52 Weeks of My Life in Photos Week 3

Well it was inevitable, being such a terrible blog scheduler, that I would not post week three til the middle of week four, but...better late than never I suppose.

I am not gonna be real chatty abt them this week. Without further ado, week three of 2013 in pics
Starbucks Irving Park 

Art at Starbucks

Clock on Irving Park Road

Winter Sky

That Damn Chair 


2013: 52 Weeks in My Life in Photos: Week Two

It's here! Week two of the 52 Weeks in My Life in Photos project. YAY!

This week was a little more varied and exciting than last, mainly because the weather was much warmer. Unseasonably warm. I left my room several times, went on walks, spent an afternoon at a coffee shop, and even went all the way downtown to The Loop area. Holy mackerel!

Here comes the tour:
Let's start with an instagram from my general neighborhood area in Irving Park, which is on the northwest side of Chicago. I liked the way the block looked rundown and almost abandoned  even though this is along the main street.
Houses on Irving Park Road

Our next stop is two scenes from Independence Park, a short walking distance from where I live.
I liked the way the tree limbs stood out against the sky when viewed in high contrast monochrome...

While experimenting with a selective color shot of the sour cherries on this tree, a bird (I think it is a cowbird?) flew into the scene and stayed long enough to get a good clear shot. Thanks, bird.

Last but not least, two scenes shot from the Chicago CTA 'L' Blue Line train...the first an instagram while headed into the city...
On the Rails

For this week's parting shot, a capture from the rear car of the same train line, a few hours later, heading back into the suburbs. I was hesitant to use this image at first because of the grime on the train window...but it has enough merit to used in an atmospheric manner, I think.

So there you have it! Week two of 2013 in my life in photos.
Which scene is your favorite?

2013: 52 Weeks of My Life in Photos, Week One

The first week of 2013 was not a bad week. Nothing special to "write home about", as they say, but not bad, as weeks in my life go.
I was stuck in my room most of the week, feeling under the weather in one form or another. I almost posted you pictures of the inside of my shower/bath tub since I didn't get out until the last day of week one!
But you have been spared (for now!)

So, here we go...

Leaf on Frozen Fish Pond in Back Yard, Instagram version

As usual, I ventured no further than the grocery store less than two blocks from my room. Thankfully there are  interesting sights everywhere when you keep your eye tuned for them.
Bare Tree Limbs on My Street
Monday Sky...January 7, 2013 ..Instagram Version

And last but not least, a record of my life and the season in shadows (or something like that)
Long Shadow of Me, January 7, 2013 around 11:30am
There you have it. My life in photos for the week of January 1-7, 2013.
It's supposed to be a little bit warmer during the week ahead, so I am hoping to actually get out and about on at least one day, so next week there will be different scenes to enjoy!

2013: 52 Weeks of My Life in Photos, Intro

Happy New Year 2013! 

Are you ready for an entirely new theme for this blog? I am!
I finally settled on my theme/direction in photography for the coming year.
As I have no travel plans outside my immediate area (dreams, yes-plans, no), I decided to expand on my recent instagram account theme, which has been well received on that site.

So, welcome to 52 Weeks of My Life in Photos.

What can you expect? A wide range of images which chronicle my current life journey, mainly. I am still learning my camera's functions and trying new techniques, and trying to think of new ways to capture my experience in a creative, artistic manner which will appeal to more than just myself.

Each week I will feature a minimum of 3 images which sum up my life. I am not limiting to any style or subject...there will be instagram shots, color, black and white, and digital effects. Hopefully I can capture the mood or emotion beyond the simple recording of events.

Your feedback will help motivate me. What works for you? What doesn't? What do you want to see more of?

Since this is the intro post and a full week of photo ops has not yet passed, I will leave you with a single image that expresses  my life today...

From now on, my intent is to update weekly on Sundays, using images from the preceding week!.

I love for you to share my work, but, as always, please respect my copyright on these images. They may not be downloaded or used in any way without my express written consent.  I encourage you to link to this blog or my facebook photo page!