Weekly Photo Project, Week 35

I’m getting closer and closer to the end of this photo-a-day project. Still a little ways to go, though. This is the second week in a row using my new Fujifilm X-T30. It’s been a joy to use! I’ve captured so many images since the camera arrived, and I’ve only shared a small percentage of them with you. I have so many more to put on this blog and a bunch of articles that I’d like to write. If only there were more hours in each day.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

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Dead Tree Point – Dead Horse Point SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Monday, April 1, 2019

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Grey & White – South Weber, Utah – Fujifilm X-T30

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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Gathering Raindrops – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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If You Can’t Stand The Heat – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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Clouds Beyond The Morning Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Friday, April 5, 2019

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It’s Lit – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Saturday, April 6, 2019

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White Cap – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 34  Week 36

Weekly Photo Project, Week 34

This was my first full week using the new Fujifilm X-T30 camera. Any time that you have a new camera it’s pretty hard to put it down, so I had no trouble capturing images each day this week. I made a lot of exposures! Many of these photographs you’ve likely seen before in other articles, so there’s not a lot here that’s new, and for that I apologize. Hopefully you enjoy this set, anyway.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

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Snowfall in Downtown Park City – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Monday, March 25, 2019

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Lunch With An Old Friend – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

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Two Pots – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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Eastman Kodak 8mm Brownie Projector – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Thursday, March 28, 2019

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Film In Black & White – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Friday, March 29, 2019

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Fresh Neighborhood Snow – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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Castle Spire – Castle Valley, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 33  Week 35

Weekly Photo Project, Week 33

Last week’s theme was black-and-white, and this week continues that theme. One thing you might notice is that my new Fujifilm X-T30 has begun to appear. It’s been a blast to use, as I’ve been trying out the new features. I’m sure you’ll see a lot about this camera on this blog over the coming weeks. I will try to not make it “all X-T30 all the time” so that there’s something for everyone.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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Hat – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Monday, March 18, 2019

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Stair Railing – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Black & White – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Pillow – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Fujifilm X-T30 Camera – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Friday, March 22, 2019

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Wasatch Rain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Saturday, March 23, 2019

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Horse & Girl – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Week 32  Week 34

Weekly Photo Project, Week 32

The theme of this week’s photographs is black-and-white. And mountains. Oh, and they were all captured with a Fujifilm X-T20. And I used a Fujinon 50-230mm lens for all of them. This was a good week photographically speaking, and I could have chosen a few different themes (or no theme at all), but this one stood out to me for some reason. I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

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Cloud Over The Wasatch Ridge – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Monday, March 11, 2019

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Helper Locomotive – Uintah, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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Wisp Above The Wasatch – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Misty Mountain Monochrome – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Thursday, March 14, 2019

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Lifting Morning Mountain Mist – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Friday, March 15, 2019

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Cold Canyon – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Saturday, March 16, 2019

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Strongs Peak Behind The Rocky Hill – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 31  Week 33

Weekly Photo Project, Week 31

As has been the usual since pretty much the beginning of this project, I had a couple of photographically productive days and a couple of days where I barely squeaked by. What I’m appreciating are the longer days, now that winter is coming to a close. The extra minutes of daylight are a huge asset to my photography. I look forward to the photographic opportunities that await me in the spring.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

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Wasatch Ridge In Late Winter – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Monday, March 4, 2019

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Dex Knows It’s Obsolete – Riverdale, UT Fujifilm XF10

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Silver Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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Process E-4 – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Thursday, March 7, 2019

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A Fujifilm Camera – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Friday, March 8, 2019

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Japanese Cook – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Saturday, March 9, 2019

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Soft Wasatch Evening – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 30  Week 32

Weekly Photo Project, Week 30

This week had a few days that were a real struggle to capture even one image. The real hero was the Fujifilm XF10, which was used for five out of the seven pictures below. Without that camera, this week would have been a failure. Because it is small and lightweight, it’s easy to carry around with me. Sometimes having a camera–any camera–is much more important than what the gear is.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

