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Fave 5 From 2012 Part 5: The End

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It's the last Thursday of 2012, and with it comes the last of my favorite five shots. These aren't the blog's most popular photos (which you can see on the right side), but are the photos that I enjoyed taking, working on, and looking at the most. The order picked is random, so today's shot is not the least-favorite or the most favorite shot of 2012.

Along with my photo picks of 2012 I thought I'd highlight five books that I really enjoyed. I mean to write more about the books I read, but am finding it hard to do. Two types of ratings I don't generally bother with looking at are for books and for music. They're so subjective that people can and do often times have opinions that very much differ from my views. So think of these not as reviews of the books, but more of why I liked them.


About the ShotThis is a shot that had been percolating around in my head for a while now. I had seen a lot of great shots, and the under the pier shot seemed to be an HDR must s…

The Weekly Photo Project for 2013

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After a successful 2012 of following a 52 week project over on Google+ I was looking for another to do. I was half expecting The old group I was in to just carry over into 2013, but turns out I was wrong. And, as the saying goes, if you want something done you're better off doing it yourself. For 2013 I will be helping to run a 52 week project over at +Weekly Photo Project 2013 with a couple other great curators; +Andrew Willard and +Tiina Niskanen. This is a great low stress way to shoot throughout the year be it a full sized DSLR, a point and shoot, or your trusty phone. Head on over to the page to check out the details and share with your friends. 
I might be biting off more than I can chew as I will also be doing a black & white 52 week project, +Project 52 B&W. And still posting weekly photos outside of these projects. As for the blog postings I don't expect much to change. I might just make Monday my project posting day, so two photos, and Thursday my other phot…

Fave 5 from 2012 Part 4

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With only two Thursdays left in 2012 it's time part four of my five favorite photos taken by me in 2012. These aren't the blog's most popular photos (which you can see on the right side), but are the photos that I enjoyed taking, working on, and looking at the most. The order picked is random, so today's shot is not the least-favorite or the most favorite shot of 2012.

Along with my photo picks of 2012 I thought I'd highlight five books that I really enjoyed. I mean to write more about the books I read, but am finding it hard to do. Two types of ratings I don't generally bother with looking at are for books and for music. They're so subjective that people can and do often times have opinions that very much differ from my views. So think of these not as reviews of the books, but more of why I liked them.

G3 In The (Light)House

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I've been a little distracted the last several days, and the above is why. My new camera, the Panasonic G3, uses the same technology as my replaced GF2, but improves on it. Keeping it mirror-less the main differences are the upgraded sensor (16MP vs 12MP) the fold out/swivel 3 inch touch screen, the eye view finder, and a dedicated mode dial. Though the ISO level peaks out at the same 6400 as the GF2, the noise is handled better and I'm now comfortable to break the 800ISO barrier, where before I wouldn't chance it. Details and colors are far better also. In fact they were so much better I am wondering if I had a faulty GF2. But either way I'm much happier with this camera as I regain two key features of the SX10is that I had been missing: the swivel LCD monitor which makes shots below and above my head a lot easier, and the eye view finder which is helpful on bright days that wash the LCD out.

Fave 5 from 2012 Part 3

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With only three Thursdays left in 2012 it's time for part three of my five favorite photos taken by me in 2012. These aren't the blog's most popular photos (which you can see on the right side), but are the photos that I enjoyed taking, working on, and looking at the most. The order picked is random, so today's shot is not the least-favorite or the most favorite shot of 2012.

OK, so I'm late posting this, and I'm not even adding a book to the post this week. I've also not been shooting for the last couple weeks because I've been without a camera and eagerly awaiting a new one. Well the new one arrived Wednesday so I was a little pre-occupied to getting this post off. And I'm purposely leaving out a book review because I'm lazy.

Fave 5 From 2012 Part 2

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With only four Thursdays left in 2012 it's time part two of my five favorite photos taken by me in 2012. These aren't the blog's most popular photos (which you can see on the right side), but are the photos that I enjoyed taking, working on, and looking at the most. The order picked is random, so today's shot is not the least-favorite or the most favorite shot of 2012.

Along with my photo picks of 2012 I thought I'd highlight five books that I really enjoyed. I mean to write more about the books I read, but am finding it hard to do. Two types of ratings I don't generally bother with looking at are for books and for music. They're so subjective that people can and do often times have opinions that very much differ from my views. So think of these not as reviews of the books, but more of why I liked them.