After last week’s blog on 2020 now it’s time to look to the coming year. In the current circumstance making plans might not seem the best idea. Life, the world and pandemics can get in the way. However I am always the sort of person who likes to look to the future and see what I can achieve next.

Last year, despite its strangeness, I was able to hold my exhibition and become a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society. I also managed to turn 60!

This year I do have a couple of plans, both for new projects. They are in the very early days. One of them I am still just thinking about and, whilst I have taken some photographs for the second one, both require circumstances to change a little bit before I can start them in earnest.

Watch this space for more details on both of them.

In the meantime I will continue to take photographs over the coming year. It is fascinating to think that all those pictures I have taken and shared here over the last twelve months did not exist this time last year. What new work might appear in 2021?

A field of poppies somewhere in Hertfordshire

I have chosen to illustrate this post with a photograph I took in the early summer. It was taken as the first lockdown in England was beginning to ease. The weather was improving and people were beginning to venture out. Most places were still shut so they were beginning to connect with the outdoors. I feel it represents a sense of hope and optimism (perhaps at that point, misplaced optimism) but a definite feeling that things would improve.

Best wishes to you all in these strange and unsettling times.

Published by Stephen Taylor

Freelance e-learning developer and instructional designer, photographer and cyclist

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