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Let the Fanfare Commence Play- My Last Sunrise (and day of this 365/366 project)
Let the fanfare commence play….for today is a monumental day for me, for I have made it to the end of my 365 days project (366 with it being a leap year).
I had a quiet word with Mother Nature this morning, requesting a decent sunrise for my last day…she didn’t let me down.
I think I can say now, with my head held high that I did it! Not one day did I miss, no cheating for me, I actually did it! I am so incredibly proud of this project and I am overwhelmed by the support I have had from people all around the world, people that I didn’t know before I started this project.
This project has had a profound effect on me and on my life, which is why I am going to be doing a second one, starting in a few days time.
Thank you again, to my followers and to all of your comments. I apologise if I didn’t get round to replying to you, but thank you, they mean a lot to me.
Well, I hope you like my final post on this 365. I just took it enroute to work. I am in fact writing this in the car, so this really is hot off the press
Kangaroo Point Wharf, NSW, Australia
Well, firstly, I still have 1 more day, due to the Leap Year, so technically this project was actually about 366 days, not 365 days.
I have so much to say and I guess I will say most of it tomorrow on my final post for this 365 project….however, I will be doing a second 365 project as it is part of me now… this 365 bug! and like I mentioned in a previous post, I hope you will join me on that adventure too! Especially as I will be concentrating much much more on my photography, as I am dedicating 2 days a week to photography, for not only is this project coming to an end this week, but on Friday I will be leaving one of my jobs and I am going to focus more now on what I want in life and what I need to do to make me happy and that is taking photographs. of course, my partner makes me happy, friends, family etc but I want/need to do something for me.
Some good news regarding my second 365, is that I will be travelling to the other side of the world during 2012, so I will get to share this with you!
As I write, this, I am sitting alongside the waters edge, getting bitten to death by ants, as I have been patiently waiting for the sun to go down. I hope my efforts were worth the while!
By the way, it was grey and miserable this morning with lots of rain to go in the is and I was so worried that I wouldn’t have a nice photo to share today, looks like lady luck was on my side!
So, just one more post to go! And one more thing to say on today’s post….today, is my Uncle’s 60th Birthday, so Uncle John…this one is for you.
Just took this photo, I am in the car as I write this enroute to work. My partner kindly stopped for a while, so that I could photograph the sunrise and the reflections on the water.
I feel so alive seeing beauty like this, first thing in the morning, What a nice start to my day!
Out Came the Landing Gear…
It only took me 2 hours to get home today, so I made the most of my time and went to the local beach, hoping to photograph another sunset.
There I was, sitting on a rock, watching and listening to the waves and also looking up at the sky every now and again….monitoring how much longer I’d need to wait before the sky would start to change colour.
I had taken quite a few shots, of the cloud formation and was all poised, ready to take another shot, when right in my view came this rather haphazard pelican, who landed rather clumsily but then composed itself and went about its business….of floating and doing, well nothing really!
I am really pleased with this shot and as I uploaded it onto here, I couldn’t help but smile….I hope it has the same effect on you.
You can also see that the clouds were just starting to change colour too….btw it was a nice sunset!
The Things I do for Photography….
After a very long day at work, I saw the most amazing sunset…which really lifted my spirits. I waded in to the middle of a lagoon, with my skirt tucked into my undies, so that I could take this shot….I hope you like it!
Avoca Beach Lagoon, NSW, Australia
Not so Incy Wincy Spider
I was about to walk underneath a bridge to photograph a lagoon when I came face to face with a dozen or so spiders, hanging off what to me looked like an invisible webb, as I didn’t see them, until, like I said, I came face to face with them and they were pretty big “don’t mess with me” type looking spiders. So, in the end, I decided not to mess with them and alas, I didn’t get to make it under the bridge. I guess they didn’t need any trolls under this bridge, not if spiders kept me away
This morning I woke up at 3am! Yes, you heard me right…3am on a Saturday! Too many things on my mind.
I decided to walk to my local beach to watch the sunrise and it was beautiful.
Avoca Beach is so incredibly beautiful and I must say, I have missed witnessing the sun rise over the ocean.
I was very tempted to put one of the sunrise shots up, but as there weren’t many clouds (not that I’m complaining about that….after all the rain we’ve had of late, a clear blue sky is welcome in my day, any day!), the sunrise wasn’t as atmospheric as I had hoped and I actually rather like this capture, of 3 surfers off for their morning surf. Felt rather envious of them actually.
At the End of the Week
So happy that it is the end of the working week. On our way home, we stopped off at a sports stadium to watch an NRL rugby game. It was an exciting match and our team won.
This photo was taken enroute to the game.
Gosford, NSW, Australia
I took this just a short time ago whilst enroute to work. It was taken in the same place as yesterday’s post. Right now, it seems the best location for me to see/photograph sunrises. I hope maybe at the weekend that I will go to the local beach to capture the sunrise.
I love today, not because it’s Valentines Day (well maybe I wish I could say that) but then again…spending over an hour in a car with my partner on our commute and he only said Happy Valentines Day to me only after the man on the radio said “Happy Valentines Day to those who haven’t been wished already a Happy Valentines Day!” My partner would have been better off in my books saying nothing….obviously it was a heart-felt Happy Valentines from him!!
