Happy Blogiversary to ME!!!!

I can hardly believe it’s been a year since I started this blog.   The format has changed since that first post but it’s still all about the pictures for me.   I can’t say I’m learning and improving by leaps and bounds but I am still plugging away at it. 

To be honest, sometimes this blog seems a bit like a chore rather than fun and games.   Other times it is a blast!   I still love taking pictures and I am so very grateful for a specific subject each week.  It pushes me to think and be creative, but more importantly it makes me want to improve my skills – not just snap a good or okay picture.  

I’ve had my ups and downs with the blog, even considered shutting it down on more than one occasion.   Then I force myself to take a few pictures for the photo challenge and before you know it, I’m all excited about it again.   Not so much the blog itself really but just taking pictures.   I know that I will NEVER be a professional photographer and I really don’t want to be a professional.   But I do want to be able to take a picture that I am proud of and can call my own.   

Okay, enough of the jibber-jabber.

I’ve been a little behind on my submissions to Shutterboo’s photo challenge but hope to be back in the swing of things now.   Week 32’s subject was “lines” and quite frankly I just drew a blank (get it? blank line, hahaha)  when it came to ideas.   Finally I settled on this submission, late but nevertheless completed.

While I’m not just busting at the seams with happiness over it, it works and I can call that week done.  I actually wanted to photograph a line of people waiting to get in the bathroom but just couldn’t seem to pull that one off .  Oh well. 

Next up for Week 33 was “urban”, again blank.  I must be going through a photo slump.   It would have been nice to venture into downtown Nashville for a little random photo shoot but that didn’t work out.   So I settled for taking a picture of the hospital building I work in.   I wasn’t crazy about the idea but then I took the picture and

loved it!   The symmetry makes me happy (that’s how I scrapbook too – symmetrical) and the additional reflection in the glass adds to the symmetry making me love this picture!  

Week 34 is “abstract” – what?  How in the world do you photograph abstract?   Well this certainly will be challenging.   Wish me luck!  Talk to you next issue!  

In celebration of my blogivesary here are a few of my favorite pictures from over the past year!  Hope you enjoy the look back

Kim

Gravel Road – my first upload and still a favorite!

still love my splash cup too!!!

You know I had to put one of my Rileigh girl in here!!!!

And what would the year have been like without our little friend the cicada?

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