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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!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 41 - 2/10/11

Cupola, Spring Hill College Administration Building
It seems as though the cupola has always rested atop Spring Hill College's Administration Building.  But actually, it was replaced on June 25 of 2008, after being destroyed during a hurricane in 1916. The Administration Building, where I work, was first constructed in 1830, and is still standing on the very foundation that it was first structured on.

I have worked at the College for over 17 years and in this building (right off the rotunda) for most of those years, with the exception of the year and a half that this section of the building was under renovation.  During that time our office was moved over to the new library.  We are now back into a beautiful new building, that still has the character of a very old building but with the modern perks of central heating and AC (which is sometimes good and sometimes bad).

I have taken dozen of shots of the cupola trying to get the right angle, but to no avail.  Even today, the one I wanted to post would only upload sideways, so everyone would have to look at my posts with their head tilted.  lol . . . So, I finally decided to post the one you see above.  I think I will continue to work on this picture, but for now, this one came out pretty good.


  1. The trees almost frame your picture. Bummer about the other one loading sideways. Do you have windows photo gallery? If so, the arrows on the bottom will allow you to rotate them before you save. Paint has a flip/rotate option under image as well. Hope that helps.

    17 years is a long time...Good for you for sticking with it!

  2. Michelle, the other pics had some of thre trees, but not as much. The odd thing is that the pic had the correct orientation until I uploaded it into the blog. I couldn't figure out how to correct it inside the blog. :-/