202 days ago I was on holiday in Morocco, sitting round a fire in a Bedouin encampment in the desert with a group of fellow travellers and we started making new year’s resolutions. I made the extremely rash promise to take a photograph of a rock every day of 2010. I’m starting to regret doing that. I’ve just reached the milestone of the second hundred days. At least I’ve past halfway and it should be down hill from here on in.
It takes about half an hour on average to do this every day. After I’ve found the specimen, photographed it, adjusted it in aperture, there is often the task of trying to find out where the sample came from so that I can geolocate the samples. I have to say that mindat has been invaluable with details not only of the minerals themselves but also a comprehensive catalogue of mines and their locations.
I then e-mail the image and a short description to my posterous blog – it is so much easier than having to do a wordpress post here. I then upload a copy to my flickr account, insert the description and tag it. Finally, I then go to google maps, try as best I can to locate the mine and then update my google map with the description, a link back to the posterous blog post and a thumbnail image from flickr. I then go back to flickr to geolocate the image there.
Here are the second one hundred images (you can find the first one hundred here).
The current google map is shown below:
View Rock365 in a larger map
Only 165 days to go …