photo. So much goodness in that frame.

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