About Project 365

Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is Year 2 of my Project365 blog. What is a Project 365? It's a photo challenge involving people from all over the world posting one photo per day throughout 2011. Some photographers choose themes, however for now my photos will be totally random. I will be shooting with my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi-18-55mm, 75-300mm zoom and 100mm 2.8 macro lenses. I edit in iPhoto and Photoshop Elements 9. Not all photos are "perfect"; the purpose is to make photography an everyday event.

I am not a professional. Photography has always been a diversion of mine. I am a primary grade teacher and passionate tech. enthusiast. I consider myself an experienced amateur with LOTS to learn!

You will find links to other photographers in the sidebar- do check them out! I have also joined the Flickr EdTech 365/2011 Group, and you can click this link to view the entire pool. I will be posting my photos to their group pool, as well as here on my photo blog. I welcome your constructive criticism!


1. Photos are to be taken in 2011.
2. Post your own work only.
3. Images may be edited or unedited- your choice.
4. Keep your images, text, and comments appropriate for all ages.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Glorious Sunrise

Glorious Sunrise by kayaker1204
Glorious Sunrise, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
I decided to walk before work this morning, mainly to alleviate my ultra-stressed body. As I walked southwest down the street, I met a local older lady who walks every day. I said, "Good morning", and she returned the greeting stating, "Isn't it a glorious sunrise? You're walking the wrong way!" I turned around and witnessed the shades of red, pink and peach in the sky reflecting off the pillowy clouds. Couldn't have said it better myself!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Toadstool by kayaker1204
Toadstool, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.

Loved the textures and colors of the toadstool!

Lots of Red

Lots of Red by kayaker1204
Lots of Red, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.

Had this dilemma before. WHAT are these berries called?

Fall Mums

Fall Mums by kayaker1204
Fall Mums, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.

Love the splashes of color from fall mums.


Graham by kayaker1204
Graham, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.

Graham looking rather pensive.

Gone to Seed

Gone to Seed by kayaker1204
Gone to Seed, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.

Yup... summer's finally over.


Orbed by kayaker1204
Orbed, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.

This orb weaving spider was spied outside a window at school.

River Reflections

River Reflections by kayaker1204
River Reflections, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.

Caught this scene while trying to find my first geocache with my husband. Sadly, this picture was the most we found.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 221- Storm Damage

Storm Damage by kayaker1204
Storm Damage, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
We lost a huge branch from an oak tree next to our house. Come to find out, it had more rot than we'd thought. narrowly missed our electrical entrance, our porch and our son's truck. Luckily this was the worst of our damage. Sadly, I know many others on the East Coast were not as lucky.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 220- On the Mall

On the Mall by kayaker1204
On the Mall, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
Another shot at my alma mater, from the mall. On a regular school day this would be packed with students on laptops, others playing frisbee, etc. Now if only OUR lawn looked this nice!

Day 219- Alma Mater

Alma Mater by kayaker1204
Alma Mater, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
We dropped our oldest off at college today- his first day as a freshman. It's hard to believe how quickly the last 18 years have gone. But he's at my husband's and my alma mater, and we know he's going to love it there!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day 218- Orange

Orange by kayaker1204
Orange, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
Again, another flower I've no idea what to call. Suggestions?

Day 217- High Contrast Lace

High Contrast Lace by kayaker1204
High Contrast Lace, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
This is not my first Queen Anne's Lace shot this summer. I chose to post this one as I kind of like the high-contrast, over-exposed quality of this shot. Looks a little dreamy!

Day 216- Pink

Pink by kayaker1204
Pink, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
Once more, I know I should probably know what this flower is. And once more...no clue!

Day 215- Mallard Feather

Mallard Feather by kayaker1204
Mallard Feather, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
This was the apparent prey at the Mother Nature CSI crime scene. I believe it belonged to a mallard duck. (RIP Mallard) Processed it with Fresco effect in PSE9.

Day 214- Raptor Feather

Raptor Feather by kayaker1204
Raptor Feather, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
Found this feather and another at our camp last weekend. Did a little Mother Nature CSI; this was apparently the predator- some type of raptor.

Day 213- Thistle

Thistle by kayaker1204
Thistle, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
Captured this on a foggy morning last week. Love the drops of moisture!

Day 212- Grasshopper

Grasshopper by kayaker1204
Grasshopper, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
This little guy was on my windshield the other day. He even hung on all through town!

Day 211- Brown-Eyed

Brown-Eyed by kayaker1204
Brown-Eyed, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
These are such a symbol of summer for me!

Day 210- Orange Cosmo

Orange Cosmo by kayaker1204
Orange Cosmo, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
Another beauty from an end-of-school-year basket. Macro cosmo!

Day 209- Morning Glory

Morning Glory by kayaker1204
Morning Glory, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
In June my ed. tech. gave me a variety of beautiful seedlings for my garden. This morning glory was among the offspring!

Day 208- White Lily

White Lily by kayaker1204
White Lily, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
Still trying to get caught up after a trying summer! Bear with me through a variety of macro flower shots!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 203- Converse

Converse by kayaker1204
Converse, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
My daughter loves Converse sneakers, and just got an awesome deal on these dark gray ones. Processed this with PSE9 via the "Cutout" effect. Looks almost like a painting!

Day 202- Emergency

Emergency by kayaker1204
Emergency, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
Found this lighted outlet at the hospital today. Not sure why it says, "Emergency". If you use it, does it have more power or something???