I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but the one I made this year came a little before New Year – it came when I got my new camera. But this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved made me realize that it really is a resolution, but New Camera’s Resolution instead of a New Year’s Resolution.
So, for this Weeky Photo Challenge: Resolved, I have resolved the following:
To continue to experiment with ‘architectural’ themes – contrasting straight city lines with the more complex shapes and shades of the ‘natural’:
To learn how to get the best out of the settings on the new camera for sunsets – especially as I am thinking of doing ‘urban sunsets’ for next year’s calendar:
To become more involved with trees: shapes and shades of trunks and branches (it has been too hot for much walking so I haven’t been back to Hyde Park since December when I got the last shot for the calendar – these are of another park) – and I must go down to Hyde Park before long, just in case I am doing a Hyde Park Calendar for next year (though that will make it the 3rd calendar on that theme, so maybe not)
To become aware of objects in unexpected places that make interesting photos (this was from a shop window in the city):
To explore different styles and subjects & macro!
To learn the full potential of macro for flowers:
& to learn the correct settings (one of these is the wrong setting so is not perfect at full size – lots of horrid little white specks):
To play with macro (& learn the meaning of camera shake!!):
To explore the texture & colour of bark:
to be open to the unexpected & – again – those camera settings!:
but above all – be utterly open to the delights of the natural world, even in the most manicured of settings like a small, suburban park where I found – almost trod on – 2 sparrowhawk younglings waiting for parents to do a food drop:
& finally, along with all the teaching and the writing (of thesis, poetry & novels) to remember why I started photography in the first place. I will be doing more of this sort of thing this year – painting (this is a design I did for Christmas, based on all the honey eaters in flame trees I took last winter):
& of course, my fluffy gorgeous girl:
& just one more – to post at least once a week & set time aside to look at & comment on all yours – I have missed you.
Oh I hope I can do all of this, along with everything else.
HAPPY & FRUITFUL NEW YEAR, EVERYONE 🙂
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