I set a goal to take a photo every day in February, and I did it! Unlike my photo-a-day attempt in January, I wasn’t thwarted by a New Year’s Day hangover or a Chinatown food poisoning disaster.
Taking photos every day is a great way to improve, and that is a big reason why I did the project. Also, by taking photos daily, often times in my neighborhood, I was free to experiment and try new things.
I should note that a couple of days I only took a few photos out of a sense of obligation. The other 26 days I went out and shot for at least 30 minutes. Some days the results were good, some days not so good. Below is a photo gallery with one shot from the good days. (To see my shots from Feb 1-7, click here.)
February Street Photos
Have you ever done a photo-a-day project?
I wonder how many times the train hits something in the market – wow are they close to the tracks. In the US, there would be all kinds of rules and ordinances about how far away they’d have to be.Love the happy, carefree fell of the kids chasing bubbles. Nice job!
Before the train comes, there are tables, baskets, sun shades, umbrellas, etc. right over and on the tracks. They make an announcement and everything collapses, but they leave some items right next to the rails as you can see. As soon as the train passes, everything pops back up. Amazing!
Excellent job, Jeff!
My favourite ones are the pictures of February 17th and February 19th.
As always I appreciate very much your posts and the outcome of your photographic work.
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! I like those two shots as well. There are some very photogenic areas of Singapore.
Wonderful collection Jeff. I find myself sucking in looking at the train photo.
Right? That photo was all I could do. I had to get back for safety as soon as I shot that.
Good grief man do be careful. Doesn’t look like a lot of room for error there.
GREAT pictures Jeff! Thank you for sharing your February!
Thank you Marilyn!
This is a great idea…I wish I could get out and shoot every day. Love the black buddha over water
You just have to make time, even if it is for only 30 minutes or so. Right now I work from home and I’m usually done by afternoon, so I’m ready to get out of the house1
Right…but I think I need a boss to help me “make” time…
Your street scenes are so compelling. You manage to draw us into the scene … especially the train through the market. WOW!!
… but for sheer joy, nothing beats the little ones chasing bubbles ❤
Thank you Joanne. Those kids chasing bubbles were fun to shoot. I would have liked a better train photo but decided it wasn’t worth getting maimed for!
Terrific collection of photos Jeff! I love the first one of the Buddha.
Are you glad February is over?
Thanks Peta. I like that Buddha shot too. I’m glad I did it. I am still shooting everyday but don’t feel the sense of obligation I felt in Feb.
Maybe you could try something more to make it more exciting, like writing about the pictures you take or interview the people you take pictures of and write a bit about what they have to say?
Thank you for the suggestion. I sometimes write about the photos I take but I’ve been thinking of doing this more. There is a pretty serious language barrier for me right now in Thailand – I’m learning but not yet very conversational!
you could have someone translate it, but any who, don’t worry and good luck!
Well done, Jeff! My favorite shot is the one with carefree kids and bubbles – you’ve really captured the joy on their faces and the sense of movement. Shame they’re going to grow up and become stressed-out adults, just like the rest of us!
I’ve seen videos of that train market and it is crazy how quickly they fold away their stalls. That is one place I’d love to visit the next time I’m in Bangkok. And as for Singapore – you went on two separate trips just days apart? I was actually there on Feb 15-16, so if I had known then we could have met up for some street food and ridiculously expensive beer.
Ah man, I should have put on Facebook that I was going to be there just in case. I have a friend from Alaska that will be there this week, but alas I’m back in BKK. Yes, I went twice – Kristi had a work conference, then I went back for a photography workshop. It was kind of strange to go twice in a week.
Some great shots here Jeff – the kids in the park, the train, the night scene. The one of the woman and baby, a beautiful shot, I would have cropped off the guy on the left.
I thought about cropping the head, but I thought he sort of completed the family. The park was fun to shoot – a big, tall westerner was making the bubbles and a group of kids kept running and popping them. That boy was so happy!
Great shots, Jeff!
Congratulations on accomplishing the exercise, too. I might give it a try in April 🙂
It is a fun exercise and will help you take better photos just by practicing every day! I’d love to see the results on your blog.
Ok! Yr givin’ me goals 🙂
Amazing collection of photo a day in february part. Glad to find your post. I appreciate your work and time. Thank you so much for sharing it.
Great collection. There’s something about the Feb 22 photo I really like—is he intently thinking about something or just trying to keep that cigarette in his mouth?
