Wednesday, April 10, 2013

100/365 One Hundred

"One Hundred Cents"

I remember when the girls were little and they celebrated the 100th day of school by taking one hundred items to school to share with their classmates.  One hundred pennies, paperclips, M&Ms, stickers, erasers, and so on.  When it came time for me to come up 100 somethings for my own project, I had to think hard.  

Today became a music theorist's idea for 100.

Yes, I know that the piano has 88 keys, not 100.  In equal temperament (modern tuning) the distance between two tones on the piano is measured in cents.  The octave consists of 1200 cents.  Each half step is 100 cents.  So here you have a half step on the piano keyboard.

It is hard to believe that I have taken and posted a photo every day for the first one hundred days of 2013. 100 photos in 100 days seemed like such a daunting task when I set out last summer to take one photo a day for one hundred days.  To my surprise, I did manage to accomplish that.  When I completed My Visual Cents  I did feel as sense of accomplishment.  I also felt a void in my daily routine when I no longer was committed to such an undertaking.

I discovered the Capture Your 365  website right before I had taken my last pictures over the summer.  During the fall I thought hard about whether or not I could really sustain such a commitment for an entire year.  Come January 1, 2013, I decided that I could do it.  For the past 100 days I have taken a picture based on the given prompt.  Hopefully I can keep it up for another 265!