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Time for an update I think. I finished my first year October 31, 2011. I loved every minute of it and I honestly only missed 2 days the whole year. I learned so, so much and met so many incredible people/photographers. I took a few months off, vowing to begin my second year January 1, 2012. Well, I did so-so and then life got in the way. Life has settled now and I am excited to be back and getting reacquainted with my camera and with this incredible community. I live in Michigan, part of the time in Grand Rapids and part in LeRoy on a small lake. Much of my time is spent in Colorado visiting my grandchildren who will no doubt appear here often. Thanks for stopping by. Comments and critiques are so appreciated.
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Twenty five to thirty years ago I had my Canon AE-1 with me wherever I went. I loved taking close-up photos of plants and flowers and of my two children. Then somehow life got in the way, the world moved from film to digital and I ended up with the point and shoot and forgot everything I once knew about manual settings.

Surprisingly, my husband and I own an aerial photography business. Not surprising is that he does the flying and the photography and I do all the rest. Hence, he knows the technical aspects of our cameras and I do not. This project is providing me with the opportunity to learn how to use the camera and to once again look at my world each day in a more thoughtful way. I am hopeful that each month will find me a bit more knowledgeable and a bit more satisfied with my work. Thanks 365 project & all its' participants for being here!