We're past the half-way point in Project 365, so it's time for an update. The pictures below range from late September through the end of 2009.
One thing that's different with this update is all of the pictures are mine, since those are the only photos I have on the pages for the past few months. It's quite hard to keep up with not only shooting every day but also picking a photo; every now and then I plain forget to grab my camera in the morning, but fortunately I can use my phone's camera in a pinch.
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Wedding Parade (Saturday 10/10/2009) During our visit to Dubrovnik, Croatia, we spent most of our time within the walls of Old Town. One day we were walking along the Strada (the main shopping street) and saw this wedding party coming in the Pile Gate. They looked so festive, and the flag made it even more so. I was lucky that I had a clear shot.
Memorial in shoes (Wednesday 10/21/2009) All through Eastern Europe we ran across Holocaust memorials, and this one in Budapest, Hungary was one of the more poignant ones. These shoes represent Jews who were shot by militiamen of the Arrow Cross (the national pro-Nazi party) at this location, and their bodies fell into the Danube. I tried to get very low to the ground and have the front shoes fill the frame as much as possible while still seeing the other shoes.
Yogurt, anyone? (Friday 11/6/2009) While on our trip, Melody and I often looked for yogurt to have with breakfast. We got pretty good at figuring out which ones didn't have high fructose corn syrup (surprisingly easy to spot in the ingredients). The largest selection we saw was a few brands with no more than a half dozen flavors. After returning home, I saw this display at the local store (which is not a very large store) and was amazed that I never realized just how much shelf space they dedicated to the product. It's quite a bit larger than the store my parents shop at (that store is several times larger than ours).
First frost (Wednesday 12/2/2009) I was driving the car to campus (so Melody could drive it home that night) and saw frost all over the place. However, these ice crystals on the rear mirror looked fascinating to me. The sun was coming out, and I lucked out with the lighting.
Sunset beyond George (Thursday 12/10/2009) This is a pretty stereotypical picture around the UW campus, but the timing was right for me. I tried to make sure you saw the Olympic Mountains in the background, and was going for as deep an orange in the sky as I could get. This particular view works best with a silhouette since otherwise you'd be seeing the back of the George Washington statue.
Plumes (Wednesday 12/16/2009) I like the variety of color and texture in this picture. Unfortunately the objects were in a display case, which is why everything looks a little washed out, especially the white fan at the lower left as well as the bottom of the plumes. Had I underexposed slightly, the shot would have looked quite a bit better, but I still like how it came out.
Old standbys (Tuesday 12/29/2009) We were helping my parents clean out the old Lyon Supply and I saw this typewriter and dust pan in the upstairs loft. I actually found them positioned like this, with nothing around them. The typewriter looks a lot like the ones we had when I learned to type in Junior High (er, Middle School). Come to think of it, the dust pan looks a lot like what I learned to clean up/sweep with!