Christmas is coming and the year is ending. It’s that time of year when we ponder the mistakes and accomplishments of the last twelve months.

I have done quite a bit of traveling in the last year but I don’t know if that counts as an accomplishment or a mistake. Maybe it’s a mistake to spend hard cash on travel when the economy is headed down the tubes but who knows; maybe I helped to keep a few places in business for a while longer.

In some ways I am disappointed by the photographs I took this year. I’m not sure I produced anything worthy of the effort or expense, at least not in the eyes of the general public. Is photography a doomed art or am I just doomed to making average images that no one cares about. With all the images out there and new ones being added every minute of the day it is hard to get noticed. There is some part of me that wants to be noticed or remembered or both. The other part is happy to do as it pleases without concern for what anyone else thinks.

So once again I am of two minds which are constantly at odds with each other and no one wins.