Project 365/2013 – A Year In Review

So another year has drawn to a conclusion. Here’s my review of my 2013 Year In Pictures.

A Few Statistics

For those of you that like numbers, here are some stats:

Pictures made at home: 74/365 = 20.4%
Pictures made within 5 miles of home: 95/365 = 26.0%
Pictures made further away: 196/365 = 53.6%

Pictures made with Canon G12 Compact: 79/365 = 21.6% (to end of August)
Pictures made with Panasonic GF1 Compact: 19/365 = 5.2% (to end of August)
Pictures made with DSLR (Canon EOS 7D): 148/365 = 40.4% (to end of November)
Pictures made with Panasonic GF5 Compact: 37/365 = 10.1% (from start of September)
Pictures made with Canon EOS 5D Mk III: 65/365 = 17.8% (from of September)
Pictures made with Canon EOS 100D: 17/365 = 4.6% (from of December)

Compared to last year, I made 14 pictures further from home in 2013. As far as cameras are concerned, there was a bit of change with me using six different models throughout the year – but I only owned a maximum of three at any one time! I’ll probably sell on the GF5 next year and rationalise things down to just the two Canon DSLRs – 5D for specific photo outings and the 100D for everyday.

Here are my favourite and least favourite shots from each month:

Month Fave Least Fave
January Day #1848 – Suspended Animation Day #1834 – On The Boil
February Day #1873 – Seaside Colours Day #1864 – I’m A Mug **
March Day #1903 – Double Bubble Day #1887 – How Long Is Your Shadow?
April Day #1927 – Long Way Down Day #1929 – April Showers On Lambeth Bridge
May Day #1948 – Helios Brings The Sun * Day #1958 – New Threads
June Day #1986 – The Exchange Day #1990 – Refreshing Bubbles
July Day #2015 – Folds & Shadows Day #2018 – On The Carpet
August Day #2062 – Open The Window Day #2042 – Fizzy Pop
September Day #2097 – Mansion Detail Day #2089 – Team Work
October Day #2117 – Aim High Day #2102 – Comfort Food
November Day #2150 – Autumn Trunks Day #2157 – Shattered Perceptions
December Day #2184 – A Bowful Of Bokeh Day #2177 – The Barn
Day #1948 - Helios Brings The Sun
Pic of the Year: Day #1948 – Helios Brings The Sun
Day #1864 - I'm A Mug
Dud of the Year: Day #1864 – I’m A Mug

Final Thoughts

I’m very pleased with 2013’s images. Once again I feel I’ve had a very good year.

I passed the huge milestone that was Day #2000 in June and submitted a portfolio for the RPS Fellowship based on the first 2000 Days of the project in September. Sadly, it wasn’t successful but I still have 20 montage images which will be great to exhibit and get people talking about the Photo A Day discipline.

Although I didn’t have a big foreign holiday this year, I’ve visited some fantastic places which have given me great photographic opportunities, none more so than to be able to indulge in some Urbex during the last days of BBC Television Centre.

Of course, I’m not stopping during 2014. It’s just as addictive as always ;-)

I’ve also decided to challenge myself into making a Self-Portrait every day in 2014 – now I really MUST BE MAD!

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