New Year’s Day of 2020 started out magnificently. We had freezing rain overnight and the trees were coated beautifully. There were a few clouds in the sky to catch the warmth of the rising sun and as it rose the trees were backlit and provided a nice starburst. Seemed like a good sign. They say that you can’t judge a book by its cover and I guess that can be said for the first day of a year. Anyway, here we are in 2021 with hopes for a better twelve months to come.
Last night I started gathering my favorite images from each month and was going to do a retrospective, something I’ve not done previously. When I got up this morning all was gone. We had a power outage for only a few seconds but that closed everything down and while PS usually offers to recover files it did not this morning. They are not lost but I will have to start sorting again in Lightroom. I decided to share this one from last New Year’s Day’s shoot. It isn’t the one I picked for January so that is still yet to come.
I did reprocess it a bit and one improvement was the removal of a dust bunny I had somehow missed and a larger file for viewing. We’ll see what I find to start this year when I go out later but there’s no ice coated trees this time around.
Happy 2021 everyone! We can all hope for better things this year, a successful vaccine and the reduction of virus cases along with less turmoil and happier people. Last year was tough on us but one can hope we’ll start to get along a little better and work together again.