2018 - 365-Day Project - GT Cooper

GT Cooper

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

2018 365-Day Project

A Photo a Day--For a Second Year


"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~  Laozi


  • Optimisme

    morning rain - gravel parking lot mud and puddles within a mess - reflection of trees symbols of things - deeper meanings reminder of optimism just on the surface Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Image Post Aperture 3.6 and Affinity Photo 1.6.7 - Gaussian Blur Layer; High Pass Filter Layer with Linear Light Blending Painted over the trees; HSL Adjustment; Converted to Black and White; Entire Image rotated rightsize up. 2018-11-26-EOS-9366 - Autumn Trees Reflected in a Parking Lot Mud Puddle (65/91)

  • Ends Become Beginnings

    amongst the fields seed pods open waiting for the the winds to scatter Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Image post Affinity Photo 1.6.7 2018-09-30-EOS-7904 - Shenandoah National Park 91 Days of Autumn (8/91)

  • Yellow Beam

    yellow symmetry radiate from an open heart seen and unseen Handheld Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW HDR Image post Affinity Photo 1.6.7 2018-09-28-EOS-7865 91 Days of Autumn (6/91)

  • Dances of Grasses

    sounds of the wind rolling from and over the edges of what can be seen grasses dance trees sway nature’s meditation empath’s retreat Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW HDR Image post Affinity Photo 1.6.7 2018-09-25-EOS-7834 - Manassas Battlefield 91 Days of Autumn (5/91)

  • Ekhinos Dream

    white petals fade longest days shorten retreat then a winter's dream Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens; Image post Affinity Photo 1.6.7 2018-09-26-EOS-7854 - Echinacea 91 Days of Autumn (4/91)

  • Pursuit of Pleasure

    it is about now following from branch to branch allowing autumnal Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post Affinity Photo 1.6.7 2018-09-25-EOS-7778 - Viceroy 91 Days of Autumn (3/91)

  • If Noticed

    rains being autumn details of leaves and water not looking just seeing only if noticed iPhone 6s; Image post Affinity Photo 1.6.7 2018-09-24-iOS-IMG_0506 - willow leaf 91 Days of Autumn (2/91)

  • Cycles: Beginning of an End

    the first day of autumn the last of the summer blooms fanfare of rain and cloudiness equal parts of sun and night setting roots to protect from the cold the beginning of an end for a beginning Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm 2.8L Macro Lens; RAW Image post Affinity Photo 1.6.7 2018-09-23-EOS-7692 - Clematis 91 Days of Autumn (1/91)

  • Yellow

    It was here that I decided to take a break from Photography Not forever, but for a while My art focused on my other interests of painting and music A sabbatical is a good thing It is a step back with the question of what am I doing--where am I going... As with all things in life... Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens; RAW Image post in Affinity Photo 1.6.7 (112/365) 2018-04-23-EOS-5143.CR2

  • Awakening

    from last year's planting seeds blown by the winter's wind surprise and reward of spring Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens; RAW Image(s) Focus Merged and post in Affinity Photo 1.6.7 (111/365) 2018-04-21-EOS-5100 FM Purple Columbine - Focus Merge.jpg

  • Unwanted Yellow

    even the unwanted have their own beauty surprises if seen iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Halide Photo App; RAW Image post in Affinity Photo--Dandelion (110/365) 2018-04-19-iOS-IMG_0053.jpg

  • Hardly Noticeable

    by the edge of a parking lot so small the colors blend with everything else up close imperfect beauty a welcoming back iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Halide photo app; RAW Image post in Affinity Photo--Unknown (109/365) 2018-04-19-iOS-IMG_0062.jpg

  • Snow Prints

    impressions within a morning snow a squirrel going from here to there a simple life iPhone 6s; Image post in macOS Photos. (58/365) 2018-01-17-iOS-IMG_0817.jpg

  • Dirt

    dirt has its place importance personality beauty iPhone 6S; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Image Post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3 (57/365) 2018-02-27-iOS-IMG_1715.jpg

  • The First of Spring

    bluish purple blooms the first of spring reminder to hang in there and be patient iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Image Post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3 (56/365) 2018-02-27-iOS-IMG_1710.jpg

