Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 365

ISO 100, 67mm, f/18, 30.0 sec

Day 365 - This way out?

Holy smokes, 365 days. Gone.

I loved this project. I had a few days that made me want to tear my hair out, a few days that disappointed me and many days that totally rocked.

I like stats, so as I look over last year:
  • I stayed in my backyard 134 times,
  • Relied on the greyhounds 27 times for inspiration.
  • 17 raindrops had their moment of fame before drying up.
  • I drove all over Salem 55 times, to Portland 12 times and went out of the state once to Las Vegas.
  • I woke up 14 times to greet the sunrise and watched the sunset 30 times.
  • 44 times I illustrated that I have no fear of the dark
  • 35 people smiled for the birdie
  • There is a parking garage in Salem that I made my way to the top (permit parking only) 10 times
On the way out of the garage is the great graphic that says "This way out", I've known for months what my final photo would be.

I have gone back and forth at least a million times—should I start a new year of 365 or modify it.

When I turned around, I had to laugh. "Do Not Exit" was staring me back in the face.

And when I looked down, it became painfully aware to me that I don't want to quit the 365 project, I just need to modify it.

I want to thank all of my 365 friends for the support and the comments and congratulate them for hanging in there. It has been an awesome year and I have enjoyed looking into your world. Whether or not we all continue, I hope to see more pictures blogged, Facebooked, Tweeted and Flickr'd, if it isn't every day.


  1. As I came to this project late in the year, I sincerely hope you continue for yet another! (And what's wrong with relying on the greyhounds? I wouldn't mind 365 days of greyhounds!)

    Congrats on a great accomplishment!

  2. Congrats Terri!!! Well done! Hope to see more in 2011!! Happy New Year!!!

  3. Congratulations! You need to keep going to inspire me.

  4. Congratulations! What an awesome post!
    So, you're gonna continue?
    I've loved taking a peak into your world and have found a new beauty in greyhounds, thanks to your lovely models, you've also made me rethink night photography. It's been a great journey. Hope to see more of your world in 2011. Happy New Year.

  5. Congratulations on completing your 365 project. I loved viewing your photo posts. I will remember your photo blog when I think about long exposure night shots and smoke photos ;)

    Wish you all the luck and may this new year bring bliss and peace!

  6. Congratulations! Your Final Foto is perfect! I enjoyed this "last" post very much. I have a few more months to go; my husband is beginning to ask, "When does this project end?" So, I'm looking forward to seeing your photo for "the day after"! :)