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Project 365 | 2012

I have decided to do a Project 365 this year.  Well, technically this year it is a Project 366.  What is a Project 365 (aka Photo 365)?  Take one photo a day for a consecutive three hundred and sixty five days of the year.  Many people choose to have a theme or topic, but I have decided to go easy on myself this first year and have no specific topic.

I will be updating this post with the most recent photo at the top.  Anchors will be provided to jump to the month of your choice… once that month begins.  A brief description will be provided for each photo.  All photos most likely will be taken with my Canon Rebel t2i, 75-300mm lens.

January 2012

February 2012

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February 22, 2012:  This is Blueberry, a Border Terrier. Blueberry is going to a new home soon and her new parents wanted a photo of her.

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February 21, 2012:  Buds starting to appear on a tree in front of the house. We have had no winter to speak of this year.

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February 20, 2012:  Purple potted flowers.

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February 19, 2012:  A robin landing on the roof of the house. Tin roofs are very common here in New Mexico and the southwest. 

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February 18, 2012:  A ceramic frog. Gribbit! 

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February 17, 2012:  A ceramic, hand-painted gecko wall decor. Very common here in New Mexico. 

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February 16, 2012:  A cutoff of a Portuguese Water Dog hanging from wind chimes. 

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February 15, 2012:  Fire and Ice. More photos available on my “Fire and Ice” posting. It was a very rare snowfall one morning.

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February 14, 2012:  This is Dusty Rose. A beautiful Greyhound.

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February 13, 2012:  Sun coming through the eye of a wrought iron hummingbird.

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February 12, 2012:  A banty rooster protecting his hens.

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February 11, 2012:  Several hot air balloons flying from the Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque.

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February 10, 2012:  A three-wheeled covered scooter called the Auto Moto. It was blending in too much with the cars in the background, so I decided to change the background to black and white but keep the scooter in color to pull it out more.

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February 9, 2012:  A reflection of the lettering from First Plaza in downtown Albuquerque.

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February 8, 2012:  A yucca tree. I like the curlies so wanted to bring those out in this photo.

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February 7, 2012:  Reflection of a building in downtown Albuquerque.

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February 6, 2012:  Table umbrellas at the Galleria, downtown Albuquerque.

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February 5, 2012:  My two “monsters” happily eating dinner.

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February 4, 2012:  This is a photo I took earlier of the Sandia Mtns, and am currently using it as my desktop wallpaper. When I pulled up the image in my browser full size, it was the same proportions as my wallpaper. So I maneuvered the browser around until it matched up.

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February 3, 2012:  I honestly do not know what this is about. This is a Native American Dancer that is holding a roller paint brush. ???

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February 2, 2012:  Art mural on the side of a downtown building in Albuquerque.

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February 1, 2012:  The Alvarado Transportation Center (bus station), corner of 1st and Central, downtown Albuquerque.

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January 31, 2012:  A vine.

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January 30, 2012:  These are bars put along the concrete garden benches so on 4th Street in downtown Albuquerque so the homeless cannot stretch out and sleep there.

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January 29, 2012:  This is the store front above a The Library Bar and Grill in downtown Albuquerque. They have several books “punned” with types of liquor.

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January 28, 2012:  Sandia Resort & Casino in the foreground with Mt. Taylor (elev. 11,305 ft) in the background. Location photo taken: Tramway Rd NE next to the Sandia Pueblo.

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January 27, 2012:  Red wine vinegar and olive oil. I know… strange photo. But I really liked the color and how it looked, so I snapped away. ISO-6400, Exposure: 1/30 sec., f/5.6.

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January 26, 2012:  A crescent-shaped sliver of a moon, which my family calls a “fingernail moon.”

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January 25, 2012:  Water running down a fountain at the Galleria, downtown Albuquerque. ISO-800, Exposure 1/2000 sec., f/5.6. Click on the image then click to zoom in. The ripples in the water are really cool.

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January 24, 2012:  The back side of the Hotel Andaluz. I love the angles of the fire escape. It is a 4-star, full service, luxury hotel. Hotel Andaluz has a rich history as a downtown Albuquerque Hotel. It opened in 1939 as the first hotel in New Mexico constructed by New Mexico native Conrad Hilton.

