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, March 20, 2011

Day 79- Super Moon

I shot my first photos in RAW format last night. It was the well-advertised "Super Moon" that reportedly appeared 14% bigger than the average full moon. Apparently it has something to do with it being a perigee moon- the biggest in 18 years. My daughter and I looked all around town for the best vantage point. Finally we hunkered down at a town park overlooking the ocean. There were lots of other locals there too- almost a party-like atmosphere! It was a beautiful cream-color, and I liked the shot with the reflection over the water the best. I'm still not totally satisfied with my moon-shooting abilities, but I guess I'll just have to keep practicing!


  1. Love it,had my telescope and camera all set up last night but it was raining and cloudy:-(

  2. I love the first one. it's fit for mounting, framing, and hanging.

  3. beautifully done - I vote for the reflected light as well! :)

  4. These are great - and I love the reflection.

  5. It looks fine, perhaps the white balance could do with a little tweaking so it doesn't look orange (can easily be done in a raw editor). If it helps, I've read that appropriate settings are f/11 along with a shutter speed of 1/ISO (so if you have an ISO of 100 choose 1/100s for the shutter speed). Source - http://photo.net/learn/astro/star-streak

    The day of the supermoon it was a hazy sky where I was, but I caught it rising the day before - http://www.originaltake.com/2011/03/friday-18th-march-2011.html

  6. I love the reflection and color. Well done! It didn't seem all that much larger than normal here to me...

  7. Beautiful shots. I love the reflection shot. I'd say you're getting pretty darn good at these moon shots.