Monday, January 2, 2012

Second Christmas and New Year's Eve

This past long weekend Mike and I went up to visit my family. Which was wonderful, we got a second Christmas where we really got spoiled. In my family we "draw"  (it's really a rotation) of who we buy a gift for. This year my Dad had Mike and I ( we count as one person in the rotation). Now before Christmas Mom had asked us for some gift suggestion. I told her a bunch of thing but knowing my Dad and what he likes to get people they were all practical gift ideas. Dad must have loved all the gift ideas cause instead of getting us one like we normal do, he got us all three suggestion! Like I said we really were soiled this year. We got some really sharp knifes, some fancy frying pans and my personal favorite a brand new steam cleaner! Now I realize by saying this I may put "women-kind" back a few notches but I cannot wait to clean my carpets! What can I say I really like super clean carpets! I have tomorrow off so you know what I will be doing!

My two mountain men
 As a family we went out to enjoy some new year's eve fireworks. Which is always fun. I love fireworks; the colors, the lights and the sound all great! And the best part is I get to practice taking pictures of them! I feel I have a grasp on what the camera settings should be, but I have yet to master on positioning of the camera. I find it hard to take a picture, check it make sure I got the right piece of sky, then move it and try again. So what I ended up doing for the most part was just leaving the camera where it was and if the fireworks were in the frame, Great! If not, oh well. In the end I got a few I really liked.
You can tell Doran is loving every minute of Family Time

Now with it being a new year it's time to make some new goals! This year I'm only going to have one. My goal is to complete "the 365 day project" aka take one picture a day for a whole year. I'm doing this with the hopes that I will become more familiar with my camera and better understand all the settings. As well to practice and better understanding composure and lighting. I have made a new blog call One Year of Photos for all my pictures. There is a button at the top left of this blog where you can link right to it if you would like to check out my pictures.  

Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

"We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." 
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce


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