Welcome to the first Photo Friday of 2017! I don’t know about you, but I’m struggling with the idea that it’s already 2017. How did that happen? How did we get here? It seems like it should still be December, and we should still be surrounded by friends and family, celebrating the holidays. Alas, time keeps marching on, and I find 2017 coming for me whether I’m ready for it or not.
I didn’t take a lot of photos during my break. I made the decision to be present with friends and family during my travels and during our down time. There’s some regret about that now. I wish that I had a better photo than a cellphone snap of me with my 90 year old great aunt. Maybe I should have taken a few photos on Christmas Day or a few more during visits with friends.
I didn’t even make it a point to get up for the sunrise or get out for the sunset. I thought about it a few times, particularly when the Sner and I were in Springfield or on other legs of our journey. New Year’s Eve was the only sunrise I caught, right before the three days of rain began.
The weather conditions here lately have not made for great photo taking opportunities, which might contribute to my slight angst about not taking more photos during my break. There were days when I could have…but didn’t.
Whatever it is, all water under the bridge now, and because 2017 is here whether I am ready for it or not, it’s time to get on with it.
Being on break has gotten me out of rhythm, so getting up and getting out the door in order to capture the sunrise has been more difficult than I imagined it would be. I suppose that’s not too terrible, given our weather here. This was Thursday’s capture at Moses Pier in Gulfport.
And these were the captures from this evening. I knew I wanted to get out and get some shots, but the problem was where to go. I asked in the local photography club if anyone was going to be out but there was no response. The Biloxi Small Craft Harbor is where I eventually landed, which wasn’t as inspiring as I had hoped it would be.
After the sun had set and before the last light, though, I decided to return to my old favorite – the Broadwater Lighthouse. This particular lighthouse might be getting old for you, but there’s something about it for me. Maybe it’s just that it’s near the house and convenient, but it never lets me down.
(I’ve got to work on being in the exact right spot to use my super wide angle lens with the lighthouse. If I’m not dead-on, even though the horizon is straight, the lighthouse is off-kilter. And if the lighthouse is straight, the horizon is off-kilter)
I hope that your 2017 is unfolding smoothly. I’m easing into the new year, taking my time and watching it start to unfold. I think I’ve come up with my word for the year, but I’m not ready to reveal it yet. There are quite a few things that feel like they are getting ready to surface, but I feel like holding all of it close right now. I’m working to let the year be what it wants and needs to be.
Tell me what you’re working on in the new year!
Photo Friday Link-Up
Welcome to another edition of the Photo Friday link-up! I’m excited to see what you have for us this week, and I can’t wait to follow your photographic journeys in the coming year.
Last week we had a 7-way tie for most viewed links! Needless to say, I won’t be linking photos and posts for all of those. Thank you for supporting each other and checking out each other’s work. That’s what makes this such a wonderful community!
Let’s get busy sharing, shall we?