Jan 2 2010.

What a year. I can’t believe I’ve actually done it! I haven’t always managed to take a photo each day, but I have one photo for every day in 2009.

I don’t think the quality of my photos has improved very much, but I learned more in 2009 than I have since I left college. Most definitely worth the time and effort.

Thank you all for keeping an eye on the blog and for all of your comments. Thanks to everyone in the Limerick Camera Club who gave me advice since I joined in September.

Thanks to my family and friends for putting up with me and my “having” to take photos all the time. Particular thanks to my parents and Síofra – without whose patience there wouldn’t have made it past day five!

Finally, a huge thank you to Kevin. It was Kevin’s work that prompted me to learn about photography in the first place. He gave me a serious amount of time, help, advice, knowledge, encouragement and inspiration. I owe you lots of pints!

You’d swear I was accepting an Oscar or something. But you all need to be thanked!

It’s not all over  – I will still be posting photos here, but not as regularly. I will take a break for a few weeks and then get cracking on the next project.

About the photo:
I know it’s a cheesy last photo – but it shows the first photos I had printed since getting the DSLR – all from 2009! You can see two of my three regular lenses (18-55mm and 75-300mm). And a raffle ticket (No. 365) in there too. I picked it out one night at a club meeting a few months back. I’ve been holding onto it with this shot in mind!