My new iPhone 11 Pro has arrived, and I am a start a new 365 photography project with my new walk-about camera. I have not tried a 365 photography project in a few years, and I thought to do one using the iPhone 11 Pro starting on the week it would be interesting. In my past 365 projects, I used multiple cameras - Nikon, iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, iPad Pro, point-n-shoot. In one year, I, after I complete the project, I may do a "review" of what it was like shooting daily, every day with the iPhone 11 Pro.
At the end of my 365-day photograph project, by this time next year, I’ll have images, from which I’ll choose my best pictures and make a printed album.
I will continue using my other cameras - Fujifilm X-T2, Asahi Optical Co. Pentax Spotmatic II 35mm film camera, etc. - but for other projects1. At the end of my 365-day photograph project, by this time next year, I’ll have images, from which I’ll choose my best pictures and make a printed album.
Last night we attended our final Montgomery High School Bands Spring Concert. Our daughter and our youngest, Kiran, is graduating this summer and in the fall will start attending Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio. Oberlin, where she will be studying the classics, awarded her a scholarship.
Kiran started with the High School Band program in her freshman year, qualifying and playing with the marching band. She initially played alto saxophone but switched from alto saxophone in 7th grade to tenor saxophone then switched again from tenor to baritone saxophone in 8th grade. She was very excited to be in the band. She had challenges making friends in high school, but the band provided her with a home. She worked hard and eventually became a band captain. She loved giving back, volunteering to play in any band program for which she qualified. She played in the Marching Band at football games, the Stage Band, the pit band at high school plays, the Wind Ensemble for concert performances, and marched with the band during Veteran’s Day observances at Montgomery Park.
Last night during her the final performance with the Wind Ensemble, she introduced the piece of music the musicians were about to perform. The music, Unquiet Hours, was composed by David Biedenbender. The musicians dedicated their performance to mental health and Kiran was chosen to explain to the audience the challenges of mental health and the reason why the band decided to dedicate their performance to mental health.
Last night after the final performance with the wind ensemble and stage band, the band program director, Mr. Adam Warshafsky, announced that some of the band students had were awarded National Merit Scholarships. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that our daughter, Kiran, was one of them.
We are so proud of her and what she has accomplished for herself.