I am still at the point in my photography skills where I feel like each photograph I take is a crap shoot – maybe it will turn out and maybe it won’t. Thanks to the digital technology, I can take hundreds of photos and not be wasteful when I only end up using only a handful for the blog or Flickr. Perhaps 2010 will be my year of finally reading my camera’s manual!
Even if it was a bit of a crap shoot, I lucked out with several photographs this year. Using Flickr’s “Interestingness” algorithm and clicks, comments and favorites from so many of you, I have had at least one photo make Flickr’s Explore (500 top featured photographs) each month since June 2007. I am so grateful!
Here are a handful of my photos that made EXPLORE in 2009 – you can click on them for more info:
2009 was a productive year, photography-wise. I definitely take most of my photos when traveling, and with the trips we fit in, I had the opportunity to snap some fun photos. 2009 was also the year of my (yet again) failed attempt at a photo-a-day experiment with the Year in Photographs (YIP) that I started in September. Perhaps I should have called it Weeks in Photographs, because that is how long it lasted! I am not being too hard on myself, however… it is supposed to be for fun.
If you are interested, you can see all of my photos that have made Explore over the months (since 06/07) as well as some of my personal favorites in this photoset.
Kris and I are re-arranging and re-decorating some rooms in the house. Over Christmas break, he and his brother painted about 90% of the house – it was hard work! I helped when I could, but he had the whole time off work and I didn’t. The fresh paint is like a clean canvas. We bought several frames and were planning to frame some of our favorite photos for wall art. Now to decide what should go in the frames. We are still working out the arrangement and the overall themes for the photos, but it sure would be fun to have you all help us decorate by telling me your opinions … so, stay tuned!