Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 52/365

Day 52

Usually I take like 20 pictures, and when I get home I delete about 10 that didn’t turn out great. I take the remaining pictures and find around 5 that aren’t worth using as my blog post photo. Then I toss the remaining 5 (or there abouts) into Photoshop to look at them up close and see if there’s anything about any of them that jumps out at me. That’s not what happened today.

Yes, I took about 20 pictures in total. I started to look them over and decide, in my head, which ones are worth keeping. I deleted a couple, and then as soon as I saw this one I knew it was my photo for the day. I added a minute amount of color to the photo because it was such a dreary rainy day where the sun wasn’t helping me out any.

I was hoping it was ‘actually’ raining while I was out taking photos so that I could try out some camera features. Maybe get a photo of a puddle with a cool reflection, and rain drops just barely hitting it. I dunno, something like that at least.

Instead, I found a bunch of interesting trees. I love taking these types of pictures. None of them are really the same, and they just look so… abstract.

I should paint another one soon.


Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 50/365

Day 50

That’s 50!

Just a few more of these groups of 50 posts and I’ve put a real dent into this Year of Creative Habits project. I’ve already taken pictures of pretty much everything that’s local to me, and (as I’ve stated in previous posts) as the weather continues to warm up I expect I’ll travel further and further out.

I’m also noticing that I’m still a little uncomfortable at times, taking out my camera and taking a picture of something neat. I’m occasionally worried about invading someone’s privacy, or not noticing that this super cool tree branch I found is on someone’s property and they wouldn’t appreciate someone snapping pictures of it.

I don’t know. Perhaps it’s just something I have to get used to. There have been numerous occasions where I’m at home looking through my new photographs to figure out which one to use for the day, and I’ll find one just about perfect. If I had of spent a little more time in that location (rather than snapping and fleeing) perhaps I would have got it perfect.

Oh well, I’m not pressuring myself to find the perfect pictures. Here’s to another 50 days…

and another…

and another…


Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 49/365

Day 49

What a crazy day!

The temperature was easily in the double digit Celsius range today, so I left my jacket at my sister’s place while my mom, my sister, three young ladies (featured in the photo), and myself, all walked to the park. If anyone remembers that airplane photo I took a few weeks ago, this was the exact same park. Despite being in such an interesting location, I wasn’t really feeling it. I wasn’t taking very many photos. It’s still early on in the year yet so most of the ground was covered in mud, and a lot of the vegetation hasn’t grown back yet.

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Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 48/365

Day 48

I had so many photographs to go through today! I believe there was about 22 in total, and I was able to narrow it down to about 5 or 6 at one point. Let me tell you though, was it ever difficult to figure out which shot to use for today’s post! I had it down to about 3 at one point, and that was really difficult!

Even though there really isn’t all that much going on with today’s photograph, there’s just something about it that I really love. My stamp cartoon guy in the top left kinda ruins the shot a little bit though. I’m wondering if drawing on my photos is the best idea. Ah well, I think I’ll keep doing what I’m doing, but I’ll make sure that the original photograph without the day stamp goes up on my Instagram every day.

I’m not doing a good job of figuring out what it is exactly that I love about this photograph. I think it might have to do with the angle and colors. Or perhaps there’s something familiar about it that I’ve seen in other (possibly professional-like) photographs.

Here’s another photograph I was thinking about using today.


Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 47/365

Day 47

I ran into a few minor issues today. This picture’s kinda cool and all, but I had a heck of a time transferring it from my camera onto my tablet. I normally just transfer it via some Canon app from the camera to my laptop, and I now have that all figured out, but I wasn’t at home. I only had my tablet with me, and so I wanted to transfer the photos from my camera to my tablet. I knew it was possible, but it took some work to figure out.

Then, when I eventually arrived home and wanted to prepare to write this blog post, I noticed that the photos were all at a much lower resolution than what they were to begin with. Apparently transferring them from my camera to my tablet lowers the overall quality. So, that’s what we end up with today’s photo. A lower quality version of what it should be!

Today’s photograph is alright, but nothing too special. However, I’ve learned my lesson and unless I want to quickly and efficiently share a photo while I’m away from home, then I’ll have to do what I did to move it from my camera to my tablet, and then share it. I don’t really know how often I’ll really do that though. I like having super high quality (high resolution) photographs, and that’s what I want to share.

I learned some new stuff today, and I took a bunch of other photos as well; SQUIRREL!


Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 46/365

Day 46

At first I was going to use the photographs I took of the Galaga machine this afternoon at the laundromat, but I messed up. I realized afterwards (but while I was still out walking around the city) that I had accidentally had my camera in night mode. As I was browsing my previous shots I noticed that they were all wrong; way too bright and some of them were very blurry. I checked my options and saw that night mode was turned on. I’m a dumb face.

So, rather than back tracking and doing those pictures over again, I decided to try some other stuff. More trees. So I took a few photos of some moss on a tree and boy… that sure turned out pretty good!

Am I nuts, or does that look ridiculously good? What an improvement over the tech I was using just a few days ago. This camera is miles ahead of what I’m used to. It’s no professional grade camera, but it’s easily all I’m going to need to last me the rest of the year. I’m sure of that!

What do you think?