Flickr is running their annual best shot of the year competition. So many many good photographs have already been submitted. Browsing the group reminds me I still have much to learn.
This is my submission.
The combination of the iPhone wide angle lens and the light from under the stairwell caught my eye. I continue to be thoroughly impressed with how well the iPhone handles indoor night shots.
I don't shoot as many photos as I used to. I still kinda sorta maintain a Flickr upload rate of once a day, but some days nothing. I mean for one, 2020 hasn't exactly provided an abundance of travel opportunity, and secondly my photography muse took a holiday. Something akin to photographer's writer's block I suppose.
A couple things happened recently that I hope will ignite the flame once again.
Firstly my old trusty DSLR workhouse of yore the Canon T2i started to literally fall apart at a shutter count of 28,947. Not necessarily the fault of the camera of course. Over the many years of ownership, she's survived being dropped, lost, found, dropped again, scraped, and dropped. The old girl deserves a happy retirement.
Secondly, I'm now the proud owner of a Canon 7D MkII. The best camera I've ever owned in my life. I already feel the enthusiasm to take her everywhere and shoot everything. I think this might be the start of something. Time will tell.
Tlaquepaque Sedona, 2020.
Every time we travel back up to Sedona we always go look to find ours. 12 years ago there were only like 10 or 15 and super easy to find. The passage of time has not been kind. It's fun knowing ours was one of the first but there's no way to find it now.
As an aside, nice surprise to find this made Flickr's Explore on Oct 24th.
A nice surprise to find this was on Flickr Explore today.
Phoenix Summer 2020. And a nice surprise to be featured on Flickr Explore.
Statue of Pat Tillman outside the Arizona Cardinals Stadium in Glendale.
Tillman gave up his NFL career with the Cardinals to enlist in the Army after 9/11 attacks. Was killed in the line of duty by friendly fire.