Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thanks 2013!

I hope everyone is enjoying this interesting time between Christmas and New Year's. I say interesting because the "big" holiday is over, but there is still enough excitement left in the air with the arrival of a brand new year to keep us going.

Of course the highlight of my week was the short, but wonderful time spent with my children. One of the things I am most grateful for is not only do I crazily love these two, but I also like them!

On the day we picked our son up in San Francisco, we stopped at the Marin Headlands. We all share a love for this special place and I could not think of a better way to officially begin our "holiday".

A tradition we had even when they were young was to find a place to stop and watch the sun set into the ocean. While I am not proud of this, instead of simply being present I decided to record the setting of the sun, but my family had other ideas................

Here is a video my daughter put together of my failed attempts to capture this special moment................ turn your speakers on and if you don't see the video, click here: video

With Christmas behind me, I am eager to head into the new year. Before I do, I promised I would share the end of my "Project 52" images.

As a little present to myself (and because they were having a special "free week" deal) I rented a Nikon D600 from BorrowLenses.com. This camera has twice the megapixels of my D300 and since I am sometimes asked to make prints larger than I am comfortable with, I am toying with the idea of upgrading my equipment next year.

These last two "pics of the week" were made with this camera on early morning outings to the river (which includes the American River Parkway bike trail). I love starting the day this way!

Week 51

©2013 Dianne Poinski

Week 52

©2013 Dianne Poinski

I will be back in a couple of days with a more formal "wrap up" of 2013 and to share my "word" for 2014.... but for now I want to send out wishes for an amazing New Year!

Take this time to reflect without regrets and look forward without fear..........

May your new year be filled with peace, beauty, joy and gratitude!

Thank you 2013.......now make way for 2014!

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