In a quest to learn something new and keep my mind working (because sometimes this stay-at-home Mom gig turns my mind to mush), I enrolled in an online photography class. Class started last Wednesday. I turned in my first homework assignment last night and boy, was it a challenge. In a good way. I might be in way over my head, I'm not sure yet, lots of the people in my class are seasoned a bit in photography and I am definitely an amateur. Knowing that, I cringed as I posted my pictures because out of the 5 pictures I had to post, I was *happy* with only 1. The other 4 - UGH! I am anxious to get feedback on them so I can improve. Below is the 1 picture that I really liked. I was trying to show a shallow depth of field in this shot. So my camera was set to a low aperture (1.8) and a low ISO. See the blur in the background, that's called bokeh (which in theory means I achieved the goal of that part of the homework which was to show shallow depth)! Over the next 6 weeks you will probably see a lot of my successes and failures as I learn how to truly operate my camera and continue on the path of a lifelong learner!