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Favorite Photos of 2014

Since 2010, I’ve done a photo-a-day project about every other year (2010-112012, and now 2014). I have yet to achieve 365 photos — this year, I missed six days.

At the end of every photo-a-day year, I think I will probably not do another. At times, it just feels like a chore. I forget until the end of the day and then end up taking a picture of an empty pitcher of mojito on my phone. Then again, some days the project forces me outside. It forces me to look for something I want to remember or share. It also gives me a visually detailed archive of the year. At the end of my years off the project, I usually miss doing it — and decide to try again.

Anyway, here are some of my favorites from 2014.

On a lunchtime walk during a day trip to Nashville. 

On a lunchtime walk during a day trip to Nashville. 

Cherokee Park, Louisville

Cherokee Park, Louisville

Those two are probably my favorite photos I took all year. 

Public Garden, Boston

Public Garden, Boston

Race Point, Cape Cod

Race Point, Cape Cod

City Museum, St. Louis

City Museum, St. Louis

I still don't know what those leaves are. What are they? Besides the most beautiful leaves ever? 

Notre Dame cathedral, Strasbourg, France

Notre Dame cathedral, Strasbourg, France

Have you done a photo-a-day project? Do you have any favorite images from 2014? ( I particularly loved this one, and the ninth photo in this collection is powerful -- it came up in class and I saved it in my notes). If you're doing a project this year, let me know -- I'd love to follow it. 

Stranger 34: "Peter Beer Slayer"

Remember the Stranger A Day project, when I was trying to take a picture of a stranger each day for a month?

I’m not bringing it back, at least not on a daily basis, but I’ve been thinking about it lately. The photographs I’ve been making for my 365 project are boring me (I literally took a picture of a stick last week. It was a large, out-of-place branch, lying in the middle of the sidewalk, but nonetheless. Picture of a stick).

When I saw “Peter Beer Slayer” at Holy Grale on Friday, I knew I would regret not approaching him for a photograph. Obviously, he agreed: 

Transient

You can find out more about Mr. Beer Slayer at The Traveling Revelers. You can’t see it, but the pipe he’s smoking was worthy of a close-up.