Sunday, January 20, 2013

Day 366...The End

Day 366
One final, extra post since last year was a leap year!
Thank you so much to EVERYONE who took their time to look through my posts
and encouraged me to keep going!!!
I had an amazing year with this photography challenge!
It's really turned more into a photo diary/blog of my life for the last year.
Capturing the photos in this blog,
I used my camera, occasionally my cell phone camera, 
available light and/or my flash.
 Although I never had access to any other external lighting sources 
I did my best with what I had available to me.
Every shot I took, no matter how insignificant the subject matter may seem,
I did put thought into 
the lighting, composition, exposure 
I know, without a doubt, I learned A LOT this past year about photography!
I also learned I have sooo much to learn! 
It wasn't as easy as you might think.
There were sooo many days (and I blogged it)where I was scrambling 
at the last minute, before midnight, to find something to photograph!
Only once did I let a day go by without actually taking any photos...May 21st
 and nearly that entire day was spent editing photos I'd taken of a friend and her fiance'. 
So, in my book, I was still in the photography mode that day,
just didn't "shoot" a photo on that day! 
One other day, December 4th, I took photos but accidentally formatted my memory card
before I'd uploaded the photos to my computer...
that was a sad, frustrating day for me!
Honestly though, I'm really proud of myself that I completed this journey
and I did accomplish my original goal when I started.
Picking up my camera on a daily basis forced me to "think" photography and
I do feel I'm much more knowledgeable and a better photographer than when I began!
I'm still excited about photography and want to keep on learning!
At times this past year seemed a bit like a whirlwind,
as fleeting as wispy clouds in the sky, 
but I learned so much and must remember,
the sky's the limit!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Day 365...I DID IT!!! :)

Day 365
What a fun way to spend my 365th day!
And what a gorgeous January day! Low 60's!!! 
A VERY quick, overnight trip to Branson (did a little shopping/sightseeing,) 
Copper Run Distillery (Moonshine Margaritas,) 
dinner at Lamberts (throwed rolls,)
and a stop at the good ole Bass Pro Shop in Springfield!
Fun day with some of the most awesome people I know!
Another happy day for me!
 Beautiful church on campus at the College of the Ozarks

 Mural of 1913 Branson depicted on a side alley in old downtown Branson
With a little modern day Branson looking down from above!

Love going into Dicks 5 & 10...could spend HOURS roaming through this place!

Me and my "besties" L to R Kathy, Denise, Me and Vickie
(camera set by me, shutter pressed by Mr. Bill Schaffer) ☺
 ♥ ♥ ♥

Well, I don't think you could call it a "hot tin roof" today...
but it was a beautiful, warm, 60ish degree day in the Ozarks! 
Certainly warm enough for me to enjoy my Shinerita out on the back deck at 
Copper Run Distillery! 
What a fun place, great atmosphere, and awesome music too!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Day 364(5)...Sunrise Over The "Hood"

Day 364
Well, today should've been my 365th post but...
You've heard that story already...(sigh) I'll sing!!!
♪..and now, the end is near...♪ ... lolol
A morning sunrise shot out the upstairs window 
of my computer/sewing/work room!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Day 363...My Space

Day 363
Wow, I can't believe I only have 3 more days!
Yeah, it's three, not two... I forgot all about last year being a leap year!!
Must not forget that one extra day! ;) lol
I'm a day behind in counting also, (and I know it's only important to me,)
but after somehow letting one silly day go by without taking a single photo,
(May 21, 2012 to be exact :/)
I was so determined (back then, not now lolol) to make up that one day sooo...
I'm a day behind.
Oh well, so much for my obsessive, technical day counting.
As I doesn't really matter at all, it's only important to me!
This photo is of my little room.
As you can see, my ever faithful assistant, Orange Cat, 
is sitting there, waiting on me to sit down 
before she settles down on her stool next to me.
I've spent so many hours here over the last year.
Sitting in that chair, as I am now, editing and blogging..
I'm so glad I took on this project and even happier it's nearly complete!
I'm honestly not sure what I'll do with myself! lol

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day 362...I Felt The Need!

Day 362
I had the most awesome day today!
I was privileged to see my little peanut this afternoon!!!
Roxanna had her first sonogram and I was with her!
The little booger was moving like crazy! 
It was amazing to see that little life, literally no bigger than a peanut, moving around. 
We could even see it's little arms moving!!
So, that was the best part of my day!
After work I came home to a yummy dinner made by Mark and then.....
I felt the need for cookies.
That's it!
Had to have 'em!
And a few bites of cookie dough too!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Day 361...Do You See?

Day 361
Do you see what I see?
I'm weird that way, I suppose.
I always see shapes in things.
Like the wood grain on doors,
tile floors, clouds, shadows, anything really!
These are a couple of photos from my neighbors wood pile!
I'll tell you what I you see it too?!
 I see the letter g...I see the profile of a lions head...I see a boot!

In this one I see a hand, I see two hands (one on top of the other,) 
No, I actually see three hands!
I see sad eyes.
I see a witch, arm stretched out casting a spell! 

What do you think?

Monday, January 14, 2013

Day 360...Peace Pup!

Day 360
My sweet pup, Argus came to visit his PaPa and GiGi today!
Love my grand'pup'son!
Oh, btw, he didn't come alone...
His mom, Roxanna, brought him...
But I didn't get a photo of her....oops!
Grandbabies always get all the attention!
Even the canine ones!