March 16, 2015

It’s getting harder and harder for me to keep up with this blog.

I’m taking photos every day, but the speed of my life has made it difficult for me to post them. I’m going to make more of an effort to keep up, but we’ll see what happens.

Four months into this project and I’m starting to rethink it.  My initial purpose for doing this was to have a photo log of my 50th year.  I’ve accomplished this so far, so that’s good.  But my underlying goal was to improve my photography by making myself work, forcing myself to pick up my camera every day.  That hasn’t been so successful.  I’ve found myself just taking ordinary photos to make sure that I get something up on the site.  I’m not pushing myself to take extraordinary photos.  That comes when I have a job to do, or when I have a stretch of time to really focus on my photography, which isn’t very often.

So today is an ordinary photo.  I’ll keep trying, though, and we’ll see how it goes as the year progresses.



February 10, 2015

The sky features a lot in my images these days.

I’m fascinated by it, really.  The beautiful clouds, the color of the sky, sunrise, sunset…I seem to be looking to the sky more often for inspiration.

The first is mid-afternoon, and the second is sunset, including a reflection in the window and church in the background. Because I exposed the image for the reflection, it doesn’t really do the vivid colors of the sunset justice.  It was a dark, overpowering orange…