The One Thing

Happy New Year!

So here we are 2017!  Wishing everyone everywhere Peace & Happiness.

So a few weeks ago, I pooh-poohed the idea of a list of resolutions for 2017 and thought I would try concentrating on just one thing.  Turns out, coming up with that one thing has been much harder than I thought it would be…

An even bigger white house from a detour I took on the way home one day.
I found an even bigger white house from a detour I took on the way home one day.

As I did my own year in review for 2016 and even 2015, 2014, etc, looking for that one thing to work on or change in 2017…  turns out 2016 was a pretty good year.  Okay, so maybe there will be some aftermath from certain events in 2016, but let’s not go there …

The "super moon" from my front yard
The last “super moon” from my front yard

Photographically speaking, there have been some really good things over the year(s). New tools and techniques were learned, interesting and talented people were met, challenges were faced.  So it isn’t surprising, when I look at it that way, that coming up with a resolution(s) is a little lackluster… and, well, I’ve simply decided to just stay the course.  Oh, I might delve a little deeper in those things I just mentioned, refine some of those techniques, really see what the new

winter-scene
A familiar site on the daily dog walk, a nearby pond flanked by townhomes.

camera can do, get to know those interesting and talented people a little better, and expand on those challenges and just let 2017 evolve.  At this time in my life, I’m not looking for thrills, like getting a shot while jumping from a plane (I really don’t know why I thought of that), or climbing a mountain for the perfect sunset/sunrise (although I might drive to where there’s a lookout), or sailing around the world to capture some exotic paradise (the motion sickness has actually gotten worse as I’ve gotten older).    I can honestly say I’m pretty happy being me, right here & now, capturing the world around me ~ from right here ~ and letting my imagination do the rest.

the-winter-house
The Winter House

To start the year, how about a Tip & Tidbit…  Here’s one you may want to try in 2017. Want to turn day into night?  Check out this You Tube video… I did. TURNING DAY INTO NIGHT: Photoshop Tutorial #63 by Glyn Dewis.

Wishing you the very best in 2017!
Until next time,
Maria

 

 

 

 

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