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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Stills ~ Your Best Shot of 2009


Ed's challenge this week for Sunday Stills is to pick our two favorite shots from 2009 and explain why they are your favorites. That sounded pretty simple...until I started going through all of my photos and found that there were quite a few that I really liked.

So I had to ask myself the question "Why?"

That helped me narrow down the field to my two favorite shots for 2009...




The first one is this colorful macro photo of these tasty red peppers. When I took the photo, I was just very pleased with the color, the lighting, and the clarity of the photo...it reminded me of something I might see in a magazine.

But what made this one stand out in the crowd were the things that I didn't notice. If you read through the comments from that day's post, you'll probably crack up! My readers commented that the pepper was "yelling"..."mad"..."missing teeth (and wanted to know what I made with it)"...and that it was "singing opera!"






So this answers the question "Why"...it just goes to prove that everyone sees something different in a photo...and that your imagination can have a hay day any day!! I think that's the beauty of photography...it can take you anywhere you want to go.


Photo #2~~


Next, is a photo I used in this post. And this is special to me because I just happened to be in the right stretch of the road at the right time when this snow squall came through; and, I may never see another one. I feel I got lucky that day; so, that's why I think that this photo is one of my best of 2009.




Well, there you are with my Best pics of 2009.

Check out the other participants in Sunday Stills to see what their favorite shots were for 2009 by clicking here and going to the comments.



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24 comments:

moresecretwhispers said...

the 2nd shot is awesome! well done

Ed said...

Great choices! Both are true favorites of mine..:-))

dibear said...

WOW! These are both super shots. I can certainly see why they are your favorites. :)

lisa said...

They sure are beautiful shots!

Cheryl Ann said...

Oh, wow! I really like the bottom one! I didn't know what it was!

Shirley said...

The first one cracks me up; the second one is awesome. Good choices.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Great choices. And reasons :-).

Tammy said...

Both great shots. The pepper looks like he is yawning! And you are right, a once in a lifetime shot for your 2nd one! Good choices!

Jayke said...

Great choices, I love the first one, the colours are so rich and inviting.

The second one though, that's my favourite, it's a really breath taking scene that you came across.

stansberry photography said...

That first one is too funny! And I love the second one, beautiful!

Lori Skoog said...

Two great shots. You certainly were in the right place at the right time with that second one. Wow!

Janice said...

I like them both but Karen that second shot is really awesome.

Kate said...

Both photos are amazing - but in completely different ways!

Merri said...

nice! Mother Nature provides the best canvas for photos.
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Sydney said...

the snow squall is cool we get them a lot around here I can look out the upstairs bathroom window and see them a few miles away.

Holly said...

wow! Great job on both. It IS funny how people like different shots for different reasons isn't it?

Aussie Oklahoma said...

Wow, beautiful shots!! I especially love the snow squall.

Nina P. said...

I agree the first one is so colorful and full of "expression". And the second one is simply amazing. And probably the capture of a lifetime. (or at least one in a long, long, time) Blessings. Love and Light, Nina P

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I remember that first one, too. Cracked me up! lol!

And the second one just reminds me of why I have enjoyed Sunday Stills and photography in general. It makes you always carry your camera hoping for those once in a lifetime moments that might occur while you are outside living.

Great selection of photos, Karen!


~Lisa

Horses Are Our Lives said...

yes, it is amazing what others see in a picture, and I look forward to reading comments to see what people think about the shot! Love the snow - looks like a hurricane coming!
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Horses Are Our Lives said...

I meant a tornado - never thought a snowstorm would resemble a funnel cloud!
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CTG Ponies said...

The snow squall is gorgeous! And I love the pepper pic and the comments.

Kathleen Coy said...

Love them both! :-)

morephotosplease said...

Like both shots, but that snow squall is something else. Great shot. Regular Guy

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