So…going back to the reason why I love today, I love today because of this photo and the beauty that I witnessed enroute to work. Seeing such an amazing sunrise truly makes me feel alive and for this reason…..I love today.
A Different World
This photo was taken as the day was coming to an end. The sky was rather surreal….what you see in this photo are layers of different clouds, mostly one massive cloud with a hole in it, where other smaller clouds appeared.
I felt rather insignificant and tiny whilst I looked up at this dramatic sky.
I really had a tough choice on deciding which photo I would place her today, as I had another one which was quite unique, of the lagoon here that I took shortly before this one. The difference with the lagoon shot, was that it was really misty. I took this on my early morning walk, about an hour ago.
This shot, I like because it’s my Mums birthday today and though we are far, far away from each other, I’d like to dedicate this photo to her, so Happy Birthday Mum!
Avoca Lagoon, Avoca Beach, NSW, Australia
I ran in every direction to get this photograph, trying to find a good spot, the sky was absolutely incredible! It’s not very often we get a good sunset in Manly, it’s always sunrises! This was the exception!
Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
The End of Another Busy Week
This photo was taken at the end of today, shortly before sunset. I was so tired by the time I got home from work and to be honest, I really had to summon up the energy from the bottom of my feet to go outside and get some inspiration to photograph something. This photo was the best I could do I’m afraid. I’m sooo tired.
Manly Lagoon, Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Aaahhhh….I think this photo pretty much speaks for itself. How can a day get better than this? I literally ran across to the beach this morning to watch the sunrise – the clouds were so pretty, as they were lit up by the beautiful sun. I wish all of my day was like this!!
Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
I’m Not the Only One to Watch the Sun
It’s just before 6:00am, getting ready for another working week. So pleased that I was able to see the sunrise this morning – it sets me up for a good week, well in my eyes it does anyway.
It seems that today, I wasn’t the only one to enjoy the sunrise.
I couldn’t ask for a much nicer end to my working week by seeing this sunset, especially as I was out perched on some steps trying to take photographs of some waves, when for some reason or another, I looked across in the opposite direction and saw the sun setting – and it was a sight for sore eyes!
I have to say, this week has been one of the most stressful weeks of my life so far – there is soo much going on. Buying a house is not easy!!
Anyway, I hope you like this sunset – bit different for me, I’m more of a sunrise girl
Reflect on the Day
I started my day off waiting for a bus… as I waited (and waited) I watched an Indian Mynah Bird that was in a tree that’s branches cascaded above the road. Quite frequently, the bird would swoop down on to the road below and would approach something – something that I thought was just a leaf. It turned out to be another bird – that obviously fallen out of the tree. It sadly had died. I felt so sorry for both birds, more so for the one that was alive, because it obviously felt sorrow/sadness. I could see that it wanted its companion to move, but alas, it didn’t. I felt really sad.
The rest of my day was hectic at work, followed by another commute home – followed by peace at home.
This photo was taken after I returned home and then went out to the beach to photograph a rather gloomy, rainy day.
The Perfect Start to a New Week
I mentioned over the weekend, how we went to view a property – that we’ve had our eyes on…well….we’ve put an offer in! Scary bananas!! Fingers crossed they’re going to accept it and we don’t get guzumped.
It will mean saying farewell to living in Sydney, however, we’ll both still work in Sydney and will commute – about an hour every day – or just over that. At the moment, it takes me 2 hours to get home usually – commuting and that’s living in and working in Sydney, so it should be a really positive move for us and we will finally have somewhere here that we can call our own. I have to keep telling myself, that if it doesn’t happen, then it’s just not meant to be and that there is somewhere else better out there. Everything happens for a reason and all that jazz.
What a rollercoaster of a year this has been so far. I am so glad that I have been documenting it in this project – it’s a year of my life that I will never forget and I like to think that I have made some good friends via this blog – people who have decided to follow my journey – my photography.
This photo was taken this morning, again before I started my journey to work. It was the perfect start to the week. Last week was awful, in so many ways – I am determined to make this week a good one and I hope those who are reading this, will have a good week too.
This morning, I have to say, was the best part of my day, for today, was a day that was filled with chaos, demands and hardly finding time to breathe. It’s been a really stressful week and to be honest, I will be glad when it’s over. If only the remainder of my day – had been as tranquil as the start. I should be grateful really, that I had a moment of peace.
Today, we went house hunting again. We saw some beautiful houses, who knows, maybe one of them will be ours one day
After returning home, we went for a swim at our local beach and then headed up to a place called North Head, which looks out over the ocean and Sydney Harbour – including Sydney CBD. It was a beauty of a sunset.
The Perfect End to a Perfect Day
Had an amazing day today – the day started off rather cloudy, so we decided that we were going to chill out and spend our time locally. We first walked down to the local cinema and saw the film; Midnight in Paris (which was great btw), followed by a drink in a nice bar that overlooks Sydney Harbour, which was lovely.
We then walked up to a hotel/bar and we went up to the rooftop, where we laid in a fantastic chair, that overlooked the Pacific Ocean. Whilst there, we consumed a jug of Sangria and had a plate of nibbles to share.
We then walked home along the beachfront, nipped home, put our swimmers on and went for a swim in the ocean before the sunset. I feel so incredibly relaxed and content. I love love love days like these.
This photo was taken, just after my swim. This scene was rather relaxing to watch and the perfect end to a perfect day.