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What was the highlight of 2011?
There were several.
Traveling to Boston to speak to other bloggers about what I love, photography. Boston is one of my most favorite cities. We took our kids there in the summer of 2009 to spend time at our family cottage in Rockport. Being there with the SITS group in an “official” speaker capacity was something I will always be proud of. Photos from that trip are on Flickr. Did I ever share with you the handout? Its a downloadable PDF file – 2 pages of lists of all my favorite photo tips and recommendations including software and iPhone apps. I also made a short video on how to make a custom blog button for your blog using Flickr.
Another highlight? Seeing Prince perform twice during his 21 Nights Tour one of them from the edge of the stage. It was really surreal. Back in 2008 I placed a photo of him in my office, I know my coworkers thought I was nuts for having him join the likes of my two kiddos on my desk but they didn’t understand that my connection to the purple one runs deeper than that. I really wanted to meet him, of course that was a really long stretch but I have learned lately that NOTHING is out of reach. When I left my job in 2009 I took that photo and kept it on my wall, it eventually ended up on my vision board. Two years later I would experience that EXACT SAME vision. Prince singing 5 feet in front of me. That’s a photo of his piano he sang right to at one point. I die.
The only thing that would have made that night better is if I had my real camera. If you know Prince you know that he is VERY strict about photos, its an idol worship thing that he takes issue with after his conversion. I almost got kicked out for taking a photo of him years ago, it was ridiculous. Who would of thought that one day I would actually have a press pass to shoot two of my favorites Duran Duran <–photos are there and Foo Fighters. <– I still need to share. You can see a couple used on the trend tribe. It happened and I can say AGAIN that I saw 2 more things come to fruition from that vision board. I didn’t have any intentions, like “I want to photograph Dave Grohl” and up went the photo, I think I was hoping more to just see the band again from the front. I would say that I got that view and more.
Pretty good highlights when I think about it, so maybe this wasn’t as bad a year as I thought. How about you? Highlights?