Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The 365 Day Photo Project Goes Public

A six week exhibit consisting mainly of photos taken during the 365 day photo project gets a 6 week showing in Green Bay at the Brown County Central Library.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Post-Project News!

I'm happy to report that I've just secured a spot to exhibit selected photos from this project beginning in September of 2010 for a 6 week run in the central library's art gallery! The showing will be relatively small, highlighting just a handful of the 365 images I produced but it feels really great to have the opportunity to publicly show even a little of what I work so hard on. I'll have the summer to ready the display pieces and in the meantime continue to add new photos to my new blog. I've just added new photos from last weekends outing. Have you joined it yet??? http://wishyouwerehere-tditzgb.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Day 365 > One Year Later...

My friends, here you have it...the 365th photo on this 365th day of 2009.
I'd spent the last couple of weeks contemplating how I'd end this project but only in the last day or two it has become clear to me that there was really nothing I could do that wouldn't seem anti-climactic. In a year filled with photos, just one more pretty picture hardly seemed like the answer.
So instead you get this self-portait of your humble photographer. Still, it's only fitting that I took this final shot in one of the places that has offered me so much over the past year. Fonferek Glen was one of my greatest local discoveries of 2009 and it has proven to be a worthwhile subject in all seasons.
For me, this photo documents myself at the end of one of the most ambitious undertakings I have ever or likely will ever attempt in my lifetime. I present it with a mix of emotions...a bit of sadness, certainly relief, a few regrets, and of course great pride in my accomplishment. But most of all I feel thankfulness that my life is such that I was able to make this journey. It has shown me so many amazing things, tested my resolve, at times pushing me beyond my limits, and has certainly made me an all-around better photographer than I was 365 days ago.
At this writing 80 people around the world have felt this project worthwhile enough that they chose to follow my progress and to all of you, both my personal friends and those I may never know, I say thank you. I have read every comment and word of encouragement posted to this blog and they have made all the difference. Without your support I am not sure I would have reached this day for without others to appreciate the things I see, this endeavor would have seemed rather pointless.
So this is it. The end. I look forward to waking up tomorrow without having to think about photos or new subject matter, or weather predictions or travel conditions or time constraints..tomorrow I have the day off! :)
But I will not forget one of the most important lessons this project has taught me...and that is that the world is full of amazing things and it's only those who are willing to make an extrordinary effort to be there who will have the pleasure of seeing it with their own two eyes.

Thank you all again!
I hope you'll join me at my new blog Wish You Where Here.

I'll see you again somewhere down the road...


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 364 > Icy Kewaunee Pier

I just can't stay away from the lake these days. The reason for this, however, is NOT the balmy temperatures. Take my word for it, conditions here were (even) colder that they "a pier". brrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Day 363 > Algoma Morning Light

7:30 am.
7 degrees F.
Sunrise on Lake Michi gan.
I fell in love with photography all over again at this moment...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Day 362 > Snowburst

I raced to the east shore of the bay this morning to try to catch a snow shower I'd noticed moving across the horizon just after sunrise this morning. I arrived in time to grab several shots before the scene changed and the shower began to dissipate and was quite happy with the resulting images. Then, just as I was retreating from the shore and the icy north wind that had been blowing in my face, I noticed the sunlight begin to creep across the iced over bay... first as a thin band of light along the west shore, then growing wider and wider. Suddenly, the still rising sun fully burst through low scattered clouds and cast long shadows over bay from the trees directly behind me. I had just set up the camera again when this happened. The effect through the lens was stunning.