Project 365 – Leap year bonus day: Happy New Year and the end of a journey

December 31 2012

Today marks the end of my 365 (+1) project. Although it comes as a relief to have completed what began as the spur of a moment idea of taking and sharing a photo each day throughout 2012, I’m also sad to see it end.

Knowing that people were actually enjoying seeing my pictures everyday really gave me the encouragement necessary to reach the end – so a huge thanks to you all.

I was hoping to post something special for my last day – maybe a shot of the Milky Way from a mountain top, or a stunning sunset, but since today was overcast, those weren’t going to fly. Another idea was to go shoot the Firework display at midnight, but then that would have been too late to count as being shot today.

Instead, I ended up going down to Old Montreal late afternoon…at least I managed to get a shot of the stage for the festivities planned later in the evening with the backdrop of Bonne Année…

Bonne Année

Bonne Année
ISO 100 – 85mm – f11 – 0.5 sec

Montreal City Hall

Montreal City Hall
ISO 100 – 10mm – f4 – 1 sec

Montreal City Hall

Montreal City Hall
ISO 100 – 30mm – f5.6 – 1.5 sec

rue de la Commune

rue de la Commune
ISO 100 – 70mm – f11 – 4 sec

Old Montreal

Old Montreal
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/3 sec

rue saint Paul

rue saint Paul
ISO 100 – 10mm – f4 – 1/3 sec

Place d'Armes

Place d’Armes
ISO 100 – 10mm – f4 – 0.7 sec

To view images in gallery format, simply click on one of the images below.

So now my 365Project is over, what now? Although I won’t be undertaking another 365 Project (not yet anyway), I plan to continue photographing places and events in and around Montreal – I still have a lot of places yet to shoot. With a new job on the horizon I won’t have so much time available, but maybe a Project 52 will be manageable and still give me the impetus to get out shooting whenever I can.

I’m also planning on publishing a selection of images in a book which will be another learning experience – probably using Blurb.

So what plans do you have for 2013? Whatever they are, I wish you a great, fun, healthy and prosperous 2013 !!!

– Martin



11 thoughts on “Project 365 – Leap year bonus day: Happy New Year and the end of a journey

  1. Happy New Year! I hope everything goes as you wish in 2013!

    I hope to be able to shoot more and progress in photography this year, 2012 was a bad year for me, and couldn’t practice as much as I’d wanted, so a new beginning is welcomed 🙂

  2. Congrats, Martin! A Project 52 sounds good, gonna take up one as well! Good luck with your new job and happy posting in 2013!

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