2017 - 365-Day Project - GT Cooper

GT Cooper

Northern Virginia & Colorado
Canon | GoPro | iPhoneography
Imperfect | Impermanent | Incomplete

2017 365-Day Project

An Image a Day--For a Year

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"Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone." ~ Unknown


  • With This The Year Ends

    it ends with the cold frost and ice on a window patterns of the natural world abstract thoughts images of cold with this the year ends and a chance to renew iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (365/365) 2017-12-31-iOS-IMG_0374 - Version 2

  • Traces of Bird Dances

    cold tracks left in an early morning snow bird dances by the frost iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (364/365) 2017-12-30-iOS-IMG_0369 - Version 2

  • There for the Seeing

    patterns shapes and impressions all left for the imagination there for the seeing iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (363/365) 2017-12-14-iOS-IMG_0293 - Version 2

  • Blind Shadows

    shadows through the blinds onto the wall are reminders that there is a world outside waiting to be explored iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (362/365) 2017-12-28-iOS-IMG_0364 - Version 2

  • Two People and a Moment

    Coronado, California-- unknown from where they came a different journey different experiences but for this moment neighbors iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (361/365) 2017_12_04_IMG_E0189

  • Diffraction Grating

    i don't remember what compelled me to shine a light on a compact disk while looking through a macro lens and then it appeared an abstract of one thought but actually another Canon EOS-M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; mini LED work-light wrapped with 1/2 CTO Warming Gel; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (360/365) 2013_09_19_18941

  • Beach Trails

    Coronado, California-- beach dunes beach trails bringing those in common together Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (359/365) 2017-12-04-EOS-6032_edit

  • Vertical Slice of Time

    Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- in any given image there is a slice of vertical time fences mark the territory of trees trees point to the sky the sky reminds of summer Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (358/365) 2017-11-27-EOS-5816 - Version 2

  • Purple Reminder

    purple reminds us the brightness of a plant's world will return in the spring Canon EOS M; Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (357/365) 2017_04_20_34152_edit

  • Three Fingers

    Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- dead stump rotting and returning to the earth abstract of three fingers maybe three more of whatever Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (356/365) 2017-12-21-EOS-6155_edit

  • Reclaimed by Nature

    Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- abandoned early 1900s seeding machine left in place so long a tree grew around and threw it forgotten by man reclaimed by nature spark questions of what happened why was it left and never moved again a reminder? Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (355/365) 2017-12-21-EOS-6144_edit

  • The Fisherman

    shadow upon the wall cast by the dead bamboo next to it a fisherman with a pipe and straw hat iPhone 5s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (354/365) 2015-02-15-iOS-IMG_2596 - Version 2

  • Eastbound Sunset

    images capture can capture a moment the moment only happens when we are present and then we can remember the flight east to return home the sunset of a week captured in true memory iPad Air; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (353/365) 2017_12_06_IMG_0090_edit

  • Movement of Flight

    Coronado, California-- not every image has to be clear the softness of the water provokes the moment of waves the blur of the wings captures the moment of flight this image is clearer than the moment we watched it happen Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (352/365) 2017-12-05-EOS-6103 - Version 2

  • Abstract Moment

    food is art especially when time becomes the moment patterns shapes and colors textures then taste abstract moments iPhone 5s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (351/365) 2014-07-05-iOS-IMG_2393 - Version 2

  • Afternoon Moment

    later afternoon of writing when i felt the sun against the wall warm colors and patterns reminder to stop and see stop and feel the moment iPhone 5s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (350/365) 2014-12-30-iOS- IMG-2555

  • Fresh Light

    curiosity fresh light lifts between the blinds new creative day iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (349/365) 2017_11_30_IMG_0156_edit - Version 2

  • Meditation on the Horizon

    Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- any thought beyond or behind this moment takes away from this moment now and forever Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (348/365) 2017-12-14-EOS-IMG_6133

  • Framed Innocence

    Henry House, Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- from here we can see shadowed by the tree allowed the innocence of a child Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (347/365) 2017-11-27-EOS-5798_edit

  • Framed Perspective

    Henry House, Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- through the 'pained' glass her comfort framed by nature war changed all seasons Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (346/365) 2017-11-27-EOS-5769_edit - Version 2

  • Singing Bowl

    amazed at the tone the power the natural song the darkness in the shadows lead curiosity to where is next how interesting need to try iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (345/365) 2017_12_11_IMG_0267_edit

  • Trees at Dusk

    each branch pattern leads to endless ends few leaves remain stubborn a lone dove blends with the rest playing where's waldo stumps of bad pruning but nature has a habit of enduring Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (344/365) 2017-12-11-EOS-6128 - Version 2

  • Endurance of Snowflakes

    once an intersection of bees a social spot branches now hold leafless snowflakes this is winter something to endure until the rites of spring this is winter patterns of branches dusted with white Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L: RAW Image post in Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6 (343/365) 2017-12-09-EOS-6124 - Version 2

  • There Stood Sugar (Tracks to the del)

    Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California-- place of magic intrigue movies ghosts and lovers it was here before most things almost lost but the sand becomes the yellow brick road marks of the present versus the past enchantment and mystery endure Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L with circular polarizing filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (342/365) 2017-12-04-EOS-6028

