06 Dec 146/365

There’s an ebb and flow to the 365 project. I go through days where the photography is challenging, energizing, inspiring. Then other days, I’m just shooting something haphazardly on my iPhone so that I can check it off my to-do list. Some weeks, it feels easy, taking a unique photo every day. Other weeks, it’s overwhelming.

Yesterday I photographed Miles in his highchair (tied down so he couldn’t run away from me!). I sprawled on the ground beneath him, and I tried to capture his little red button nose. I composed, and composed and composed again. His personality is too big for one frame, so I tried to capture just a slice here, another bit there. When he’s teething, he drools a lot and his nose runs and he looks like Rudolph. It’s sad and yet oh-so-cute.

The light pouring in the kitchen windows was just perfect. I never use a flash, and as a result, many of my images are a bit dark. Nothing that I can’t tweak slightly in editing, but my ultimate goal is to compose images that don’t require any editing. I am far, far, far from that point, and maybe I’ll never get there, but I’m happy with these 3 shots of Miles, untouched.

It’s also kind of nutty to think I’m nearly halfway through the project. It blows my mind that we’ve been in the desert for six months. I’m not even sure what to say about that. It’s been such a mixed experience. But here we are, putting down our roots. Teething. Celebrating Christmas. Telling our stories. Living them.

I know a lot of you joined me in attempting the 365 project. Are you still out there? How’s it going?

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