A Photo a Day for 2022

It’s mid-February, and I’m still doing it.

I felt like going through my available archives, and revisiting all the photos I’ve taken over the years.

In many cases, I’ve pulled the only surviving copies of these photos out of my flickr account, or from photos that were saved when I sent images for printing to McGreevy Pro Lab, after my external hard drive melted in 2020.

For me, it’s an opportunity to revisit where I was in my photographic endeavors, and where I can go in the future. Wow, all these cameras I used at one point in time. All that film. All these photographic techniques. Damn.

It started as a New Year’s resolution. And you know about New Year’s resolutions … you usually give them up around January 8th. But I decided to keep going. Can I pull 365 distinctive images out of my archive, one a day, and keep going until December 31st, 2022?

Maybe. It’s a challenge, to say the least. Wow, I remember when I took that photo above. Two rolls of film in a plastic Holga camera. That seemed like a lifetime ago.

Got up at 6:00 a.m. for a trip to Saratoga Springs to get that photo above. I must have been crazy.

A happy accident at Flagler Beach in Florida, accidentally scanning in one of the rolls of film with the wrong scanning settings, giving me a red-black tinge on my image. Wow.

I guess what I’m trying to say is … sometimes you have to try a new routine, if for no other reason than to give yourself an opportunity to grown and improve. And to have fun doing so.

So by all means, follow me on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/chuckthewriter) and see if I can actually pull this marathon stunt off.

Oh, and that photo? I posted it for today’s Photo a Day for 2022. 😀