Thursday, December 16, 2010

Photostory Friday: 365 Weeks 49 & 50

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli

Limping toward the finish line...

Day 334

December 3: I swear it's NOT made in Heaven.

This stuff sucked -- but it came in a cool bottle...

Day 335

December 4: Say hello to Maddie. I was her favorite target at the neighborhood Christmas party (I was also a wise man in the live nativity :).

But Maddie didn't want to throw snowballs at me -- she wanted to throw snow boulders at me.

And she did...

Day 336

December 5: A couple of Christmas ornaments.

(And a couple of inadvertent self portraits)

Day 337

December 6: Kinda says it all, doesn't it?

Day 338

December 7: I love Christmas lights.

(maybe not to the extent of, say, Clark Griswold...)

I love turning off all the other lights, and basking beneath the soft warm glow of the Christmas tree.

Day 339

December 8: Dawn + rolled down window + camera + 50 mph = this picture.

Day 340

December 9: "Fun" at the beginning band concert.

Day 341

December 10: interpreted by Jim Shore.

Day 342

December 11: Eventually I may photograph every decoration in the living room....

Day 343

December 12: This Sunday afternoon, I was really feeling down. I felt like I hadn't taken a good picture in -- well, it felt like months. So, I determined to get in my car and drive, until something caught my eye.

On my way up the canyon, these gnarly old trees were everywhere.

It's hard to explain to someone else, and I don't know how it is for other photographers, but I feel that everything -- every time, everyplace, every moment -- has a picture locked inside of it.

Like a soul.

I don't always know what I'm going to find, but I always know when I've found it.

I took a hundred pictures of this scene, and eventually, I found it's soul.

Day 344

December 13: Have I ever told you how much I love my son?

Spending the evening with Matthew at the Jazz game, just the two of us (and 18,000 other fans), was a fantastic night.

Day 345

December 14: Day number 345.

Actually, let's call it what it really is: Day 710

I am so ready to be done with this little project.

Day 346

December 15: What it's all about.

Day 347

December 16: Happy Holidays, from all the people I work with.

I wasn't in the picture.

I was in the middle of the road.

Two more weeks.....


Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Did ever one bail on you or what? :-)

Love the part about..."I finally found it's soul...."

And what a soul it is.

Tracie Nall said...

Wow. That really was a snow boulder. Scary!

the Lola Letters said...

Chris! So great to see you again. I love your light picture and the gnarly trees : ) All of them are sensational! As per usual! Wishing you the happiest of Christmas seasons.

the Lola Letters said...

Oh, It's me Becky. I am still in as Lola from when I did our communal Global post.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Two more weeks! Can you believe you're almost there?

Can't believe you didn't make it in the work shot.

And, I'm glad you are getting the decorations. It's so cool to see other people's way of decorating for the holidays.

kayerj said...

I can't believe you've made it through 2 years. One year was hard enough. I'm going to do Fifty-two Fridays next year. One picture a week will be much easier. I do like that I have a photo journal for the year. It was hard and tedious--but very rewarding. Thanks for hanging out to the end. TWO MORE WEEKS!!!!

Unknown said...

I love the accidental self-portraits! You've given me an idea.....

Jenny Marlowe Marvin said...

Love the tree on Day 343 :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

day 336- fantastic reflection/portrait! Merry Christmas!

{krista} said...

Ready to be done? What? You aren't doing this again next year? Merry Christmas, Chris!

Suzanne said...

Isn't that what you were saying LAST YEAR, and then you announced you were doing it again?!? :) hahaha
I've got bets going....

Kelly Deneen Raymond said...

You did find the soul in picture 343. Gorgeous!

And 340 is probably my favorite of the batch.

I love this time of year, so it is fun to see so many festive photos.

Have a great Christmas!

kayerj said...

Chris, will you let Cecily know I can still read all her posts in my google reader. Maybe if she has a friend that subscribed to her blog with google reader she could email them to herself.