March 27, 2011
reeling in the years
from top to bottom are shots from the same week of march for the last six years. in the first shot i have not yet decided that i wanted to persue photography - i knew i loved it, but this was taken with a now archaic kodak point and shoot. because photographs were placed in our company's reports to the banks, the resolution was quite small. i do remember this shot as it is one of the most beautiful sunset's i've seen from one of the most beautiful cities i've visited. it's taken at the end of one of the piers on alaskan way in seattle, washington. the restaurant was wonderful, the food was fantastic, and i loved it.
the next shot i had just purchased my canon rebel xti. i didn't know aperture from a hole in the ground and i shot mostly on "green mode." the next year, i felt more comfortable with my camera - composition - and exploring photography. i started classes towards a certificate and began to develop a sense of my style. the next shot, i learned more about macro photography and though i don't shoot it a lot, i recognize the talent of people that do a lot of macro photography. last year, i felt more comfortable with how my style had developed and worked a lot on staging shots. this year, i feel another change coming...i'm not sure yet what it is....but it's coming. this is the first time i've laid my photographs year to year to year to year.....i like the exercise and hope i can continue to do this.
obsessions this week - pinterest, dogwood trees, reading new authors (discovering new books)
stormy sunday playlist (also known as "today on my ipod") - you can sleep while i drive (melissa etheridge), she loves you (the beatles), peaceful easy feeling (the eagles), your winter (sister hazel), dock of the bay (otis redding), bubble toes (jack johnson), all i want is you (u2), i'm yours (jason mraz), come away with me (norah jones)
scribbled by Char
Labels: growth, photography
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Char, beautiful I love them all, there is something about all of them...I Love your new header. I am thrilled to follow your blog and see progress that you make or something new your trying. I can tell you love what you do, your pictures always show it. I think I have been following for about two and a half years. I never leave disappointed. your heart and you keep me coming back. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
Amazing how you've evolved through the years...I see a difference this year...your eye seems to be seeing more beauty...natural beauty rather than industrial shapes and contrast...but I'm sure you feel something different.ReplyDelete
It's cool to look back and see the changes.
I knew you'd be hooked on Pinterest...I LOVE it too.
HUGS and HAPPY week ahead...
I love your photos--that jar of flowers stole my heart.ReplyDelete
It's so wonderful that you can chronicle this. I've always felt that there's something about you and nature, that really draws it out. I hope you keep going in this direction.ReplyDelete
xo Mary Jo
what a lovely progression...and how validating it must be to see your progress. birthing the artist within - such a magical process!ReplyDelete
I love this idea ... and I can't wait to see what comes next!ReplyDelete
What a nice way to document your photography journey. We can definitely see how far you've traveled here ...ReplyDelete
What a cool way to look at the years! :-)ReplyDelete
i have done the same thing with my photos, but i am not brave like you to share them all....ReplyDelete
some of my earlier photos were well, hmmm.....let's just say, not good. and now, for the most part, i'm so pleased most of the time.
and after having a taught a class in our photography group about aperture and spot metering and catch light and having people react like i was a rocket scientist....well, that boosted me up for at least another month or two :)
i can't wait to see what it is that you're feeling....how exciting !!!
what a great chronicle of your journey...i love the one with the mason jar full of blooms. so beautifulReplyDelete
What a great idea! I wish I had cataloged my photos a bit better so I could do something like this. I might have to go digging through the archives. :)ReplyDelete
that's so weird - i was thinking of doing something similar just last night when i was looking through my photos for one particular image of mine. i thought about gathering one photo from the same day from years 2008 - 2011 to compare the growth in my yard at springtime. Your concept is more interesting - showing the growth of you as a photographer - it's exciting.ReplyDelete
Interesting exercise. I wonder what my line-up would look like. Hmmm... I'm really enjoying Pinterest too. It's pretty fun isn't it?ReplyDelete
Spring seems a wonderful time for change. Enjoy your transitions, whatever they may be.
Love this! I'm definitely not a photographer but I've done the same with my writing. The difference from book one to book three, is in the same light you're photography has grown over the years. You can see the visible improvement. (Hugs)IndigoReplyDelete
i love this peek at the development of your photographic talents. i've been pondering a post of shots from the same day 5 years running, but now i'm split between four different iPhoto instances and it seems so overwhelming to find all of them...ReplyDelete
i'm looking forward to what's next for you photographically.
That's some great playlist! I also love that splash of red in the third photo. So pretty!ReplyDelete
I just love the one you staged of the flowers in the canning jar--I need to improve on this part of my photography along with long exposure at night. Your whole series here is wonderful and you are very talented!ReplyDelete
I love seeing your years of progress. I have been taught photography in college...old school film photography! But this new digital age for me has been self taught. The use of aperture and exposure are still the same but how you go about adjusting for them on these new cameras...well can be a trick! What I love the most is the digital editing! That to me is an art alone! Thanks for sharing your progress and I look forward to your upcoming new style!ReplyDelete
You are an encouragement. I have never taken a class, and I still don't know the manual settings. It's a shame, really. Your work is just beautiful, some of my very favorite out here. The macro is gorgeous. More please? Well, you have to follow your heart. I love all your work.ReplyDelete
How fun! I like getting to watch as your interest and talent has developed.ReplyDelete
The wisteria is gorgeous right now, isn't it?
How awesome.. I don't know if I could do it because I'm so bad at organizing my shots!! terrible I know. Love the music, I put Corinne Bailey Rae on Pandora yesterday and loved what they came up with, it played for about six hours while I cleaned house. yes.. you read that right!ReplyDelete
wonderful progression of talent thru the season Char~ReplyDelete
How cool to look back at your evolution... Now I can't get that song outta my head (reelin in the years by Steely Dan!) :)ReplyDelete
what books/authors are you discovering? i'm in need of a new book or two...ReplyDelete
love getting to see your progression! photography is so addicting.ReplyDelete
Char, it is so cool to see the growth and change in your photos over the years! What a wonderful exercise and window into your own creative journey. Thanks for giving us this peek!ReplyDelete
Oh, and I remember that shot from last year. Loved it then and love it now!
this is a fabulous idea char ..I think we learn so much when we see how far we have come.. if that makes sense...ReplyDelete
i want to do this!! great idea.ReplyDelete
you have had a good eye right from the beginning! i sure love the first shot. right place, right time and right equipment sure do help a girl, no? :)ReplyDelete
what a terrific idea! it's always good to remember where we have come from... and now I'll have steely dan in my head for the rest of the night! :)ReplyDelete
What a nice set of history. And so glad you decided to stick with photography!ReplyDelete
i love that you took time to do this. i have always loved your photos.ReplyDelete
Well, all of your photos are humbling. Then and now.ReplyDelete
I love this progression of talent! Beautiful photos Char...I would love to see more of these and will have to try it myself...I have seen changes since I got more interested in photography but I haven't seen a style develop yet...You remaing one of my favorite inspirations...ReplyDelete