Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Reverse 365: Day 1/365 1.1.13

This year I am going to be doing a Reverse 365. A traditional Project 365 is when you take a photo every day for the whole year. With my work schedule I have just found this almost impossible and when I am able to do it I am not pushing myself...I am just taking a picture to take a picture. Don't get me wrong, I would love to be able to do a traditional 365 and have great admiration and respect for those that can do it. They are amazing photographers who go on a beautiful journey to become more amazing :o). It just doesn't work for me.

So when I saw in the Photojojo Newsletter that someone had done a reverse 365 I was intrigued. The concept is to use photos you have already taken to edit and post one per day. I have become complacent this year and have only been editing and posting one or two photos from each "shoot" I do. This means there are thousands of photos I have not edited or really looked at on my hard drive. I love the idea that I now have a reason to go back through them. I also have a reason to focus on my editing skills and see the potential in a photo I may have overlooked before.

As I set out on this journey I am using one rule for myself - it has to be a photo I have not posted on the blog before. This is in hopes of really pushing myself to learn and grow. I want it to be easier for me than a traditional 365, but not too easy :o).

So here goes, photo number 1!

Settings: ISO 200, 50mm, ss1/125, f/3.2
Date: January 18th, 2012
Location: Outside my house during the epic Ice Storm last year
1/365 - January 1st, 2013

If you are doing a traditional or reverse 365 I would love to follow along with you! Please feel free to leave a link in the comments. Thank you for visiting!


  1. Great idea and great photo! Glad to be able to reconnect with all my old 365 buddies again.

  2. Really cool idea. I did a 365 last year and old re-edited photos definitely helped me fill in some of the days I didn't have a photo. This year I'm doing a 52+ project, only committing to at least one photo/self-portrait a week, but I'm still going to try to take or edited a photo to post most days.

  3. Great idea! Can't wait to see all your upcoming beautiful photos :)
    Happy New Year!

  4. Love this idea, Emily! What a great image! I am itching for some crazy weather around here so I can play with getting some fun images. Looking forward to more!

  5. Oi, Emily! Eu estou seguindo o projeto no formato tradicional, sugerido pelo blog FatMumSlim, com um tema por dia. Estou a acompanhá-la, se quiser me acompanhar, o endereço é esse:


    Um abraço!

  6. that is so cool, I mean really cool

  7. Wow! I think this is a wonderful idea, Emily, and I look forward to seeing your photographs here.

    Happy New Year to you!

  8. That is a neat concept! After completing my 3rd P365 in a row, I am taking a much-needed break this year. I did not even pick up my camera today and it felt good! :) Going back and editing last year's pictures is something I am doing anyway, so I might just play along with this reverse 365.

    Your photo is gorgeous, by the way! I can't believe you never showed this one off before!

  9. Love that you're doing a 365 and a cool one at that! I kind of wish I was doing this because I have so many unedited photos! Eek! Great shot again. Love how the whole plant is frozen over!

  10. Beautiful! I love it and I love the idea.


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