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“Look within.  Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.”  Marcus Aurelius

I’m giving everyone a break today from all the Hawaii shots.  I dug in to my Las Vegas stockpile and found this shot that I took the first night hubby and I stayed at Mandalay Bay.  This was the view from our room.  

Sin City.  Fascinating City.  City of Lights.  City that never sleeps.  

Most people come to Las Vegas to gamble, drink, party . . .  or even to get married!

I came to live my passion of photography with an amazing group of people I’ve gotten to know over the last year through this 365 Self Portrait Project.  




“Couples are wholes and not wholes, what agrees disagrees, the concordant is discordant.  From all things one and from one all things.”  Heraclitus

We seem to be consumed by our Photography Bug these days.  This vacation, starting with our trip to Las Vegas, has turned in to a photography immersion for us.  We are spending hours on the computer editing the shots that we are spending hours out in the “field” shooting.  Hubby has caught the bug just about as bad as I have.  (kinda handy when I want new gear . . . just get him out shooting and let him see that having that new lens really makes sense!)  I set up our new little toy – the GoProHero2 – to take this shot of us editing side by side in our Resort condo.  We’ve only watched a couple hours of television since we left home the beginning of November.  

I kind of feel like a kid again, learning something new every day.  

And I’m doing it with my Best Friend.



“It’s when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.”  Mike Huckabee

Wow!  I can’t believe I have reached Day Three Hundred of this 365 Project!  There have been days when I really didn’t think I could come up with something to post . . . another photo much less another blog post!  Because I took on the task of not only doing a self portrait every day, but also doing a blog post about it ever day as well.  I have fallen behind a few times . . . but I have not neglected the actual taking of a photo every day.  It’s pretty incredible what I have learned through this process . . . one of which is Photography is most definitely where my passion lies.  There has been a thread of Photography throughout my entire life . . . I just didn’t pursue it as I am able to now because of where life took me.  I’m here now though, and so fortunate and blessed to be in a position to finally pursue my passion.  In fact – in a few days I will be meeting up with fellow 365’ers in Las Vegas for a weekend of shooting and camaraderie over our shared mutual passion.  Here I am perusing the 365 forums, amazed at the talent and friendships that we have formed even tho few of us have met in person.  Vegas . . . here we come!  



“Of all the worldly passions, lust is the most intense.  All other worldly passions seem to follow in it’s train.”  Buddha

I took my 13 year old Grandson (who lives in MD) to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for the day.  While he spent the day on the rides, I wandered around with my 20 month old Granddaughter.  It’s so fascinating to see the excitement of the boardwalk through her eyes.  She saw the mini-train and was so completely enthralled by it.  She stood here on the bridge watching it for the longest time.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t take her on it as I had her and the stroller and all our stuff to take care of.  She didn’t seem to mind though, as she just soaked up the experience visually.




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