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I am usually typing on a computer most of the day, but today I am trying my hand at a new project: My 2011 365-Day Photo Journey. I gained a love for photography when I was required to take a fine arts class for college--I chose photography. The course required a lot of work--Professor Loehr saw to that--but it opened my eyes to a new world. It's been many years since I took that class and I don't know how much I actually remember, but following Laura Delagal's 365 Photo Journey and watching my niece's love for taking pictures has peeked my interested in photography again. Although I don't have a professional camera, I did receive a really nice Sony digital (point-and-shoot) camera from my sweetie for Christmas this year. Going through some difficult times in my life, I thought that undertaking my own 365-day photo journey might be a way to relieve a little stress and have some fun with my new toy. Through this journey I will capture some of life's joy and its pain, but I will also be able to refocus the lens of my life on the many wonderful things that God has created. Well, here goes. Wish me luck!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 31 - 1/31/2011

Well, I can't believe it--I've made it through the first 31 days of the 365-day photo journey.  Many of these days have seen overcast skies, which hasn't presented the best backdrop for a photo shoot.  Still, I've managed to take plenty of photos and post at least 31 of them.  Along the way, I'm learning (or should I say relearning) what it means to take a good photo.  I have really enjoyed watching my fellow 365ers snapshots of their journey, and I'm learning so much from you.

Thankfully, the camellia bushes are full of buds and some of those buds are beginning to open.  Although it was another overcast day, I was able to take a few photos that turned out okay.  I did have a little problem with the lighting (I can't really control the flash very well with a point-and-shoot camera), but I was pleased with the amount of detail and the shallow depth of field that I achieved in several of the shots that I took.

I am really looking forward to some better weather, but I think we're in for quite a few more of these overcast and rainy days before we see much sunshine.


  1. Congrats on finishing 31 days. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest.

  2. yay for finishing the first 31 days...only 334 more to go!!!

  3. wondeful color on that Camelia and great closeup. you made a good start for 2011 :-) and i agree, we learn a lot from each others while having fun