Happy New Year all! I’ve been enjoying looking at other people’s “Best of 2011” photos on different blogs, so thought I would do the same. When I went through my stuff, I came up with 70 favourites!! Yikes…can’t post THAT many! 🙂 Soooo….I’ve narrowed it down to about 15. These are my favourites of the favourites…at least for now…tomorrow I may choose differently. 🙂
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I love the light in this shot! Everything just seems to be glowing. This was a pottery selling street and it’s actually my husband in the background, bartering to buy me some pottery bowls! 🙂
I love this photo. I have always loved photos of tree lined roads and paths, so when I discovered this path, I fell in love. I returned to it in the early morning, and was rewarded with this gorgeous light and the path receding into mist.
The corn surrounding this old weather-beaten door caught my attention. I love the texture of it. There’s just something about this photo that’s very atmospheric.
This photo of my son took some time to get just right. I made him ride back and forth til I got the exact placement I wanted. He was happy to comply, as it had been some time since he had ridden a bike and he was quite enjoying himself!
I love the contrast of old and new in this photo. Here are these women, traditionally dressed, in this old, traditional area, and what is the one woman doing? Talking on her cell phone! I love it.
These girls were just sitting there, visiting, playing, when I came along. I didn’t pose them…this is just how they were. But it looks like I posed them, doesn’t it? I love the composition of this shot…the girls and the building.
And then I started talking with the girls, and we visited and played for a bit. They were so sweet. This shot too was spontaneous, not posed, and I love how it just seems to have captured their personalities.
This girl ran up the road just as I was composing this shot, and I got it just before she ran out of my frame. It adds the perfect touch to the photo, I think.
This was on a highway up into the moutains. We stopped along the way at a scenic spot to take some photos and there were many mountain people set up selling souvenirs and other touristy “kitsch”. I turned around from my shot of the scenic view, and saw this woman at her stall and snapped a few shots. It wasn’t til I was working on the photo in post processing though that the details of the rock and the cloud around the peak really jumped out and I went WOW!
This is one of my all time favourites. We were up in the mountains, and my girls had been up all night with altitude sickness, and I had the cold of all colds and was just miserable. So when I noticed that the sun was rising, and I was wide awake, I decided to head out and take some photos of the sunrise. It was worth it because I got some beautiful shots that morning, and this was my favourite.
To me, the light makes this photo. It was a strong morning light coming from the top left, down the street, and I love how it ligt up the smoke coming from the man’s mouth. I also love the colour of the building and the tree in the corner of the frame.
These people were working hard shovelling snow, but there was such an atmosphere of fun and laughter as they were doing it, that it didn’t seem to bother them much at all. I love the faces on the people in this shot…the perfect moment.
A snowy day…A still life. I love the way the brooms are propped up and the snow falling in the corner. And then the beautiful details of the building in the background…it is just lovely.
This was taken just yesterday. This old woman was out cleaning the streets during yet another snowfall. She looked so old and the work so difficult. I felt bad for her, and all the other women like her in this city who work so hard, even in their old age.
This one is just magical to me. The fog and the black and white, the blurred water of the waterfall, it just feels like a beautiful dream to me.