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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
26 Weeks
I did a 365 project in 2010 and managed a photo-a-day for a whole year with just a couple of days missing. Not wanting to do something quite that demanding again, for the past several years I have done a couple of 52-week photo challenges. It's worked pretty well and I usually found the limitations of the set topic made me take photos that I wouldn't have taken otherwise and it has resulted in some good photos, but for some reason, this year I'm struggling with the alphabet challenge.

I don't know whether there was something different about this year's topics or whether it was because the teaching ate into my time or whether I'm just a bit jaded with photography and need to re-think what I'm doing, but for the last few months I've been taking a desperation shot on the last day of the week. I have therefore decided to stop at this point which means I've been through the alphabet once.

So here's the mosaic of the 25 photos I took for the challenge. I missed one a few weeks ago, so it's not 26 as it should be, but this way it fits into a square better. Oh, and I will be continuing with my own personal challenge, which is far more flexible and more related to what I'm actually doing.

alphabet challenge 26 week mosaic

1. Cadair Idris, 2. Crocheting a blanket, 3. Charging..., 4. Crochet blanket, 5. Crocheting around the edge, 6. Welsh cakes, 7. Golden Nut Corn Flakes, 8. Corner-to-corner cushion, 9. Elizabeth House inverted colours, 10. Small scissors, 11. Padlock keyhole, 12. Easter basket with chocolate, 13. Pussy willow catkin, 14. Old railway, 15. Old books, 16. Garden panorama, 17. Tawelwch / Quiet, 18. The last apple, 19. Stripy carrier bag, 20. Phrase books, 21. Old signal at Penmaenpool, 22. To be used up, 23. Sheltering from the wild weather, 24. A beautiful summer's day, 25. Zig zag
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kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: July 14th, 2014 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
You amaze me, keeping that up all year!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 17th, 2014 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
This was just half a year. I've only done a 365 project once and I did take a lot of rubbish shots, but it did wonders for my photography at the time. However, I wasn't working in a day job with set hours then and I am now, so I'll just commit to taking a photo of whatever catches my eye each week which is plenty for me at the moment.
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: July 17th, 2014 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes keep it fun with not too much pressure!
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