1st July today, so that’s 6 months of the the 365 completed. Only 1/2 a year to go. I have to admit doing B&W every day doesn’t always inspire me, especially when the sun is out and there are beautiful colours everywhere you look. I nearly decided to ditch the B&W and do the 2nd half of this project in colour. But I would feel like I cheated myself so here we go for another 183 days in B&W.
I had a re-read of day 5 when I said why I was doing the 365 project, and reminded myself I’d been in a bit of a photographic slump and needed a challenge. Well it is certainly challenging. I find I’ve learned to see in shapes and tones and light and shade and take more notice of those elements now, even when I’m on my ‘outings’ and shooting in colour. I’m also learning to know when a photo is going to be better in B&W and photograph it accordingly, though I’m still on a steep learning curve with that one. So it is changing my photography. I can look back at my earlier work and cringe now haha!
For the 2nd half of the year I’m going to take a step back from the technical and the seriousity, and play more. Let me know how I’m doing 🙂