Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
To be honest, I find it bloody near impossible to choose a favourite photo from a whole year. My Lightroom catalogue on my laptop alone has over 10000 photos from 2017.
But this one stands out to me. This is my photography buddy Bryce. He was one of the first people I met when I moved to Melbourne in 2010 and it's because of him I started teaching at RMIT. He and I are pretty much interchangeable in what we teach. He's one of my best friends and this year, he nearly died. The specialists informed us he had about two weeks to live and they were looking at palliative care.
This photo was taken in Qld a couple months AFTER that phone call.
Moral of the story? Get a second opinion.
And don't take life for granted.
And sometimes it's ok to have a crooked horizon line.
Below is another favourite. A Smart-Phone shot of me dancing with Bryce on Christmas day. Best present ever.
So maybe a favourite photo isn't about the best technical or creative or clever photo. It's about the memory, the moment, the story, the person.