“One image a day”; I FAILED
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.
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.
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.
Day 7: last
And finally, an inspired image that never should’ve never been taken.
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.
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.