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 23, 2011

Day 54- Macro Firewood

The guys were away overnight, so I'm in charge of keeping the wood fire going. I think it's safe to say that I might have a bit more "artistic" take on the chore!

P.S: On an aside, I noticed when looking through the viewfinder of my Canon Rebel XSi, that there are now three or more tiny specks of what appears to be dust. They are in the same place regardless of the lens I use, which tells me the dust is inside the body of the camera. I'm nervous about wiping the inner workings, but am wondering if anyone has dealt with this and has advice? Much appreciated!


  1. Beautiful texture! I love the gaping crack running through the photo.

  2. Your best bet is to take it to take it to be professionally cleaned.

  3. Neat shot - and thanks, Misty, for the advise - I have a similar issue!

  4. Great shot! I wouldn't attempt to do anything yourself other than using an airblower. You can get one for a few dollars from any camera store. I'd say if that doesn't work find someone who cleans cameras. You can always ask for advice at the camera store. They'll probably also be able to refer you to a professional cleaner if needed.

  5. Cool.. :) Do you have a cat? Just spotted some bright fur there. :P