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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!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 66 - 3/7/2011

Margaret Payne
Margaret is in my singles Sunday School class, but we've know each other for a long, long time.  We knew each other back in the day when we were newlyweds with small children.  We went to the same church and played softball together.  She was one of the ladies on the team who actually played good ball.  I, on the otherhand, played right field because I couldn't do much but back up first base.  I occassionally hit the ball or managed to get a walk to first base, but I could not for the life of me catch a fly ball.  If someone was choosing up their team, I would probably have been the last one chosen.  lol  Although I enjoyed playing, playing softball just wasn't my thing.  We ran back into each other years later at our current church.  Many things have changed in our lives but not our friendship.

Since we both needed to have our cars worked on, we decided to get up on the Monday of Mardi Gras break to take care of car repairs.  We sat waiting on our cars for several hours then went to eat lunch together at the Tiny Diny (a great eating establishment that serves home-cooked meals).  It was nice to have a friend to chat with while I waited.  Thanks, Margaret, for the company and for your many years of friendship!


  1. It's nice that you were able to capture her eyes on the top third. That's a skill I'm just learning (and forget most of the time!).

  2. Michelle, I think that there is a way to link my comment so that you are aware that I have posted it, but I have no clue how to do it. A co-worker of mine who is a photographer told me to make sure that I fill up the frame when taking pictures. He said, ask yourself "what are you taking a picture of?" And then, remember the rule of thirds! Once in a while you won't follow that rule, but, for the most part, you will. I think I cropped this photo just a bit to get her positioned where I wanted her, but it worked, I guess. I didn't know whether I wanted to focus more on her or on her sitting in the auto repair shop. . . .

  3. Thanks for sharing the tip. I love how we can grow and learn in this project together. Thanks, Cheryl.