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Another year over – a time to reflect and consider.

My first post of 2019.

Another year over and a time to reflect on the past 12 months and consider what the next 12 months might bring.

2018 was not my most productive year from a photographic point of view. I had plenty of ideas but simply couldn’t settle on what it was I wanted to achieve. Projects came and went, although none have been discarded altogether. Perhaps other distractions in my life simply prevented me from being able to devote the time or concentrate my mind on any one particular line of thought.

I can’t be certain but I hope this year will be different. By the time December comes round again I would like to be able to look back and say that 2019 has been a good year and that 2018 was simply a quieter and less creative period. A passage of time when my internal batteries needed recharging, so filling me with fresh enthusiasm to make new photographs in the year which lies ahead.

The image which accompanies this post was taken in the past few days and is I believe, one which somehow metaphorically reflects the past year. A vacant plastic garden chair, out of place, overlooking a deserted creek at low tide. An empty space, ready to accept the incoming tide of fresh ideas coupled with renewed enthusiasm. A still, quiet place ideally suited to the mind being contemplative and receptive to whatever the future may hold.

Wherever you are in the world may I wish you a peaceful, healthy and happy New Year. With my thanks as always for reading my blog.

4 Responses to “Another year over – a time to reflect and consider.”

  1. David A Lockwood

    It is always a pleasure popping in and seeing what you have been upto in the way of photography. May 2019 be all you desire and wishing you a prosperous & Happy New Year.

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  2. Vicki

    2018 was not my best year photographically either, Alan.

    Consider 2018 a bus stop waiting for the bus to travel somewhere. A time to stand, or sit still, and think. The important thing is to keep moving and having destinations to travel towards. I always say if the destination is not all that you’d hoped for, then try another path in a different direction. The important thing is not to stand still too long.

    Love the image above. It really speaks to me.

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