1.01.2012

Grab a Flute


Happy New Year everyone! And goodbye to 2011! Instead of grabbing a beer and looking what happened last week, let’s get in the mood and grab a glass of bubbly. Also, since this week has been filled with Christmas and things like that, I think we’ve had enough photos and recaps of the last week! I am going to take a different tack, and talk a little about photography.

As you all know, my posts are peppered with photos. I’ve always loved taking photos, but my “career” really took off in 2010, when I started a 365 project. I did not post a photo for each day, but it did help me learn that there is beauty all around us, not just when we are on vacation in Mexico. I still take a photo almost every day, and I find it a great way to record memories and to open your eyes and look around a little rather than taking things for granted.

In 2011, I decided to take it down a notch, to a 52 week project. Again, I slacked on posting photos each day, but once again, I DID take a photo pretty much every day! I also took an online course, 12 Weeks to Better Photos, which helped hone my skills even more. I look back on the last 2 years of photos (and beyond) and realize that I have improved a lot.

But what do you DO with all the photos!? Obviously, I post a lot of them here, but there are so many more that never see the light of day. My addition and computer skills aren’t that great, but I think I took somewhere around 25,000 photos this year. That’s 69 photos a day! So, for my own satisfaction and yours, I am pulling some of them out of the archives, for A Year in Photos, 2011. Post Card Style. Got your Champagne? Okay, let’s go.



Also, in 2012, I am happy to say that I am doing another photography project! I will talk more about it soon, as it is still in the works. I am very excited to share it with all of you!

Did you do a 365 / 52 (or any photo) project this year?  Have you ever not reached your goal but still learned something from the process?

8 comments:

  1. I will say each year I say I'm going to do a 365 blog...either way I learn to look at everyday things differently...and to find beauty all around me!

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  2. I am hoping to hone my photography skills so that I can be as good behind the lens as you are. I've never been consistent with taking photos, but 2012 is the year I'm going to be. I just signed up for 365.

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  3. Beautiful! I'm so jealous of people with good photography skills-- although I guess I never really took the time to learn and improve... maybe this will be the year! Happy new year!

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  4. Wow - this is so cool! I think you are a great photographer, and I learned so much during the photography series you did in 2011, can't wait to see what you do in 2012!

    I have not doing a 52 or 365 challenge! But I like the idea of doing that! Maybe when I get a nicer DSLR I will do that. But I have no idea when that will be as I haven't put that in the budget for this year... But I did get a new p&s for Christms, so I will have to figure out how that works, and maybe do the 365 project starting on my birthday or something!

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  5. Beutiful photos! Happy New Year!

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  6. That was so much fun.

    I am so thankful for digital photgraphy! and editing software.

    Your pics are always so lovely.

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  7. Hey! Excellent job on the Bookmark Break Challenge in 2011!!! If you have a blog button, let me know and I will get it up on my sidebar. Also, you joining up for 2012?!?! I hope so! If so, let me know in the comments here...

    http://whosyoureditor.blogspot.com/p/bookmark-break-challenge-2012.html

    This is the new Bookmark Break Challenge 2012 page!

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  8. Wow you had an unbelievable year!

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