365 Photo Challenge for 2011 – January 4th


Finished!  Not quite 365 photos, I did miss a few days and a month’s worth of pictures were stolen, but I ended up with 341 images.  Not all of them are great and I lost a lot of steam for doing this after my NEX was lost, but I’m proud of all of them.  I don’t know if I learned as much as I would’ve hoped, but I enjoyed the journey and don’t regret doing it.  Sometimes the passion for this project wasn’t there and I think it showed, other times I took the time to enjoy taking photos and I feel I crafted some pictures I’m incredibly happy with.  I’m kind of sad to see it end, but relieved at the same time.

As for today’s picture, the final one I took, I took a panorama of the Four Peaks area from Fountain Hills.  I took it as I was finishing up with work and the sun was starting to set and giving that glow that is so great to the Arizona landscape.  I like how it turned out.  It’s a great representation of Arizona to me and I feel I finished strong; which was the only thing I wanted to do with today’s picture.


365 Photo Challenge for 2011 – December 31st


Today we went for a ride on our quads and I took my camera along (actually the main reason I went was to take some pictures).  One of the times we stopped, I took this photo of a mountain in the distance with the cloud cover.  I didn’t convert it all the way to black & white, but just desaturated it quite a fair bit to help keep the contrast more extreme.  I’m really happy with this one.

365 Photo Challenge for 2011 – December 30th


I like how this one turned out, it’s what I had in mind when I went out to shoot it.  Using the Canon S2 zoomed all the way in with the widest aperture it can do, I was able to isolate the first bulb from the ones farther away, although the one right behind it is still in focus a bit.  I underexposed it in the camera and a little more so in Lightroom to keep the focus of the picture on the bulb.