Time for a new year in the 52 Photos Project! I believe this is the third year of the project.
As they walked off, I decided I'd get me a good old "butt shot" out of the deal and I snapped two shots of them walking up the hill to the observation tower. I was trying to hurry because they were moving fast and I didn't want one of them to turn around and catch me! When I got home and looked at the photos, I realized one of the photos was focused on the women and the grass was blurred. The one above was focused on the grass and the women were blurred. It was my favorite.
It reminded me of the quote I'd saved from an email conversation a friend and I had. I see it all the time in articles about photography and writing and other forms of art: You have to learn the rules well so that you can break them well. I don't doubt that that is sometimes true in life as well.