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Underwood Typewriter – Uintah, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Monday, February 25, 2019

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Night Escalator Ride – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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Shopping Cart Return – Roy, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Kitchen Window Birds – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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Zenit-E Photography – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Friday, March 1, 2019

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Straps & Buckles – Layton, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Saturday, March 2, 2019

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Metal Lamp – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Week 29  Week 31

Weekly Photo Project, Week 29

This week wasn’t quite as productive as the previous week, but it was still overall a decent week of photography for me. I didn’t create any spectacular pictures, and for the most part these images will be quickly forgotten. Five of the seven pictures are of snowy mountains, which are seen from my backyard. That’s a great aspect of living in Utah. There are wonderful views all around, and I feel fortunate that I can frequently photograph the local beauty.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

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Mountain White & Cold – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Monday, February 18, 2019

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Cloud Over The White Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Wide Load Chairs Out In The Cold – Uintah, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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Snow Falling On The Red Shed – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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Crested Cloud Over The Peak – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Friday, February 22, 2019

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Monochrome Mountain White – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Evening Light On The Frosted Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 28  Week 30

Weekly Photo Project, Week 28

Another week in the books! This was a particularly photographically productive week. Not every day was especially productive, obviously, but on several days I created a number of good images. You’ve seen some of them already, and others will be shared in the coming weeks in various articles.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

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Colorful Chalk – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Monday, February 11, 2019

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Evening Mountain Snow – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Coca-Cola Cans – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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Morning Egg Bowl – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Classic Camera – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Friday, February 15, 2019

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Dramatic Clouds Over The Winter Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Saturday, February 16, 2019

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Brush Strokes Over The Great Salt Lake – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 27  Week 29

Weekly Photo Project, Week 27

After a short intermission, I’m back on track with my photo-a-day challenge, where I’m trying to capture at least one picture each day for a year, taking things one week at a time. I’ve shifted my week slightly, going Sunday through Saturday instead of Monday through Sunday. In 2018, starting out on Monday made sense with the flow of my week, but things have changed slightly this year, and so starting out on Sunday works well with how things are now.

You might notice that I have two different themes this week: monochrome and location. All of these pictures are black-and-white and they were all captured at or very near my home. You don’t have to go far to find interesting things to photograph. Sometimes you don’t even need to leave your home. Look for what’s right around you, wherever you happen to be. I chose monochrome simply because I had captured a number of black-and-white pictures this week, and decided to keep things consistent. I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

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Cold Mountain Monochrome – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Monday, February 4, 2019

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Snow Falling On The Ridge – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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Wood Gate – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Pentax 35mm Film Camera – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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February Storm Over Wasatch Mountains – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Friday, February 8, 2019

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Illuminated Decor – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Saturday, February 9, 2019

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Winter Ridges – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 26  Week 28

Weekly Photo Project – Intermission

After completing half a year without missing a single day, I purposefully took a break from this photo-a-day project. At first I was a little anxious, because I felt as though I was selling myself short. I mean, I made it halfway, why can’t I just pull up the bootstraps and persevere? However, the break was refreshing, and perhaps necessary, and those initial feelings soon subsided. I was able to reflect back on the 26 weeks that had passed. I now feel ready to tackle the second half. I said this before, if I were to do this again, I would schedule periodic breaks, maybe once a quarter. In a way it goes against the idea of capturing a picture each day, but, at the same time, if one needs a mental refresher, one should take a mental refresher! I definitely needed one, and I’m happy that I took it.

Below you’ll find one photograph that I’ve selected from each week of this project. What I found interesting as I looked back at each post is that for some of the weeks there were several good pictures to choose from, and other weeks there were seven mediocre-at-best pictures posted. Those weeks that had several good photographs in them, I remembered that there were other good images that I could have also included, but I had to pick just one for each day. Good photography doesn’t happen daily, as it takes the right subject at the right time in the right light and with the right vision. Doing a project like this increases the odds, but it’s still not going to happen every time I have a camera in my hands. But when the right conditions occur, it’s usually not just one good frame that I come away with, but several. It’s important to take advantage of those moments when everything comes together, and really squeeze the best pictures possible out of them.

