Maybe I pushed Floyd a little too far during his 365 Days...
Concept embellished from ideas thrown at me by Feeling Croppy and Tapper. You can blame them for this horror.
Can you catch all the references in this photo?
Yay! Floyd did it!
I can't believe a year has gone by already. Is it me or does a 2nd 365 Days project seem to go by faster? I should ask *M-C1* she would know.
I did manage to do my own 365 Days project without missing a single day, but unfortunately, I did miss a few for Floyd. Also, I never thought about it but there is an added difficulty with doing a 365 Days project of your dog. You aren’t necessarily going to be with your dog every day. You can always take a self-portrait, even on vacations. They might not all be great but you can take one. It’s hard to take a picture of your dog in his kennel while you are away in Paris though. I improvised and took a photo of a photo of my dog during those days. So while in Paris you can see silly photos of pictures of Floyd near famous Paris landmarks.
As with my 365 Days project, the main reason for doing this project was to continue to force myself to take regular pictures to learn to use my equipment better. Although for those who remember, there was an added reason for Floyd’s. I started Floyd’s 365 Days soon after losing my beloved hound Samuel (one year tomorrow). Although I’m sure most people would think I took way too many pictures of my dog, looking back I really didn’t have that many photos. In fact some years I only had 30 or 40 photos. That may seem like a lot but when you lose your best friend and all you have that remains are photos that sure doesn’t seem like a lot. I decided to celebrate my time with Floyd by taking at least one photo a day for year. Looking back at this past year in photos is incredible. I have a wonderfully large collection of photos of Floyd. I also managed to take some great photos amongst the daily noise. I don’t really want to have to take daily photos anymore, but I also don’t want to stop taking photos of Floyd. I want to have a photographic journal of my time with Floyd for his entire life.
So I’m sure a lot of you are wondering, what now? Well, as I indicated I don’t really want to commit to another 365 Day project at this time. I also do plan to continue to take regular photos of Floyd. I hope to post at least 2-3 photos of Floyd a week, and if I manage to do that I probably will forgo the 365 Day project. If I can’t motivate myself I may commit myself to another 365 Days. Also, people may have forgotten but technically I do have a 52 Weeks personal project underway right now. To be honest I’ve barely been paying attention myself. I often just borrow photos from Floyd’s 365 to use in mine. My plan is to dedicate more time to my self-portraits for the 2nd half of my 52 Weeks. Also, I plan to make up the three days Floyd missed immediately so there will be daily photos for at least three more days.
So without further ado here are some statistics and other interesting numbers:
Number of Views on Floyd's 365 Set: 352
Good luck to the rest of you, I am out of here!