When the year began, this is is what I was photographing.
As you can probably see, my mood was dark and brooding. I spent hours stomping around in the cold and looking for anything I could find to occupy my mind and camera. My world was quite small too. My adventures took me around my own property and local state parks but not much further. Life was quiet and introspective. It was intensely focused on self betterment and on finding beauty despite the starkness and darkness that seemed to envelope my world both inside and out.
If you’ve been following this blog you know I’ve come a long way since January. In fact, I’ve come a long way since starting this blog over the summer. And I am thankful for that.
This has turned out to be a very good year. A beautiful year, actually. I’ve had so many adventures as well as time with friends and family and have learned a lot. I’ve traveled near and far, spent countless hours relaxing on the back porch and met some special people along the way.
I still do some black and whites but have come to enjoy more playing with color and light. In fact, most of my recent black and whites exist because the color or light is poor but the conversion salvages the picture. Here’s what I’ve been photographing lately.
My eye reaches for happier things… I call this photographic proof that it does get better.
My life isn’t what I thought it would be a year ago but that’s ok because it has turned out to be great anyway. In fact, looking back on last January, it’s leaps and bounds more than I could have asked for or imagined.
I am cautiously optimistic that 2019 is going to be even better and I look forward to seeing what life has in store. I’m certain something special is around the next corner.
Happy New Year, my friends. Make 2019 amazing!