January 1-7, 2013
The New Year got off to a quiet start. I have to admit, keeping up with the 365 Photo Project during week 33 became more a burden than a joy. Nearly all the images this week were taken at home in the later hours of the day. I don’t know why. Part of it could be the novelty of taking a picture a day has worn off a bit. But also, the cold weather, and the long dark days make it harder to get excited about taking a picture.
Although these images are dark, they do speak to my need for light in this dark time of year.
The first image of the week, the stairs, was taken after I had gotten into bed and remembered I needed to still get a shot. I shot this with my iPhone.
We spent the whole day watching movies and TV shows. That is our New Year’s tradition. Taking a picture was not a high priority for me.
It took us a while to get the tree down after the holidays. After the first, if the tree is still up, we don’t turn the lights on.
This was the sad Christmas tree as it was in January.
Thursday was another desperation shot. We got a NEST thermostat for Christmas. It’s awesome!
So it was new in the house, and I took a picture of that. Again, this was not my week to be inspired.
The next shot is of a piece of artwork in our home.
It’s actually quite a lovely piece. But again, you see I am shooting around the house. Inspiration was still eluding me.
The wine bottle with Christmas lights was next. At this point, I was also beginning to wonder if I will be able to even do this.
I was trying to find anything of interest to shoot.
Then there was the candle on Sunday.
I had read an article about surrounding yourself with pleasant smells for the new year. I found this mint peppercorn candle and liked it. Shot with the 50mm lens, I am still working to get a sense of shooting in low light.
Finally, I shot outdoors for Monday.
The light was starting to come back here in Anchorage, and beautiful golden light of the sunset really was hitting the parking garage. I didn’t do it justice with the iPhone.
Next week is New York City!