This New Year of 2013, my goal is health related. i.e. diet & exercise. After smoking for nearly 40 years, I quit 3 1/2 years ago and managed to gain some excess pounds. Last year I had both hips replaced and went through a very long recovery period. Today I feel it's time to get active again and shed some of those extra pounds I really don't like having around my waist line. So, my first resolution is: "Eat My Veggies" I never liked vegetables of any kind, but I found that as I got older, my diet changed and so did my taste buds. I began to enjoy the taste of veggies and salads. I still don't eat cucumbers or tomatoes, but maybe some day.
I love to walk around outside and so my 3rd resolution is make a list of places I can go to take photos every day. Places that require me to walk some distance, like a mile or more. Last year, my favorite place was my local park and I took photos of one tree every month to watch it's progress throughout the seasons. This tree was a symbol of myself. Changing, growing stronger everyday, healing and being at peace with myself. Today, I still walk in this park, but added a new found love. Wheeler Farm-a state park that is open year round and is a real working farm with animals of various kinds. Very photogenic. My goal is to take photos that would be different than what I would take if I was being a typical tourist. No quick snapshots this year.
You may see this tree again in the near future as it is a project of mine to continue photographing it throughout this year as well. It motivates me, so I will share it often. This was taken last spring using a fisheye lens. No altering was done to this. Pretty cool.
I hope you will come and join me over at: DigitalMontageStudio for a year of photo prompts and a place to share your images with other like minded people. Every week I will post a new word to help inspire you as well as myself, to get up and get out to grab some interesting photos of life!