Whew... I made it. Here it is the last day of our challenge and I DID IT! I thought when we started that for sure I would run out of things to take pictures of before the end, but instead I learned to look for new things. My world is so much more interesting now that I have learned to watch for photo ops, LOL!
Thanks for issuing this challenge Linda. It has been a wonderful experience.
Today is also the beginning of the end of another era. My youngest daughter is a senior captain on her school's dance team. Today was the first competition of her last dance season. I can't say I will miss the busy-ness of being a dance mom, but I will miss the dancing so much. They are so beautiful! And finally, after FOUR YEARS, I have learned enough to set my camera to take a decent photo in a high school gym. (I owe Linda big thanks for that too!)
And one last photo. This one is an "oopsie" -- I spotted our resident hawk posing on the power line at the end of my driveway and hurried to take a picture. I was in such a hurry that I forgot to switch the camera from ISO 1600 (for the gym) back to 100 (for a sunlit afternoon.) I also did not get a chance to change settings and snap another photo before the darned bird flew away. This photo is straight from the camera, completely unedited.
Sometimes, a "mistake" still makes for an interesting effect.