Today we visited the Maryland Institue College of Art — M|I|C/A for a college tour for Emma. We went to lunch at the inner harbor and I was able to grab the following photo with the iPhone panorama app.
Apple Computer has had a long history of technological inovation in computer hardware and software. They are now an icon in the mobile phone marketplace and are setting the standard for others to follow with the iPhone. Back in 1997 the company was a niche player in the computer marketplace and the stock was selling in the low $20′s. The stock is now trading between $500-600 per share and Apple Computer now has the highest marketcap of all publicly traded companies. The technology industry can be fickle and the icons of the past have gone by the wayside, who knows if Apple will be able to maintain this status in the future.
This photo is part of the first week’s theme of Icon for the 2013 Photo Challenge. Each week the Photo challenge website posts a theme for the week and they will recap some of their favorite images. I personally don’t think this image is very strong, but when the word icon came to mind, I immediately thought of Apple Computer and the stock certificate I have framed.
One of the goals I had for this year was to continue making updates to this blog so it doesn’t fall by the wayside. My goal is to post at least once per week. One easy way to accomplish this is with a weekly photo assignment.
I started off this year with several goals and resolutions and I’m very pleased with the progress I have made. One of my resolutions was to embark on a project to take and post a photo a day. This photo marks the end of that project and documents some of the resolutions I have for the next year.
My plan for the year is to continue the progress I have made with my walking and complete the 50K One Day Hike (ODH) in April. After April the training will continue so I can take on the 100K ODH in 2014. Photographically I plan on working on a monthly printing project and finishing my Civil War Infrared project. Another goal for the year is to complete the first level of Rosetta Stone Spanish.
Happy New Years and I hope everyone has a great 2013!
While processing this in Lightroom I started playing with the oil paint technique I have been playing with (negative clarity, and pumping up the noise reduction.) I liked the effect, but this quick method wasn’t giving me the look I wanted. So I dropped the image into Photoshop and was able to get the look I wanted with the Dry Brush filter. This is a photo of the Christmas lights in our Azaleas. I shot this at f22 so I can get the starburst on the lights.