I need your help!

Inspired by the wonderful Hails, I have decided to take part in Project Zero, aka. the 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge. I shall be posting my full list as soon as I’ve finished compiling it – which will hopefully be soon as I want to start it on my 26th birthday, 13th August 2009. But in the meantime I need your help with one very specific item on my list.
For one of my tasks I have decided on this:

Assign a theme to each month of the 1001 days (e.g. numbers, water). During each of those months take 50 photos related to the theme

I worked out (or rather Google told me) that there are about 32.8 months in 1001 days. That means I need 32 different themes. So far I’ve come up with 17! So I need your help. Give me some themes!

The rules are as follows:
1) Nothing that I have to set up first, so no teddy bears’ picnics or anything like that. Because that would mean taking all 50 photos on that day, which kind of defeats the object.
2. Nothing that would mean having to take pictureΒ  of people… so nothing like portraits or babies. I don’t know yet what I’ll be doing with the photographs, but just in case I decide to post them on the internet I don’t want anything that may compromise other people’s privacy.

Other than that anything goes. And just so you know, once I have the themes the rest is up to my interpretation. So if for water I decide to take pictures of a water melon, and ice cube and a lake I shall. Anything goes, as long is it somehow reminds me of the theme.

Post your suggestions as comments please. Once I have them all I plan to use the list randomizer at random.org to select the order of the themes.
Here are the themes I have so far, just to get you started. The remaining 15 are your responsibility.

1. Blue
2. Doors
3. Water
4. Food, Glorious Food
5. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
6. Man’s best Friend
7. From the Heart
8. Socks and Shoes
9. Looking Up
10. Snail Mail
11. Let There Be Light
12. Spots and Stripes
13. Numbers
14. Some like it HOT
15. Flags
16. Flowers
17. Signs


6 thoughts on “I need your help!

  1. Ohhhh, what a great idea! Wish I’d thought of that one when I was making my list. OK, themes…. let’s see. Some ideas:

    Here comes the sun
    From a window
    Looking up

    Hope you find something there to use! I look forward to seeing your 101 Things list. πŸ™‚

  2. I humbly offer a few suggestions:

    1. pink (naturally! πŸ˜‰ And besides, you’ve already got blue!)
    2. bridges
    3. triangles
    4. cups and glasses
    5. books and magazines
    6. fences and gates
    7. on the ground
    8. mirrors (although that might be tricky to photograph sometimes. Oh well, it would be a challenge!)
    9. soft
    10. patterns

    I quite like some of the themes you have already come up with, too, particularly doors, socks and shoes, signs. What an interesting project! I hope you do post some of your photos!

  3. Oooh, thank you! I am loving some of these ideas!
    Hails, Looking Up is already at number 9 on my list πŸ˜‰ From your list I like shadows best.
    Pinklea, pink things might be a little more difficult to find than blue things though! I will definitely be able to do something with the books idea.

  4. I’ve got nothing. Nadda. Sorry, my brain is much from watching too much Sex and the City today. But it looks like you have enought to complete your list from all the suggestions above? This is a great idea – and I might do it if I knew I’d finish what I started…which I never do. πŸ˜‰

  5. sleepyjane – Sex and the City is good though πŸ˜‰
    I’ve taken some ideas that were suggested here and also got some from Jan. The final list will be announced tomorrow or the next day, depending on how busy I am.

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