This was the last shot for my 365 project I took with my Nikon D50 before it stopped working. We were at the Freedom Fest on July 4th, 2012 at Fort Hood, Texas. It is a big carnival with food, rides, music and fireworks. This particular year Kelly Clarkson was the musical guest. She was awesome. She had a busted foot and still played for the troops. I wasn’t the biggest fan before, but I really like her after seeing her at Freedom Fest. Anyhoo, this photo was taken in the Ferris wheel at the top. You can see the festival in the background. I was having a great time up in the air with my son, looking lovingly down and across the huge post. Recanting good memories, like giving birth to my daughter at the hospital I could see from my chair in the air seat. Later that night I was taking photos of Ms. Clarkson and my camera stopped working. The shutter would not release and it had an error message. I looked it up later and attempted to fix it myself, but many months later I had to send it in to be repaired. Almost $200 later I now have it back and am finishing up this project with it. In the mean time I used a Nikon point and shoot, a friend’s borrowed D50, my old crappy cell phone, a super crappy cell phone when the old crappy one stopped working and then my new iphone. This project has seen it’s fair share of ups and downs.

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“Fun is about as good a habit as there is.” ~Jimmy Buffet

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The view from the Ferris wheel of the festival and Fort Hood.

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My view of Kelly Clarkson. One of the last shots before my camera bit the dust.

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