  • A Matter of Looking

    sometimes we can see what we can't see it becomes a matter of looking Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; IR Filter; RAW Image post in Affinity Photo 1.6.7 (55/365) 2018-02-27-EOS-6681.jpg

  • Wash of the Sand

    from here she stand wash of the sand and waves nature's meditation Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo--Fort Pickens, Gulf Coast National Seashore, Florida (54/365) 2018-02-01-EOS-6447.jpg

  • Ownership of Art

    nature will take what man makes and make it her own impermanence iPhone 6s; Image post macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2--Pensacola Beach, Florida 53/365) 2018-02-01-iOS-IMG_1560.jpg

  • Listen and Write

    sometimes when i write i listen sometimes when i listen i write either way it is my moment iPhone 6s; Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6 (52/365) 2018-01-26-iOS-IMG_1193.jpg

  • Come together by holding...

    they hold things together they puncture things if forgotten misplaced each with a personality each with a purpose individual works of art iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Image post in macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2 (51/365) 2018-02-13-iOS-IMG_1662.jpg

  • Tool and Work of Art

    a pencil a tool of art a work of art sustainable scratching thoughts and ideas reminder of things past but holding for the future often forgotten because of something else iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Image post in macOS Photos (50/365) 2018-02-13-iOS-IMG_1659.jpg

  • A Little Green

    from the winter a little green will appear and before long we will start all over again Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo (49/365) 2018-02-15-EOS-6651.jpg

  • Bring on Spring

    bring on spring so her leaves may dance in the sun again and i may smell the blooms Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo (48/365) 2018-02-15-EOS-6648.jpg

  • Just Enjoy

    sometimes a photograph just doesn't replicate the view nowhere close to the inverted smooth waves of morning clouds for those moments just enjoy iPhone 6s; HDR Image post in macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2 (47/365) 2018-02-16-iOS-IMG_1681.jpg

  • Three Brushes

    three brushes wait for me to come up with an idea let's work it iPhone 6s; Image post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3 (46/365) 2018-02-15-iOS-IMG_1674.jpg

  • Heart

    things can be placed moved arranged everything can be a matter of the heart Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Affinity Photo--Fort Pickens, Florida (45/365) 2018-01-30-EOS-6325.jpg

  • Gears

    ukulele tuning key machine head fundamental mechanics small but giant in innovation iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Image post in macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2--Ukulele Tuning Key (44/365) 12018-02-13-iOS-IMG_1655.jpg

  • Urban Paths

    wanderings by road trees lined up greeting honoring like a parade iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 2x Telephoto Lens; Image post in macOS Photos; Affinity Photo; and Tonality 1.4.2--Fort Belvior, Virginia (43/365) 2018-02-11-iOS-IMG_1641.jpg

  • Wandering

    from here to there is rarely in a straight line let wanderings live Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in macOS Photos--Pensacola Beach, Florida (42/365) 2018-01-30-EOS-6379.jpg

  • Red and Orange

    within everyday things lies another world natural art abstract in thought it is about what can be made of it after noticing iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 10x Macro Lens; Image post macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3--Tomato (41/365) 2018-01-11-iOS-IMG_0650.jpg

  • 13

    set off from the rest framed by a fence building 13 who's only hint is a wash station worn path of the intense sun double locked door superstition and imagination iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 2x Telephoto Lens; Image post in macOS Photos; Affinity Photo; and Tonality 1.4.2--Fort Pickens, Pensacola, Florida (40/365) 2018-01-30-iOS-IMG_1329.jpg

  • Shallows

    within the tide lies another world different yet significant if only for a moment we notice Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in macOS Photos--Pensacola Beach, Florida (39/365) 2018-01-30-EOS-6382.jpg

  • Different Perspectives

    within each drop of rain is a reflection of the world around it each with different perspectives of the same subject iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip 2x Telephoto Lens; Image post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3 (38/365) 2018-02-07-iOS-IMG_E1632.jpg

