I didn't mention yesterday that I was getting sick because I was really hoping it wasn't happening to me. I think denial is a great coping mechanism.
My two naps yesterday didn't cure me and I ended up waking up being really sick. I wasn't even sure if I was going to be able to get out of bed today much less go out into the world but late this afternoon as the sun was setting I grabbed my camera and got a quick sunset shot. It's probably the one thing I photograph the most right next to my family and my dogs.
My friends can attest to the fact that this isn't my most beautiful sunset photograph. But I do have the flu, and it's all I've got for today.
But I do have photos that I wasn't able to upload from when we were on the road coming back to Oklahoma Saturday. I'll go ahead and post them as sort of a consolation prize!
Now keep in mind... this project is about my growth as a photographer. The objective is that I will become more familiar with my camera if I hold it and use it every day. And through using it daily my eye for composition will improve. Or something like that!
Saturday night I was outside of my son's apartment walking dogs and the sky was so bright with stars. It was really a beautiful night. I wanted to try to capture that. You can see that I sort of missed the mark here!
But here, you can faintly see one! haha. Out of the billions of stars in the sky this is my work. I can see this is going to take a while for me to improve. But perhaps that can be a goal for the year.. work on night photos.
Back track a few hours earlier and this was just across the Oklahoma State line around Marietta. This is the casino that is a constant work in progress. Every time I go by this place it's gotten bigger. Look at those pretty clouds! As we were getting close to the Arbuckle Mountains we planned to find a scenic turnout and stop so I could get some photos. We didn't even slow down as we pulled into the first area. There was nothing and I do mean NOTHING to see. So as we approached another turnout we were pretty excited because we could see some views of the valley and the prairie that were really pretty but we all busted out laughing when we got this:
This is our scenic view. A power line, a water tower in the distance and a trillion cedar trees, which I loathe. So much for scenery. No wonder my friends in Arkansas laugh at me when I talk about how beautiful Oklahoma is. I see the beauty all the time but this photo doesn't do much to back up my claim. This is what we tell visitors to pull over and enjoy! They must think we're slightly crazy. I just had to shake my head and keep on trucking up the interstate.
I'm a wife and mom! That about sums me up! I am blessed to be married to my best friend for 28 years now. I have 2 great kids that are grown! My hobbies include: Cooking, photography, gardening, reading, painting, and pottery, and feathering my nest!
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