Well, this is it. The final photo. Even though I had not planned this, it seems fitting that the final shot should be a long exposure seascape, with dramatic light. Without any planning or desire, this has become my style. Its the kind of shot I like taking the most and to be honest, I think they are some of my best work.
I could not have imagined getting this far 12 months ago. There were a few stages when I found it tough and I almost gave up a few times but I'm really glad I stuck with it. To say I've learned a lot since first picking up a camera 366 days ago would be an understatement. It has led to many new opportunities for me and I'm looking forward to seeing where this crazy photographic adventure brings me next. I think that even if I wanted to stop now, I couldn't. The crazy amount of money I spent on the D800 and 24-70 lens means I'm stuck with it anyway! :-)
There are far too many people to say thanks to and I don't want to offend anyone by accidentally leaving someone out. Since I left for my 3 month work trip in September, I know my commenting has been very sporadic but I'm really glad people continued commented/faved my photos during that time. It was those comments that kept me going and I'm sure I would have stopped otherwise. Thanks to you all.
I've decided to do Year 2. I had said to myself that I could not commit the time to it but I'll find a way. 2013 could be a very interesting year I hope and to be honest I'd miss this place.
Congratulations to everyone who finishes today. It's not an easy task and you should all be very proud of what you have achieved.