Year of Creative Habits 2017 – 53/365

Day 53

It’s funny, how many times has this happened? I swear it’s like an every day thing.

I go out and walk around town for a couple hours, trying to find some interesting things to take shots of. After what feels like an hour of searching, I might have a photo or two in total. Neither of which I feel are going to turn out as anything worth using, or even keeping for that matter.

I continue on, maybe taking a photo here and there of things that are possibly semi-interesting. I’m trying new angles and I’m even messing around with some of the customizable features on my camera for the first time, as I’m getting more and more used to using it.

Like today, I used some blurring effects and I think they look pretty cool!

As I end up back home, I start to wonder if I even got any decent shots at all! That’s what seems to be happening every day; I’m always worried that I didn’t get a single picture that I’ll want to share. However, what also always seems to happen is that I look over all the photos on my computer and like… all of them are pretty great in their own ways. When I’m out there I see things that are interesting to me, take a picture, and then proceed to feel unsure of myself about what it was exactly I ever saw that was interesting. Upon returning home… yup, there it is! I remember now.

That photo is still interesting.


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!