“One image a day”; I FAILED

On April 9, 2013 by DaniLew

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I admire all of my photographer friends who take on the “one image a day” 365-day projects. I even give kudos to those who tackle the “one image per week” 52-week ones.

Because I know those types of challenges are not for me.

Heck, if it wasn’t for the iPhone I wouldn’t carry a camera with me at all.

Still, I decided to join the Google+ Snapseed Community’s first image challenge: “one image a day” for one week with a theme for each day.

Hey, I knew I could handle this one since I had completed a similar one on NikonCafe.com, except we could use one prime lens all week. So let the games begin!

Day 1: first

Nada. Absolutely nothing. My mind went totally blank. Brain-freeze on my very first day! Ugh. How embarrassing…

Day 2: improve

Now, I could either walk away from this challenge with my tail between my legs or I could jump in and catch up or… let’s just say I moved on and found something decent for day 2 on the DC metro.

Google+ Snapseed Community Challenge: Improving the neighborhood

Google+ Snapseed Community Challenge: Improving the neighborhood

Day 3: left

Once again, I’m stymied! Perhaps my photographic brain/eye doesn’t work on command…?  Geez.

Day 4: faith

Ah, this theme brought me back into focus.

Google+ Snapseed Community Challenge: Enough faith to hear the trumpets when they seem silent to all others

Google+ Snapseed Community Challenge: Enough faith to hear the trumpets when they seem silent to all others

Day 5: communicate

It was just too easy to fall off the wagon again! A large part of my job (the one that pays the bills) is to communicate with others but I worked from home that day and talked to no one.  Yes, I could’ve gone outside and shot the payphone at the gas station down the way, but no… too lazy.

Day 6: home

Whew! It was a late-forming idea but I pulled it off.  No, I was not going to be embarrassed two days in a row.

Google+ Snapseed Community Challenge: Weather-beaten but still standing

Google+ Snapseed Community Challenge: Weather-beaten but still standing

Day 7: last

And finally, an inspired image that never should’ve never been taken.

Google+ Snapseed Community Challenge: This is the last time I'll see this sunset

Google+ Snapseed Community Challenge: This is the last time I’ll see this sunset

Kids don’t try this at home!

All images were taken with the Pro Camera app, given a little boost in clarity with the Camera+ app, and then polished off with the Snapseed app.  I used the Marksta app for the copyright.

 

Conclusion

While I did complete 4 out of 7 days, I still consider this an epic FAIL.

What can I do to make sure that it won’t happen again?  I can either push myself to do better on the next challenge or just sit back and applaud those who pick up that torch.  Failure is not going to be an option.

 

 

4 Responses to ““One image a day”; I FAILED”

  • This is no failure. Four great pictures, in particularly the last one. When you get results like this, what more do you expect? Don’t be to hard on yourself, but keep pushing. If you want some ideas how to fight the inner pressure, I can truly recommend The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.

    • Thank you so much, Otto! You know us creative types are super critical of our own shadow. ;~D But, you’re right, I do need to stop being so hard on myself and I will check out The War of Art tonight.

      Thanks again.

      Danielle

  • I agree with Otto. You were being a little hard on yourself. I like the picture for day 4. It’s hard to do anything everyday. However, whatever you do, it’s training your creative side that much more.

    • >>whatever you do, it’s training your creative side that much more.<<

      My new mantra! Thank you very much, Phillip!

      Danielle

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