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365* Project...182.5 Re-Boot! by BIlly Sauerland

2 IMAGES A DAY TO THE END

The 365project started strong in the beginning, I did have fears that it would not last and then ultimately it would fade and stop. That of course is exactly what happened, unfortunately I was unable to maintain the effort and I became distracted by other things going on in me life. The last month or so I’ve been thinking of a way to reintroduce and complete the project in a meaningful way. This came about through efforts I am making to restart my photo book as well. Evaluating what has lead me to this point, not having completed the projects I have started the last year. I began to refer to the last year, really the last two years as “year of the asterisks,” more on that later.

So that the numbers add up to what the original project would have contained, there must be an accounting of the missing images. So the idea of two images a day, beginning at the half way mark on day 182 or near the beginning of day 183. There are already 15 images posted for the project, one with an asterisks, there will be some forgiveness near the end of the year. As of right now I do not know what that forgiveness will be however for now I want to re-establish a regular regiment without too many variables to try to make it easier for the new routine to become established.

Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward, AK

Exit Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward, AK

As I am working on this blog post I am watching “National Parks Adventure” on Netflix. It is a McGullivery Freeman IMAX film, if you haven’t seen it I highly recommend it. Seeing images of National Parks featured in the program makes me want to take a big road trip so badly. One of my dreams has always been to travel the country and photograph all the parks. The tag line on my website, “Where I Go, What I See.” This is something that I have always held close, wanting to share what I see, what I bear witness to. From Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park to Bison in the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve north of Pawhuska, OK.

Bison, Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Pawhuska, OK

Bison, Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Pawhuska, OK

This, in a lesser way, is what I want to try and achieve with the 365* project, to share “Where I Go, What I See” on a daily basis. The images may not be grand or awe inspiring but they will be true and honest, to share the truth of the day and place.

With that, I move forward with true and honest intent to be open to what may come everyday until the end of the year and after. To not be re-active but pro-active in my efforts and outlook.

365 1/52 Update by BIlly Sauerland

As mentioned in a previous post I began a 365 Project, one photo each day, no real criteria other than take, edit and post one image every day. Thats it, simple and to the point.

Every Saturday, probably evening, I will be posting a weekly update for that week’s 365 images. The first week of 2019 was a short week therefore there are only five images in the first update. These images are not meant to be great works of art by any means, but rather the product of a creative exercise. I hope the images I create and post, will not only show my world in a creative and interesting way, but also help me improve my craft as a photographer. No matter how good you get, not that I am all that good, you can always improve.

#1 1/1/2019

Gathering Place, I found these mirrored slats in an area with some other interactive elements. It was a cold first day of the year, staying in the twenties with a good breeze.  #dothework  #goanddo   #liveyourpassion   #365  #365project   #gatheringplace   #tulsaok  #travelok   #oklahoma

Gathering Place, I found these mirrored slats in an area with some other interactive elements. It was a cold first day of the year, staying in the twenties with a good breeze. #dothework#goanddo #liveyourpassion #365#365project #gatheringplace #tulsaok#travelok #oklahoma

#2 1/2/2019

Christmas Tree lights on riverside. I had been busy and occupied at work and family stuff for most of the day. Before leaving my mom’s place I had started to think about what I might find to photograph and where I might be able to go. I had made my way over and headed down Riverside Dr. and remembered these Christmas trees at the 41st St. parking area. After working on different compositions I finally settled on the this motion blur of the light on one of the trees. Cold and wet, winter weather advisory tonight.  #dothework   #goanddo  #liveyourpassion   #365   #365project  #gatheringplace   #tulsaok   #travelok  #oklahoma

Christmas Tree lights on riverside. I had been busy and occupied at work and family stuff for most of the day. Before leaving my mom’s place I had started to think about what I might find to photograph and where I might be able to go. I had made my way over and headed down Riverside Dr. and remembered these Christmas trees at the 41st St. parking area. After working on different compositions I finally settled on the this motion blur of the light on one of the trees. Cold and wet, winter weather advisory tonight. #dothework #goanddo#liveyourpassion #365 #365project#gatheringplace #tulsaok #travelok#oklahoma

#3 1/3/2019

Sparks, I kept the thought of needing to find an image for today in the back of my head as I went through my day. After lunch I was working on a project in the shop at work when I saw something different. I was using a grinder on a project and there you have it, grinder sparks. Perfect! The best camera is the one on you, that is true. Stay open for an image, you never know when you are going to stumble upon one. #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion

Sparks, I kept the thought of needing to find an image for today in the back of my head as I went through my day. After lunch I was working on a project in the shop at work when I saw something different. I was using a grinder on a project and there you have it, grinder sparks. Perfect! The best camera is the one on you, that is true. Stay open for an image, you never know when you are going to stumble upon one. #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion

#4 1/4/2019

Tulsa night lights, getting the shot, well kinda. I needed a wider angle lens but I think it works anyhow. I’ve been thinking of this for a while. Inspired by another local photographer. And yes it was cold, a bit breezy and my knees took a beating crouching down.  #dothework   #goanddo   #liveyourpassion   #365   #365project   #nikon

Tulsa night lights, getting the shot, well kinda. I needed a wider angle lens but I think it works anyhow. I’ve been thinking of this for a while. Inspired by another local photographer. And yes it was cold, a bit breezy and my knees took a beating crouching down. #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion #365 #365project #nikon

#5 1/5/2019

The Phil Tower is one of my favorite buildings in downtown Tulsa,  #365   #365project   #tulsaok   #oklahoma   #travelok   #architecture   #artdeco   #bluesky

The Phil Tower is one of my favorite buildings in downtown Tulsa, #365 #365project #tulsaok #oklahoma #travelok #architecture #artdeco #bluesky

Projects, Big and small. by BIlly Sauerland

Slabs of granite, mounted in a way that turns them into a giant Xylophone. The tones created were awesome and low.

Slabs of granite, mounted in a way that turns them into a giant Xylophone. The tones created were awesome and low.

New project, 365 Photography Project. A 365 Project is a photography project, you take one photo each day for a year on a subject of your choosing and share it with the world.

So, Why do it?
Taking a photo each day can be a big undertaking, however the payoffs and the sense of achievement at the end are great. Taking photos every day will improve your photography skills, there's no doubt about it, using your camera so much will help to remind you about lighting, composition. Forcing yourself to come up with new ideas and helping to inspire you to look at things differently and reimagine your composition and thoughts about the next image.

So if you decide to embark on a 365 project, which I hope you do, remember to start out slow, don’t get over whelmed with feeling the pressure from having to create a new image everyday.

I’m not really giving myself criteria to follow other than to take, edit and share an image everyday this year, thats it, simple and to the point.

365 Project: #1 : 1/1/2019

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Gathering Place, I found these mirrored slats in an area with some other interactive elements. #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion #365 #365project #gatheringplace #tulsaok #travelok #oklahoma

Click here to visit my 365 gallery page.