Downtown State College, Pennsylvania on New Year's Day. The ice sculpture remnants from First Night glistening in the morning sun. The first day of the year was mild for the beginning of January. Almost no snow so far this winter. A nice way to begin 2012. Riding, I was thinking about resolutions. About not making any.
Leica M6 in tow and a box of black & white prints on hand Gordon and I started the year with new prints. Our 3 Prints Project agreement is to show up each week having exposed two rolls of film and three new prints. It's a tough assignment amidst a busy life.
As part of my avoidance of making resolutions I was reading those of others. Joe Crivelli, author of No Baffles motorcycle blog, had a good set of resolutions for riders titled New Year's Resolutions -- Motorcycle Related. Good reminders for the road.
Mandoo is a regular at Starbucks. He and Junior have met on several occasions and have a genial relationship. Junior could learn a lot from Mandoo. On command he will sing, or more specifically, utter a long lonely howl. Seems like an important part of growing up canine.
On the subject of learning I can across a list of lessons learned during the past year written by Bobbi Newman, author of Librarian by Day. Her list is a good reminder of some of the important things in life and is titled "Looking Back: The 5 Most Valuable Lessons I Learned (or Re-Learned) in 2011".
3 Prints Project: January 1, 2012
Last week on a morning walk through town. Shadows and road markings always catch my attention.
Kim makes a lot of photographs with her digital camera with an intensity that I admire and wish I had. She sees things I miss because I am hurrying on to the next subject.
The front window at Saint's. People seem to get lost in things within those walls.
I'm carrying the Leica M6, there's a roll of film in my pocket, and have a few project ideas in my head. A good start to a new year.
Happy New Year!