Since last December I have recieved several catalogs that have pulled items and color combinations from their archives. They stated this in the catalogs.
I had already begun pulling images from my archives to re-edit. Taking the time to work through software and their editing capabilities one edit at a time. Load one image and start in the upper left corner and apply every single edit to see exactly what it does and the range of what it can do. I don't consider it time consuming because it is so enlightening.
Freeing myself last year from the "Small Business" merry-go-round has been amazing. More so for the mental benefits than the physical nature. When your photography becomes your art the mechanitions of it are far different from the images you produce solely for their 'saleability'.
It does give me enough to pull many new images out and subject them to the new things I am learning.
Winter Envisioning, Spring Contemplations and Latitude 31 are the new fruit of that endevour. Latitude 31 will be up by the end of the week.
I have been trying to move away from the year thing. I shot this in year such and such and this was going on in my life and this was going on in the country and this was going on in the world and this was what was going on in space, blah, blah, blah and the actual image, it's quality, composition, color and depth just falls by the wayside. As if all the swirling stuff going on in the world was responsible for it instead of me. Me getting myself up, dressed, fed and out the door with cameras (and usually dog) for a day or 1/2 day of shooting. Coming home, cleaning and eating and then editing.
They year does not matter unless you are a conflict photographer and really, since we have been fighting one another for the last 100,000 years the only thing new there is weaponry. I suppose that for those who are trying to document the earths decline the year would be very important. I not take images for that.
In doing this, going through my archives, I have found so many images that have never seen the light of day and they are stunning. If I do say so myself.