After a Barnstorming year in 2011 where I uploaded 425 images I kinda had a quiet year in terms of producing stock images in 2012 uploading just 40 odd images.
However I am returning this year with hopefully a little more motivation and some new toys, I guess 2012 just got away from me in terms of time and whilst I did take lots of pictures many of them languish un-edited hidden away on my hard drive.
Sales for me over the period of inactivity have slumped dramatically so I am determined this year to both take and submit images much more regularly and try and get back some of the momentum that I have lost! I should probably have spent a little less time relaxing in some of the most wonderful thermal spas in Europe that just so happen to be right on my doorstep and a little more time photographing them ;)
I am sure that images like these of the magical Barlang Furdo (Cave Spa) in the North East of Hungary have limited commercial value but I am going to endeavor to take more time to take photographs of the places I visit rather than just go along and relax, a little work never hurt anyone I guess, it also is a wonderful excuse to revisit places.
I am kicking off my new motivated year in a couple of weeks with a visit to a local and somewhat Unique Pig festival in the lake resort of Abadszalok where I hope to work on some editorial shots of the event and see where I go from there. I am sure the weather will be a little less inspiring than it was in the picture to the left but I am hoping the Paprika and pork inspired festival will inject it's own splash of colour. I am planning to head out at least once a fortnight with the expressed aim of taking photographs and increase both my portfolio and exposure and get my sales back to where they were in 2011 :)
Photo credits: Llareggub.