Just Thursday Blog Hop: Mundane Phoneography 1-21/365

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Each week, Rebekah, Nuvofelt and I invite you to celebrate the mundane in the Just Thursday blog hop. The idea is to focus on something that is ordinary for you but might not be so ordinary for others. You are invited to blog about your everyday and share a link to your blog post in the comments.

For this Thursday, I have decided to share a new challenge that I set to myself. It’s a slight modification of the Photo Project 365 which I already completed. Now I would like to take and hopefully also post a photo a day, specifically a photo of my mundane everyday, snapped with my phone. No post scheduling, no using of archive photos this time.

I have been toying with this idea for a few weeks: I even started taking a photo a day and posting it on my private test blog to see if I can keep it up. So far, so good, so now I’m coming out of the private blogging closet and presenting the first three weeks of my new Phoneography Project 365.

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36 comments on “Just Thursday Blog Hop: Mundane Phoneography 1-21/365”

    1. Thank you for encouragement. I did the Project 365 with a pocket camera last year, but I sort of “cheated” it and just scheduled a photo to post each day, no matter when it was taken. Now I’d like to try to do it properly – I fell in love with the Snapseed editing app, hence my decision to take my snaps with the phone rather than the proper camera. Also, I couldn’t be bothered using my big(ish) camera every day and carrying the heavy thing around in a purse.

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        1. Mirrorless looks good, so maybe in my next life. I’m obviously not putting my DSLR away now, heavy or not. Fortunately, I had sense enough to get myself a particularly light and small model.

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  1. Love these every day shots, Mara. So neat, so simple. You make the mundane look interesting. The one of the camera lenses is literally making me drool…what pretty toys! And the one of the table and chairs reminds me of the classroom and academic life…do I miss academic life? Yes, I miss the researching and the questioning….hope you’re doing well 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Mabel, for your lovely comment! The idea behind this challenge that I set to myself was that when I’m asked what I did the whole day, I never remember – it’s just so mundane that I never notice… I thought that was a shame, so I’m trying to mind more now 🙂

      I understand that you must miss the academic life. I often miss the time of my MA studies (while I’m still in a PhD study programme, it’s an entirely different thing). I took the shot of the classroom when I was invigilating prospective students applying to study at our department taking entrance tests 🙂 Made me feel nostalgic.

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      1. Love your idea behind the challenge. A picture says a thousand words and can bring back so many memories.

        I actually am enjoying time away from academic life. Don’t miss going to campus and arguing with my lecturers. But I do miss debating theoretical ideas 🙂

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  2. Great shots! The camera lenses made me drool a little. 🙂

    Taking a photo a day is so much fun, and at the same time, a bit of a chore. I did it a few years ago (not for a full year though) on my facebook page. It’s something I’ve been toying with the doing again, but not on my wordpress(dot)com blogs (it will eat up my free storage too quickly).

    I’m going to my dashboard now to create my first ever mundane submission. I’ll be back shortly with the link. 🙂

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    1. Oh yes, the lenses are, I think, every photographer’s shared sweet dream 🙂 I did the 365 project before too, but I was “cheating” it, and now I’m excited to do it properly and really take notice of things around me. So, many more boring coffee, shoe and cat shots are to come! (Un)fortunately, I was profligate enough to get a paid package for my blog, so I have plenty of storage space to run the 365 project for years on…

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  3. You’ve inspired me to stretch myself more with the use of my camera. I complain that I still a newbie but I don’t spend enough time practicing. A daily view of the mundane would be a way to make that happen. Thanks for the nudge.

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    1. Oh wow, that’s a huge compliment to have motivated you to stretch your skills! Really, I’m quite moved by your kind words…

      You don’t need to be worried though. I’ve had my DSLR camera for nearly a year now, I haven’t even read the camera manual, and I mostly just point-and-shoot on auto. I’m positively ashamed of myself :-O So it looks like we’re about to work on our photo skills together – well, simultaneously 🙂

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    1. Awe!! You really hit the idea of sharing something ordinary to you that might be not so ordinary to others! I never saw a thermometer just like yours – and it might be precisely because I’m not paying enough attention to the ordinary things. Thank you so much for accepting the challenge and taking it with me!

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    1. Thank you very much for your encouragement and for your kind words! I’m quite surprised, pleasantly surprised of course, that my very humble project would attract anyone’s interest at all!

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    1. Thank you very much for your compliment and even more for your story contribution! I can’t even start to say how I love your story – the very subject of the ritual appeals to me, and you crafted the story beautifully.

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  4. Great project. Love taking pictures with my phone then playing around with lighting and colours. Loving the perspective that you have with your photos. Thought long and hard about joining in but I think for now I might just touch base every now and then through the Thursday challenge when the mood so strikes me. In the meantime I will look forward to seeing the world through your wonderful lense (s) 🙂

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    1. It’s the same for me! I love post-processing as much as taking the pictures, and I enjoy playing around with effects. My favourite is now Snapseed, which I consistently use for my 365 photos. No need for you to take a photo a day of course, it might become too much of a duty, but if you’re feeling inspired to come and join me here and then, you’re more than welcome! Happy shooting 😀

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