Happy 2021

183 North - Austin, Texas

183 North – Austin, Texas

Happy New Year!

Are the storm clouds clearing, and is the road looking brighter in 2021? Let’s hope so.

I was re-reading my 2020 New Year’s Day post. Such optimism. Despite the unexpected world-wide detour that affected every facet of life, I managed some successes and came up short in others. I hope you were able to manage some successes in your life.

I didn’t create a new book, despite having the time. My Instax Portrait sharing was put on hold, for obvious reasons. I did manage to print and frame some more images, which turned out to be a bigger victory than I anticipated.

I did purchase a significant new camera system, which I hinted at in last year’s post, to more methodically create high-quality images. That was my Fujifilm GFX 50R. I used it extensively to document downtown Austin and make portraits. Did I break new photographic ground? Probably not. But I’m happy with what I produced. More importantly, I continued with my photography. Which wasn’t always easy, mainly because dire news tends to put a damper on creativity.

No plans for any new significant cameras this year. I have thoughts around lenses, however. Let’s see if I execute on them.

Who knows when we’ll be able to travel. But after staying put in the Austin area — other than a jaunt to Oklahoma and finishing my Singapore series — the blog will be traveling again soon. Luckily, I can tap my archive of images.

What do you have planned for this year?

May you have a happy, healthy, and creative 2021.

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2 thoughts on “Happy 2021

  1. Great B+W here, with excellent processing here for a timeless look, reminding me of my Austin years 25 years ago, now. Your GFX 50R images have inspired me to consider higher megapixels, maybe a used Nixon Z7, someday.
    I spent New Year’s Eve reading your current & past newsletters and looking at the included linked images. Thanks for that enjoyment. Happy New Year, Andy!

    1. This part of Austin hasn’t changed much — yet.

      Thank you very much, Chris. For your continued visits and your deep-dive into my newsletter. Much appreciated and I’m glad you are enjoying them.

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