Just one quick look back

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The last ‘Silvester Party’ snacks are gone so let me take just a last quick look back to the old year before rushing full-power into 2015. What happened, what went right, what didn’t work so fine ….

To be honest, 2014 was a good year in general. This is my set of highlights for 2014:

From the photographically point of view not so much highlights but on the other hand also no mentionable lows.

I could stand the ‘daily picture’ until the last quarter of the year. At the end of the year I had to give the ‘one picture a day’-thing a break caused by some pressure at my job and because I changed from going to the office by tube to going by bicycle. So the opportunity to take good pictures on my way home was unfortunately gone, but my fitness increased notably over the last three months ;) I just can recommend this to anybody: Do yourself something good and go to work by bicycle!

So this gets me to the first new year’s resolution: The ‘one picture a day’-initiative will go on for one more year! Hopefully without a break this time ;)

My second new year’s resolution is to cleanup my equipment stock. I’ve moved from Nikon to Olympus over the last two years and it makes no sense to keep the Nikon stuff any longer. I’m going to sell all unneeded equipment on eBay to acquire some money for traveling.

And my last new year’s resolution – as always – less eating, more exercising and the most important one: Shooting as many good pictures as possible!

And to all my readers let me send a big ‘Thank You’ for your company during last year. I hope you’ll join me also in 2015 on ‘lensblues.com’ for the ongoing journey to snap the perfect picture.

Best wishes and ‘May the light be with you’!
Yours, Andrew >:o)

Bottom Line 2013

The year 2013 is over and I’m rushing into the new year 2014. Time to look back and do a quick résumé of the things that went fine last year and others that need more enhancement by 2014.

Fine:

  • I’m happy with my daily photo blog. The software works fine now and although it’s hard work to get one picture every day, I can see the advantage to stay in practice. I’m forced to take my camera with me and to use it everyday.
  • I don’t regret the purchase of my Olympus 12-40mm lens. This was one of the best photo-equipment buys in recent years. It’s an amazing lens!
  • I’m really satisfied with a handful of shoots I got last year

improvable:

  • I’ve to do more portrait-work to get more confident in this area and I’ve to enhance also my lighting-skills. It’s not a matter of equipment – everything needed is obtained already – it’s just a matter of doing!
  • Get more confident in HDR photography. I’ve some picture-ideas but I’m lacking the technical skills so far to put it into practice.
  • My english skills have to improve considerably!

So you see – there is still a lot to be done this year ;)

And last here are my favorite pictures of 2013:

Hello everybody out there!

My name is Andrew – I’m from Austria/Vienna and I welcome you here at lensblues.com. This site is dedicated to photography in special and things that matter in general.
So have a good time here and enjoy your stay ;)

(BTW: As you may noticed already I’m not a native speaker. I really take care to do as little mistakes as possible but English is not my mother-language. Any support in this area is appreciated so please let me know if you find a typo)