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January 23, 2012:  This is the sign outside the entrance to the Sunshine Theater in Downtown Albuquerque. Typically bands play here which draw the local teenagers. It is just half a block from where I work, and on occasion when leaving my office at 5 PM, the kids are already starting to line up for that night’s band. Most of the time, they look like a cross between Rocky Horror Picture Show and KISS. I found this sign interesting not because the list has items rightfully banned, but more so because times have changed. When I was a teenager attending concerts, there was no need for such a sign as people just did not bring knives, chains, etc. Yes, there was smoking as it had not been banned 30 years ago, and many often did drugs. But it was just, well… different.
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January 22, 2012:  Okay, I had some fun with this one.  I met my friend Lyn, a professional dog groomer, at the store she is going to move her business into.  The current business, which is some sort of sewing shop, obviously has not yet moved out all their equipment and supplies.  I glance to the right, see a very large full-body mirror and a half-body dress form mannequin.  I could not resist the urge to have some fun.  This photo is more PG-13… I have some others that would border more on an R rating…  Shop Name:  Completely Gone to the Dogs;  Location:   Tramway and San Rafael, Albuquerque NM.

I will be doing all the graphics and website for the store, so watch for my coming posts.  It will be a month or two….

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January 21, 2012:  Sandia Mountains bordering east side of Albuquerque NM.  Location photo taken:  Tramway next to Sandia Pueblo.

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January 20, 2012:   Reflection of the tower from the Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center (ATC).  Location:  Taken on Gold Ave. between 1st and 2nd Streets.

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January 19, 2012:  Graffiti artwork mural on the wall of a “Hip-Hop Shop”, LA Underground, in Albuquerque.  Location:  Across from UNM on Central Ave.

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January 18, 2012:  I have actually been trying to kill this plant for two years now.  It appears that I have finally succeeded.

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January 17, 2012:  Native southwestern style art above a storefront in downtown Albuquerque NM.

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January 16, 2012:  This is “motor man.”  A man made from old auto parts in front of my auto mechanic’s.  Location:  South Valley in Albuquerque NM.

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January 15, 2012:  This is Sebastion, a champion Portuguese Water Dog.  Very curly – and definitely NOT groomed here.  Elk Run Kennels, Albuquerque NM.

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January 14, 2012:  “Dork”, my totally deaf and partially blind “lethal white” Aussie.  Deaf dogs deafinately (pardon the intended pun) get the BEST sleep in the house.

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January 13, 2012:  “Mama”, my dog.  A rescued Australian Shepherd lounging in the light from the window.

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January 12, 2012:  Janie, a Border Collie, stalking the “pet” goose at my friend Lyn’s house.  Location:  South of Albuquerque near Isleta Pueblo.

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January 11, 2012:  Water fountain shot at 1/4000 shutter speed, ISO 3200.  Location:  Galleria, downtown Albuquerque NM

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January 10, 2012:  A 1968 Shelby Cobra original paint, according to the snobby owner when I spoke briefly with him.  Location: Central Ave, downtown Albuquerque.

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January 09, 2012:  A beetle with a mohawk.  Location: Central Ave downtown Albuquerque NM.

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January 08, 2012:  Full moon.  Location:  Me: My front yard in Albuquerque NM. The moon: In Space.

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January 07, 2012:  This is Mack, a French Bulldog.  I have been around a LOT of breeds in my time, but I cannot recall ever having met a Frenchie.  Mack was really not wanting to have his picture taken, but I was determined he was to be my Project 365 Victim-of-the-Day.  So thanks to Lyn for helping keep him in one spot long enough for me to focus and snap away.

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January 06, 2012:  Moon rising over the city of Albuquerque and the Sandia Mountains.  Location:  12th St just north of I-40.

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January 05, 2012:  A photo of a reflection of myself in a downtown Albuquerque NM window.

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January 04, 2012:  Abstract wall mural of a lizard. Location:  Downtown Albuquerque NM

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January 03, 2012:  Wall mural artwork 3-dimensional style.  Location: Downtown Albuquerque NM

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January 02, 2012:  A very loved dog toy monkey which was a Christmas present to my dogs.  One of my dogs is blind in one eye, so I think he decided he wanted his new toy to be blind as well.  I find the eyeless monkey a tad bit disturbing, ala “Stephen King” style.  Would that then make this “Chimpanzee ala King”?

