Well today is Birmingham Alabama Daily Photo's First Birthday, so drag out the cake and balloons and let's get this party started!
Actually this cake is a very special one. I was volunteering at the Birmingham Museum of Art last month, and Janet Allen from Angel Cakes and Confections was doing an Artbreak demonstration. The BMA has recently acquired the Butten Wedgewood Collection. Add this to the Museum's already renowned Beeson Collection, and that makes the BMA's Wedgewood Collection the largest in the United States. Janet created an exquisite Wedgewood replica while the audience sat mesmerized! I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph the artist at work! You might remember that Angel Cakes helped me celebrate my birthday last October. Small world.
I now have one year under my belt. Please bear with me as I reminisce over the past 12 months. There are so many people to thank. Rambling Round in Selma and Tom Wigley, you got me up and running ( not to mention answering some of the dumbest blog questions anyone has ever asked ) and I'll be forever grateful. I hesitate to name names because I don't want to leave anyone out, but Bob Crowe, Snapper, Diederick, and Babooshka, you have helped me hone my photography skills in so many ways. Your critiques and encouragement have been invaluable. My producer/manager Wayne, well you've put up with a lot of my foolishness and whining and you're STILL my friend. For all of my faithful readers that stopped by and those that have also left such nice comments, oh my , how you've kept me going. Last year at this time I didn't have a clue how to make a blog and my Mac Dudes at the Apple Store, especially John O., patiently walked me through it step by step . Now I'm their " Old Timer's Techie Poster Child"! Thanks to all of you for broadening my horizons, showing me your beautiful cities on a daily basis and in person ( Peter!) , sharing your expertise and being such wonderful friends. It is hard to imagine that in one year, I have made so many friends around the world. Merci beaucoup mes amis!
Now, let's cut that cake!
P.S. And Eric, le roi de CDP, thanks for starting this whole City Daily Photo Blog business!