A New Name

It is hard to believe a year has passed since I started this blog. To celebrate I have decided to give my blog a name, “Photography Along the Way”. I chose this name for a couple of reasons. First, most of my photography is done around my home or work, not at far away “exotic” locations. Most of the time I shoot images on my way to work, on my way home, around work or around my home. I drive ~20 miles to work each way. I can vary the route a variety of ways to pass different subject material. For the majority of people this is where their photography happens and should happen. We really do best when we shoot the things we know, are able to go back again and again, and have the time to watch the weather patterns, light shifts throughout the day, etc. We develop our skills, imagination and our ability to see there. Then when we get to go to those more distant places we are better prepared to “capture” it with trained eyes.

Second, this blog has always been about things I am learning as I move down the path of a photographer. This can vary from techniques, to books I have read, to portfolios I am working on, to submitting work, selling work, teaching, etc.

In general, I will continue to write about the things I have been for this past year, but under a different title.

Blog Image: This is one more image from my last shoot in the fog. I just got around to processing it (in Lightroom only) and like it quite a bit. Note, I did flip the image horizontally so it had a right to left flow.

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  1. John Barclay January 19, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    More goodness here! Love fog images. Woke up today with lots of fog… but the mid winter blahs kept me inside. SHAME ON ME!! Seeing this lovely image makes me realize I should have gone out!

  2. kalani January 21, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    ive been trying to get sunsets. ive only gotten two that are amazing in the past 3 months of looking outside at sunset. i think you have to keep going back, near or far, until you get a few that match your vision. ive found that to be the case with sunsets anyway.

  3. Brenda Tharp February 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    I've been chained to the office chair and having difficulty getting inspired on our foggy days in northern CA – somewhat a mid-winter blahs for me too – after a month of gray skies – but this image is a wake-up call to get out there, somehow loosen the grip that my office-work has on me, and play!!

  4. Stacey February 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    I know the feeling Brenda, I have been struggling the last few weeks for inspiration. The grey days, weeks and months can take it out of you. I have to really work to get myself out there right now. But spring is on its way – trees are starting to bloom and crocus are up;-)

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