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2017 – In a Nutshell


This is my third annual round-up of the Project 365 Pro daily photo calendar I’ve been keeping on my iPhone. This year I did not post each month on Facebook, as I did in the past. But I am gathering them together here, as I have for the past two years. It’s fun to have this collection of thumbnails and be able to scroll through the whole year at once. As before, I tried to include at least one photo of myself each month, since so often we photographers aren’t actually seen to be participants in our own lives.

To be honest, by mid-October, I really felt done with this project. September 1 marked four years in a row of non-stop 365’s and I was tired of it. I still am, and I think the photos show it. I wanted to finish out the year, but I’m planning to let it go for a while and concentrate on other projects.

Of course, I could still change my mind. I guess we’ll find out in a year.

Day’s End / Year’s End

Farewell, Old Year! My New Year’s wish is for the world to be a brighter, kinder place in 2018. I’ll try to do my part to make it so. Happy New Year and much love to you all, my dear friends and family, wherever you may be.

19 thoughts on “2017 – In a Nutshell

  1. I love it! I remember you posted your 365 calendar last year, and I immediately downloaded the app and started the year with a bang… I still think it’s an awesome project, and I can’t tell that you tired of it by the end of the year. I will hopefully make a much better go at it next year. I agree – a kinder world for 2018 is my wish. I wish you a very happy new year!

  2. I was struck looking at these as a collection, that in the winter, spring and fall how many photos had blue sky and bare tree branches. Summer was colorful with a lot of flowers and green foliage. You are definitely a fill the frame person, which I also found interesting. Great collection and I loved seeing them all at once. I understand your need to take a break for a while, and see what other things might catch your eye.

  3. What a beautiful journal of your year! I can see that four years of daily photography would make you a little tired of it, but after all that time it may be hard to stop! I’m looking forward to seeing what projects you pick for 2018. Happy New Year to you and your family!

  4. What a neat idea! Well done.

  5. I admire your perseverance Leon and it’s sometimes good to step back and reassess. A Happy New Year to you.

  6. What an excellent idea! I am going to attempt this this year – thank you for the inspiration. The theme I am going to embrace is being curious and full of wonder – the science teacher in me loves Rachel Carson. I had a project 365 last yearmand I came up short. Writing a thank you note and mailing it daily was the project, I wrote a lot of thank you notes, but not 365. I’ll continue to write thank you notes and mail them, but I am going to back off the goal of one daily. 2018 is going to be a great year. Peace and have a Happy New Year!

  7. What a wonderful way to look back on your year, Lee!
    You are truly an inspiration having done this for so long.
    I look forward to any projects you take on, and I look forward to seeing you here this year
    Happy New Year, my friend.

  8. This is excellent! I need to try this I think…what a way to have memories of the whole year. And I’m so glad you included yourself. I’m often MIA in our pictures. And thank you for your comments on my blog….you have no idea what an encouragement you are to me…. XO Anita

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  10. I admire your persistence, Lee, fulfilling four years in a row sounds quite overwhelming. I like this form of wrapping up the year, it must be a nice reminder of the individual days. Wishing you happy, kind and creative 2018!

  11. A lovely way for you to remember your year in photographs! Well done for getting to the end of the year! I know that I would find this too much for me, so I admire your persistance!
    Wishing you all the very best for this New Year, Lee!

  12. This is your fourth year of doing it? No wonder you’re tired of it. I would have last for six months.
    But… it’s so nice to see these images. What a great review of a year – and it certainly keeps you up on your toes.

  13. Oh, I enjoyed seeing your monthly photos in a calendar style, Leon! And best of all seeing lovely you in each month. I do understand about being weary of a project after so long….I’m done with taking classes for this year. It’s ok to change your mind, also. So, Happy New Year friend!

  14. So great- what a great way to collect your photos from each day! Happy new year to you x

  15. Great photos, I remember some of these from throughout the year. I like the idea of a photo of yourself each month. Was there a theme to each month, I joined a year long course this year and I’m already feeling like I’ve had enough LOL . I’m not sure if I’ll do this again, I also signed up for a writing course for this month, so I’m not participating in the year long course too much. And it’s ok to do how much or little I want. Don’t know if I told you but HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  16. You have created an amazing calendar of 2017. And even more amazing, you have done the 365 project for the fourth year. So have you stop now – or did you have to get going in 2018 again?

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