Crocus at Sunset

I walked around the parking lot at the office looking for compelling images to capture for my photo of the day project. I found nothing of interest.

But then l came home, stepped out of the car and noticed the evening sunlight glowing off the tiny crocus growing in the front of the house that I knew I had my photo of the day. The crocus is considered a sure sign that spring is here. I am allergic to almost every North American plant, including grass. Despite my seasonal allergies, I love springtime. I can't wait for the trees buds to open, revealing the green hidden inside. I can hear the amphibians calling to each other at night, and it reminds me of the sweet air of the rains forests of the Caribbean.

This is the image for my second day of The 100 Day Project.

NOTE: You may have noticed that I started the 100 Day Project one day early. Why? I wrote on the Day 1 post that my family and I witnessed the beautiful evening light that filtered through the branches of the trees onto the red barn located behind the 1860 House in Skillman. I went back the next evening and was lucky enough to capture what I had seen the day before. I love the resulting image, so I decided to start a bit early.

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The Red Barn

This is Day 1 of The 100 Day Project.

Yesterday, after dinner at the Rocky Hill Inn, Bhavana and the kids wanted to take a walk. I encouraged them to try one of the trails I had "discovered" in our area. We had already visited the Van Horne Park trail so I suggested we try the Stonebridge Trail. We got there about an hour before sunset but it was cold and the entrance to the trail was blocked by a fallen tree. The kids started to complain and got back into the car. Bhavana and I got little ways down the trial before the cold wind turned us around toward the car. The sun was peeking through the trees creating shadows in the golden light that feel on the green of the barn. I snapped a photo with my iPhone. I liked the result so I decided to return the next day with my Nikon and a tripod. This was the result.

It's a three image HDR. The images were combined in Photomatix Pro but have very little processing.

The 100 Day Project Starts Tomorrow

luna, MoMa, 100 days

It’s a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal. For the 100-Day Project, it’s not about fetishizing finished products—it’s about the process.

I intend to take to capture and post process one image each day for the next 100 days.

Find out more about the 100 Day Project.