Having just wrapped up getting all the images from 2008 up and posted, it’s dawned on me that 2008 was my fifth full year shooting with a DSLR. I started down this path in April 2003, when I put my Canon 10D around my neck, and I’ve never looked back. I still don’t shoot nearly as much as when I first got the 10D — that year, I ran over 20,000 frames through the 10D — but 2008 saw me shooting more than I had since 2005, and that’s a really good thing.
In those five years, Becky and I have travelled many, many, many miles over land (as well as a few trip via air) to get the shots that you see here and on colin-wright.com. We’ve driven long haul trips to Colorado (2003), the desert southwest (2004), the Outer Banks (2005), Yosemite NP (2005), Smokey Mountain NP (2006) and Glacier NP/Yosemite NP (2008). We’ve taken short jaunts to Suck Creek Mountain many, many times, along with short trips to the Lake of the Ozarks and other close-by destinations. We’ve flown to Jamaica (2002 and 2003) and the Dominican Republic (2006). Through all this travel, I’ve had a Canon DSLR body nearby, and have captured so many of the wonders we’ve seen as we’ve been fortunate enough to travel.
Five years of going down this path has netted a treasure-trove of almost 75,000 images. There’s not a time that I stroll through our images without finding an image that suddenly captures my imagination. It’s been a great ride.
With that in mind, I’d like to start working on a photo book and collection, documenting some of the highlights of my first five digital years, with the expectation to get it printed/published toward late summer. At this point, this is just an idea in my head so I don’t have any details, but watch for more info here as I start nailing down some of the details.