Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mount Nebo State Park, Arkansas. December 2012

I concluded the 366 Project on top of a snow covered mountain in Arkansas. I had the good fortune to share a cabin with some wonderful people. It was a great and relaxing trip. The mountain was in thick fog almost the entire time we were up there. The fog gave the woods a magical somewhat eerie quality. The fog made for some tough shooting with it's soft focus and low lighting but that did not stop me from shooting hundreds of exposures.
I am happy the 366 Project is over but I do feel a sense of loss at it's conclusion. I have taken a break from both the blog and shooting since the trip. I am going to keep the blog and continue to post pictures and commentary but it will no longer be driven by the calender. I am looking for balance in my life. I want to devote more time to writing and maybe even take a few creative writing courses, I want to take more big drives and less of the few hundred mile trips. I want to be a better friend to the people around me and spend less time alone. And I want to become a better photographer and take my pictures to another level. I invite all of you to keep traveling with me but I can not tell you where we are going or when we will get there. Below are some pictures from the Mount Nebo trip.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Thank You

I would like to thank everyone who accompanied me through the 366 days of this year. I do not have any real way of knowing who was viewing the pictures. The blog was difficult to post comments on until the last few months and I had very few followers that braved the sign up process. The blog ended the year with 12,362 page views. Who ever took time out of your day to look at my pictures, I really appreciate it. One of my own quotes is a variation of "if a tree falls in a forest . . . "If a picture hangs on a wall where no one will see it, does it really exist?". Thank you for making my pictures exist. I am going to change this blog into some type of vehicle to still present some of my pictures. I do not know what form it will take but I hope everyone will still drop by now and then. Thank you to everyone, and a very special thanks to those who interacted and became daily traveling companions with me.