100 Days Project

Robyn: Things that bring me happiness

I have never though of myself as a creative person but I have been inspired by my sister who is doing this for the 2nd year, so thank you sis.

My project is about taking a photo everyday of something that makes me smile and brings me happiness. I won't plan in advance what it will be, I will simply photograph whatever it is I notice on the day that makes me feel good. I want to do this to get into the habit of appreciating all the good things in life on a daily basis.

This project is also about learning how to use my camera and all the settings. I don't know much about photography but I really love it ever since I was given a camera last year. I work well with deadlines rather than left to my own devices, so it will be a good way to get the motivation to push myself to learn about photography and use something other than the programmed setting. I want to try taking different types of photos and to learn about what makes a photo look good.

Day 17:

Telephoto Lens

I'm learning with this project some days are about the photography and some days are just about capturing something that makes me feel happy. Today was a photography day.

This photo was using my telephoto lens which I haven't used very much yet. I spent awhile watching this bee buzz around some wild yellow flowers out by the beach. I was happy to get a couple of shots with him mid flight as he was rather quick and  spent most of his time buried inside a flower. I'm amazed at how clear this came out given it was from such a long distance away.

It was a fun day and I enjoyed taking my time practising with my camera today.