Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Your Good Opinion is Needed

I am getting ready to enter my first ever photography competition. A local group is hosting this contest to raise money for a very good cause. You can read more about it at River to Well.

I've picked out a few of my favorite shots but I can't decide which ones to enter. I can pick 3. What do you think?

Click here to view the options then click on "slideshow" or on each photo to view large.

(For simplicity's sake, let's call them: Dandelion, Frog, Tree, Nest, Jam, Field, Circle, Ladybug, GTO and Cherries)

Thanks for your input!


Anonymous said...

Only 3?!? What a hard decision, they're all so gorgeous. I'd vote for:

Circle (this is one of my all time favorites of yours)

(Although I seriously debated between frog and nest, so's you know.)

Good luck! And what a great contest for such a great cause.

idreamicanfly said...

I'm going Frog, Field, Circle. I think they hold together very nicely because of the common theme, and best of all they show your true strength as a photographer - capturing the soul of your subject. The other photos are gorgeous, but not so very different from what I've seen in other people's portfolios. Those three transcend.

Camie | Red Gate Gardens said...

Wow - they're all so, so good. But if I were to pick my top three...

1) Circle - when Flickr came up, my eye was immediately drawn to it, compelled to look closer.

2) Stark - love it. Has an Ansel Adams feel to it. Reminds me of how I feel in winter

3) Frog - a perfect capture of "boy", I think.

Good luck, my friend!!!

Jen said...

Hard choices. They are all wonderful and have their own artistic flavor. I vote for the circle, the tree (I love the simplicity of it) and the cherry. Good luck! What an incredible cause.

This DVM's Wife's Life said...

So tough! They are all so awesome! My favs are the circle pic(which you won best entry not too long ago in another contest)frog(boys & frogs? Of course! Brilliant!) and the cherry pic(love the bokeh background and those little bitty fingers!)
Good luck! I can't wait to hear how you do!
BTW, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and offering such kind words and prayers to me and my family. I so appreciate all of the blogging support and it certainly has helped me along. While we have never met I definitely believe we have a great bond other than our Nikon cameras! LOL! Thank you & virtual hugs right back at ya!

Stephanie said...

OMG!! All are incredible...
Such a tough choice...
Dandelion, Circle and Ladybug

Lucy said...

I think I'll go with frog, nest and circle. Although tree certainly grabbed my attention.

Great job!

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Anonymous said...

Circle, Nest, Stark

1. The Circle- it almost looks like a graphic illustration. You have to look close to see that it's a photgraph, which is very cool conceptually.

2 & 3. I just like the straight forward emotion of the Nest and Stark (I agree it's Ansel Adams'ish).

Ps. