My life is often full of beautiful and interesting things and happenings. For your perusal ladies and gentlemen, the year in pictures and video! (Applause cue) Previous years are cataloged on this page.
I got a new camera in 2015, which brought the potential for much improved quality in both video and still photos. The video footage is so good, that I frequently lift stills that look like photographs. I am amazed at what these small cameras are capable of in such a small package, and it gets better every year, freeing us up to create stuff. This is a time of unprecedented opportunity for creativity in media, of which the outlet of all outlets is now accessible to much of the world's population to do as they please. The resulting revolution is having a profound impact on culture, and I think positive for the most part. Like a democratization of popular culture where any content has a chance to compete, not just whatever people with the money to produce and air stuff decide to put out. Amazing. I think I said in last year's year end post that I planned to take good advantage of that opportunity. I think I have and plan to continue to. I'm also realizing how much more far reaching it all is than I had realized. Onward.
Most of this is taken with older manual lenses adapted to my sony digital camera.
*That honey comb looking thing up there is a bark tanned goat stomach! not very durable, but it sure looks cool.