A New Year!

Today starts a new year for this blog and a new name, Views Infinitum. The URL stays the same. You don’t have to worry about updating links if you have been so kind as to add this blog to your blogs and/or websites.

A new WordPress theme which should make it easier to navigate around this blog and visit those I have linked to. I am still in the process of tweaking the final appearence. I should have it finalized in a few days.

The new name is hyperfocal, if you don’t mind me using a photographic term. 52 Views of 2008 was a good working name to see if I could stick with my goal of posting a unique photograph each week for a year. At first it seemed a chore. After about six weeks, I found a groove of looking ahead for interesting things to photograph around upstate New York or on planned travels. Sometimes I would pick up my camera, walk out my door and find the photo. Sometimes the photo found me. While the name does change, the original posts remain and can easily be reviewed by clicking on the archive links in the right sidebar. You can have twelve of them for your very own if you would like to purchase a calendar I produced (click here for calendar information).

The word infinitum means boundlessness. Instead of this blog being bound to only 52 views, it is now released to encompass an endless number of them. With that in mind, the views will continue to increment each week. That doesn’t change as I will continue to post a weekly view captured with my camera and stable of lenses each Monday morning. It also allows me to add views more than once a week if I want.

I have seen other blog authors do some interactive things with their readers and really liked how people got into it. I will be doing an interactive exercise each month and I hope some of you will jump in which, in turn, will encourage others. For all the 365 day or 52 week photobloggers out there, these exercises will give you some creative ideas for your projects. Look for January’s interactive blog entry in about two weeks. I might even come up with a prize or two, one never knows. If any of you would like to promote a product, leave me a comment so I can get in touch with you.

Friday postings will be Pot Luck. Could be a short photo essay, a link to an interesting blog, website, book, video or neat stuff I come across or anything else I might wish to share.

What will not change…

I will continue to add relevant links to my postings to encourage further research for those so inclined. It is something I like to do when visiting blogs and websites.

I will continue to visit other blogs and flickr photostreams and leave comments I hope are encouraging and helpful to the blog authors and photographers.

I still do not mind people using my photos on their blogs or websites. All I ask is for you to give credit and a link back to this blog. If you want to use any of my photos for commercial purposes, please, contact me.

Photo Essays. I will continue to put together photo essays as I enjoy doing them and, by looking at my logs, you all enjoy reading them. Some of you have liked them so much you’ve purchased a few of the photos featured in the essays. For that I thank you.

Tomorrow, being a Friday, I will use it to look back upon 2008 and share with you some interesting facts about this blog. To all of you…have a Happy New Year! To my fellow bloggers and photographers….keep it going!

Sincerely,

Scott Thomas

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12 Responses to A New Year!

  1. Happy New Year, Scott! We still have about 20 minutes to go here until we ring in the new year.
    I’m looking forward to following your blog in 2009, sounds like you have some exciting things planned.
    Turns out I was wrong (or maybe just partially wrong?) with my guess. I thought you would post some photogaphy tips and tricks every week, but I guess that could be part of your interactive things?

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  2. Chalkhills Collective says:

    Happy New Year! I like the look of the re-vamped blog. Having completed 365+1 I’m now sitting here thinking “What and where next?”. Your ideas for 2009 sound interesting, I’ll be back for some inspiration!

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  3. giiid says:

    Happy new year once more, and congratulations with the new design.

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  4. I sure have enjoyed 52 Views of 2008 and am looking forward to Views Infinitum. We will be sure to change your name on the link we have on our web-site.

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  5. Thank you everyone! Though I have a long way to go, this blog has helped me become a better photographer and, hopefully, a better person.

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  6. C.A.Margonper says:

    I like the new design. It’s easy to navigate. And the pictures, are great, as always. 🙂

    Claudia

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  7. C.A.Margonper says:

    Oh, and I forgot to add… I love that name for a blog: Views Infinitum. Two words only, and they say so much.

    🙂

    PS: Scott, I answered your email about the form. Hope it helps. 🙂

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  8. morningjoy says:

    I like your new blog face. I too am looking to change the look of my blog, so as always I appreciate your fine example. Happy New Year!

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  9. sorrentolens says:

    Happy New Year – and we’re looking forward to your new photos. =Paul

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  10. JulieM says:

    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for stopping by my new photo blog. Somehow I lost track of you over the last few months so this will give me a chance to get you back in my feed reader. Happy New Year!

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  11. Hi, Julie! Added you to my blogroll…the pressure’s on now as I’ll be checking in. BTW, great idea on having a list of topics to use. Hey, any 365 day bloggers reading this, check out Julie’s blog for some great ideas for taking a picture a day.

    Happy New Year to you, Paul! Great classic car photos as always.

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