Bill in Budapest, watching the crowds to by. I like how the golden leaves are sprinkled around like confetti.
According to the metadata this image was taken on November 10, 2014, less than 2 months ago. To be honest it feels like it has been ages since we were in Budapest. We are going to stop travelling, for a while, we have booked a small apartment in Malaga Spain and we are looking forward to being in one place for more than a few days. There will be time to watch people, and relax in the sunshine.
I do have plans for a couple of projects but they will have more to do with photography than with travelling, but all those travel photos will continue to show up as I experiment with different processing styles. I do want to do more after-before blogs, I learned a lot from taking notes and writing detailed posts of how some of the images are processed. The group is also going to have a challenge once a month. One image submitted by a member of the group is processed by everyone. We did this as a group a couple of months ago, it is amazing to see the all the different results, you can read more about this group challenge on Stacy’s Blog.
Kim Klassen has a Be-Still 52 course, Kim calls this a year of still life inspiration. I have followed Kim’s blog for sometime, she uses textures in both Lightroom and Photoshop, I have use some textures with some photos, but I was time to make a commitment to a still life a week as part of my learning this year.
One more thing, I have a new flash, since it is the only light I am carrying in my small bag of camera equipment I hope to spend a little more time exploring the range of possibilities. The Canon Learning Center has a series of tutorials, one is actually called “beyond the instruction manual” I can’t say I have read the entire manual, but I do know where it is, and I have referred to it once or twice! Definitely a place where more learning would be fun and of value.
2014 was about exploring, cities, festivals, art, and so much more. I explored photography techniques like HDR, and night photography, incorporating Lightroom into my process, and I have been exploring the Creative Cloud with all it has to offer. I feel there is still so much to learn. 2014 it was about being open to seeing, and I want to continue with that but I want 2015 to have a little more intention, and a little more structure as I explore gaps in my skills.
I read this quote recently “Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.” – Neil Gaiman. I will go forth and make interesting, fantastic, glorious mistakes as I learn, and I hope to tell you about a few of them.
What things are you looking forward to in 2015?