A Year in Photos

Today marks the completion of a full year of pictures on Glass Renagerie, my photoblog. What a year it has been. I’m happy to be at the end of it, because it ended up being more stressful than I had expected. From the beginning, I didn’t require myself to actually take a picture each day, so I figured it wouldn’t be a problem coming up with pictures from my archives. However, a quick scan shows that a large majority of the images were taken in 2009:

2000 – 1 (In Rememberance, for 9/11)
2002 – 3 (A few shots from our Hawaii trip of that year)
2006 – 1 (Today’s UT Tower image)
2007 – 11 (Some from my Australia trip and a few others)
2008 – 12 (various)
2009 – 333 (see what I mean?)
2010 – 4 (likewise)

This is probably a significant source of the stress I’ve felt with coming up with an image for each day, so now that I’ve completed a full year, I’m going to back off and just post images there haphazardly. After all, I still have Macro Monday and the new Diptych project.

Here is some more information about the year’s worth of photos. Trusting my tags, which probably aren’t completely consistent, my most popular subjects are:

Flowers – 66
Clouds – 41
Sky – 19
Sunset – 17
Bird – 15
Food – 13
Building – 13
Tree – 11
Waterfall – 11
Water – 10

Just for fun, here’s a clickable montage of the entire set: (due to some technical difficulties combined with having already spent way too much time on this, there may be a few that do not link correctly)



  1. #1 by Dave2 on January 7, 2010 - 8:11 pm

    Sweet! Did you notice the color shift? Blues and purples shifting to oranges and reds?
    .-= Dave2´s last blog ..Heights =-.


    • #2 by Ren on January 12, 2010 - 3:19 pm

      Dave2 – After you pointed out the color shift, I looked back expecting to see a strong effect. Not strong, but I do see it.


      • #3 by Dave2 on January 12, 2010 - 3:36 pm

        Really? I think it’s quite strong! The color “orange” doesn’t really appear until row 14. By the time you get to the final row, it’s appearing all the time!
        .-= Dave2´s last blog ..Bullet Sunday 165 =-.


  2. #4 by Melissa Johnston on January 7, 2010 - 8:16 pm

    I love this idea of the photo blog. I’d like to steal the idea and use with my gifted students. Perhaps they can create their own photo blog documenting a year in the life of a 6th grade student. My 2010 project is a Year of Adventure. I’m going on my first adventure this week – Leeanna the Psychic – to have my cards read. Can’t wait to see how it turns out. Hope you’ll check me out.
    .-= Melissa Johnston´s last blog ..Dance Your @ss Off alternative to the Gym =-.


    • #5 by Ren on January 12, 2010 - 3:23 pm

      Melissa – I have a 6th grader myself — I’d love to hear how the student project works out. I’ve added your blog to my reader and perhaps this is answered there, but I wonder how you came up with your adventure choices….


      • #6 by Melissa Johnston on January 12, 2010 - 8:04 pm

        I’ll keep you posted on the photo project. May be something I start next year. As for the adventures, I thought I would be able to plan them out, but no. life happens and gets in the way! Read my blog entry “Adventure, You say?” for more. Basically, I find things I’m interested in or curious about but never took the time to do. Thanks for reading. – Melissa


  3. #7 by kapgar on January 7, 2010 - 10:26 pm

    While I really like what you did, I’ll stick to just creating an album in Flickr for my photo challenge as opposed to an entire blog.

    Well done, BTW.


    • #8 by Ren on January 12, 2010 - 3:25 pm

      kapgar – I’m close to my limit for free Flickr use and I’m not at all certain I want to pay for a subscription. Not sure what I’m going to do about that.


  4. #9 by martymankins on January 9, 2010 - 9:33 pm

    This was quite the challenge, but I think you did a great job. Sometimes a lot of work is worth it.
    .-= martymankins´s last blog ..The Eyes Have It =-.


    • #10 by Ren on January 12, 2010 - 3:26 pm

      martymankins – I certainly had a nice sense of accomplishment and I feel like it did open my photographer eyes a bit wider.


  5. #11 by Faiqa on January 18, 2010 - 9:10 am

    Congratulations!! The photos are beautiful. I’m always in awe of how people can make something we look at every day into art… giving something we take for granted a completely different perspective is definitely an act of creation.


    • #12 by Ren on January 18, 2010 - 11:12 pm

      Faiqa – Thank you. I wish I were better at it — there are so many times that I imagine a photograph but fail to capture it.


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