I really can't figure it out, but somehow, June is just about over.
My workouts have kept me busy. I have finally adjusted to my shoulder workouts, although there are still days and exercises that are extremely challenging. Even though I have developed muscles in my arms, and this time, muscles that you can even see, my left arm is still pretty weak and not pain free yet. I am thinking about adding more days each week to my workout for the month of July.
I have also been enjoying watching the Red Sox this summer. They started out in first (for a day), lost a bunch of games, and then everyone wrote them off. As a Sox fan, I have learned to never give up on the Sox! They have fought their way back and as of today, they are just one game out of of first place! This really is an amazing feat, especially with all of the injuries this year, and when I say injuries, I am talking someone at just about every position being hurt. It has been unbelievable! There have been broken ribs, a broken foot, a broken thumb, hamstring pulls, as well as a variety of other injuries. Meanwhile, the new players brought up to take the place of the injured players have been pulling their weight and the Sox miraculously keep on winning! GO SOX!!!!
My photography started last week. This class is more of a creative class rather than a class on settings and how to shoot manual. For our first class, we talked about some of the elements that make a good composition. We need to choose a genre for our photos and once we choose our genre, we cannot change it. Even though I have had months to think about which genre to choose (we were told this during the last day of the previous class I took), I still could not decide. I took a ton of photos the past few days while still thinking about a few genre possibilities (beach, flowers, plants, lines, architecture). For our first assignment, we need to turn in just one photograph. I was up until 1 am Monday night trying to finally make a decision on my genre and then trying to decide on which photo out of the hundreds I took to turn. On Wednesday, when the photo is shown in class, we will need to defend it while everyone else critiques the photo. Talk about stress!
So, here is the photo I turned in. I decided on lines.
Happy last day of June!! I will try to catch up with everyone real soon.
*Update July 1st: Unbelievable! Since I wrote this post, two more Red Sox players have gone on the DL (disabled list). Another broken foot and a pitcher with a right forearm strain. We are out of catchers. There have been five total in just the past week! The blogs are going crazy with catchy titles and posts about the various injuries. No one can believe the bad luck. ESPN has been referring to it as the Sox injury bug, and that was before the latest two injuries occurred.
As far as my class went, I really enjoyed the variety of themes chosen by the different people in the class. I think I am going to learn a lot from everyone. I feel a little more relaxed now that I got my first photo out of the way. I received some nice critiques on my photo and my teacher said that my theme (lines in nature - had to make it a bit more specific) sounded like an interesting theme. Oh, and can you see a letter in my leaf photo? I didn't notice it until my teacher pointed it out.