Thursday, January 15, 2009



Another one from the archive because I'm still taking a bit of a shooting siesta. This picture comes from a trip we took to New Orleans last February. That city has long been one of my favorites because of the music and the food, but now it is also one of my favorites because of the photographic opportunities.

You can see the whole set from that trip here: Photos of New Orleans.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

One Year Later

One Year Later

I told you I wasn't going away just yet. This shot was taken on this day exactly one year ago. For whatever reason, I passed it over in favor of this shot of three very handsome men. When looking through the archives, I decided to see what I could do with it, and only later realized the date it was shot.

Meanwhile, after shooting each and every day last year, I've now not taken any photos in nearly a week.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Day 365


So here we are at the last day of this photo-a-day odyssey. Frankly I surprised myself by sticking to it and taking a picture every day of the year. Some were better than others, but 365 of them were good enough for me to call keepers and feature them here on this blog.

Was it all worth it? For me, it definitely was. Not only do I think that I improved my photography skills, but I generally had a whole lot of fun doing it. If you had half as much fun looking at these pictures as I did taking them, then I had twice as much fun taking them as you did looking at them.

My sincere thanks to those of you that have followed along and especially to those that have left some comments along the way, either here or on Flickr. It would still be worth it to me even if no one ever saw any of these pictures, but the fact that some people have taken a look now and then makes it so much better.

Now that we've reached the end, what comes next? To be honest, I'm not exactly sure. I'm not going to try to shoot a picture everyday in 2009, I can tell you that now. Even so will continue. I plan to keep shooting regularly however, and will continue to share my work here as well as on Flickr. I may also go through my ever growing archive of unprocessed pictures and see what gems might be hidden there. So, keep checking back, and we'll see what happens.

At this moment though, I'm putting a big red DONE stamp on this photo-a-day odyssey.

Outside the Inn

Day 364

Outside the Inn

This building, the Inn at St. Peters, is the location of my very first job. Many, many years ago, my friend Craig and I were hired to pull weeds in the beds surrounding the patio. We were paid in burgers and french fries. It did not take us long to figure out that if we did not remove the roots, we would have more steady employment.

Monday, January 5, 2009


Day 363


As we change from one year to the next, one can't help but ponder the future and ask the age-old question "Where are the flying cars already?!?" As I was driving down the highway, I thought I might have spotted one. Turns out it wasn't really a car, but some sort of forklift. Also turns out it was not flying, but was attached to the back of a non-flying truck. Oh yeah, I also wasn't driving down the highway, but instead was sitting on the highway in a traffic jam. Safety first - I would never take a picture while driving.

Just Me

Day 362


When you are looking at pictures of people, it is easy to tell which one is the photographer, because he is the one who is not in the picture. Usually. I sort of addressed this problem by handing down my own camera to my wife, who tends to think I'm fairly easy on the eyes. That did not help me get into Roth365 very often however. So on this day, when I saw this handsome kid looking back at me, I just had to take his picture.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Day 361


For Christmas, I received a game called Shut the Box. This game consists of a box with a row of tiles, 1 though 9, and a set of dice. You roll the dice and push down some combination of the tiles that matches the value of what you rolled. I had this great idea to take a picture with the tiles spelling out the day. Unfortunately, I had this great idea on Day 360, which is one day too late, since the tiles are in order, and there is no zero. So instead, I borrowed one die from my son's new backgammon board, and took this shot.