A Photographic Year in Review

After several days of thinking on this and looking at photos, I have finally put together a review of my year ….photographically speaking.  These collages highlight some of the subjects I have looked at through my lens, places I have visited alone or with my camera buddies, and some of what I think are my best images from the year.  

 People. I enjoy candid shots the most, but there have been some fun poses, too.
 Places. From Lake Erie to Hocking Hills, to my favorite local park.
 Things. Textures and fibers, engines and trucks.
 Flowers, dragonflies, and butterflies, at home and in other places.
 Critters.  They all seem to be brown, even the frog!
 Birds, even though I’m not a ‘birder’.
 Images changed to black & white.
 And the magical light, whether it’s the sun coming through a window, candles in the dark,
or reflections on the water.
 
Lessons learned?
1. Get out of the house. Go out with friends who like to take photos, see new places, enjoy yourself, and take a few images that speak to you.
2. Learn what your camera can do. Then practice.  A lot.  
3. It’s not about the equipment.  It is all about you, who you are, and where you are in your life journey that affects what you see and capture with your lens.
4. Take the time to study your subject and think about what you want to photograph.  Take a lot of images, and then delete what you don’t like. Work with what you do like.  
Thanks to all of you who have been so supportive 
and continue to read my blog.  
My your 2013 be filled with peace, love, and joy.