On New Year's eve my cousins DD and Brink and I sit down to reflect on the past year and set goals (not resolutions) for the upcoming year. This year, we also included a look back on the past decade and where we want to be in 10 years. It is amazing to see what we have accomplished and overcome in that amount of time.
DD keeps sea shells from her travels with her daughter in a glass topped display coffee table. After banging pots and pans on the front porch, I got out a few of the shells to take the first pictures of a new year and the 365 project.
I like this photo for its simplicity and shallow depth of field.
The spiral shape of the shell reminds me of how the Maya and other ancients saw time as both linear and cyclical. Time is our past-present-future as well as repetitive seasons,eras, and epochs with similar traits in different forms. So, after reviewing the past and planning for the future, My hope for 2011 is a new season of joy and contentment without too many repeated lessons that I should have already learned. :)
Exposure 0.033 sec (1/30)
Focal Length 16.9 mm
ISO Speed 400
Flash Auto, Fired, Red-eye reduction