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.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


This morning it was 2˚F when I got up. Thankfully my husband had the wood stove stoked and warming the house! What is it about staring into a fire that is so calming and hypnotic? Doesn't matter if it's a campfire or woodfire or the like. This time I experimented with a slower shutter speed just to see what effects I'd get. I was hoping to mimic that mesmerizing feeling. Anybody sleepy yet?


  1. Sleepy but warm. I guess there's a reason our cable supplier has the fireplace channel during the winter.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. The shutter speed experiment worked! Great shot.