I cannot believe I have digital images going back to 2007 – but I do! I will be looking at them a bit more and pulling out ones I rather like. The reasons for choosing this one or that will be variable as the day.
Today’s choice is one that I took in December 2011 at the local botanical garden. I wonder if it’s in bloom right now! I haven’t been up there for a bit because of the rainy weather and the holidays. I should go take a look pretty soon!
BTW, I think this is a protea, but I may be wrong. I used my now-lost Nikon D7000 and Tamron 70-300mm lens.
I went out as the evening was coming on. The air was clear, weather warm, and the sun was rapidly disappearing over the western trees. This little creek caught the last light of the sun.
After a year of so much black and white, the richness of the natural world is suddenly so voluptuous!
Christmas Day. 12 years old and quite the character! And about 5 or 6 inches taller than me. We figure he’ll stop around 6’6″ (1.98m).
Beds are so symbolic.
Go to sleep!
Dreamland. A place to retreat. A place to renew. Love.
For some reason, I thought this would be a good photo with which to start the new year.
As we close the lights on the last year, the last decade, let us hope that there is light to be had in an increasingly worrisome world.
One more day for the B&W photography project! What an experience this has been. I think my biggest lesson learned here is looking at light and dark – contrast – something which color so easily hides for me as I see a million shades of green when I look at grass. How light plays against other things, too, is a big lesson. Light on a ridge top against the one beyond it. Light on the edge of a trunk. Shadows on a wall. I have also learned that red and green often merge in film photography or conversion of color to digital. As a result, learning how to manipulate software is another lesson.
I like setting goals that are simple. The goal of one black and white photo per day made me limited in what I could do – sometimes I broke it to get a sip of color – but infinite in its potential. Simple goals allow for complexity as advancement in a goal develop. Complex goals are restraints against experience. I have goals for 2020 (you can read about them here) with regards to photography, but other goals, too. I would like to say one goal is to be more focused on one thing, but for me, it’s anathema to my magpie personality! Simple goals but lots of them is more my style.
Home. Purse, wallet, keys. Dumped. Done for the day.
It’s always fun to get out of your own neighborhood and into someone else’s and just walk. I’ve been here once before, but during the daylight hours. At night or in the gloaming, this bit of sidewalk could lead to disaster . . .
Bark – as individual as a fingerprint.
The preparations for the Christmas season are done! We had oodles to do as we hosted the family at our house Christmas Day. Now it is time to return to the mundane world and enjoy mundane things, like thinking about what to do rather than having to focus on this project or that. Getting out the drawing supplies is one thing to begin those thoughts.