This week was farm focused, fortunately we had a good sized team to do all the harvesting. It was the first week of pea picking and it took hours to pick them all. Then we still had to harvest all the other vegetables. I really didn't know which photograph to pick as my favorite for this week but I do like the group photograph above and am happy with the quality I was able to attain with harsh late morning light, a bad angle(so the gardens would be in the background), and no shade. I ended up using a fill flash at close range to lift the shadows then brought them up even more in post processing. This week we also set off some small fireworks courtesy of Laura and found some baby grouse.
For the year 2012 I am doing a project where every week I take on self assignment. The idea is to practice and improve my photography skills by having an image in my mind and then trying to make a photograph of that, or in a more documentary style trying to tell a story about something. I predict that the true evolution of this project will make itself clear in time but the main idea is to constantly be exploring my photography.