So, we’re well into the new year. Storms have come and gone, and the kids are back in school again. (None mine, lol.) 2017’s wildfires paved the way for mudslides, and… it’s like my fingers would begin to hurt how much I’d be crossing them hoping this year will be better. There are, however, always good and balanced parts to reflect on.
2017 wasn’t exactly a great year for subjects. But it was the first whole year I had a modern iPhone. An iPhone SE camera doesn’t sound like much, but, with the right software, it’s enough to experiment with, and reflect on my small world, here in Maine.
Improved technology, improved HDR and improved methods (or so I’d like to think).
Some of the subjects I’d already “snapped,” but come 2017 have the opportunity to better represent them.
Some subjects were new.
From good weather…
…to not-so-good weather.
And seasonal changes.
And unexpected gifts.
These flowers were, at one point, frozen. The delivery truck couldn’t see our address (as no one can, with our inevitably damaged mail boxes), so the flowers were delivered to our next door neighbor, where they sat in snow for a little while. Thankfully, one of the next-door brought the flowers to the right address, and they survived.
You can find still life subjects anywhere. (And if you don’t like my photo of a valve, I’ll remind you that it’s my collection, not yours. So there.)
Some things you just don’t see every day.
Both winters for the year were remarkable.
Even some of the photos taken with the obsolete camera weren’t bad.
And there were times when I got silly.
More silliness to come. 😉