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Ring In the New Year

December 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Since we're about to "ring in" the new year, I thought I'd share a quick image I took of an antique glass bell that hangs from our Christmas tree:

Ring In the New YearRing In the New YearAn antique Christmas bell hangs beautifully from a tree.


I call this a "quick image" because I conceived the photo, captured it, and processed it all in the span of about 10 minutes.

Such has been the case for many of my weekly original images this year. This image is the 52nd of my "52 Project". I promised to capture a new image each week during 2015, and I've done so.

They haven't all been gems. Some are down right ordinary, I think. (This image, for instance, is nice, but certainly nothing special - it's yet another close-up of a Christmas ornament, which is hardly original.) But some images were actually pretty good, even making their way into my galleries (where I put only my absolute best photos.) Soon maybe I'll post a recap of the 2015 images that I consider to be my best from this project.

Heading into 2016, I can honestly say that I can't keep up the pace I set in 2015. Too often, there are weeks where I just don't have the time to create a new photo. I'll still try, and I'll definitely still try to generate one or two new blog posts each week. But in some cases, the images I post may be unpublished older photos.

But the goal of my "52 Project" was, I think, achieved. I wanted to sharpen my eye to photo opportunities, and I think I did that. I now tend to notice interesting settings for photos, and interesting angles to use. I also notice when "good light" is present in a scene. These things all catch my eye -- in other words they catch my attention as photo candidates, even if I wasn't looking for them. That was the goal.

So, stay tuned in 2016 for more photos. Hopefully, more interesting things will catch my eye.

Happy New Year.




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