The Going Year

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I’ve never been much for celebrating the New Year coming in. I think it stems from my parents quiet ambivalence to all the New Year partying. Look back at the old year, take the lessons from it and move onto the new, seems to be as good an option as any.

The photo, by the way, isn’t my ‘best photo of 2013’ as so many photographers seem to do but i suppose it could be seen as a slight reference to the end of the year as we all paddle our kayaks towards the unknown waters on the horizon. Ahem… deep. 🙂

The weather in Uig, Skye that day was miserable with rain and a ferocious wind battering this group of kayaking rookies who were taking instruction. Only the guy in the lead boat seemed to be comfortable in the constant rough swell of the waves. The others had a rather stiffer technique which seemed to be a combination of intense concentration mixed with mild terror. You couldn’t help but admire them as they battled the elements.

My big find of 2013 was chess. I used to play many years ago and after buying a set up in Skye, i found that my passion for the game came back. Professional photography can be quite a intense business at times and i find that chess provides a welcome escape away from the thought processes of work. Photography can become all-consuming if you let it.

So finally I’d like to finish this final post of 203 with a thank you to everyone who follow the blog or reads the posts. It is very much appreciated. Next year i will try and post more regularly. I certainly want to try and use Pressgram more than i have.

Have a happy, peaceful and prosperous 2014.

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