While at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Anderson last night, I saw this lady carrying a really cool purse with a light-up effect.  It appears that I made my own effect when I tried to snap it.

I’m learning by taking lots of photos, but I’m also planning to take a much-needed class in January.  Taking pictures in the darkness challenged me.  Not knowing how to fully utilize my cameras features, I was using the automatic mode and was mostly unable to achieve the photos that I envisioned.

At this point, I definitely consider myself an “accidental photographer”.   afs