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, June 22, 2011

Day 171- Anthurium

Anthurium by kayaker1204
Anthurium, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
One of my students gave me this beautiful plant on the last day of school. She was so appreciative, as was I of this pretty, pink gift!

Day 170- Dragonfly

Dragonfly by kayaker1204
Dragonfly, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
Spied this dragonfly out on our patio umbrella last night. He's gone this morning, so he must have just been resting!

Day 169- Macro Iris

Macro Iris by kayaker1204
Macro Iris, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
This is my dark iris after blooming. Interesting features via the macro lens!

Day 168- Ready to Bloom

Ready to Bloom by kayaker1204
Ready to Bloom, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
This is one of my favorite irises from my garden. Love its deep, rich tones!

Day 167- Purple

Purple by kayaker1204
Purple, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
This shot is also a throwback from Field Day 3 weeks ago. No idea what these wild flowers are, but I thought they were pretty!

Day 166- Beads

Beads by kayaker1204
Beads, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
This shot is about 3 weeks old- shot at Field Day earlier this month, and recently processed with PSE9. The kids got to visit an "art station" thanks to our talented art teacher!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 165- Visitor in the Lilies

Visitor in the Lilies by kayaker1204
Visitor in the Lilies, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
I didn't even spy the "visitor" on the lily until I uploaded and enlarged this shot. Camouflage can be a wonderful thing!

Day 164- Graduation Day

Day 164- Graduation Day by kayaker1204
Day 164- Graduation Day, a photo by kayaker1204 on Flickr.
A proud moment for the family- our son graduated from high school yesterday, even with the crutches! My apologies for the 2 week hiatus, however between prepping for his graduation, my end of school year, and assorted other factors, it's been nearly impossible to post or comment. I hope to be soon returning to a regular routine of both!