Welcome to the new year. 2008 is in the books and we’re off again on another revolution of the Sun. 365 days (well, less 8 now) of opportunity, new sights, and hopefully fun lay ahead.
I’ve been seriously, deeply into photography for over six years now. I often wonder what each new year will bring, photographically, and I sit back, reminisce, and be thankful for the year that has passed. I’m often amazed at the things I have seen, for they are not predictable and the resulting photos can be quite unexpected (in a good way).
Here are 12 of my photos from 2008:
Bryce Canyon, February
Actually, I could have filled up this bunch of 12 with photos only from Death Valley and Big Bend. I enjoyed those places the most. But I also got to experience many other places (some new) and made fond memories. The workshop in Death Valley was the highlight (well, except for becoming a father for the second time – that trumps everything ) as I met 18 people for the first time, befriended them, and had an intense photography and nature experience.
I feel like I’ve learned a lot and advanced my work in 2008. I certainly enjoyed every minute of it. I know these photos are far better than the ones I was making 5 – 6 years ago, but the amount of enjoyment I get from photography is still constantly pleasing. I think that’s the big realization I’ve just come to – it doesn’t matter what I’m shooting or the quality of the resulting photos, I’m still enjoying it and still having just as much fun as I was several years ago.
So what will 2009 bring? Who knows?… I have to get out and shoot, go places, take chances, and enjoy it. With a little luck, I’ll be reviewing 12 new images and fond new memories in January 2010