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A collection of photographs and stories by Invercargill photographer Rick Harvey

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The Daily Photo


Starting on January 1st 2017 I embarked on a 365 photo project. My aim was to take one photo a day and post it to the first website/photoblog I set up. I called the blog – logically – The Daily Photo (no longer in existence…)

It was a fun project, but it turned out to be quite hard to take and post a photo a day, so on some days, I posted photos from previous days.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing though, and I now wish that I had kept The Daily Photo going, as it was very motivating.

What I found with my daily photo project was that it tended to make me think outside the box,

On almost each and every one of the 365 days in 2017, I carried a compact digital camera (or my Nikon DSLR) and started looking for photo opportunities in all sorts of strange places. I also received my fair share of strange looks from passers-by from time to time too.

Some days I would photograph people in the street; other days a bit of a building or architecture; and other times something quite inane such as part of a bicycle wheel. I started to realize the opportunities to take daily photos was only limited by my imagination.

When I posted the photos to The Daily Photo website I didn’t add any long story and in some cases no explanations about the photo at all. I did it just for fun.

And because I did it just for fun the only archive I have of those photos is what I downloaded from my website when I eventually closed it down.

Unfortunately, I have no large, high-resolution copies of the images, and that is in part due to the fact that I tended to shoot smaller size images so that they could be uploaded without too much effort put into resizing or post-processing if necessary.

Anyway, as part of my keep-sane-during-the-Covid-19-scare I decided to share some of my daily photos from 2017, and in making this selection of daily photos I was surprised by how many I had converted to black and white.

Most photographs were taken in and around Invercargill, but a couple were taken during trips further afield to Christchurch and Dunedin.

 

bird ornaments in a garden
Meanwhile – down in the garden
font wheel pf a scooter
The front wheel
Lilies in the park
Lilies in the park
cabbage tree against a brick wall
Stand-alone cabbage tree
Bridge over the Otepuni
Bridge over the Otepuni
Bill Posters was here
Bill Posters was here
Unusual view of St Mary's Basilica
An unusual view of St Mary’s Basilica
No parking here - anytime
No parking here – anytime
bicycle wheel peeks out
Hidden
Buttercup the Beetle
Buttercup the Beetle
Toyotas acting like caged animals
Toyotas acting like caged animals
V8
V8
uugh boots
Uugh!
Carey's Bay boathouse
Carey’s Bay boathouse
View from street level
View from street level
Milking time
Milking time
sbs bank invercargill
SBS Bank
looking out from mooch coffee bar in h and j smith
Mooching around

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