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Starting Year 7 of the 365 Project....I am going to try to take pictures more frequently in 2018. This is the year I will join the ranks of the retired, but not until September 2018. I continue to be envious of my 365 Project friends who have improved their techniques and creativity. I am in a small community and there is not the same opportunity for workshops as in my previous home, but I am Vice-President (soon to be President)of the local Photography Club, so I need to set the example. :) I became more involved this year with photoshoots, and workshops, and while still sporadic, my interest has been piqued. There are so many opportunities here, living at the beach. Shorebirds change weekly with migration, and I was able to go out twice this year whale watching, and once to shoot grizzly bears and once to shoot black bears. Currently I have three point and shoots, a Canon SX 20 IS, a Canon SX 30 IS (neither of which I use at all) , a Canon SX 50 IS and a Canon T1i. I use the SX 50 the most because it is the lightest and most versatile, but I would like to use the SLR more. After 10 years, the T1i is no longer as sharp as it once was, so this Christmas, Santa brought me a new T6i. I still have not taken it out for a shoot. I also have a small Nikon and of course my iPhone that I have yet to master picture taking. I love photography but lack the discipline to do enough to improve, so I have decided to give this yet another try. My favorite topics are wildlife, landscape and my dog, Libby. Sadly, I had to put my Siamese cat, Beyonce, down last Christmas, but I obtained a new cat, Benjy, this summer. He is the wild child, but there will be pictures of him....eventually,