Week 52: Photographer’s Choice | 2017 Project 52

And we made it to 52 weeks. I don’t know it goes for others, but having a weekly project actually makes the year go by faster for some reason. Even so, I can’t believe 2018 is right around the corner… and with a new Project 52 to boot!

But this last week of 2017 I wasn’t feeling to great. I caught Mike’s cold and it’s lingering. With a few days off from work and an extended holiday, I spent most of it in my pajamas asleep, or otherwise prone watching television or reading. I can’t seem to kick the cough, but I feel fine otherwise. Except for tired. So I figured it was fitting to have my last photo of the year start off much like my first photo of the year… of me on my  bed.

sick in bed

Settings: f/4.0, 100 sec, 35mm, ISO 2000
Camera and Lens: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF35mm f/1.4L USM

To be honest, the days around Christmas flew past… probably because I slept through most of them. But Tuesday afternoon I realized I hadn’t even tried to take my photo this week. I hadn’t even left the house since Friday night. (I enjoy being a homebody. It drove Mike nuts and he had to break out on Tuesday.) But I grabbed my camera, set it up and crawled right back into bed. I had my cuddlebug Chase, my book and this is probably the most real self-portrait I’ve ever taken. I’m in still in pajamas, I’m curled up and comfy in our wreck of a bed… this is Brooke. And this probably ain’t going to change any time soon.

Week 1… we’re kicking off Week 1 of 2018’s Project 52!

You can find our first prompt on our Flickr Group discussions — join us at #2018P52 if you haven’t yet! Or you can click over to our kickoff post for the new project. I hope you can join us because we’ll be experimenting with new weekly themes and I think we’ll see some newcomers that are wanting to learn more about their cameras and their style. So visit the post, go to Flickr, sign up and let’s start the New Year off with a click!