Reflections 2014

The beginning of the year topic for my Daily Challenge group on Flickr was to pick a favorite photo from each month of 2014. I went through my Lightroom catalog quickly, pretty much relying on gut instinct. I was surprised by a couple things when doing this exercise:

1. I didn’t expect to find so many still life photos among my favorites.  And I was surprised to find so few black and whites. There aren’t many landscapes- not really surprised by that.

2. Creativity and productivity seem to ebb and flow.  It was hard to even find a favorite for some months, and in other months I could easily find several.  I need to remember this when I’m feeling uninspired!

 

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My BeStill 52 group’s challenge for last week was to pick my favorite still life photos of the year (no number specified).  I again chose quickly, relying on instinct, and came up with 14, which I arranged in a slideshow. You may notice that some of the images were chosen for both assignments.

3 responses

  1. Your 12 month collect of photos is gorgeous Melinda! Although you have a mix of outdoor landscapes and still life, overall they are all about nature. Did you notice that? Really cool. And of course I really love your slideshow for Be Still. I could gaze at the top left image of the blue sky, mountain and tree for ever. Loved seeing your reflection of 2014!

    January 4, 2015 at 5:54 am

  2. You are a wonderful photographer, I knew that about you even before we met and I that we had Ca. in common or even before I knew you were only 1 1/2 hours away. I do remember your landscapes which you say you don’t like but I have always enjoyed your landscapes as well as your beautiful b/w conversions. Your still life is wonderful and I am always surprised in your saying you don’t do them well because I just don’t see that. I also love your iPhone edits, just awe dropping gorgeous. I can see that you take your time and think about what you are doing with either Nikon or iPhone. Beautiful collage and slide show. Looking forward to us getting together and talking and playing with the Lensbabys or anything else we can get into. 🙂 Happy New Year.

    January 4, 2015 at 7:04 am

  3. Fantastic collage! I think I might have to borrow that idea. Thanks for sharing it!

    January 4, 2015 at 9:31 am

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