This year’s New Year’s resolution is to stay current with the WIRR, instead of falling behind on photo processing like I did in 2010.  We’ll see how it goes…  Of course, I’ll also be slowly going through my 2010 backlog.

In addition, this year I’ll be adding a theme to the WIRR each month.  After my work at the end of last year on my Everyday Surreal project, where I pumped up the colors as much as I could, I wanted to swing the other way for a change.  So for January, the theme will be “black and white.”  In fact, every photo that I take in January will be black and white (except for family snapshots).  I feel like I need the practice shooting in black and white.

This is a Cottonwood I shot in my backyard this afternoon as the snow fell.

WIRR 2011 January1

Technical Data:  Canon 7D; EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM at 180mm; f/5.6 at 1/1600; ISO 400; Silver Efex Pro.

Here is the original, if you’re curious:

WIRR 2011 January1 original