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New Year #522013

birdsflying proposed earlier in the week to lead a project of posting a picture a week to Flickr, based around a common theme for each week of 2013. This seemed to me a good reason to reactivate my Flickr account and try to hone my own photography skills. A picture a day, as some dedicated people do, is quite a commitment, but one a week is surely manageable.

Sensibly enough she has proposed "New Year" as this week's theme. I suspected that I might get something appropriate from the newly started Irish presidency of the European Union, and when I peeked into the Justus Lipsius building, where all the EU summits are held, on my way back from lunch, I realised I had timed it just right: they were literally in the act of raising the Irish presidency banner in the atrium.

So the European semester begins, and so too does this project. It is a little askew, and suffers from being taken through bullet-proof glass, but one has to start somewhere.

Eszter Hargittai has eloquently explained why one might want to undertake such a project in the first place, and I have signed up for her Flickr group too. After all, two photos a week is surely manageable. I think.



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Jan. 8th, 2013 03:49 pm (UTC)
I did a picture a day in 2012 -- I definitely felt the old school discipline of having to keep a watchful eye for the next image opportunity. Some days it bordered on tedious, but there is no denying that persistence produced some favourable results.

Alas I was relieved when I took the last pic of the year -- a bottle of port (which contents I happily consumed on New Year's Eve).

I'll be content for a Photo a Week in 2013, but with the camera always at the ready whenever a good image presents itself.

Enjoy your photography, Nik!
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