My children were each exposed to my love of photography. As they grew I gave them cameras. I tried to get them interested in taking photos and working in the darkroom. They were polite and nodded at the proper times as I explained the majic of the darkroom. For Meghan and Andrew, I could tell there was not the excitment that I felt when taking photos and as I attemped to make the "perfect print".
It was Katie who caught the bug. From the moment she took her first photos with me on the back roads of Iowa she was hooked. She has a feel for what makes a good photograph that can not be taught. I love her use of color, contrast and perspective. She has developed a style of composition that I wish I had. In many ways, she is a much better photographer that her father. You can use this link to visit her Bird's Eye View Photography web site to see what I mean.
The other day, Katie told me about her new project. Project 365. It's easy... simply pledge to take and post at least one photo every day for a year. My photography has gone in fits and starts. When I was traveling, this last fall, I took so many photos, it was easy to post all the time. Recently I have had long gaps in both taking and posting my work.
I have decided to take Katie's challenge and take and post at least one photo every day for a year.
It has been really dry this fall and winter in Kansas. We have had litlle rain and no snow. While in the Kansas City area today I past an interesting looking rustic fence and al though it was cold and windy, I stopped to take a few shots.