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!
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!!!!!!