  • Clouds without Color

    sunset clouds without color passing jet going from here to there something else more above wonder iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Ultra Wide Angle Lens; Image post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3 (37/365) 2018-02-06-iOS-IMG_1618.jpg

  • Beach Fish

    broken sand dollars collect and rearranged its all this moment Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6 (36/365) 2018-02-01-EOS-6424.jpg

  • Oil and Water

    olive oil and water sea salt patterns projection of the imagination iPhone 6s; Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6--Olive oil floating on a pot of water just prior to boil. (35/365) 2018-02-04-iOS-IMG_1615.jpg

  • For Simple Things

    for what do they dream in a dog's world gratefulness of love loyalty of kindness the simple things Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L: RAW Image post in Affinity Photos 1.6.6--The Flying Beagle (34/365) 2018-02-03-EOS-6559.jpg

  • Within the Lines

    they work together patterns of shell and wood life within the lines iPhone 6s; Image post in macOS Photos--Pensacola Beach, Florida (33/365) iPhone 6s; 2018-02-01-iOS-IMG_1408.jpg

  • Waves that Breath

    sun rays through the clouds blankets over the horizon listen the waves breath iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Ultra Wide Angle Lens; Image post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3--Pensacola Beach, Florida (32/365) 2018-02-01-iOS-IMG_1544.jpg

  • Imagination Washed Ashore

    washed ashore a collection of random things--waste and garbage woven together by the force of water becomes something creative Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Affinity Photo 1.6.6--Fort Pickens, Pensacola, Florida (31/365) 2018-02-01-EOS-6396.jpg

  • Territory and Space

    two herons engage over the same space until one moves then coexistence again iPhone 62; Ōlloclip 2x Telephoto Lens; Image Post in iOS Photos and iOS Afterlight 2--Fort Pickens, Pensacola, Florida (30/365) 2018-02-01-iOS-IMG_E1518.jpg

  • Offshore Storm

    water rolls in an infinite horizon breathing life into day iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Wide Angle Lens; Image post in macOS Photos and Intensify 1.2.3--Santa Rosa Island, Gulf Breeze, Florida (29/365) 2018-02-01-iOS-IMG_1373.jpg

  • Feathered Heart

    abandoned feathers and wood if collected and rearranged recreate the elements of love iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Wide Angle Lens; Image post in iOS Photos and iOS Affinity Photo--Fort Pickens National Seashore, Pensacola, Florida (28/365) 2018-01-28-iOS-IMG_E0429.JPG

  • Unknown Child

    markers of unknown soldiers are sad in and of themselves the marker of an unknown child conjures a worse image innocence lost and tragedy iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Wide Angle Lens; Image post in macOS Photos--Barrancas National Cemetery. (27/365) 2018-01-27-iOS-IMG_1286.jpg

  • Departure

    the excitement of travel the rhythm of going somewhere views of different perspectives truly watching observing iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Fisheye Lens; Image post in iOS Afterlight 2--Runway 19 Departure from DCA. (26/365) 2018-01-26-iOS-TBYEE4440.jpg

  • Natural Round

    natural round curves reflection most things begin and end in the same place iPhone 6s; Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6. (25/365) 2018-01-12-iOS-IMG_0662 - Version 2

  • Randon

    sometimes just let go allow the project to just evolve happen in the end each moment will be unique to itself then capture that moment iPhone 6s; HDR Image post in macOS Photos and Affinity Photo 1.6.6--Drops of Red, Blue, Green and Yellow Food Coloring in a clear flat water-filled vase with white photo paper background, backlit with Amaran AL-H198 LED at full intensity. Creative flow: this image started with one idea then evolved from at least five other ideas that evolved from each other. I ended in a place that is infinitely better than the original idea. The rewards of the creative process are the journey and the destination. (24/365) 2018-01-24-iOS-IMG_1063

  • Full Boil

    water at full boil violent a single moment captured then instant stillness peace from burning hot to an abstract vision reflective of what we see what we know whatever we want to see iPhone 6s ;HDR Image post in macOS Photos and Tonality 1.4.2--Boiling Water through a clear kettle. (23/365) 2018-01-23-iOS-IMG_0991