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Wet & Chilly Main Street, Woodland | by joeldinda
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Wet & Chilly Main Street, Woodland

I'd spent the night in Kalamazoo, and the day's 366 Snaps shots documented my drive home. The weather was abysmal, and the photographs show villages in the rain.

 

Today's weather, for the record, was worse--added ice to the mix. I'd not have driven 70 miles under those conditions.

 

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If there's a single photo-a-day project that most influenced mine, it's Vishal Patel's Project 365, which ended the day before my 366 Snaps began. V and I are very different photographers--he's more formal, more vivid, plans more thoroughly, and is prone to a very different kind of experimentation. But following his photography from day to day was an inspiration.

 

Just wanted to get in this plug as my project winds down. His set's certainly worth a bit of your time.

 

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I stopped at Mulliken's Thriftway, as usual, just before I got home, and took the photo I posted to 366 Snaps. It's of Boyer's, but since it was shot through the wet car window the pic's a bit, well, distorted.

 

Jim, who runs the Thriftway, noticed me taking pix, apparently for the first time, and gave me a (mock) hard time about it. This was odd, because I'm always taking photographs from (and of) his parking lot. Jim's really in no position to criticize, as I pointed out, since he has sixteen cameras monitoring his small store and grounds.

 

Regardless, the conversation was the highlight of the trip. I was glad to be home. Again, for emphasis: We're friends, and were gaming each other.

 

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This photograph is an outtake from my 2012 photo-a-day project, 366 Snaps.

 

Number of project photos taken: 38

Title of "roll:" Wet & Chilly

Other photos taken on 12/20/2012: none.

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Taken on December 20, 2012