Well, I managed to complete my challenge. Although my discipline waned on the 7th day, I did manage to get a unique photo for each day.
The real point of this adventure was for self improvement. When I was being
beaten schooled in chess, I was told that self reflection was the number one way to improve. I believe that holds true for most things in life.
I think the best photo from the challenge is a toss up between Day 2 and Day 4. The photo of the signs for Day 2 makes excellent use of colour and composition. The two fences create a predictable, pleasing pattern, and the depth of field focuses you on the signs. Day 4's flower shot also utilizes colour, and the lighting really pops the flower out. The depth of field for the flower photo separates it from 'another flower photo', while the lines of the stem and leaves pull your eye around the photo.
Day 3 is the worst of the set. It is just a simple capture of the cat. There is nothing spectacular about the subject, or it's composition. The photo is marred by the purple light coming from the television, and in several places it's hard to differentiate between the cat and the blanket on which she is laying. There is a pile of improvements that could have been made at the time to make this a much more memorable photograph.
Second from the bottom would have to be Day 5. The subject of the photograph is very weak. It is just a bunch of borderline dried peppers. A little misting, or water drops on the peppers could have pushed the quality up a bit. The lighting was also very flat. I was so concerned with the yellow and red gels, that the fill was not given any serious thought. In hindsight, I should have used a snooted speedlight, to focus the attention on the middle of the photo. Furthermore, if the snoot cut off light at the edges of the pile, the yellow light on the rightmost peppers would have been pulled out and made a lot more noticeable.
The middle three are very close. Day 6 is a slightly better photo in my opinion, but I wouldn't defend that view too rigorously. The photo exhibits an interesting pattern, that does separate from the background. My only wish would be that I aimed more perpendicular to the window, so that the focus would be consistent throughout. I enjoy the sunlight reflections in Day 1's photograph. To bring this photo a little higher, I would have either made the pole perfectly straight, or quite crooked. The little bit it's off parallel right now, just doesn't sit right with me. I should also crop that little bit of bush out of the lower left hand corner. The bacon weave that was used for Day 7, is an alright photograph of an interesting subject. The light is nice, although I should have pushed the pan a little bit more into the sunlight, as to light up more of the bacon. Furthermore, I should have focused a little bit more towards the front of the photo, because the large unfocused area right at the front stands out so much more than the slightly unfocused area at the back. I knew better.
I'm going to plan for another challenge in the future, as I found this to be a good experience. I have learned a little more about myself and my craft, and that is never a bad thing.