2011 Daily Photo Favorites
Happy New Year! The end of 2011 means the end of another year for my daily photo project. Now I admit, I have not been so diligent about keeping up with this project the past couple years. Instead of making excuses for it, I will just try to do better this year.
For those of you who know about this project, you know that it’s mostly a photographic journal of my year. I don’t really work on themes or use the project to work on a specific subject matter, I typically post an image that documents something I did that day, something that happened, or just something I found interesting, and the photos I picked as my favorites reflect that. I may not consider them all some amazing work of art, but they may have meaning for me in some other way.
So here’s a glimpse of my 2011 in photos. Hope you enjoy!
Friday January 7, 2011. If you remember anything about January 2011, it might be that is snowed like absolutely crazy. I took this photo just before embarking on a 30 mile journey that took me about 4 hours to complete.
Saturday January 15, 2011. We made it to a few Danbury Whaler hockey games during the season and this was my attempt at taking a less obvious photo of a hockey game.
Thursday January 20, 2011. This is Lucy.
Friday January 21, 2011. The forecast was calling for a snow storm, and sure enough I woke up to pretty heavy snow fall. Not wanting to be deterred, I stuck to my plan and drove up to Vermont to go skiing. I was richly rewarded with absolutely excellent conditions and a practically empty mountain.
Friday February 4, 2011. This photo just makes me laugh. I took it from my car, and the deer stuck around long enough for me to pull up, grab my camera, switch the lens, but as soon as I rolled the window down and lifted the camera up, he turned around and trotted away. Perfect.
Friday February 18, 2011. Margot and I having dinner at Eataly in NYC after a day of walking around and going to the Museum of Natural History. A great way to spend a day!
Thursday March 31, 2011. I just like this photo of Margot
Sunday April 24, 2011. I bought a bird feeder this year and at the times I remembered to fill it, I was able to get some great bird photos!
Saturday May 7, 2011. This is Rosy. She was also excited about my new bird feeder, and while she could probably hear the birds right outside the door, she was unable to reach them despite her best efforts
Wednesday May 11, 2011. I love seeing these things close up.
Sunday May 22, 2011. After about 10 years of going to school part time, I finally graduated.
Friday May 27, 2011. Any time we bring a suitcase up from the basement, Rosy feels the need to sit on it. We like to think that it’s her way of trying to keep us home, but I think she just likes to sit on things.
Sunday May 29, 2011. Much like the cobblers children who have no shoes, Margot and I have almost no photos of us together. So while we were on vacation, Margot always made it a point to tell me to set the camera up and get some photos of us.
Wednesday June 1, 2011. A photo from the resort we stayed at in the Dominican Republic.
Friday June 3, 2011. On the last day of our vacation, our day on the beach was cut short by a rain storm. It looked pretty ominous rolling in.
Sunday June 12, 2011. I love this photo of Margot and Lucy
Thursday July 7, 2011. This barn is in a the parking lot of a popular restaurant in Danbury. As you can see in the photo, the barn looks pretty unstable and it’s full of junk, including a couple cars that have probably been there for a couple of decades, but they leave it standing despite having a need for the additional parking space.
Thursday July 14, 2011. Our backyard is anything but scenic, but given some great sunset lighting and some creative composition you can get a decent photo.
Tuesday July 19, 2011. One of Lucy’s most favorite places is inside her tunnel.
Friday August 5, 2011. One of my favorite places to walk around and take photos in is Fairfield Hills in Newtown. I like it so much, that I often feel like I’ve photographed everything worthwhile in the place. So when I’m able to take a different look at something there, it makes me happy.
Wednesday August 17, 2011. I took this during a walk around Tarrywile Park in Danbury. Tarrywile is another location I often find myself in with a camera, so it’s a place I find difficult to come away from with new photos. However I really liked this one.
Tuesday August 23, 2011. I was really happy when I took this photo. I pass by this building every day, and I came up with the concept of this photo weeks (months?) before I actually stopped to take it. Until one day when the light was right, I had a few extra minutes, and the photo came out just like I had envisioned. Love it when a plan comes together!
Thursday September 1, 2011. This is another photo from Tarrywile park.
Tuesday September 6, 2011. Margot and I went up to Maine for a few days in September. The weather wasn’t terrific most of the time we were there, so there wasn’t much opportunity for great photos of sprawling landscapes with amazing light or anything like that, so during a walk along the shore I decided to focus on small snippets of the landscape instead. This is one of those photos.
Tuesday September 6, 2011. Another photo from Maine, this one in Bar Harbor. As the sun was setting behind me it was putting some great light on these boats in the harbor.
Thursday September 9, 2011. Margot and I braved the weather forecast and the ominous clouds and went kayaking in Acadia Park. Luckily we didn’t get rained on, and had a nice relaxing run around Jordan Pond.
Wednesday September 14, 2011. Theres an irony in this photo… it’s a greenhouse, that is completely overgrown on the outside with green “things”, but it’s empty inside.
Saturday September 17, 2011. Yale Bowl!
Monday September 19, 2011. Coming home to find my diploma in the mail really solidified that I was actually, truly, finished. It was a welcome sight.
Saturday October 29, 2011. Margot and I in Tarrywile. This was the morning of the huge snowstorm we got in October. It was nice out that morning, so we decided to take advantage and go for a walk.
Saturday October 29, 2011. Snow in October, turned out to be a lot of it!
Thursday November 3, 2011. These cranes were set up to submerge this huge tank at night, so I took the opportunity to get a photo of it while I had the chance.
Sunday November 6, 2011. Little by little I’ve been hiking sections of the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut with my family. We make it a lot more fun than it probably sounds.
Saturday November 26, 2011. I got to celebrate my Grandmother’s 90th birthday with her. What’s better than that?
Tuesday December 6, 2011. Our cats are pretty good with the tree and mostly leave it alone, but here you can see Rosy’s curiosity getting the best of her.
Tuesday December 6, 2011. Here’s Lucy, she’s awesome.
Wednesday December 14, 2011. For my birthday, I went into NYC with a couple of buddies, and our first stop was the 9/11 Memorial. This is a photo of the Freedom Tower I took in reflection of another structure.
Saturday December 17, 2011. Since Margot and I have birthdays just a few days apart, I got us a gift we could both enjoy.
Saturday December 31, 2011. A toast to a great 2011, and hopefully an even better 2012.