A new year means a fresh start and this lends itself to making resolutions. While many people will have resolutions this year involving eating better, exercising, or maybe saving more money, my resolutions all revolve around photography. My first resolution is to take more photos, more often. There are plenty of beautiful natural areas and parks near my home filled with great photo opportunities that I tend to take for granted. Living so close to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, I also have abundant opportunities to take photos of both sunrises and sunsets over the water, but don’t do it often enough.
My second resolution is to plan another photography trip this year. Last year my husband and I spent a week driving down the California coast from Napa to Los Angeles, and it was truly fantastic. The photo featured today was from one of my favorite spots along the Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur near the Bixby Creek Bridge. We’ve tossed around a few ideas, but haven’t settled on anything yet. So far we’ve thought about the Pacific Northwest, the Desert Southwest, or we may end up staying along the east coast and visiting some old favorites along the Outer Banks. Regardless of where we end up, an entire week to beautiful scenery and photography is certainly on my list for 2011!