Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Stills: Two Favorites from 2009


For the Sunday Stills Challenge this week we were to pick two of our favorite photos from the challenges in 2009.and tell why they were our favorites.  This first photo was from The Landscape/Fall Foliage Challenge.  I think it is probably the best photo I took all year..the light was just right..the Tamrack were just glowing in the sunset.  It is also one of my favorite roads in our area..it leads to the farm with all the horses in the fields!

My second favorite photo was of Chance and our Grand-dog Miney.  It shows how opposite they are, he loves to pose and she thinks it is a real pain in the butt.   I took this photo for the Fences Challenge back in August.  I also like this photo because of the flowers which grow wild, they are Gaillardia or Blanket Flowers, and for the lichen covered fence and because it was warmer!  I believe that these photographs show my style and my favorite subject matter:)

29 comments:

  1. You chose two very lovely photographs. You've got a great camera eye and lots of talent. I look forward to seeing your 2010 challenges.

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  2. Beautiful photos . Imagine it was difficult to choose just two.

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  3. that first shot is stunning, i'm glad you picked it!

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  4. Great shots but the second is fantastic! :-)

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  5. The shot of the dogs is an absolute favorite. I might like to doing a painting of this one day. :):)

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  6. WOW! They are both great, but, personally, I love the dogs! They look so content in the flowers!!!

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  7. Two of my favorite subjects. Very good pictures - both of them, but the dogs win! They make me smile.

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  8. I love the road but my pick of the two is the one of the dogs!

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  9. Love the dogs! It kind of reminds me of people, one is always hamming it up and the other is patiently waiting!

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  10. My fav is the dogs too. The shot with them and the flowers and fence is just too perfect.

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  11. Both of your choices are fantastic. I have always liked the first one as your blog header. Something about seeing a road lead off into the distance and wondering where it goes is intriguing. You can never go wrong with a photo of Chance. He is such a camera ham! My favorites are the ones you have taken of him in the snow. This one is really nice too. The wildflowers are pretty.

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  12. Wow now I'm torn, I was going to say the first one without a doubt...without even seeing the second one. Then the second one popped up what a wonderful picture. Now I can't decide I love them both.

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  13. Wow, the dog photo is exceptional! I love the composition, the colors...and the fact that you captured both dogs so beautifully. Not easy with two animate objects.

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  14. I love both of them.... the tamaracks are beautiful... but the second is my favorite because of the subject matter and the wildflowers (are you) and I love the rustic fence!

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  15. Okay..those are jsut great shots!! The glowing sunset on the fall colors...stunning!
    And your dogs together by that fence and wildflowers...LOVE it!
    KK

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  16. Great job! Love the way the road sweeps around!

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  17. Great choices, love love love those dogs!

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  18. Love them both, but I think I like the dogs by the fence the most.
    Great job!

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  19. These are both wonderful photos. I love that glowing moment you've captured in the landscape, but the dogs really make me smile!

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  20. I just love your fences shot the best! The first one is great, but I love how in the fences shot, the dogs take center stage and the fence is an 'idea'. The flowers are a wonderful accent, too.
    Reminds me of a calendar photo.


    ~Lisa

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  21. What a gorgeous stretch of road that you get to travel on every day! Love the fall colors. Oh my, the eyes say it all. I could just hug both of those dogs all day!

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  22. They are both wonderful pictures. You really did capture their personalities. I like the new puppy. He is a sweetie.

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  23. That first photo is so much like my Grandmothers road, at her farm in Alberta.

    And the second, love it, beautiful capture.

    Jen

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  24. Both are very good choices. The dogs, the grass, flowers and fence are really great together.

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  25. The first photo is luminous.. and that second one, made my heart melt! Too adorable for words.

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  26. Without a doubt, my favs out of your photographs too! I really, really love the one of Chance and Miney. The setting is superb!

    And the fall landscape is just too stunning .. you are right, the lighting was perfect!

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  27. That country road makes me want to go somewhere...

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  28. Lovely portrait of Chance & Miney!

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  29. This is darling! I love the capture of the dogs Chance with a charming smile on his face and Miney just tolerating things.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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