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January 01, 2012:  This is “Dozer” who is a boxer-mix.  He belongs to my friend Jason who made some Christmas cookies for me (he loves to bake – and I hate baking.)  Isn’t Dozer just precious???  And, yes… his ears are always like that.  I LOVE this dogs ears!!!

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    • LOL… Ayup! Actually, I started this last year, then on about day 7 I came down with the flu – for about 2 weeks. I had no desire during that time frame to take any photos. I’m a bit more determined this year. Plus last year I had a theme… I was taking a “mug shot” of myself every day with the intent of loading into video software, speeding it up, and morphing my daily photo down to about 60 seconds. So this year, if I get the flu like that again, or just having a bad day, at least I can grab my camera and take a picture of my dogs.

    • Thank you! I love taking photos of dogs. Them, and children in action (not studio photography) are my two fav’s. Actually, any photos of people, too. But I suppose the order is 1) dogs; 2) children; and 3) any person. And without them knowing I’m taking their photo. All natural.

  1. A. i just now noticed the rating system on your posts…i’m really observant this way…anyway, forgive me for never rating before. LOVE this post…re the terrific pic/study of u – is it that cold in albuquerque? love the pup, and all the pix. u’ve a good eye. oooh…and i just noticed my santorum piece..see? observant eh? thanks Michelle, continue…

    • Thanks. And I often forget to rate and/or hit the “like” sometimes, too. I’m sure we all do. Cold here? No, not really. I’m just a wimp – even though I was born and raised in northern Indiana. When I wind up each month, I’ll post something along the lines that the month is done and to go take a peek if interested.

    • Thanks! At work now with camera in hand trying to take a photo of the boss’s silly Corgi, Lizzie. But that little turd is terrified of cameras. I just pulled it out of the case, didn’t even point it at her or bring it near my face, and she runs off and hides. Little sh*t! 🙂

      • Hahaha. My dogs are like that as well. My husband’s cats just give me a look and then turn their little backs to me. Animals are funny like that.

    • Thanks! I’m hoarding the photos since my last upload on my camera. And I’m going to be dog/house-sitting for 4 days so will be hoarding them even longer as my software to convert raw format pix is on my desktop at home. I’ll have my laptop (I’d go NUTS without a computer) but just can’t process the pix until I return home. But I will have tons of doggie pix, for sure. It’s my breeder-friends home, and there are typically around 15 dogs in this house – mostly Portuguese Water Dogs.

      • I might hoard some too, for future use. 🙂 I have heard of RAW format, how is it different? You have to convert it? I did not know that at all. I MISS my big laptop. You have no idea of the mistakes I make all the time with this dinky netbook. The keyboard is so tiny and my fingers hit the wrong keys all the time. Quite aggravating. Can make me very grumpy at times.

        WOW! 15 dogs at one time! Holy crap! That is a lot of dogs and I thought my sister had a lot with 7. She only has three now because she moved into town and there is a town ordinance. 😦 They were not happy when they found out about the ordinance at all. How long will you be house/dog sitting?

        • Raw format is, well, raw. Most pix default as jpeg, which is actually a compressed format. But raw is completely uncompressed. And because it is, it is a very large file, so having a 32 gig card is pretty necessary. Rarely are raw pix converted to jpeg without being “tweaked” in photoshop or the software which came with the camera. Raw allows for more precision in tweaking, and just a higher quality of photo. Rather than the camera doing the work, you do the work. But I have really noticed the difference between the two formats. And I always drop mine in photoshop anyway. Any camera that has an option to shoot in raw should have it’s own software that comes with it in order to convert so photoshop isn’t a requirement. I just prefer it because I know it. But with raw, you just cannot download from the camera and they’re ready to go. They have to be converted into jpeg, or whatever format you need to convert it too.

          Yup, 15 dogs is a lot. But it’s out in the county so no ordinance like the city – plus she has a breeders license anyway. I’m here until Tuesday.

          I can’t imagine using a netbook. My boyfriend has one that he’ll carry with him when he comes over, and no way. I tried typing on it, and completely failed. It was fine to surf and read, but I cannot imagine having to do any type of work. I thought you got the laptop back up? Does it come up at all? Or completely stay off. What kind is it? HP? Dell? etc.

