It’s almost been a year now since I announced the A Picture a Day project. The goal was to take and post a picture every day, mainly to keep a sort of a photo journal of the year. And now, as we’re getting close to the one year anniversary of A Picture a Day, I’m happy to say that I’ve actually managed to do just that. It’s not been entirely without a little bit of cheating, though - there have been days when I’ve forgotten all about taking a picture and instead used a picture from a previous day. I guess this goes for about 10-15 pictures shot this year. But at least I’ve posted a picture every day.

One thing I’ve noticed is something that I guess we all already knew, but I’ve never really appreciated it myself: Pictures are a very effective memory booster. Looking back at the pictures I took this year, every single one of them brings back memories of the day they were shot. And not only of the actual moment the particular picture was shot either, I also remember other things that happened that day, especially in the time span plus/minus 30 minutes from when I took the picture.

With that in mind, I’ve decided to continue the A Picture a Day project indefinitely, or at least until I one day croak. I can only imagine the personal value these pictures will have five, ten or even twenty years from now. My only regret is that I didn’t start taking a picture every day twenty years ago. Although I’ve realized I live a very ordinary life, those pictures certainly would have been something to look back at.

Here are a few selected highlights from 2013, selected for no particular reason other than that I like them.

August 31, 2013. Grimstad, Norway.
August 31, 2013. Grimstad, Norway.

August 9, 2013. Oslo, Norway.
August 9, 2013. Oslo, Norway.

August 16, 2013. Nesodden, Norway.
August 16, 2013. Nesodden, Norway.

April 25, 2013. Paris, France.
April 25, 2013. Paris, France.

December 8, 2013. Nesodden, Norway.
December 8, 2013. Nesodden, Norway.

September 15, 2013. Drøbak, Norway.
September 15, 2013. Drøbak, Norway.

October 16, 2013. Oslo, Norway.
October 16, 2013. Oslo, Norway.

April 6, 2013. Oslo, Norway.
April 6, 2013. Oslo, Norway.

June 9, 2013. Oslo, Norway.
June 9, 2013. Oslo, Norway.

January 4, 2013. Oslo, Norway.
January 4, 2013. Oslo, Norway.

July 11, 2013. Tokyo, Japan.
July 11, 2013. Tokyo, Japan.

February 4, 2013. Oslo, Norway.
February 4, 2013. Oslo, Norway.

May 16, 2013. Oslo, Norway.
May 16, 2013. Oslo, Norway.

June 30, 2013. Oslo, Norway.
June 30, 2013. Oslo, Norway.

December 11, 2013. Oslo, Norway.
December 11, 2013. Oslo, Norway.