Our Lens Artists Challenges challenges can take us many places. This week, Ann Christine’s challenge took me back to 2015 which was the year I did the 365 challenge. If you haven’t taken that on, consider it. It wasn’t that I looked to take exceptional photos each day, I just took whatever was handy. It taught me discipline and improved my ability.

Not every photo was wonderful. Like the few weeks I just shot my foot that had the boot on after minor surgery. Gem, now runs out of the room when he sees the camera. The grandkids make stupid, funny faces when they see me pick up a camera. You get it, a whole year of taking the d7100 wherever I went. Taking a fast entry because I forgot. But also learning.

I briefly went through that year, 2015, and first hit the first, tenth, twentieth, etc. months and then went back to find some more. Here they are. Explanations are in the captions.

I was ready for this challenge to end and proud that I had shot a picture each day of the year. Then I was amazed at the difference in my photographic ability. If you don’t think you can do 365 days, try the 52 week challenge no matter what level you’re at. I’m glad I did!

22 thoughts on “Lens Artists Challenge #142: You pick it, The 365 challenge

  1. Well done, great pictures!!!
    I’ve never tried this challenge, I wouldn’t be able to, so you have all my admiration. Last year I started a challenge of 30 photos with the mobile and I still haven’t finished it.🙄

    1. Thanks Ana! There were a few of us who wanted to take the challenge. We opened a Facebook page so we could post each day. I was the only one who finished, but I had a lot of support along the way. This really needs to be done with other photographers.

  2. I’ve done a similar challenge on Facebook but it wasn’t for a whole year – a photo a day for a month, if I remember correctly. I’m impressed you managed to keep this up and got some excellent photos along the way. I especially like your macro shots 🙂

  3. Yikes Anne – for me photography would become a chore if I tried something like this so kudos to you for sticking with it and more importantly for using it as a tool to improve your techniques. You really are a master of the macro! Loved your choices for the week.

    1. Thanks Tina! Some days it was a chore, snapping a picture just to get it done. But I think I learned how to create something from nothing. Now even during the worst outings I manage to come back with a few workable images.

  4. Congrats on doing this heavy challenge, Anne! And making it a way of improving your photography was very smart. Beautiful collection, love your macro’s and your persistence!

  5. Ann Christine (Leya), Yes, I’m proud that I made it through the year, especially when I couldn’t get out of the house because of foot surgery. That’s when the dog became my target; husband too.

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