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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 365


Wasn't Mother Nature kind to me? She provided a SuperMoon this evening........what a lovely ending to the past 365 days! This was taken at Cohasset Public Beach, just as the moon was rising over the rocks. It was a beautiful sight to behold!
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 I can't believe that 365 days have passed since I first posted on this blog. What a year it has been! We have celebrated so many wonderful life events this past year, and it has been a pleasure to share them here. My initial reason for starting this project came from a desire to improve my photography skills. The more you press the shutter, the more you learn. It's as simple as that,  Learn? Oh yes, I have learned a lot. More than I ever imagined. Not only did I learn and reinforce the photography skills, I also learned a little bit about myself in the process. I can't even find the words to express how I feel about seeing this project to it's completion. It has been a roller coaster ride. Some days were highs, and others were low. (There were many more highs than lows I am very happy to say.)  Challenging? .........Yes. Rewarding?......Even more so! I believe I learned more on the low days than on the high days. Those days I had to dust myself off and really dig into my creativity to come up with a photo to post.........those turned out to be some of the best days.
The big question I have been asked over the past few weeks has been....."What are you going to do when this project is finished"? The answer is easy. I am going to keep on doing this. I can't stop. It has become some what of an obsession. I also know that I still have a lot to learn, photographically speaking. I will allow myself some leniency on this next phase of the project. There will be days where the photo will not have been taken on that exact day. I will be okay with that (I think). :-) I know Mr. S will be okay with that. This hasn't been easy for him, and I would like to thank him from the bottom of my heart for his support. I have seen him cringe on more than one occasion as I pulled out the camera in a public place to get the photo of the day. He knew how important is was to me, and he would (usually) just shake his head and take a deep breath, and allow me to do what I had to do.
I'd also like to thank our 3 kids for allowing me to publicly display parts of their lives over the past year. N wanted to remain faceless, and I always kept his wishes in mind. One of my most favorite blog photos is the one I took at his Police Academy Graduation Ceremony. He gave me permission to post that photo, as a gift to me. It meant the world to me. Then there's my beautiful Miss J. You have seen quite a bit of her here on the blog. What a year she has had! Stay tuned for her up coming wedding in October...........Then we have Jay. His personality shines through in his photos and there's never a dull moment with him. :-) Finally, I'd like to thank my Mom and Dad. I think they made more appearances here on the blog than anybody. Not only are they the best parents in the world, but they make pretty darn good photography subjects!
Lastly, I would like to thank you, the viewers of my blog for all of your support both publicly and privately. I will be thrilled if you stick it out here with me and follow along on this next part of my photographic journey. I will be taking a few days off from blogging, but I will be back.....perhaps with a new look?
And as the final words I always read to the kids each night..........................
GOOD NIGHT MOON!!!!!!

14 comments:

  1. Carol, We did it. Happy day 365!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Congratulations to you too Nancy!!!!! It has been such a pleasure to view your photos each day, and I'm really glad you will be continuing. I'll be watching. :-)

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  3. Congratulations my good friend. The passion you have for your craft shines through with every post. You truly are an artist and I am in awe of your talent. Thank you for bringing me along your photographic journey & into your life the past 365 days. I'll be anxiously waiting for the next chapter...I'm sure the best is yet to come.

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  4. Mom-okay so maybe that brought a little tear to my eye...I am sooooo proud of you!! I can not believe how far you have come! I remember going out w/ you to shoot the moon just a couple months ago and you couldn't get it just right...now look what you did, amazing!! Even though I may have rolled my eyes every time you said "one or two, one or two", deep down I enjoyed seeing how proud you were of your photos. I love you and cannot wait to see what else you have in store! You're the best!

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  5. Thanks Diane! Wow, thanks for those overly generous comments. I don't feel worthy! :-)I'm thrilled you followed this blog, and I'm also happy that you were right there beside me, on several occasions, as I was shooting my photo of the day. We had some really fun times!! As my Mother told you......."You are that other nut who goes out at all those crazy hours to take pictures" :-)
    Thanks for being a "nut" just like me. They were some of my favorite times, and I look forward to us two nuts heading back out there a few times over the next 365 days as well. I KNOW you'll be there...I don't even need to ask. Thanks for your friendship!!!!!

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  6. Oh Miss J......did I really bring a tear to your eye? You are so like your Mother, it's scary!!! Thank you for everything. Your support has meant so much to me. Unlike your brothers (ahem) you took such interest in my photos and blog, and your support has meant the word to me. I love you!!! Thank you!!!!!

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  7. Hi... way to go..can't wait for the next chapter.
    Christine r.

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  8. Woohoo!! Congrats to you, Carol! I have so enjoyed following your project, and getting to know you, this past year. You did a beautiful job, and I think you may have been bitten by the bug! ;) I'll be watching for what comes next!!

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  9. Hi Christine R!!! I'm so glad you have followed this blog from down in FL and glad it brought you closer to home in a way! Thanks for your comments and I'm glad you'll be sticking it out here wherever this project takes us. :-)

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  10. Thanks so much Chris for everything. Your inspiration has meant so much to me. I hope you know that! Yes, I have been bitten by the bug, we'll see where this next part of the journey goes! :-)

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  11. So GLAD you have decided to continue Carol. I so look forward to your wonderful photos and the blog every day. I have seen a lot of new places form the lens of your camera....and that moon is breathtaking!

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  12. Thanks so much MaryC! I'm so glad you have enjoyed the blog, and glad to know you will be sticking around for part two. :-)

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  13. Bravo! Only those of us who have done a 365 truly know the challenges AND the thrill of seeing it through! Some days I miss the pressure while others, I am glad it isn't there! BUT, I cannot deny that I became a better photographer and less lazy in general when I had the 365 committment. Not surprised you will continue on, albeit with some modifications. Well done. Sit back and bask in the glow! :-)

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