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    My final shot for my 365. I can't believe I'm done. When I started with this project I was completely new to photography; it was something I picked up because Caryn (the love of my life) seemed to find a lot of joy in taking pictures. Now, a year later, I find it almost impossible to imagine my life without a camera.
    I know I missed a few days, most of them during the time Caryn’s mum passed away; I had other things on my mind then; but the few pictures I took back then really helped me to find a place for my emotions.

    Thank God there were also a lot of good things that happened: we bought our very first house, refurbished it, we got a new absolutely adorable cat, we had a fabulous holiday and made a few very nice trips to London .I got a promotion at work, I rowed in the Great River Race, spent lots of great evenings at our local pub, I ran ½ a marathon and last but not least: I met some really awesome people and great photographers on Flickr. Some of them I met in person and I really consider them to be good friends. (I could name you all, but you know who you are and this way I don’t risk forgetting anyone).

    Anyway.. I promise to keep posting. I won’t do a year two: I started a 52 weeks project this January. Also I want to explore on other kinds of photography then selfies, and another 365 would take up too much time.

    Of course I will probably keep playing Flickr Group Roulete, The Rogue Players and Musically Challenged: the three groups that inspired me most during this project.

    For now I am celebrating my last 365 shot (and my 4th 52 weeks shot)!

    Thanks for great year! Cheers!

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    1. Anniekster 88 months ago | reply

      Gefeliciteerd !! Leuke foto om mee te eindigen! Ik hoop zelf nog steeds ergens rond April klaar te zijn ^^

    2. K3V1NM 88 months ago | reply

      Congratulations! Wonderful job all the way through ~ I'm glad I got to be along for some of the ride.

    3. pimpexposure 88 months ago | reply

      Cute shot dude. Don't follow your stream really but you hold a pretty good presence around this website as I see your icon everywhere.

      But did I really seriously just see that you started a 52 weeks 4 weeks ago? What exactly is the point in incorporating a 52 weeks into a 365?

      Anyway congrats brother.

      Pimps

    4. Perro__Viejo [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

      DUDE! You rocked it with a BIG FINISH!!! Congratulations!! Now... what???

    5. paperingasmile 88 months ago | reply

      Oh Allard - congratulations...seriously, really and truely it's been a pleasure to get to know you through your stream - you're such a charmer...and I'm pleased you started a 52 week I'll be nice to see you drop by from time to time.

      I've loved seeing you develop as an artist too - the high key, seeing you get your 50mm.

      Wishing you every good thing for you and Caryn's new home, for the next year and for eveything beyond.

      I love this shot. A fantastic celebration Mister. x

    6. *TLM* 88 months ago | reply

      So well done... and nothing like finishing with a flash of confetti :)

    7. Old Bluebeard 88 months ago | reply

      A brilliant final shot, well done mate, been a pleasure following you.

    8. Jeanique 88 months ago | reply

      WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your face says it all!!!
      Amazing 365!!! Congrats with completing it!!! Be proud!!!!!!!!!!! :D

      x

    9. the_kats 88 months ago | reply

      So... who cleaned this mess? ;)
      Congrats, my friend, you inspired me so much to start mine!
      --
      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    10. =Tom= 88 months ago | reply

      Wooooooohooooo! You aced it. Glad I could follow along :)

    11. elsvo 88 months ago | reply

      omg, congratulations! :D
      hats off. :)

    12. sodapop curtis 88 months ago | reply

      CONGRATS! i too, think i will be doing a 52 weeks for this coming year.. much less pressure, much less fluff.

    13. electricapples 88 months ago | reply

      Congrats on your finish!

    14. weglet 88 months ago | reply

      Wowwy! Congratulations! Such an achievement. Genuinely love your stream and you're someone I'd love to meet in real life too. Look forward to seeing more. :-)

    15. alibubba 88 months ago | reply

      Oh my god, Allard, I SUCK!!!! I am so fucking late! Congratulations on finishing!!! Allard, I found your stream so early on in my own 365, and you've been one of my favorite flickr people throughout the course of this thing. I'm so happy to see your completed journey!! And what a great shot to commemorate it! Have fun cleaning up that confetti for the next six months. :)

    16. kathrynahedrick 88 months ago | reply

      I think I have some catching up to do on your 365, I've clearly missed *a lot* of great shots.
      Congratulations. Feels good to finish, doesn't it :^)

    17. kathrynahedrick 88 months ago | reply

      ::snort:: Oh yes. That confetti is going nowhere.

    18. adeltoclarencedock 88 months ago | reply

      Congratulations, sir! Your photographs have been pretty fantastic throughout.

    19. BrookeAndersonPhotography 88 months ago | reply

      CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am behind.. but I am so proud of you!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great confetti shot! I hope we get to see more of your work as well! WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! ♥

    20. Loving Earth 87 months ago | reply

      Great, fun end to a great, fun set. Well done, you!!!!

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