Well, this is it. The final episode of a year long venture.
I wasn’t sure what the end would look like but, as chance would have it, I had spent the evening at Doug & Betty’s partying and making loud music with friends of 40+ years. In the cold, grey light of morning as I looked out the kitchen window, I saw this image & went after it. (Looks best in full screen.)
Symbolically – leaving the confines of the yard to strike out on another adventure. I won’t simply be wandering off into the sunset to disappear. I’ve decided to take on a project – yet to be defined – but it will involve people. People live their experiences and tell their stories. Maybe I can capture some of that.
The past year has been a challenge and a learning experience with the odd day (or days) of frustration and yearning for it to end, but mostly satisfaction at capturing some images that I like. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve achieved what I set out to do – reinvigorate my passion for shooting. Along the way I have realized that, as an art form, photography takes effort, knowledge and continual learning. As with a traditional art form, simply taking a picture or making marks on paper do not an artist make. The effort is a combination of indulging the artistic eye with as much background & technical information as one can possibly call on to make it work.
So, thank you to the folks who have shared my view of the world around me, have commented on it and have decided to follow this adventure. It’s been a kick start to whatever comes next. And it has been a heck of a documentary on one year of my life.
November 17, 2013
Hey Paul – just wanted to say how much I enjoyed receiving a photo in my in-box every day with your interesting and thoroughly enjoyable anecdotes – You are an amazing photographer and I look forward to whatever new adventure you’ll be going on!
Thanks Angie. I appreciate that. Looking fwd to the next adventure.
Congrats to you..a huge challenge, beautifully mastered x
Thanks for the feedback. I’m already having withdrawals. Time to get on with the next phase. 😉
Congratulations. It has been a pleasure viewing your work. 😉
I’ve enjoyed your site as well. This has been an interesting test of resolve and I do believe I actually learned some stuff along the way.
Congrats on making it one year – it shows your determination. Looking forward to seeing the future Paul Dickie.
Thanks – I hope to make whatever comes next equally challenging.
The feeling of an achievement. Enviable!
You’re right on with that. There were several bumpy spots along the way and I’m glad I did persevere.
it has got a great effect 🙂
Congratulations, Paul!! Chris White and Mary Gick
Thanks folks – it was quite a ride.