Week 1

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Truck Stop – Bowie, TX – Fujifilm X100F

Week 2

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Grain Hoppers – Westlake, TX – Fujifilm X100F

Week 3

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Window Seat – Pawhuska, OK – Fujifilm X-Pro2

Week 4

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Halfway Done – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X100F

Week 5

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Beams Over The Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2

Week 6

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California Dreamin’ – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2

Week 7

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Wasatch Ridge Autumn – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2

Week 8

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Flag On A Pole – Layton, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Week 9

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Cloudy Day Train – Clearfield, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Week 10

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Ghosts of the Past – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Week 11

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Clouds Around The Timpanogos – Heber City, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2

Week 12

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Wasatch Orange – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2

Week 13

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Capital Lamp – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Week 14

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Joy Rider – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F

Week 15

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Empty Church Seats – Layton, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Week 16

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Peculiar Waters – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Week 17

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Waiting Alone For The Train – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Week 18

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The Little Engineer – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 19

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Amanda & I at the Great Salt Lake – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X100F

Week 20

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Fake Flowers In The Window – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Week 21

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Ogden Airport – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Week 22

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Wasatch Mountain Moon Rise – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 23

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Great Salt Lake Evening – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 24

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Frary Fence – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 25

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Morning Mountain White – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 26

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Winter Horse – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm XF10

 

Weekly Photo Project, Week 26

I made it to the halfway point without missing a single day! That’s a big accomplishment, but I feel exhausted by this project. It has taken its toll at times. There are days when it takes a lot of mental effort to capture even one image. One thing that I wish I’d done different, and it’s what I would recommend for those who want to undertake a photo-a-day project, is to schedule breaks periodically. I wish that, say, once per quarter I had a week scheduled off. It’s not that I wouldn’t do any photography during that week, but only I wouldn’t have to do photography during that week if I didn’t want to. Still, it feels great to reach the midpoint, and it seems worthy of celebration.

Monday, January 14, 2019

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Clouds Lifting off the Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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Winter Rose – Layton, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Winter Wood Fence – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Two Red Chairs In Snow – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Friday, January 18, 2019

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Mountaintop Snow & Clouds – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Saturday, January 19, 2019

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Winter Horse – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Sunday, January 20, 2019

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Snowy Mountain Illuminated By Blood Moon – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 25 Week 27

Weekly Photo Project, Week 24

I had a couple of photographically productive days this week, plus a bunch that were not. Still, I managed to capture at least one image each day, which is the goal of this project. I’m still working on the quality side of things. I don’t want to capture a thoughtless snapshot just to have an image, which I’ve done several times since I started this 365 challenge. I want each day to be represented by a good picture, which I’m attempting to do better at. I still have plenty of room for improvement. I hope that you enjoy these pictures!

Monday, December 31, 2018

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Blowing Snow At Sunset – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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Frary Fence – Antelope Island SP, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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Winter Horse – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Thursday, January 3, 2019

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Candy – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Friday, January 4, 2019

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Snow Capped Mountain Evening – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Saturday, January 5, 2019

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Remembering Spring – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Sunday, January 6, 2019

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Potted Succulent – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Week 23  Week 25

Weekly Photo Project, Week 23

Another week down! These pictures were from the last full week of 2018, and it always amazes me how quickly each year passes by. I really hope that you all had a great holiday season. I hope that 2019 is an amazing year for you! I appreciate all of you who visit this blog, read my articles and view my pictures. You guys and gals are great! Thank you for being a part of this project and a part of this blog!

Monday, December 24, 2018

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Christmas Eve Candle – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

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The Joy of Instax – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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Great Salt Lake Evening – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Thursday, December 27, 2018

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Winter Forest Impression – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Friday, December 28, 2018

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Cold Mountain Evening – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Saturday, December 29, 2018

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Lifting Clouds Around The Mountain – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X-T20

Sunday, December 30, 2018

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Winter Shrub – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10

Week 22  Week 24