So I had this New Year resolution last year, to make more of an effort to participate in photographic events. Things like club field trips, weekends shooting at a special venue etc, and to make more of an effort with competing as well. I am fairly good at attending the monthly meetings but the rest of it I tend to leave to the last minute and forget about, or already be booked up for something for the field trip that was of interest.
Everything stopped on Feb22 with the big earthquake that devastated Christchurch and changed the lives of everyone. Suddenly it was a challenge to find venues to hold events and meetings in, and everything seemed to move further away from where I live. And we all had other things to occupy us, like boiling water, and constant aftershocks. 2011 turned into my year of hibernation rather than participation.
Earthquakes haven’t gone away as our cluster that hit on the 23rd Dec reminded us, but now a year down the track we are more familiar and better prepared to deal with them. Everyone is making an effort to return things back to as much as can resemble normal. As soon as I get my house fixed up by EQC (hopefully sometime this month) for which I have to pack up EVERYTHING move out for 2-3 weeks and may not have and interwebs access, then its all on!
I therefore intend 2012 to be my year of participation. What’s your photographic goal for 2012?