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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