NOTE: My blog's layout, which I need to change cuts off a good deal of the photo's. Please click each one for full view. All are under a creative commons license and NOT stock so that means no using them off of this blog.
Choosing just two photo's from 2009 is a very hard deal.
As I look through my photos I think, how do I choose just two!?
I have a hard time following the rules you know. I am such a rule breaker.
I would say my favorite picture of the year is from the challenge horses. Of course.
Misty, a friends horse. This picture was quite an accident as I never intended to hit the shutter button because I was tinkering with the white balance that was turning out more pinky or blue than white.
Every time someone sees this photo they exclaim after realizing it's a horses eye. It's abstract yet so simple at the same time. I find a sense of mystery and it seems to possess a dream like atmosphere.
Since I don't follow the rules (Bad Sydney, bad!) I will post a little about the portraits I have been doing.
When I got my Nikon I admit I had no desire to start taking pictures of people. I understand horses, animals, abstract and simple things a lot more than I ever will people. Through the cameras lens I found the faces that I thought about, but could never seem to describe in words. The camera does the talking here.
My youngest nephew, Noah. He is so dramatic about everything. Here he had climbed up to the top of the round pen and started roaring at me. I put this picture, which was my favorite, along with many others of him and his twin brothers in a gorgeous frame for my sisters birthday in 09. This challenge was Happiness. I really enjoyed that Sunday stills as it seemed to have brought me out of my people shy photography. Now I can't get enough of my family and friends trying to find that moment that best expresses them.
Like Sarah and Rikki from the challenge petsSarah truely loves all animals and goes out of her way to give them the best of care and life. Her ferret here named Rikki (AKA: Hood woosle) is such a ham. She runs around making funny noises and gets spontaneous bursts of hyper as she attacks my socks, every time I see her without fail. I wouldn't feel bad letting Sarah take in any animal I had. I know they would recieve the best of care.
Although I now enjoy taking pictures of people I think I will always take the best photo's when theres an animal subject. Like in the challenge The letter C
I had a whole group of completely feral barn cats eating out of my hands within 10 minutes as I snapped pictures.
They say a person will have two great loves in their life. I know my first love has always been, and will always be horses. I seem to include them in 95% of my sunday stills posts like Indigo here in the challenge fences
How the heck was I supposed to choose two? I have about 20 others still I wanted to include but I already broke the rules a few times too many with all these pictures.
So it's safe to say my favorite past Sunday still's challenges all involved animals or portraits. Thats two right?