2014—What A Wonderful World

The year is drawing to a close and tonight is my camera club’s last meeting of the year. We’ve been asked to create photographic slide shows to present, reflecting a related theme, not just random shots. The slideshows are purely for entertainment and will not be judged. However, I really struggled with this because I have enough trouble selecting three shots to enter into competition let alone an entire group of related photos. I went through several possibilities and discarded them all and considered not submitting a slide show at all tonight. But, I awoke in the middle of the night and my brain wouldn’t shut off. The first couple of lines from “What A Wonderful World” went through my head and I knew I had some shots of green trees and thought I had some shots of red roses—turns out I didn’t but red and pink tinged roses work here. Also, I have been privileged to photograph many of the world’s wonders, from tiny hummingbirds to majestic mountains and decided my theme would be “what a wonderful world” made up of photographs I’ve taken in 2014. Since I already had Louis Armstrong’s version of “What a Wonderful World,” the music to accompany my slide show would be short and sweet. Only slightly more than two minutes.

Most, if not all, of these photos have appeared in my blog during the year so if they seem familiar, they probably are.