The start of the new year always makes me so optimistic. I join challenges, I make lists, I set lofty goals. Somewhere around the middle of February, it all comes crashing down. Then I muddle my way through the rest of the year.
This year is going to be different. I mentioned it in my last post, but perhaps I feel if I keep saying it, it will come true. I am going to enjoy life this year. I am not going to work, work, work until I have no time for a life. I am going to do things for me, things that make me happy, things that make me feel productive and challenged.
So, here I am again with the Dogwood 52 photography challenge for 2017. Oh yes, I did it last year. Until February. This year, I vow to make it the whole year, or at least longer than February.
The first week’s challenge was using the rule of thirds to tell a story. My rule of thirds is a little off here, upon looking longer at it, I think I should have cropped in a little more from the bottom right corner, eliminating the last bar on the right. I struggled a bit with the whole “tell a story” – I’m not sure if I succeeded or not. I found this old cemetery just minutes from my house. I walked around, trying to capture the feel of the place. The quietness. The cold. The oldness.