Thursday, December 21, 2006

My 2006 faves: January

Logan Creek, Door County, Wisconsin As 2006 comes down to its last few days, I'm in a reflective mood. Over the course of the next week or so, I will repost some of my favorite photos from the past year, by month, and offer some perspective from behind the lens.

A midwinter trip to Door County was a bit disappointing as far as the weather was concerned. Overcast skies seemed to be my lot, ruling out any inspiring sunrise/sunset shooting. I ventured out one morning east of Egg Harbor, hoping to find something/anythng interesting. I crossed a bridge that spanned a small creek on County Highway T. I stopped the car, got my camera out and walked along the creek into a wooded area, where I took several frames. This is one of the shots that came out of my exploration.

It's special for a number of reasons. I applied a number of new post-processing actions to get this photo to a point where I was pleased with it - mostly by trial and error, but I learned some things that I was able to apply to a good number of pictures which followed through the year.

Another lesson I learned, and one that would be repeated in the year to come (and I'm sure in the next year as well), was to push onward, even when conditions are less than ideal, because the law of averages will ensure that ideal times will be a rarity.

That probably applies to more things than photography.

Check out the January archive.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.


Sheila said...

James, I like your photography and I like it even more when you add your reflections.

Heimdallr said...

Hello James, such beautiful photographs, always a pleasure to browse and read your thoughts.
Thank you for stopping by, wishing you a very Merryy Christmas and may you always have film in your camera when you need it.
Sandy (ToTouchaUnicorn)

shant said...

I like your photos!