Thursday, June 18, 2009

One Year


Today marks the one year anniversary of GDP. I started this blog for three reasons:
1) I was (and am) totally in love with this place.
2) I knew I'd get to know it better with a camera.
3) My photo chops were dull and I figured I'd get back on my game if I made a commitment that involved producing an image a day that I was willing to show the world.
365 days later, it seems my goals have been met and I'm even more smitten with this little island in the stream.

Thanks to my fellow Gabriolans who have welcomed me into their lives, to Mrs. Snapper for posting when I was away and for being the best wife a guy could ever ask for and last but not least, thanks to everyone who has paid a visit and especially those of you that have taken the time to leave a comment.

I have no idea what this next year will bring but at least I've got tomorrow's photo in the hopper. Island life one day at a time.

If you're here on Gabriola, please join me this evening at The Roxy for a slideshow, 300+ images from Year One on the big screen complete with instrumental music from local artists and who knows, maybe even cake. Doors open at 7, slides go at 7:30.

13 comments:

SundaySoup said...

Congrats, Snapper!
I'm very proud of you. Frankly, when you said you were going to do it, I had no doubt that you would (because you always follow-through), but I did think it was a bit of a crazy commitment to make too. I'm so glad you did though because it's a beautiful collection.

Love you, Mrs. Snapper

Bob Crowe said...

Congratulations! It takes a lot of work and dedication to do this every single day for a year. I have greatly enjoyed your work and your vision.

Hoping you have a picture to post the day after tomorrow,

Bob

Jilly said...

Congratulations again! Great idea to have a slideshow AND cake. Have a great time which I know you will and onward to the next year. Thanks for some fab photos.

Margy Gi said...
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Margy Gi said...

Congratulations on a year of fantastic photos. It's great to see one's familiar world through another's lens...looking forward to the show tonight...

Julie said...

Kudos, Snapper. You have an original eye that I value immensely.

I love the idea of the boozey party. Make mine a shiraz please ...

Love the scrabble ... and the hands ...

Hilda said...

Happy blog birthday! If I were anywhere near Gabriola, I'd love to be there to watch that slideshow. Congratulations and, more than anything else, thank you for sharing your lovely green town with us.

AB said...

Congratulations! I hope the posting stays fun for quite a while yet

MurciaDailyPhoto by usuahia said...

Congratulations for you first anniversary.
Today is the first time that I have visited you blog and I think that's great!
I will try to visit your blog regularly.
Incidentally, a couple of weeks ago murciadailyphoto also completed its first year.

Babooshka said...

No No No! You could never ever be off your game. Truly unique perspective on the world around and how you convey it to us. Utmost admiration and respect for your work and extended to congrats to to Mrs Snapper for being your bedrock and muse at times. More Killer heels please!

rob said...

I wish I could be there to see the slideshow! Congratulations Snapper!

magicpolaroid said...

congratulationd for the first year!

Virginia said...

Well I'm late so I guess there's not a smidge of cake left!!!! What a wonderful feast for the eyes your blog has been Snap. I have enjoyed each and every one. You have been a wonderful friend and teacher. I've learned a lot from you. I'm still working on the "slow down and take your time" advice!! I would LOVE to have seen the slideshow. What a grand idea for you to share with your community. Here's to another year from the Gab! Cheers!!!
V