Wednesday, October 5, 2011

All Good Things...

Tech Support


Dog Blog Post #467: ... must come to an end.

Tonight I found out that the Daily Shoot will have its last assignment tomorrow (Thursday). Assuming I make that shot, it will be my 260th assignment covering roughly 262 days (I missed a couple when the hard disk died.)

Before I opine further, I should mention that today's Daily Shoot assignment was:

Wednesday: Make a photograph that illustrates technology today.

I have really enjoyed the Daily Shoot (despite my occasional whining about yellow, orange, and horizons (yesterday's "mystery" assignment)) and feel rather... adrift... at the moment.

The only other flickr group I faithfully post to is Scavenge Challenge, but the nature of the challenges means that having a dog in every shot isn't always going to qualify.

I occasionally post to Our Daily Challenge, if I have something that I feel particularly good about, but it seems to appeal to a higher class of photographers and given my self-imposed restriction (at least one dog in every shot) I'm not comfortable using it as a daily prompt.

Sooo... I have spent an hour or so doing random searches of flickr to see if I can find another "daily assignment" type group that might work well. These searches mostly involve looking at the profiles of people whose pictures I admire and I know are prolific photographers, to see what groups they belong to.

After my way too unscientific survey, I joined "111 pictures in 2011". This group has a list of (any guesses?) 111 things, and you can take your pictures in any order. Will I get them all done in the 26+30+31=87 days I have left in 2011?

Probably not.

But if I take a shot a day, that leaves me 24 "throw away" topics (like "53. white on white") that I would never be able to do anyway - at least not without stretching the rules a bit.

So, without further ado, here's the list (click to see larger):


What do ya'll think. Is it (somewhat) doable? Anybody know of any other groups? Anyone want to join me in a good cry?

Waaaaaahhhhhhh!  ;(

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13 comments:

Kolchak Puggle said...

I am so going to miss the daily shoot! Not because I'll miss completing the occasional challenge, but because I'll miss your posts! I just love this picture of the boys. So awesome.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Someday mom would like to join ... TIME, she needs more time. LOVE to be a MAC user too. Golden Thanks to Steve Job ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Bailey said...

I'm going to miss seeing your creative answers to the challenges. I will say this computer shot is my favorite yet.

Hound Girl said...

I know I just started following your blog but I really do enjoy the daily photo and it inspires me to one day get my dogs to deal with the camera better. I love the one today - one of my favs so far.

houndstooth said...

I couldn't believe that today was the last Daily Shoot assignment! I'm so disappointed.

I'm going to look around for some groups, too, but it might not be until I get back. Is there a 365 Days of Dogs project? I know there are 52 Weeks projects. A person who might be good to ask is greyhoundgirl25.

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Hood said...

I definitely agree with the term "adrift" in this case. I didn't find out 'til this morning that today's the last challenge. Though I don't always do the challenge, I've found it's often the inspiration that I need to get my daily shot done. Perhaps I'll join you in working with that list--it might be able to take the Daily Shoot's place as my inspiration.

Adorable photo. I love the placement of the boys in this one.

Sue and Doug said...

your 'boyz' are so 'houndsome'!!!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I'm feeling adrift too, but also a bit excited because I can't wait to see what you come up with to replace the Daily Shoot! I know you'll find something:)

Gotta love the Macs! RIP Steve

Pandora said...

I too am feeling a little lost even though I was one to criticize the repetition of tasks in Daily Shoot.

Pandora said...

Another group which seems interesting is Scavenger Hunt 101 at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/scavengerhunt101/ I know Bob Molar posts to this one

greygirl25 said...

I bet that if you set your mind to it, the 111 images will go quickly.

Two thumbs up from me.