Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Bye-bye 2012

2012 sucked a little bit, so I'm not doing one of those "year in review" type posts. I'm just waving that sucker goodbye and moving forward.

One of the things I particularly wanted to achieve over the past year though, was to be more consistent about getting out and about with my camera, and to improve on my photography, especially my landscapes. I think I nailed that one.

Sun was setting over my left shoulder. Gorgeous golden light on the gum trees.

Overcast summer morning.

Sunny mid-afternoon, Christmas Day

Sunset again.

Brilliant morning on Boxing Day

Late Spring, I think...

Winter, late afternoon.

If you look closely, you'll see that four of these photos are of the same scene. It's Mount Disappointment in the Kinglake National Park, viewed from just up the road from our house. Different months, different weather and different times of day make an enormous difference to the colours.

I'm very lucky that I don't have to go far to find landscape subjects - all of these were shot around my neighbourhood, either on a walk or a bike ride.

I've found so much inspiration and encouragement on Instagram; there are some truly talented photographers over there. I've also loved doing Fat Mum Slim's Photo-a-day challenges.

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone does in 2013. :)



Sandra said...

Gorgeous photos, and you won't find me doing a re-cap of 2012 either...I've already let it go and forgotten about it...
Here's to 2013 exceeding all our expectations!

Liz N said...

I love your photos Kekky. I must learn how to use Instagram..looks like a whole lotta fun xx Happy New Year!

Sara said...

Nice! I love it when you do a photo a day challenge. The scenery around your place really is spectacular.

I'll join you in greeting 2013 with open arms. Not that 2012 was awful for me, but it's always good to look ahead with anticipation :D

Joy said...

Those are beautiful! I love that you're taking the same landscape in different seasons and lights. And what a landscape!

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