Friday, November 1, 2013

365-photo-a-day - October wrap-up

shadowplay - tomatoes - fall colors - chrysler - cucumbers - cute
artichokes - serene hallway - happy opening - gourds - a quiet moment - tiny bouquet
walkin' in a spiderweb - yoga - date night chili - banksy #2 - flower - day off bagel
foliage - squash salad - banksy #3 - 6th ave. - honeycrisp - empire state building
lone lamppost - fall boots - pumpkin spice whoopie pie - 1am grilled cheese - cloisters - banksy #1

October was a beautiful month here in New York City...or so I heard. Ok, that's a bit of a lie. I did manage to surround myself with autumnal colors once or twice this month, but I largely spent the weeks crouching in a small dark box with a sweaty drag queen (long story). This lack of free time didn't come as a surprise to me though, so photographically speaking, I dealt with it in two ways - first, I allowed myself to take and use multiple photos from single-day excursions and experiences (one day at the Cloisters, one day Banksy-hunting). Second, I pushed myself to spend a little extra time at my favorite farmer's market each week, knowing that there I would find the highest concentration of colorful subjects that were easy enough to snap a quick pic of.

Was it cheating? Maybe, but I like to think that I made lemonade out of glittered lemons. While it was (and has been this whole time) a bit stressful to know that I needed to produce 28-31 decent photos by the end of the month, I did truly enjoy wandering the greenmarket, taking in the best of upstate New York's fall bounty. Had I not been anchored to this photo project, I might not have left the apartment ten minutes early each Saturday and would have missed out on some truly beautiful moments.

I have two months left in 2013, and I'm honestly not sure what the rest of the year will bring. I can only assume that there will be many, many more food photos (I'm hosting Turkey Day this year and cooking up a storm), but that just means that I have to try (much) harder to look up from my plate and snap a photo of the people with whom I'm sharing that food.

October by the Numbers:
Pictures of food: 10
Pictures of fall foliage: 7
Pictures of people: 2 (3 if you count my shadow)
Pictures of my feet: 2

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 Instagram!

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