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.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lots of Lupine

I was very excited to capture the above field of lupine, not far from my home. I even used my polarizing filter. Got home and uploaded to my camera and was so unimpressed with the colors in this shot. Turns out there are currently forest fires burning to the northwest of us in Canada. Many people across the state today saw the haze and could smell the smoke, and thought something nearby was on fire! People were even cautioned not to call the fire department unless they actually saw a fire of some sort! Fortunately the close-up shot of lupine came out much more brilliantly! Good luck with those fires, Quebec!


  1. I don't see anything wrong with the colour Kristy and I think the polarizer did it's job well for you. Perhaps if you went in a little closer on fewer flowers (less of the grass foreground) the rich purple would be more evident to you. Lupens aren't out around here yet but I get excited when they appear as well. Enjoyed seeing these!

  2. I should include that I am referring mainly to the close-up #2.

    Have tried unsuccessfully to leave comments in the past, could not get logged in to any of my accounts - yay I'm in this time!

  3. Pat, thanks so much for your thoughtful feedback! This field was on private property, and I was reticent to trespass too far. Perhaps I should have chosen a field where I could get a little closer. Still a few weeks of lupine season left...

  4. Wow, I thought we had lots of lupins. I've tried capturing ours too and they never quite turn out the way I expect them too. I've actually had more luck with the leaves. However, I do like your pics.
    As far as the smoke goes, I know what you mean. It was really bad here Sunday afternoon. It was difficult to breath and the sun was orange behind all the smoke I took some pics but they didn't reflect the true colours I saw with my eyes. Today's rain has helped the fires and according to the news, they are gaining some control up north.

  5. We finally had some rain - things are calming down. (and my garden is happier). I think photos are quite lovely. I love lupins - and Miss Rumphius.