Doing the 365 made me explore new avenues to get creative. I played with smoke and fire and drips – things I had always thought about but never before had made the effort.
I spent a lot of time with my macro lens and learned about macro tubes which are inexpensive and really allow you to get in close to your subject. I learned that putting a flower on a black background makes it pop and showing the detail on intricate flowers is difficult to capture but a lot of fun to master. However, flowers seemed to get the fewest "likes."
I was blessed to have my grandchildren every Wednesday, who provided me with the perfect models, but showed me that children are not easy to capture.
|The always entertaining Charlotte.|
|Mr Nate, also known around here as "BamBam"|
|I didn't have Walt every Wed. but I couldn't leave him out of 2013's favorite captures.|
Other favorites include figuring out how to get the bokeh right behind Santa, light painting with my husband in our backyard ("hurry up - I need a picure!"), and the headlight on an old-fashioned car after the rain in the early morning, "just because." Some pictures just speak to you for no known reason. Others because of the time and emotions that were going on when it was captured. But all photographs evoke emotions for me.
One of my very favorite images from last year was of this guy, who helps me find my picture, supports me in the endeavor and sits patiently waiting while I chase my dream.
If you'd like to see the entire year's postings, go to: Photo A Day
PS My New Year's Resolution after writing this post is to get more organized and name images more clearly so that they are easier to locate!