  • A Moment in History

    this is what remains of a day of infamy witnessed to the mark earlier in the day someone turned the knob wound the spring set the time then flew onward into a moment of history Canon PowerShot G10; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (341/365) 2009_08_25_1380_edit

  • Seemingly Simple

    Coronado, California-- a last moment with the sand non-descript notice--for a moment there is a story forget the past present and future footprints shoe prints gull prints abstract shapes drawn by passing shadows by a morning sun the wonder of a million plus years one thing of then another it can be here for those who wonder for those who take the time to see for today--now this journey ends, but yet another begins the sand will remain iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (340/365) 2017_12_06_IMG_0202_edit

  • Dance of the Sunset Pipers

    Coronado, California-- quiet sunset surf together the pipers dance ebb flow of the heart Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L with circular polarizing filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (339/365) 2017-12-05-EOS-6110 - Version 2

  • Willow's Beach

    Coronado, California-- could sit here all day western sun eastward wind within the company of memories living and enjoying this moment iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and painted in Intensify 1.2.3 (338/365) 2017_12_04_IMG_0187_edit

  • Sand Trees

    Coronado, California-- sand painted trees by nature all on her own our job to notice Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L with circular polarizing filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (337/365) 2017-12-02-EOS-5915 - Version 2

  • Ghost Ship

    Coronado, California-- washed upon the shore owner unknown origin unknown abandoned and never claimed sand claiming her now left to endure the fate of the tides a home for that that grows below she alone holds the story and the memory of its owner's voices while others in the distance continue Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L with circular polarizing filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (336/365) 2017-12-02-EOS-5893 - Version 2

  • Grand Canyon

    Grand Canyon, Arizona-- some images can not be conveyed by a camera they have to be seen and felt even my eye saw more than this image from a distance they are a cartoon an extension of the imagination once there and image can remind but never take the place of the moment the moment is literally standing on the edge and feeling small and insignificant iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (335/365) 2017_12_01_IMG_E0168 - Version 2

  • Painted Bench

    Burke Lake Park, Fairfax, Virginia-- at one time someone was here a child maybe with the innocence of art no rules no competition no judgement just making art for the joy of it Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L with circular polarizing filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (334/365) 2017-11-30-EOS-5865 - Version 2

  • Cast a Stone

    Burke Lake Park, Fairfax, Virginia-- along the water's edge many cast stones and other points of a painting Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L with circular polarizing filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (333/365) 2017-11-30-EOS-5863 - Version 2

  • And Wonder

    Prince William Forest National Park, Virginia-- autumn color past winding road dances to another place of more road and wonder Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (332/365) 2017-11-28-EOS-5827_edit

  • Of Texture

    Henry House, Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- a door of the past new lock old lock original handle stone found to step up weathered times of texture and smell Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (331/365) 2017-11-27-EOS-5768

  • Witch's Finger

    single dead branch reminds me of a witch's finger casting her spell pointing to the wind the echos of oz laughter her pretty Planet Earth Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (330/365) 2017-11-26-EOS-5733_edit

  • Until Next Year

    in final moments wind will carry the remains until next year Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Intensify 1.2.3 then Aperture 3.6 (329/365) 2017-11-26-EOS-5723

  • Through the Trees

    sunshine warms through the autumn trees a gentle smile Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Intensify 1.2.3 then Aperture 3.6 (328/365) 2017-11-26-EOS-5730_edit - Version 2

  • Chasing Rabbits Again

    on a day of sadness and closure the loss of a loving and loyal companion one single day lily bloomed remembrance and blessing she left for a better world no pain new eyes new legs playfully chasing rabbits again iPhone 6s; Image Post in Aperture 3.6 (327/365) 2017_11_06_iOS_0112 - Version 2

  • This Day and to the Next

    leading lines to over the horizon wonder of the next unknown this day and to the next anticipation curiosity Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (326-B/365) 2017-11-22-EOS-5712 - Version 2

  • Bloom of Autumn

    colors of autumn reminder of the bloom of spring enough to carry over through winter the dog days of winter the longing for spring again Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (326-A/365) 2017-11-22-EOS-5714 - Version 2

  • Contrasting Red against Grey

    walking through a parking lot looking and noticing contrasting red against the drab grey of the ground discarded--dropped--spilled wasted--but reborn into a juxtaposition of art hard light--casted shadows contrast in color contrast in texture random pattern--as they were sweetness versus the mundane found by just being aware of this moment iPhone 6s; Image Post in Aperture 3.6 (325/365) 2017-11-21-iOS-IMG_0142 - Version 2

  • Comfort of Routine

    every Sunday evening the clatter of the keys a routine letter to his parents the happenings of the week devotion and loyalty for me the comfort of presence gave way to the reminder of Monday and school iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (324/365) 2016_03_14 iPhone6s 00258_edit

  • Level Set

    a dog’s life is always worth sharing honest unconditional love and loyalty they are my level set Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (323/365) 2017-11-19-EOS-5702_edit

  • Greater as a Whole

    autumn melange of color symbolic randomness included shapes and color greater as a whole Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (322/365) 2017-11-12-EOS-5676 - Version 2

  • Longer Than The Lives They Represent

    headstones markers of a life some stones weathered the times longer than the lives they represent history symbolic short stories of even shorter lives remembrance Fairfax Cemetery, Fairfax, Virginia Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (321/365) 2017-11-17-EOS-5687_edit