Almost a year ago, Mr. Scott Thomas challenged those of us inclined to do so, to participate in a year long photo assignment. The challenge was to photograph the same location throughout all four seasons of the year. I had read about something like this in a book Scott had recommended to me, Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson, and thought it was a great idea. When he announced the assignment last December, I thought to myself – I already have a jump start on this from some photos I took in the fall, in an easily accessible location, that I was pretty happy with. At the time of the announcement, I also made the decision that I’d feature two locations throughout the year by including the view from my favorite lounging spot, my oft mentioned backyard deck.
Now you might be wondering why I’ve titled this post the way that I did. One reason was that the assignment reminded me how unorganized I am about my photo archives. I use Photoshop Elements to load my photos on to the computer which organizes them by date. That’s the only organization I have – no tags. So, just like for Scott’s favorite photos of the year assignment, I had to scroll through a year of photos to try to find the shots I took for this assignment. Another reason you shall discover closer to the end of this post.
Spring came around and thawed us out:
This is also where you’ll find out the other reason for the title of my post! I never took a fall photo from my deck specifically for this assignment! Yep, I’m admitting it, I messed up a bit. In my head, fall was taken care of; however, at the time I decided to add the deck to my year of photos, it was already winter. This past fall came along and I never took a deck photo thinking it was already done. Scrolling through my archives, I chose two alternative almost-fall-from-my-deck photos. There was this one that I did for my Picture Fall class last October:
The view from my deck on October 30, 2011 after the Freaky Freakin’ Snowstorm – technically this is a fall photo of the view from my deck!
What a year it has been. I think I will be ready to bid 2011 adieu!