Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Day 66 - Love.

"I Love You."

It is so hard to imagine what it feels like before you have a child. You think you have an idea (well at least I thought that I did). I WAY underestimated it. The two most important people in my life, in one photograph, it is something I can always cherish.

On a separate note, after being a little more than two months into this 365 project, I have to admit, at times I feel like I am just faking it, like the photos are cheesy and lame, and I am not really giving everything that I need to treat the subject like it deserves. Then again, with the dedication that it really does take (like when it is 12:45 am on a Tuesday morning...) and you look at a photograph like this, taken just because the light coming in the window was so great, and you forget all about any qualms you may have. I already know that my photography and post-processing techniques have improved as a result.

I just hope when the year is finished that the project will be something that I am proud of, and something that Valerie and Paige will cherish. I could not ask for more than that.

5 comments:

Nick said...

That's really cool, man. It's a great idea.

Neil said...

It's not easy to take a passable photograph every day, much less one that's actually worth looking at... I feel your pain. What I can't believe is that I'm only a couple of months from being done. What will I do?

jan. said...

Thanks Nick,

I can't say i invented the idea. I flat out stole it from Neil. Plus his photos are better than mine, so there is that too.

Neil,

There has to be a 365ers anonymous or something!

Neil said...

My cousin just had a kid and is doing it now too. You're all a bunch of copycats, damn it!

Neil said...

Oh, and my photos didn't start off better. Aside from being an awesome record of her first year, it's really helped me focus on composition and processing so I'm not throwing the same thing out there every day. I think your photos are getting better all the time.