So here’s the last monthly review for 2014. I quite enjoyed doing these and will definitely keep on doing them in 2015. I’ve been using them as a personal reference throughout the year but have to say that in the last quarter of 2014 they served more as a reminder of how unimaginative and uncreative I felt. I’m not complaining, though, because at least I do realise that something’s been lacking – for me personally – in my photography these past months. And once you realise something’s not right, you have the chance to do it differently.
As you will see from the pictures, I didn’t take the camera outside much in December. I guess I took the easy way out and made use of all the Christmas decorations to get my share of pictures. The outside pictures you see below were taken on December 31. I was invited to stay at my friends’ place in the Northern Black Forest, where 30 cm of snow had already come down versus our measly 5 cm here in the city.
We started our New Year’s celebrations by BBQing sausages at noon, drank some mulled wine, then went for a forest walk. The evening was spent with a raclette meal – which if you’ve ever made raclette you’ll know can go on for hours – and many rounds of what is normally a children’s game called “Looping Louie” but was turned into an adults game by adding *ahem*… some alcohol. I have to say this last day of the year was one of the best (not because of the alcohol!).
After quite a few personal fails in 2014, I didn’t make any more new year’s resolutions, but then I read in Kristen’s post that she had the simple goal to live and I decided I’d go with that.
How was your December, and how was 2014 for you?