Project 365: a year later

It’s hard to believe that an entire year has passed since I started my photography Project 365. Not a day had gone by without me taking a photo, even if it was before I went to bed at 2am. Obviously some of those photos lacked creativity but there are a number of photos that I’m proud of. Here’s a sampling:

The beginning and the end (July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011):

Knot 001/365 Knot 365/365

My series of dog noses (Aug 9, 10, 11):

Chip 040/365 Freckle Face 041/365 Doodle Bug 042/365

One of the best sunsets I’ve ever shot (July 16):Sunset 016/365

Oak Park Conservatory

We had a few sunny days here but we’re still in the middle of winter. So what can you do to get rid of the winter blues? Spend some time with beautiful blooming flowers!

The Oak Park Conservatory is a hidden gem. You can view three large greenhouses for a suggested donation of $2. I was just there Saturday to practice photography and absolutely loved it! In addition to the plants, they have a small pond with koi and two red-ear slider turtles as well as several bird cages. There were numerous families and a few retired couples which only confirms that it’s a great place for people of all ages.

You can view all of my Oak Park Conservatory photos on flickr but here are some of my favorite shots:

Sparkling Lily 234/365