Thursday, January 16, 2014

Top 10 Flower Photos of 2013

My last top ten installment is FLOWERS/PLANT LIFE

This is my favorite category.  I can spend hours walking around gardens shooting millions of pictures.

Itty Bitty's 

Love the reflection in this one.

Mountain flora

I wonder who lives in there.

I love the unexpected.

Fill your frame.
Thanks for taking a look at all my "top ten photos" of 2013.
I plan to step up the posts to my photography blog this year.  If you have any ideas of what you would like to learn or see on my blog, please leave a comment.  
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Top 10 Portrait, Selfie, and People Photos of 2013

This is one of my hardest categories to shoot, PEOPLE.

I am not a good portrait/people photographer.  I tend to put to much thought into the picture and by the time I have the right settings the people are bored or gone.  I think that is why I stick mainly to inanimate objects and animals.  So here are my favorites shots (not necessarily taken by me) of the past year. 

I must say this first one is NOT my picture.  It is my son's engagement picture and maybe someday I will be able to shoot this well.  But I wanted to include it in this category.
Shot by another photographer

Thank you to all that serve and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Not sure who took this one, but I like it!

Michael likes to grab fun shots of me!
Mother's Day selfie

Vacation selfie

Wish I was doing this right now!

Cute cows (costumes)

This year I may adventure into some street photography.
Yes that means taking random picture of strangers and social situations, in hopes of capturing life in action.  
Since we will be traveling to many different countries this year, I hope I can capture everyday life in our travels.

Thanks for stopping by.
Next and final list is the top 10 flower pictures.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Top 10 Wildlife Photos of 2013

This top ten is all about WILDLIFE!

I am an avid hiker and on all of our trips I take advantage of local trails and parks.  
My husband calls me a stalker, but I like the name observer.  LOL  

Elk;  Rocky Mountain NP



Mountain Goat

Dragon Fly

Are you following me?????
I would like to take a moment to thank my husband for putting up with me on our hikes/travels.  He spends a lot of time waiting for me to take just one more picture........  He is also the guy that stops randomly along a road because I saw something to photograph.

Thanks for stopping by.............
Next time I will be sharing people, selfies, and portraits.
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Friday, January 10, 2014

Top 10 Architecture of 2013

Next up in our top ten roundup is, Architecture.

I really enjoy walking around cities and
 shooting the streets and buildings . 
 They can tell you a lot about the 
history and culture of a destination. 

Arlington National Cemetery

US Capital, Washington DC

Denver, CO
White House, Washington DC

Outer Banks lighthouse stairs

Convention Center Denver, CO
Cape Hatteras, NC

Smokey Mountains TN

 Thanks for stopping by..........
Next, Top 10 Wildlife Photos of 2013
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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Top 10 Landscape Photos of 2013

Happy New Year
I am starting off the new year with a week of 
"Top Photos of 2013".
I have five different categories to share with you.
The top 10 in each category are from our
 travels and everyday life.
Again I must stress these are snapshots and only edited for size, light and maybe a filter (Instagram).

So let's begin with the 
"Top 10 Landscape Photos of 2013"
Smokey Mountain NP 

Estes Park CO

St. Thomas USVI

Outer Banks, NC

St. Maarten, Caribbean

My Backyard
Smokey Mountains NP


My backyard

Outer Banks, NC

It was hard to pick just 10.  I love looking through my lens at all of God's glorious creation.  

 This years travel will bring us to some great destinations.  We will be going to the Dominican Republic, Northern Europe, Florida and the Northeast.  I look forward to sharing all my pictures with you through out the year.
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