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.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 24- Wood Smoke

The bitter cold has hit here with full force. Fortunately our wood stove is earning its keep by furnishing us with ample heat! I captured this shot late in the afternoon, and then experimented with Photoshop. This effect really accentuated the wafting smoke. Abstract yet intriguing!


  1. Nice abstract silhouette. What effect did you use?

  2. That is really neat! I think I'd be tempted to frame that one....

  3. I was afraid someone might ask- I wasn't paying close enough attention, but I THINK it's solarize.

  4. I like the sharp silhouette against the more abstract sky.