New Beginnings

Spring buds on maple tree

I was a bad photo club member.  Kind of.  I skipped my photo club meeting today.  Again.  Now, in my defense, I did wake up with a serious sinus headache, so I wouldn’t have been much fun anyway, but at the same time I could have gone.  I just didn’t want to leave the house today.  I wanted a full and uninterrupted day of rest and relaxation.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the theme for the monthly contest was “New Beginnings”, and I had this photo printed and ready to go as my entry in the contest.

I took this shot of my maple tree in my backyard about two years ago, using my Tamron 180mm Macro lens.  And, of course, my tripod.  Always use a tripod.  The tripod has improved the quality of my photography more than ANY other piece of equipment, but I digress.

Anyway, the more I looked at this photo, the more I liked it.  I felt it was a perfect shot as spring represents a “new beginning”.  Would I have won?  Oh, I don’t know, but I like to think I would have.

As a very loose segue into this a “new beginning”, when I was looking at old photos (when I found this) I also came across several photos that I haven’t seen or thought about in quite a long time.  You just might be seeing some “new” shots that have never been published before.  Stay tuned.