And we arrive at the year’s end. It has been a fine photographic journey with many highs along the way. The year started off with my licensing this image to a media company in New York who used it for an educational campaign. It is particularly nice as it is a shot of my little girl and her granddad. Also, along the way in 2013, I was featured in a few online art publications. One for Opticks and the other for The Chicago Art and Literature Center. I was among the ones who were shortlisted in the Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the Year, and towards the end of the year, I had four images accepted into the Cork International Salon Competition, with this image winning a ribbon. In February, my images will be exhibited with the other winning and accepted images here in Cork. This will be my first ever participation in an exhibition. All very pleasing and keeps me positive about the year to come. And I must say thanks to those who supported and inspired me.

And so to choosing an image for December, a month with some shots I really like. In the end it comes down to two images. One from a little series of a woman waiting outside Cork’s Opera House for her friend to arrive and the other, which was taken just around the corner of a woman in stride reflected in a shiny, black tiled wall. In the end, I have chosen the former. There is more of a story to be imagined about this photograph, I feel. What do you think?

Tomorrow, I will try to choose my favourite image of 2013. Then on January 2nd, the fun begins. I will do an end-of-year review for my iPhone account.



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