Final 365 Photo

Well, this is it!! At least for my first year. I have worried about this photo for a week! I knew exactly what I wanted to do, but I just wasn't sure how to pull it off.

Let me say that this is actually my sky, I am very afraid of heights, and there was just enough wind this afternoon to make this very challenging, but thanks to my wonderful assistant (my sweet husband Don) it all came together.

I have learned more in the last year than I ever could have imagined, and made friends from every corner of the world. I will be stopping by to check in on everyone's photos, but probably won't start posting my photos regularly again until this Fall when our summer "lake" company lightens up.

I love you all!! Thank you 365!!
congratulations, great shot, I look forward to your second year with anticipation
posted July 27th, 2011  
I love this shot of you "floating away" in celebration. Congratulations on reaching 365. I will miss you while you are gone, but do understand about your need for a break. I will await your return.
posted July 27th, 2011  
Congrats!!! Lovely "final" shot... we will miss you, but totally understand the break :) I've been checking in now and again, and occasionally posting since my "final 365" shot but have also enjoyed the break.
posted July 27th, 2011  
oh sheri, a huge congratulations! i have to admit i'm bummed you won't be around as much though, but i surely understand. Sending that love right back atcha! you've been a joy to get to know on here!

love this shot btw, what a wonderful idea! just don't float away too far or too long!
posted July 27th, 2011  
Congratulations!!!! You should do a second year, so we can see more of your photos!! :) Great last photo!
posted July 27th, 2011  
Excellent shot. Congratulations!
posted July 27th, 2011  
Wonderful!!! Congrats on making it a year
posted July 27th, 2011  
Congrats!
posted July 27th, 2011  
Woooohoooo CONGRATULATIONS Sheri, great work and awesome last photo of your 365, keep on posting! x
posted July 27th, 2011  
Congratulations - and what a great photo to celebrate your accomplishment!
posted July 27th, 2011  
Congratulations on making it to 365!! What a clever ending.
posted July 27th, 2011  
Congratulations!!!!!! I have loved your photos and creativity and this shot is no exception. Will you share how you did it? Have a great rest of the summer!
posted July 27th, 2011  
Congrads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very cool, I love the photo, great ending to your first year!! I can't wait to see what you have in store for this new year. Hurry back!! Don't stay away to long :-) (((Hugs))) :-)
posted July 27th, 2011  
It's beautiful! I love this shot!!! Very creative. Congratulations!!!!
posted July 27th, 2011  
This is cool! Don't stay away too long, 'neighbor'!!
posted July 27th, 2011  
Hi everyone, and thank you so much for your kind words!! This was such a fun and scary shot to do!

@roejan--I would be happy to share with you how I did it. First, I drove around to find where there was a park with a picnic table on a hill that wasn't surrounded by trees. It was actually kind of a tough thing to find. I bought the helium numbers at a party store and taped them together so they would stay put. Got my camera settings where I wanted them and gave about a half an hour description to my poor husband of what my vision was, lol!! I got on top of the picnic table and dropped one foot over the edge and balanced on the other one, and gave my husband directions on when to shoot!! So, technically, he took the picture, but I'm taking full credit!! When I got home and uploaded it, I used Picnik's clone tool to edit out the picnic table that you could see in the bottom of the picture. That was about it. Nothing too magical, but like I said, it was windy, and I'm scared of heights, and those balloons were huge! All of those things combined made it an interesting shoot. My goal this Fall is to take a Photo Shop class so I can learn how to do these things with true magic instead of blowing in the wind!!! And I'm sure I won't be gone long. I would miss this community far too long. I just haven't been able to give myself fully with all of the summer company that we have, and I really want to be able to do that again. I will still be popping in often, just not uploading as often this summer. Hugs to you all.

