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A viola player by the tug of my heart, sidetracked by a career in technology. My favourite programming language is solder, and I'm a ham radio operator because it's an excuse to build lots of strange stuff.
I started a photo blog because of the beauty I first saw in Eric Tenin's Paris Daily Photo. Through him, I discovered the City Daily Photo ring, and I thought I'd give it a whirl. I'm not as dedicated as he is though, so I do miss some days.
Each month, on the first, the City Daily Photo community choose a theme, and we try to interpret it as best we can. This month, the community is taking a break, so there's no official theme for January, but traditionally, we've done a retrospective - a 'Best of the year' photo. Gerald at Hyde Daily Photo has put up a Linky that gathers the 'Best of' posts. Sharing that is the main reason I'm posting today.
I myself didn't have a prolific year, photo-wise. I found my motivation somewhat lacking, and missed quite a few days. No New Year's resolution to do better; I want to be more regular, but I'm not really sure where my inspiration has got to. In that spirit, I found the October Monthly Theme to be an unusual source of inspiration. I took a lot of photos of this slowly moving water, and then struggled over whether I should post-process any of them. In the end, I decided I liked this one, just as it is. I can see the man hole cover with bits of sand on it, and of course the water too. Reflected in the water I see trees, my house, clouds, the sky and even a crow! Serendipity meets persistence.
Is it my very best photo of 2012? I'm not sure how to decide that, but it strikes me as the one I'm most proud of.