To close out the year, I have (finally) added another photo gallery to ART@CHC, titled Shots at Large: Winter. We get little enough snow here that, when it does fall, I am often inspired to go out shooting. The current collection comprises the 12 most interesting shots from the past 20 years of my winter walkabouts. More to the point, these are the few shots that I didn’t get bored with after hours of scanning, editing, etc.
I will be ringing in the new year with a new lightweight camera and lens (948 grams total) and a new desktop computer (it weighs a lot more). My 2009 Windows 7 PC cannot run the 2019 version of Photoshop — and Windows 7 support will end in one year — so it was time to bite the bullet and get a new machine rather than upgrade the old one. I am not looking forward to the task of migrating all my programs and files, a first-world problem by any definition.
As a lovely year-end parting gift to my faithful readers, here is a bonus shot that does not appear in my Winter gallery. This is the road leading out of our neighborhood, one that demands low gear and a tight grip on the wheel on snowy days. I hope that you and yours enjoy safe travels in the year ahead.