Thank you Caroline. I think he is trying to keep his cigarette in his mouth. That bridge is very rickety and will probably fall down soon!
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Thanks for the re-blog!
Great job so far and my daughter ❤❤❤’s bubbles! Back in January or the 1st of the year, I had a goal to do a video and article a day on my parenting blog site. Since, I’ve slowed down a bit because doing videos 7 days a week is a little harder. But daily photography is great! 👍🏼
That is an ambitous project to do a video a day, but a great goal. I’ve managed to take a photo every day so far in March but a couple of days were more out of obligation than excitement!
Those kids loved those bubbles so much! Thanks for your comments.
Yeah, I did one every day for a while. I have 72 videos and just now started to slow down a bit. I know what you mean, I started to slow down because I felt obligated and started to feel burnt out. 🙂
72 is a major accomplishment!
I wanted to do one a day for the whole year, but found it to be a lot. I’m slowing down but still trying to post weekly. 😊
Well done Jeff, the photos are really phenomenal. I can almost mistake them for India which is where I am from
Yes, there is certainly some Indian influence in Bangkok and Singapore, where I took all these shots. I didn’t post it yet, but I have a shot of an Indian woman in a temple that I really liked. Thank you for commenting!
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Beautiful Photos. My favorite photo is the one with the kids playing. Ive been seeking that level of happiness, since ive been given adult responsibilities.
HAHAHA! Yeah, I’d love to get back that child-llike glee again too. I came to close to that happiness when I was photographing those kids. Thank you for your comments.
Thank you for your response. I say we both work on achieving that level of happiness. Its possible.
If it is still pretty, take a nice picture of it!
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Amazing photographs ! I’d like to try it too , any good tips
Take your camera with you everywhere and set aside time each day to shoot. Right now I am working from home so when I get finished in the afternoon I need to get out of the house. I grab my camera and go for a walk.
You made me smile
I am so happy anyway. But you made me smile. Then grin. Then smirk. Think a lot for a moment
You didn’t make me sing. Though. That’s okay. Not the right medium
What a great blog
Onto something else 👌
I am glad I at least made you smile! Thanks for stopping by!
Lovely pictures 😃
I could use one of those bubble days!
It was a ton of fun watching those kids!
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I love your idea!!! … And I think its so relaxing to take a look on them. 😉
Thank you. Have you tried a photo a day project?
No not yet but maybe I will 😉
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Thank you for sharing, I have tried the photo challenges and know how hard it can be to stay on task.
Agreed. It is a challenge to do it daily, but I am glad that I did. Thanks for sharing.
I liked it.
This is such a great idea! I’m currently travelling Thailand and there are so many interesting sites here. You have given me inspiration to try this!
It is a challenge to shoot something every day, but it certainly makes you better. I know I improved quite a bit over the last 40+ days in a row of shooting.
Yeah, I definitely think I’ll give it a go. Photography is something I really want to improve on
I love this idea! I’ve been wanting to try it out for so long and your came out so beautifully!
Thank you very much. Give it a try. Start with a week or a month and see what happens.
Hii I’m a photographer too..
People like you inspire me to click more
Thank you. I appreciate the kind words.
Loved the pics on Feb 17, 19 and 25. You are good at photography.
Thank you very much. I like the shots on the 17th and 19th a lot too.
It’s always so nice to see other countries through someone’s else’s eyes!
Agreed. It can be interesting to see what they see. I don’t live in downtown Bangkok so my perspective is a little different.
Photos speak what words can’t
Very true. Thanks for sharing.
I always have a deep feeling about everything in February. I once had unforgettable experience in February some years ago.
February was always the end of winter where I grew up so I never liked it much. But February in Bangkok is quite nice!
Beautiful pictures. My favorite is the one where kids are playing with bubbles..
Thank you. That is my favorite too!
When I saw that train pic I was like what?! Never seen anything like that before! After reading some of the comments I read how everything folds away, but still, that’s crazy! Awesome photos Jeff. Were you just doing some traveling in Bangkok and Singapore?
I need to sort through those train market photos and make a post. I was hard to photograph because it was a holiday weekend and lots of Thai tourists were there. It was pretty crazy how quickly they folded it up and put it back up. Only in Thailand!
I live in Bangkok about half the year and Alaska the other half.
Yeah it looked packed where you were. That’s awesome!
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