“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld
At the end of a year, I have a tradition of going back through my favorite photographs I’ve taken in that year. On this blog, I have several years on record. In 2009 through 2013, my photographs were mostly of travels throughout Europe as my family and I lived in Prague those four years. Since ’13, my travels have been more limited to where I live with my family now, in Midwestern U.S.A.
Living in a mostly flat area brings its challenges. There are not many architectural wonders, awe-inspiring mountains, or vast bodies of water outside my back door, though Lake Erie and the Roebling Bridge really are spectacular. The challenge as a citizen of the world is to see the joy and beauty as it occurs — even in Ohio, there is beauty all around. What is important is to be able to see it as something to capture, to find the extraordinary inside the ordinary days.
Of course, flowers always will be one of my favorite photography subjects, especially ones from my backyard garden. In 2015, I also enjoyed capturing different landscapes — the ultra-blue waters of the South Florida Gulf and a foggy sunrise in Tennessee.
My 10 Favorite Photographs of 2015
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams
One of my favorite quotes on photography:
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” – Ansel Adams
Photography Portfolio and White House Custom Color
One of my end-of-2015 goals has been to upgrade my photography printing service, and I’m pleased to report that it is live through SmugMug with printing through one of the industry’s finest photo printing houses, White House Custom Color. I have ordered several different prints and can honestly say that the quality is exceptional and their work is guaranteed.
Wishing you and yours the most delightful and joy-filled Christmas season. Warmly, Jennifer