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, February 2, 2011

Day 33- Snow Day #3

My mother always said things come in three's. This was our third snow day of the school year today (and day #33 of the calendar year). I decided to head back out this morning to try for more macro snowflake shots, after my interest was piqued with those I took this last weekend. Lesson learned- this is much harder to do when it is snowing 1-3" per hour! Second lesson learned- cover the body of your camera with a gallon-sized ziploc to protect it from said deluge as well! It took me (you may have guessed it) three separate tries heading out with my tripod, macro lens, a black background before settling on this shot. I then processed in PSE9, adding a "signature" much like Shelley, Misty, and a few others. I'm not that bothered by a later date for the end of school; a snow day has always been, and will continue to be a gift!


  1. Wow, sounds like quite the adventure. I like the little blueish snowflake. Yep, taking pictures of snowflakes can be pretty tricky, especially when it's snowing. By the way another trick to protect your camera during such weather is a shower cap. I bought a bag at the dollar store and they work great.

  2. Nice signature. *wink* and what fun macro shots!

  3. That is lovely! I especially like that the flakes are on a background that contrasts so nicely in texture and color.