Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

2012 has been a fantastic year full of learning, making some art ( but not enough) and taking stacks (Aussie for lots and lots) of photos.

I wanted to continue my photographic journey in 2012 after finishing a year of Fine Arts study the year before.  I’ve learnt so much about my camera ( and myself ) and of course have only begun to explore the possibilities.

My photographic direction this past year has been to capture the ‘things of everyday’ and to challenge myself to taking a photo everyday.  I’ve certainly managed to capture the ‘everyday’ with some of my images and yet there is plenty of room to grow in this direction if that’s the road I take.  So many things capture my eyes 🙂

I didn’t manage photos every single day with my 366 challenge, but decided to do what was possible for me and not get stressed over what I didn’t achieve… This made my challenge mostly relaxing and enjoyable. 🙂

I’ve been going through my images from 2012 and have chosen these to share for this weekly photo challenge.

Jan - Butterfly
I chased this beautiful fellow around until he sat still. He looked very tired but still very beautiful.
This image, taken of a Catalina propellor was carefully planned through a gate ;)
This image, taken of a Catalina propellor was carefully planned through a gate 😉
This fabulous circus tent grabbed my attention on the way home from painting. The reflections made it something special :)
This fabulous circus tent grabbed my attention on the way home from painting. The reflections made it something special 🙂

The 2 images below were me experimenting with still life and light.

Violets

Jul -Mandarin_paint

These dear little fellows were born in August and have taken over my life ;)
These dear little fellows were born in August and have taken over my life 😉

Oct - Delta

These roses are in my front garden and as I was passing by, I saw the beautiful light created by the late afternoon sun.
These roses are in my front garden and as I was passing by, I saw the beautiful light created by the late afternoon sun.
This is a favourite, snapped with a mobile phone.  Such gorgeous light.  Brilliant!
This is a favourite, snapped with a mobile phone. Such gorgeous light. Brilliant!
..and lastly, one of the beautiful sights of early morning in the country.
..and lastly, one of the beautiful sights of early morning in the country.

This year has been a journey.  One shared with the lovely ladies sharing my 366 challenge… and also shared with all of you.

My heartfelt thanks for the amazing encouragement, kind words and generally cheering me on 😀

I haven’t decided what 2013 holds for me yet, but I’ll defintitely be here, visiting the blogs and sites that inspire me. I’ll surely be taking photos and making art.  I must 🙂  I’d like to join the weekly challenges this year and take photos whenever I can 😀 ..and I’m hoping to get out and about around our beautiful country more, to see some of what there is to see.

Happy New Year!!

 

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