Friday, August 2, 2013

365/photo-a-day - July wrap up

rain halo - bagels on the balc - bryant park - beach day - goodnight sun
csa mushrooms - greenmarket cherries - bathing suit - movies in the park - summer sun
wash.sq.park - on our way! - paparazzi - sunset beauty - vintage filter
girl's day - mr. ice - hudson river view - would you like to dance -
dinner of champions - lost in booklyn - hazy sunday - soup's on - sooo hungry
picnic time - rainy ballerina - empty n train! - heatwave - little pink flower

Sooo...July happened. And as I write this, I'm realizing yet another benefit of this project: taking roughly one photo per day every day helps you to remember what the heck happened over the past 30 days. This is especially necessary when said past 30 days include beginning/ending/beginning two separate work projects, surviving my last (hopefully) un-air-conditioned heat wave, starting to pack up and sell four year's worth of furniture and tchotchkes in preparation to move three blocks away, planning an obscene amount of travel to take place in the next 30 days, beach-ing it up with some girlfriends for the 4th of july, catching up with old friends, making new friends, buying my first non-Ikea furniture ever (making me officially an 29...), and generally summerofyessing my face off.

Admittedly, I did not do too well on the photo-a-day thing. It was another one of those months where entire chunks of time were spent in dark theaters and sweaty subways - nothing that begs to be photographed. As a result, I embraced the handful of really awesome, out of the ordinary events I did attend, and used multiple pictures from single days. Is that cheating? Kind of. Do I care? Not really. I mean, let's be honest - I stood outside for five hours in 95 degree weather just so I could get pictures of myself walking through the rain - you'd better believe I'm using more than one picture from that day!

August is looking even more insane than July. As it stands, I'm already a picture behind. BUT I'm still going strong. I've officially moved beyond the halfway mark in my year-long project and can. not. wait. to see how well I adhere to my own rules in the future.

July by the numbers
Photos of my feet: 0!
Photos of food: 7
Photos of the sky: 6
Photos with people in them: 10 (a personal best!)
Photos taken by someone else (not me): 4 (I wasn't going to chance the rain room pics to a self-timer)

365/Photo-a-day is a personal undertaking to capture one photograph per day in 2013. All photos were taken by me and processed with Instagram, Snapseed, PhotoToaster, and/or the new A Beautiful Mess app. The images were compiled using Picture Collage Maker Lite. What to see my pics as they happen? Follow me - @maspad on the Instagram!

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