One of the several (hundred) blog post drafts I’ve written includes my 2016 resolutions.
My draft includes things like trying French Bordeauxs and Julia Child recipes, not anything bland and unattainable like cutting red meat from my diet.
But it’s a draft, and unpublished, therefore we can’t talk about the details of my ambitious 2016 Photography project … Because I ran out of time in 2015 to actually figure out the details.
So. Here’s what I plan to do : choose one photo each week for the next year. A project 52. I don’t want it to be smiling faces… I want it to be the details of our everyday.
To kick this off, I want to share my favorites of 2015 inspired by PiercedWonderings Photo Friday post.. These are the “best of” from my photography perspective. Obviously my favorites feature pictures of my children, but this is a collection of photos I like as a photographer…
Winter colors aren’t pretty but I love the huge, bare tree and my son sprinting along the sidewalk. I was a pregnant.
2015 was a year of many Lego sets together.
Sparkling!the lighting and the pretty crystal made this party picture a favorite.
I loved this frog series playing around with the focal point. The frogs are either giving each other a high five or holding on to each other for support. We were in WV at my dad’s house and running around looking for bugs, discovering frogs, pulling out weeds, and playing with dogs is his favorite vacation.
I needed a stock shot for an email blast and created this one with my iPhone in my office. I like the moody colors.
These pictures were a solid reminder that the best camera is the one you have. I forgot my favorite Fuji x100s and had my DSLR I use for work with a wide angle lens. It forced me to take a different type of photo and I loved the results.
This gargantuan insect practically posed for my photo which was taken at a distance. I cropped it to get the final picture, which demonstrate two things – 1) a fixed lens is perfectly fine and 2) the Fuji x100s is a badass camera. (See the original photo to see how much I cropped it.)
Ice cream sandwiches bathed in light at a place called Chow Daddy in Hilton Head. The name sounded like a country kitchen with meat ‘n three specials but turned out to be a farm to table foodie restaurant with ice cream sandwiches on the menu for dessert. My shutter speed had to be really fast to capture this before everyone’s hands reached their section.
That little baby girl sitting in a pumpkin patch with a monogrammed bonnet was begging for a photo shoot. She made the front page of the local paper. My favorite picture of the day of course features the one of her big blue eyes looking at me… But this one is a great shot of the swirly monogram. Lighting in the shade was fantastic that day.
This was such a fun activity. I hovered with my camera trying to capture the progress of me actually doing something crafty from Pinterest. They didn’t look quite like the pretty photos I pinned but my helper didn’t care because he got to eat candy corns before noon.
Oddly this one is not Christmassy, but I love this snapshot of my dad with my son because it captures the fun of their time together. I also put together a video which I’ve watched a million times… The dance my son does at the end is my favorite part.
So, there we go – 2015 in pictures. I had a baby, traveled, ate an ice cream sandwich, saw a huge bug and put together some Lego sets.
Do you have a blog? I’d love for you to link out to your most recent (or favorite!) post.