Welcome to 2015 – Happy New Year and Thank You!


On our last day of shooting on Molokai, we went to the wharf. It was interesting to watch the group respond to a new place and see what they chose to photograph. Some were immediately drawn to the boats on the dock. Others were shooting details and close ups. Others walked away from the main group as they preferred to be on their own. Some photographed the people fishing off of the dock. I was drawn to the light on the water in front of the island of Maui and the warm tonalities in the sky. At this point in the week, after the thoughtful daily discussions and personal introspection, I felt everyone was comfortable photographing what they were drawn to. They seemed to be more open to finding the gifts that were there. 

Thank you, to all who faithfully follow my blog and sometimes even post a comment. I appreciate your choosing to make my blog part of your day. I wish you the best in 2015 and look forward to sharing and learning with you this year. Happy New Year!

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  1. Bruce Sorrell January 1, 2015 at 8:10 am #

    Good Morning, John ! Many, many thanks for all of the good advice you’ve shared with us throughout 2014. Your insights have certainly improved my shooting, and I’m sure I’m not alone in that regard. Here’s hoping you and yours have the happiest New Year !

    • JB January 1, 2015 at 8:33 am #

      Thank you Bruce. I always appreciate your comments. Happy New Year!

  2. Brian Reitenauer January 1, 2015 at 8:11 am #

    Absolutely beautiful image. Happy New Year John!!

    • JB January 1, 2015 at 8:32 am #

      Thank you Brian. Looking forward to seeing your excellent work.

  3. Robert crowe January 1, 2015 at 8:14 am #

    Seasons greetings to you as well,I look forward to seeing all your comments and beautiful photos.

    • JB January 1, 2015 at 8:33 am #

      Thank you Robert. I appreciate your following along.

  4. Ginny Brown January 1, 2015 at 9:02 am #

    One of the most important gifts I received in 2014 was meeting you and learning from you. Thank you, and all the best wishes to you and your family for 2015!
    P.S. Love this image!

    • JB January 1, 2015 at 9:04 am #

      Thank you Ginny. You are very kind.

  5. Barb korman January 1, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    Beautiful shot. Happy New Year John.

    • JB January 1, 2015 at 9:32 am #

      Thank you Barb. Happy New Year to you as well!

  6. Scott O January 1, 2015 at 10:10 am #

    Excellent image as always JB. As we leap into a new year, you and Dan continue to be among our many blessings. Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family.

    • JB January 1, 2015 at 10:38 am #

      Scott, as you know I own you and Joyce my life! 🙂 Love you both.

  7. Linda Russo January 1, 2015 at 10:22 am #

    Happy New Year, John. Thanks for all that you do for your fellow photographers.! -:)

    • JB January 1, 2015 at 10:37 am #

      You’re welcome Linda. Thanks for following along!

  8. Dennis January 1, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    Thank you John for all of your inspiration and providing a great forum. Good health and happiness to you and your family in 2015 and always. Dennis

    • JB January 1, 2015 at 10:51 am #

      Thank you Dennis. I appreciate your loyal participation on my blog posts. Have a great 2015!

  9. Flint Sparks January 1, 2015 at 10:34 pm #

    One of the great joys of 2014 was meeting you, John! I look forward to what 2015 brings and I hope it brings us together again. In the meantime, this way of connecting is very joyful and nourishing.

    • JB January 1, 2015 at 11:24 pm #

      Flint, I feel very much the same way. I can’t stop thinking about the conversations we had and the wisdom I’ve received from you. I look forward to the next time we can get together.

  10. Steve L January 2, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    Best wishes backatcha, John. Continued success with your photography in 2015 along with health, happiness, and prosperity….all important ingredients.
    And keep goin’ with the blog…part of my photo workflow! Inspiring and thought provoking.

    • JB January 2, 2015 at 10:17 am #

      Steve, I always appreciate your comments. Thanks for following along!

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