Week 13 Lines and Photographer's Choice

This is the 5th week in our month long study of lines and it is also photographer's choice. 

My image was made of the Minneapolis Central Library during a street photography workshop with Valerie Jardin. It represents the culmination of my use of lines. While I love the colors and reflections, I was first drawn to make the photograph as the the lines intrigued me. You can see horizontal, vertical, patterned and repeated lines, along with diagonals and leading lines. If you look closely, in the upper left corner, there are even curved lines. Thus, I believe it represents each type of line from this month.

I am also including including favorite family images from 2013 in a quick slideshow below. Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014!

52-2-13 Lines in all their many forms

Here are a few of my family favorites that I picked quickly and randomly, some snapshots and some portraits, but all recapping our year. Kelly graduated from college, while Ali donated her hair at Relay for Life to Locks of Love. The boys are teenagers and Matt's deep voice still catches me off guard. We hiked in the desert at Palm Springs and enjoyed time in Newport Beach. Tom and I traveled to Phoenix.  I chased down macro subjects of cacti in Phoenix and sunsets and snowy landscapes on back roads at home. In May, I launched into business officially where I have so enjoyed capturing portraits of seniors and families. This summer, Tom and I celebrated 25 years of marriage, while Dad and Betty celebrated their 30th anniversary. This fall I rescued a sweet little kitty, Ella, who quickly became part of the family. I have never liked cats, but adore her. Ali took her MCAT in September. We spent lots of time at the cabin this summer and fall.  Lastly, I finally captured a family picture before we left for Thanksgiving. This was meant to be a short recap of the year, but as I write this, I realize how many blessings we have shared this year. It has been an awesome year and I look forward to what 2014 holds.

Last January, at the suggestion of our own Stacey Vukelj, our group of intrepid photographers dubbed 2013 "The Year of Awesome." 

And an awesome year it was. We completed our first 52-week collaborative blog project devoted to the in-depth exploration of light. We launched our website, Who We Become, a collaborative photo blog devoted to our collective creative development as part of our second year blog project. 

Please continue along our blog circle to our What We Become site to see a mosaic with all of our images by clicking HERE.