Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hold out

We are at the end of January and I've seen discarded Christmas trees on the curb for weeks. Most people have put away their holiday decorations and lights, but there are hold outs. The days are getting longer but still I like the little extra light and appreciate any extra brightness that can be mustered.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

I made a book

With inspiration and encouragement from The Landscapist I have created a photobook of selected images from 2014. Actually I was mostly motivated having received a coupon for a free 8x8 book at Shutterfly.

The image above is a screen cap from the web preview so the quality is not really great, but I have to say the photobook itself is quite surprising in quality. My only disappointment is that the spine of the book is stark white and wraps around the front and back cover. I now see that there are additional options for a printed spine at a higher cost.

This was an interesting activity, but if I was serious about the book, I should have spent more time editing. As a test of the idea at a low cost (pay for shipping only) it was a success.

Link to preview full book at Shutterfly.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hooray the sun!

Less than a month into "longer-day mode" and I am pleased to find the sun available for my morning drive to work.  Having a bit of sunshine in my day makes all the difference.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Walk to my car

The good news is the worst is behind me. The new year brought me a cold that has taken almost two weeks to shake. Consequently I have not been very motivated to take photos or to post to my blog... or even to notice the everyday beauty around me.

But as of today things are looking up.

Hope you have a happy, healthy, and productive 2015.