Having favourites and patterns is usually good, but one thing that 2014 taught me is to be quicker to recognize when recreating past successes is going to become a hinderance. The last time I was in New York the city simply did not want things to go the way I wanted them to. The harder I tried to make things match my expectations the more resistance I faced.

The photo above was taken during my last trip to New York, and it intentionally recreates one that I took during my first visit in 2010. I didn't do it better, I just did it again. I do that so often and for so little reason.

For 2015 I have two interlinked goals. Upgrading my computer has let me consolidate my entire photo archive – over 175000 images – into one library, and has vastly expanded my post-processing options. So my new opportunity is to discover and complete projects from my past while also finding updated and more-me ways to work. That conflicts, of course, but perhaps the best goals always will.