Wednesday, July 17, 2013


July 15, 2013 was the 30th anniversary of Project Dayshoot.

In 1983, 92 amateur and professional photographers
were invited to document life in Oregon in a single 24 hour period. 
Their efforts were published in a book, One Average Day.
Since 1983, not only have the styles of cars and clothing changed, but also our way of photographing, processing, and sharing our images. 
Social media wasn't on photographers' radars in 1983!

Check out this page to see Oregon from the digital perspective on July 15, 2013.
(You might recognize that first image from my Halloween post last year...I love that old house!
It's a very small world, indeedy).
I didn't know about this photo project until I heard about it on the radio
while on my photowalk that very evening.

These are but a few of the images that document 
my part of Oregon on July 15, 2013.

This time of year the queen anne's lace is in its full glory,
and the second round of ladybugs are out and about!
Dragonflies are still present, albeit a little worse for wear as we approach the end of their cycle.
Bikers ride near sunset when the cool breeze of the evening refreshes them!
The cows and goats graze and keep watch over Bernet's Farm, and
Mount St. Helens, uncloaked by deep snow, can be seen in the background
from the corner of Dike Rd and Columbia Ave.

All was good on the evening of July 15, 2013 in 97056.

I plan to be prepared for the 60th anniversary of Project Dayshoot!
Don't you wonder what I'll be shooting with then?! :)
You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. 
Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. 
It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.
~ Paulo Coelho  

1 comment:

Jane said...

Love the idea very much.