@asrai @daisy @dawnetta @pixelchix @tigervolleyball @netkonnexion @lmasinton @kalexa @amescot @missyrosebee @denisedaly @roejan @vposey @isisweiss @roejan @roejan
posted July 27th, 2011  
congratulations! this is a great shot, and i'm glad you've enjoyed doing your project :)
posted July 27th, 2011  
Amazing, Sheri! Thank you so much for sharing the details. I didn't know you could take things out in Picnik. Many blessings to you in the days ahead!
posted July 27th, 2011  
@petersonsheri WOW! Usually when people do things like this, it's too complicated for me to try! I could do that! This is an amazing shot!
posted July 27th, 2011  
@roejan @tigervolleyball I love the clone tool on Picnik. You just grab a little piece of your picture that has the color you want, and click it over the area that you don't want. It works great! And Sarah, you are right!! It really wasn't technically hard at all. Just make sure the object you are on is firmly placed on the ground, and have someone to spot you in case you fall!!
posted July 27th, 2011  
What a fantastic finale! Congratulations on completing your first year! Enjoy your summer off and we'll welcome you back with open arms in the fall!
posted July 27th, 2011  
Congratulations Sheri, what a wonderful journey. I will be done in about two weeks and was thinking of taking a break until the fall as well but who knows. This is a fantastic last shot, well done and best wishes throughout the rest of your summer. Hope you get to the lake.
posted July 27th, 2011  
I hope you have a nice time on your 365! Congratulations! Are you going to start another one?
posted July 27th, 2011  
Congratulations on the finishing your project! And what a way to end it. This is so creative and fun. I have really enjoyed your pictures and always enjoy your comments. You are such a thoughtful person, and I can tell that you are a loyal and fierce friend, mother, and wife. I hope you have a fabulous rest of the summer and I do hope to see you back here in the fall.
posted July 28th, 2011  
Awesome shot! Congrats on completing the project, that's a big accomplishment! I will miss seeing your photos, enjoy the rest of the summer and hope to see you again!
posted July 28th, 2011  
Congrats for finishing your project, Sheri! Enjoy your summer but try to drop in now and then. ;-)
posted July 28th, 2011  
that's so cool! congratulations!
posted July 28th, 2011  
Concratulations and sadness Con. for finnising, sad because I will miss you . You lovely and kind comments and you pic that amezes me all the time. I think you`re talented with much creativity.. You do have a second albunm . Also closed?I still have 12 to go and then ? I didn`t made up my mind yet.
Memory have many hollows , let me stay in one
posted July 28th, 2011  
Thanks dear Shery , I will do the same I guest, Have a stop ,
(time out) because after 365 pic you get repeat yourself both withthe pic and comments. But I sure will miss it 2 days after
posted July 28th, 2011  
Oh me oh my oh wow!!
This photo is so fabulous and such a lovely, lovely tribute to 365..... lifting you and carrying you to so many wonderful places :)
So sorry I missed this - I don't often get your latest pics in my thread - we must post at very different times of the day.
Has been so lovely to "365 meet" you (and "Facebook meet" you) ...... I've really enjoyed watching your project progress and know that we will stay in touch
xxx
P.S CONGRATS!!!!! YOU MADE IT!!!!
posted July 29th, 2011  
Simply fabulous! What a perfectly amazing shot to mark your milestone!! Congratulations on a year's worth of absolutely wonderful photos, Sheri! I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed "meeting" you on 365 and how much I'll miss seeing your posts on here. I hope that you will drop in occasionally when things are less hectic. And I'm hoping that a visit to Charlotte is in your future. :) Ok, I see you're fB friends with Rebecca...I'm sending you a friend request...at least we can stay in touch that way. Again, congratulations on a project well done! Love and hugs to you!
posted August 1st, 2011  
Aww I missed your last post while I was on hiatus! Now that I'm back I'm going to miss your photos and comments everyday!! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer and I look forward to your return in the fall. =)
posted August 2nd, 2011  
Woo Hoo! Congrats, Fabulous final (for now) photo!
posted August 2nd, 2011  
Wow, Sheri! Missed this when you posted it because I haven't been checking in regularly. Every now and then I upload a few if I think they're good enough but then have a few days off. This is a great way to celebrate your last shot. What a clever, clever girl you are! Congratulations on a fabulous year of shots and I'm so glad to have met you through 365. It's nice to know you won't totally disappear from the scene. Love and hugs to you across the miles and start saving for that trip Downunder! The Little Bay kangaroos are waiting for you.
posted August 10th, 2011  
@petersonsheri Oh I've been wondering why I haven't seen you in some time. You were the first to follow me in December and have always been a good commenter on my images. I'll miss seeing yours!! Yours was a great album to watch and learn from. Be well and hope to see you soon!
posted August 22nd, 2011  
Dear Sheri, I hope you`ll read this lines. I`m so pleased to hear from you .
You`re not forgotten and I`m hoping you`llsoon be back. I miss you. I have try to mail you ,with pic enclosed , but I don`t know you recieved it.. My mail is : fdevink@zeelandnet.nl. I watch the hurricane news on t.v.
and feel so sorry for the people of NY. Hopefully it turns out not as bad as expected.
Many regards, Pyrrhula
posted August 27th, 2011  
Dear Sheri, . I`m gladly surprice by you letter( comment ).Thank you very much. I hope we see each other soon on 365 . I miss you, you pic and always so lovely comments. Many regards, Pyrrhula.
posted October 12th, 2011  
Thanks for your comment on my recent shot, Sheri. Glad to know you're still looking in occasionally. Really miss your presence on 365 and am so pleased to hear from you.
posted June 17th, 2012  
Just popping by to say thank you for your recent good wishes on one of my shots (and your very kind remarks on the one of Peggy's that she posted today.) As a family, we've been having many grievous trials and tribulations over the past 12 months and are only just crawling out from behind the protective barrier we've put up in order to save our collective sanity. So I'm sorry for not replying to you any sooner. I stopped posting for a few months last year then resumed again when I found I needed some positive distraction and it has certainly worked. I hope all is well with you, Sheri. You are one of the people I miss most on this site.
posted October 4th, 2012  
what a splendid shot to end the first yr n to begin the second....:))
posted January 27th, 2013  
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