Another trip around the sun is over. I’ve been trying to think of some kind of theme to bring it all together in this post, but mainly it’s been another year of change, working a new beat at work and walking some new trails. It’s been full of contrasts, too, both out in the big world and in my small one. We got tiny mushrooms and 300-foot sequoias, moments of quiet and blasting fireworks, shots in natural and artificial spaces. And I hope I caught some nice moments in the middle of some major trouble and upheaval these past 12 months.
Thanks for tagging along as I explore and keep trying to get better images; your attention’s always a privilege. Here’s to a happy and full new year.
Well, dear readers, it’s been a year. Over the past 12 months this little blog has gone to dune fields, flooded forests, music-filled streets and crazy festivals. I traveled more than 6,000 miles through nine states, and I stayed put right here in my neighborhood, all of it trying to catch just a fraction of the frames that come together every moment. I hope it’s been worth tagging along.
That mix of far away and right outside the door has been a sort of theme throughout 2015, I suppose. Northwest Arkansas has plenty of its own sights and happenings, but this whole country is home, too, and there is a ton to see. I hiked two national parks and plan to (slowly) keep making my way through all 59 of them — looks like Yosemite might be coming up in a few months. I’ll see more parades, more people and more cities. More vaguely, I’ll keep pushing myself to get better. I try to do something new every time I head out with a camera – a different perspective, a slicker composition, a novel play on light or color. I’ll keep trying in 2016. There’s always more to learn.
Bottom line is I love doing this, so I’m going to keep doing it. Thanks for looking, everybody. Happy New Year!