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365 2/52 Update by BIlly Sauerland

Week two, its been some work to get into the habit of shooting everyday for this project. I am not a photographer that has work shooting everyday, and sometimes it can be a little stretch between shoots. But one of the things I am wanting to accomplish with this project is to initiate the process of creating images that I want to share everyday. That will in someway spark conversation or at the very least make someone go, Hmmm. Hopefully this week I’ve accomplished that. I know there are a couple of images that I’ve gotten some feed back on.

#6 1/6/2019

Surface of the Arkansas River, I love the undulating colors, dark tones and highlights. When I shoot something like this or a field of flowers or wheat. I usually like to get low, or at a sharp angle to the surface so I can isolate elements with a shallow depth of field. Yet still have the out of focus elements still contribute to the over all composition by adding their tone and texture. #365 #365project #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion #tulsaok #oklahoma #arkansasriver

Surface of the Arkansas River, I love the undulating colors, dark tones and highlights. When I shoot something like this or a field of flowers or wheat. I usually like to get low, or at a sharp angle to the surface so I can isolate elements with a shallow depth of field. Yet still have the out of focus elements still contribute to the over all composition by adding their tone and texture. #365 #365project #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion #tulsaok #oklahoma #arkansasriver

#7 1/7/2019

Refraction, light you take it where you can find it. No matter what you can find an image to create/capture.  #365  #365project   #dothework   #goanddo   #liveyourpassion

Refraction, light you take it where you can find it. No matter what you can find an image to create/capture. #365#365project #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion

#8 1/8/2019

The Pearl district has grown a lot the last few of weeks. This a view up 6th street towards downtown Tulsa. #365 #365project #pearldistrict #tulsaok #travelok #oklahoma #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion

The Pearl district has grown a lot the last few of weeks. This a view up 6th street towards downtown Tulsa. #365 #365project #pearldistrict #tulsaok #travelok #oklahoma #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion

#9 1/9/2019

A breeding pair of mallard ducks, or I assume they are mating since they were together and wherever the female went the male went as well. I had gone down to Centennial Park, during lunch, at 6th and Peoria in Tulsa. To see if I could find anything to photograph for today’s image. I got pretty lucky I think, so I spent sometime shooting them as they wondered around this pool of water just above a waterfall. #365 #365project #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion #tulsaok #travelok #oklahoma #mallard #mallardducks #urban #urbanpark #citypark #tulsapearldistrict

A breeding pair of mallard ducks, or I assume they are mating since they were together and wherever the female went the male went as well. I had gone down to Centennial Park, during lunch, at 6th and Peoria in Tulsa. To see if I could find anything to photograph for today’s image. I got pretty lucky I think, so I spent sometime shooting them as they wondered around this pool of water just above a waterfall. #365 #365project #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion #tulsaok #travelok #oklahoma #mallard #mallardducks #urban #urbanpark #citypark #tulsapearldistrict

#10 1/10/2019

Gathering Tunnels, I was driving down riverside thinking of something to photograph for today’s image when I came to the Gathering Place, I thought of the tunnels and the shot I’ve been wanting to do since it opened. So got to the parking lot and began to get my camera bag out, that’s when I remembered I didn’t grab my tripod this morning. I’ll make it work I thought, use the rail on the bridge for support. So after making my way to the pedestrian bridge that crosses between the two tunnels, I got my camera out and started to compose my shots. It was pretty cold, and I was worried about camera shake. I was shivering so my hands were shaking a bit, but I think I was able to make it work anyway. The real issue was the traffic. It wasn’t consistent or easily timed. I would go back and forth from one side to the other, capturing both front and rear lights. I tried a few in the middle, but I wasn't really happy with the way the trees were so prominent in the shot. After working the composition for a while and getting a good amount of exposures of the scene I called it good. #365 #365project #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion #gatheringplace #riverparks #riverside #carlights #lighttrails #nightlights #citypark #urbanpark #park #tulsaok #travelok

Gathering Tunnels, I was driving down riverside thinking of something to photograph for today’s image when I came to the Gathering Place, I thought of the tunnels and the shot I’ve been wanting to do since it opened. So got to the parking lot and began to get my camera bag out, that’s when I remembered I didn’t grab my tripod this morning. I’ll make it work I thought, use the rail on the bridge for support. So after making my way to the pedestrian bridge that crosses between the two tunnels, I got my camera out and started to compose my shots. It was pretty cold, and I was worried about camera shake. I was shivering so my hands were shaking a bit, but I think I was able to make it work anyway. The real issue was the traffic. It wasn’t consistent or easily timed. I would go back and forth from one side to the other, capturing both front and rear lights. I tried a few in the middle, but I wasn't really happy with the way the trees were so prominent in the shot. After working the composition for a while and getting a good amount of exposures of the scene I called it good. #365 #365project #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion #gatheringplace #riverparks #riverside #carlights #lighttrails #nightlights #citypark #urbanpark #park #tulsaok #travelok

#11 1/11/2019

Tulsa Rain, a cold and wet day. #365 #365project #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion #tulsaok #travelok #rainyday

Tulsa Rain, a cold and wet day. #365 #365project #dothework #goanddo #liveyourpassion #tulsaok #travelok #rainyday

#12 1/12/2019

Right Place, putting things in their right place. Like calling things by their right name. Not just the silverware in the silverware draw, linen in the linen closet, or the car in the garage but rather one priority over another. Sure making money is important, but if we can not breathe, or if we can not eat the food, or if we can not drink the water, then we can not live to spend the money. That may seem overly simplistic, and sure in a way it is, but in a way it is that simple. I guess it comes down to prospective and seeing things in a way that makes it simple and more manageable. #365 #365project #dothework #goanddo #piveyourpassion #tulsaok #travelok #arkansasriver #westside #plants #wildlife #outside #getoutside #winter

Right Place, putting things in their right place. Like calling things by their right name. Not just the silverware in the silverware draw, linen in the linen closet, or the car in the garage but rather one priority over another. Sure making money is important, but if we can not breathe, or if we can not eat the food, or if we can not drink the water, then we can not live to spend the money. That may seem overly simplistic, and sure in a way it is, but in a way it is that simple. I guess it comes down to prospective and seeing things in a way that makes it simple and more manageable. #365 #365project #dothework #goanddo #piveyourpassion #tulsaok #travelok #arkansasriver #westside #plants #wildlife #outside #getoutside #winter

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.