WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

28 December 2012

Lens:

1. Typewriter, Nikon DSLR,  January2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

1. Typewriter, Nikon DSLR, January 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

2. Orchid Extravaganza, Longwood Gardens, Nikon DSLR. January 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

2. Orchid Extravaganza, Longwood Gardens, Nikon DSLR. January 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

3. Tiger Lily. Nikon DSLR, February 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

3. Tiger Lily. Nikon DSLR, February 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

4. Morning Reflections, Nikon DSLR, March 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

4. Morning Reflections, Nikon DSLR, March 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

5. My Grandson, Nikon DSLR, April 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

5. My Grandson, Nikon DSLR, April 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

6. North Campus, Nikon DSLR, May 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

6. North Campus, Nikon DSLR, May 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

7. My iPhone and Me, iPhone 4s, June 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

7. My iPhone and Me, iPhone 4s, June 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

8. My Grandchildren, deYoung Museum, SanFrancisco, Nikon DSLR; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

8. My Grandchildren, Nikon DSLR, deYoung Museum, San Francisco; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

9. My Granddaughter, Nikon DSLR, Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, June 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

9. My Granddaughter, Nikon DSLR, Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, June 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

10. Hibiscus, iPhone 4s, August 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

10. Hibiscus, iPhone 4s, August 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

11. Autumn Fields, Nikon DSLR, September 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

11. Autumn Fields, Nikon DSLR, September 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

13. North Campus,Polaroid, November 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

12. North Campus, Polaroid, November 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012  

14. The Creek, iPhone 4s, December 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

13. The Creek, iPhone 4s, December 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

14. Stars at Longwood Gardens, Nikon DSLR, December 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

14. Indoor Stars at Longwood Gardens, Nikon DSLR, December 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012

Let me know which you prefer and why.

Pens:

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.

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26 Responses to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Love the autumn fields shot; great lines!

  2. It has been an amazing year. So many adventures. So many unforgettable journey with friends and family. Nature gave an awesome showdown as seen in your pictures. Thank you for sharing your world. A toast to a grand 2013!

  3. BobR says:

    Really nice selection. 🙂 Happy 2013!

  4. eof737 says:

    Stunning shots… especially the macros.. 🙂
    ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy New Year to You & Yours!.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
    ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜” Have a restful weekend!
    Eliz

  5. marialla says:

    THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES – YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER IS COOL!! NATURE PICTURES ARE EXQUISITE!! THANK YOU AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!! mari

  6. mbcoudal says:

    I love the brights of your colors. Your pics make me feel happy!

  7. Pingback: the year in photos « To Pursue Happiness

  8. Jo Bryant says:

    Have to say this is one of my favourite posts for this challenge…wow

  9. twkee says:

    Love the typewriter!

  10. HansHB says:

    Great serie of photos!

  11. Gracie says:

    Lovely choices, Sally. It’s interesting to see how much each of us have grown throughout the year.

  12. No 12 is my favourite. It is full of atmosphere.

    • I’m enamored with my old Polaroid. There is a certain ambience rendered by its technology, and the film being made by The Impossible Project is trying to replicate what Polaroid made. They’re not quite there yet, but I still love the effects of their black-and-white film. Many thanks.

  13. Nico says:

    Well,

    there so many beautiful, evocative, creative, etc. photos in this batch: 1,3,4,8,9,11 and 14!! Oh, how do I love 14. The stars seem to be in motion; and because of their sharp angles, the photo is beautiful in a little frightening way. And what a contrast with the blackness where they appearing from

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