        • When they are in “RAW” format, do they need to be tweaked? Sorry, I know lotsa photos are tweaked, but just curious if they HAVE to be tweaked? How large is one picture? Roughly, as I would imagine that can also be varied?

          Nope, laptop not back up, think it is actually the screen. But last time I tried nothing happened at all. It is from a place called ibuypower.com It has been a great laptop, nothing ever wrong with it at all. Maybe just gettin’ old.

        • Raw doesn’t have to be tweaked but it does have to be converted, typically to jpg. You cannot upload a raw format to the internet (not that I know of anyway), and it has an extension specific to the make of camera anyway. They are huge files because they are not compressed. Camera settings when set to shoot in jpeg automatically compresses, so you may have minor quality loss. But typically the reason to shoot raw is because you have a higher quality which allows for better tweaking, more precise. Gimp will not accept raw format (at least not from my camera), but if your camera has a raw setting, then it should have it’s own software which will allow you to fix and compress from raw to jpg.

          I just wondered about the laptop cuz something very similar happened to my bosses computer. It just wouldn’t start up. It had an error, so I came in and attempt to reboot back into BIOS, and it would never reboot back up. Black screen. Then we found out from someone who knows hardware much better than I do that HP laptops (which it is) has some part in it that often goes bad. I can’t remember what the part was, sorry. So they sent the laptop in, paid around $100 to have it fixed, and it works fine now.

    • Thanks! We do have some excellent views of the moon here, and incredible sunsets. One of these days I’ll make a point of going outside the city and capturing both the mountains and the mesa at sunset.

  2. Been wanting to go to Albuquerque for a couple of years now. Just keep missing my opportunities. Your photos are increasing my drive to make it happen. Great shots, all!

  3. The Sandia Mountains are beautiful. I know I have driven by them, but so many years ago I barely remember. 😦 Very beautiful photo. I love the tower reflection. Wondering, if your “brief” talk with the owner of the Shelby was cuz he was snobby?? Heheheh Beautiful car. My brother’s dog, Bubble, is a Border Collie. Actually the best dog I have ever known. Very good disposition and a very, very, VERY, sweet dog. I do miss her, but not the hair loss. 🙂 Your Aussie is beautiful, as is your other doggie. Does “lethal white” mean a particular thing?

    • Thanks so much for all your compliments. I was very happy over the Sandia shot. I’ve tried for years to get a good photo like that, and finally…… The Shelby? He was one of those pompous a-holes that acted like I was bothering him by asking him about his car – and complimenting it! I have more respect for belly button lint when someone acts like that to me – or anyone else for that matter. So I ignored him and proceeded to take pix. A “lethal white” is a product of a merle-to-merle breeding. Mama is a pattern white with blue merle, so some idiot back yard breeder put her together with another merle, and 25% of the litter is like him… either deaf, blind or both. He’s both – but does have one fairly decent eye. Here are more – and the dogs on this site are precious! http://amazingaussies.com/

      • The photograph is great, you did a superb job! I bet all the others were just as good tho!

        Yes, the Shelby man sounds like an a-hole. Some people just don’t know how to take a compliment, I guess. 😦 Belly button lint? ROFLMAO I like that statement. I am glad you ignored him and took the pic anyway. I probably would have done so just to be irritating at that point. 🙂

        Oh, I had no idea about the “lethal white”. Had never heard of it. I had to look “Merle” up too! Have never heard of it either. Amazing. Did the guy who mated them know what the heck he was doing? Or did he not care? I looked at the link you posted, do people abandon the dogs a lot because of this? How very sad to have this happen to them.

    • Thank you! LOL… the dead plant was me grasping at straws one day. Had not taken any pix and didn’t feel like leaving the house, so the plant became my victim-of-the-day. It will be interesting at the end of the year to look back and remember each day from a photo – and that’s the day I officially announced my plant as dead. My it rest in peace.

    • Thanks! A lot are downtown since I work down there. I usually go for a short walk during lunch and snap away. LOL… in two weeks, I move into Lyn’s. You can bet your bootie there will be a ton of dog pix to come.

  4. Michelle, ALL your pictures reveal a GREAT eye…and i LOVE the portrait of Blueberry who makes me think of some British peer…and the one of Dozer, and the geometry of the Andaluz makes me think of some great depression era works…all well don. continue…

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