28 December 2012
Let me know which you prefer and why.
WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge is about the way in which 2012 became a reality through an individual’s lens–an individual’s way of seeing their intimate and wider universe. That’s a tough assignment, one that takes a short and long view of the year’s depth and girth.
For me the year was layered with experimentation through numerous genres of photography. My leanings are clearly focused on the natural world, which includes nature and human nature. Those are seemingly broad categories. But I hardly ever take photographs of strangers and my interests usually are natural settings.
And yet I spend an inordinate amount of time exploring state parks as well as botanical and horticultural centers. I adore adventurous photo shoots with my grandchildren and they are usual willing subjects.
During this year of world trauma my photographic equipment has become even more velcro-ed to my mind and spirit. I’ve ventured into iPhoneography and brought my Polaroid cameras out of storage. Generally, I move back-and-forth between color and black-and-white photography, loving the opportunity to visit the monochromatic world.
It’s been a year that verifies the limitless possibilities of human imagination and the evergreen vistas that can be seen in new and unfamiliar ways. I am grateful to be able to share my own vision with the community of WordPress devotees.
Mostly, I am thankful for the technological platform that allows me to see how other photographers envision their place in the universe. I learn from their sense of space and time.
Thanks again WordPress for another challenge that creates a framework of individuality through photographs.
Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog.