I cannot believe we are midway through January already. Holidays were for me, as I am certain for many of you, extremely busy and I didn’t get to do much of shooting or writing. Between shopping, cooking, decorating and entertaining family and friends, not much time was left for self reflecting or planning for the upcoming year. And all of a sudden here we are, half way through January.
The day after my mom left to go back to New York, I took a little trip up north to a beach I’ve been meaning to visit for a while, but never got the chance. That beach is Coral Cove Park and it wouldn’t differ that much from all of the south Florida beaches except that it’s marked by some great rock formations against which the waves crash violently on a windy day. I got lucky: the weather was perfect for capturing the movement of these waves against the dark rock and their speedy retrieve back to shore. The sun was setting behind me and the clouds were turning orange-pink on the horizon. I had the beach practically to myself except for a lone couple with their excited dog that strolled in front of me for a few minutes. It was surreal.
I kept shooting, trying different angles and compositions for over an hour. It was almost a meditative experience and I’m quite pleased with the results 🙂
Although shooting always precedes writing or reading for me, I still want to set aside a sliver of time when I’ll get to reflect on the passing year and plan for the upcoming one. I don’t necessarily believe in New Year resolutions, but I do believe in setting goals and working hard to achieve them. Next month is my birthday and I’ll have another opportunity to reflect on what has passed and on what I yet hope to be. I want to set more specific goals related to my photography projects and my overall growth as a photographer. I hope to share them here with you and encourage you just the same to strive for what makes you come alive.
Happy New Year my friends!