Saturday, January 31, 2009

Last Day

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.

11 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

I'm so glad you did the challenge with us- you contributed some awesome photos, Judi!

Your daughter is gorgeous. How proud you must have been all these years watching her dance.

Love that hawk photo- great photo regardless the settings.

Cheryl said...

Ditto. Your daughter is gorgeous and I love to watch dance. You will miss this.

Serena said...

Your daughter is beautiful, Judi. You must be very proud.

I agree, the hawk pic turned out very interesting indeed. Nice!

Kerry said...

Very interesting hawk photo and what a lovely daughter!!

Jacque Uetz said...

You do have a beautiful daughter Judi but then look at the mom and dad:} You should have made a utube with her dancing so we can see, trust me you will miss all this !

MaryO said...

Oh surely she won't give up dancing altogether, will she? I hope she'll find other opportunities to continue.
I think the hawk photo is quite good for a spur of the moment shot.

Jennifer Rose said...

I really like how the hawk photo turned out, the colours are vivid even if a little washed out. You still see all the feathers in detail

Sandy said...

Great photo and I imagine you are just so proud of your daughter...congrats to her too!! She's beautiful.

HElen said...

This one is one cool mistake :) Very interesting photo and effects!

Beautiful daughter!

Carla said...

I love to watch dance teams. That hawk accident turned into one pretty decent pic!

Karen Becker said...

Judi, how sad that the dancing is over. Your daughter is so pretty and your photos have truly come a long way!
Karen