Holy crap, I just realized: we’re well past the one-year mark for this blog! March 30, 2009 was the first post, in fact. So, um… happy birthday to us?
Looking back, I realize that most of my posts were fairly introductory. Basic, aimed at beginners. There was some good info back then, but much of it doesn’t apply to my life anymore. The sd500? Toasted while scuba diving last fall, shortly after the pic in this post. Talk about the CHDK project? I’ve pretty much abandoned it now that I’m shooting the LX3.
Things pretty quickly moved on to slightly more advanced topics, with the occasional relapse. May started working more towards looking at light (I still love the contrasts in the mountain, fence, and tree shots), with pretty decent observations of the world around me. I’m thinking of the spring (contrast this with yesterday’s April Trail shot – it’s the exact same location!), abstract, and moon shots. A year later, and I’m thinking that my work back then was better than it is today.
As the year progressed, there was more individual work involving abstracts, technique trials, and a variety of landscapes. Strobing took a larger importance for me (gotta get back to that!), and I started going for obvious (if not colorful) nature photos. Then, inexplicably, all work took a nosedive towards the end of the year. Shortly after the holidays, in fact.
I’m still trying to figure that out. The only thing I can think of is that I purchased Topaz at that time, and I’m wondering if maybe I turned off some of my creative juices in favor of easy out-of-the-box editing.