1,000 a Day: Photo 10

This little guy cheers me on while I do my homework.

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1,000 a Day: Photos 6-9

More photos from when I was abroad.

The path to the Wishing Tree at O’Reilly’s Mountain Resort in Lamington National Park, Brisbane.

A view through the trees at Fitzroy Island.

Feeding the kangaroos at Philips Island.

Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park in Victoria.

1,000 a Day: Photo 5

I’m glad it’s starting to look like spring at Elon.  Now if only it would feel like spring… (if you can’t tell, I really like flowers).

1,000 a Day: Photo 4

Originally I wasn’t going to use pictures I had previously taken, but I fell a little behind on my posts.  Plus, I wanted to share more of my pictures from Australia.  This shot was taken on Fitzroy Island.

1,000 a Day: Photos 2-3

The beach is my favorite vacation spot, so I like to have a reminder of it at my desk.

One of my flowers from a special someone.

Lessons learned: attempting to take pictures in an 0range-painted room is hard when the lamps give off an orange light, and use as much light as possible because the flash just gets annoying.

1,000 a Day: Photo 1

I’m cheating a leetle bit here on my first 1,000 a Day post, since this picture was taken in January.  From now on I aim to take one brand new picture a day.  But I thought it would be a good start to share this one (it’s also a little too gray outside).  I had the opportunity to study abroad in Australia for a month, and it was a wonderful experience.  The class studied ecotourism by participating in all sorts of eco-friendly activities and visited Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and Melbourne.

The above picture is the Great Ocean Road in southern Australia.  Located between Torquay and Warrnambool, it is considered the world’s largest war memorial.  It was built by returned WWI soldiers and dedicated to its casualties.  And the views while driving along it are absolutely breathtaking.  We spent two days on the Great Ocean Road, starting with surf lessons outside of Torquay and ending at the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.  This particular picture was taken at Teddy’s Lookout in Lorne.

1,000 a Day

By: Carolyn VanBrocklin

This blog was originally created as a class requirement – I spent a semester zipping across campus to cover events and write at least three news stories a week.  These news stories were posted on the blog as a portfolio of my journalistic skills.  I would post articles I had written for The Pendulum, Elon’s PRSSA Chapter and my multimedia reporting class.  It was essentially my own little newspaper.

I’ve decided to change my focus to photography.  I’m starting “1,000 a Day” where I will take a picture a day because a picture is worth one thousand words.  I don’t claim to be an expert photographer, so as my articles are a look at my growth as a writer, the pictures will be my growth as a photographer.  The photographs are for me to practice, but I certainly hope I’ll learn something along the way.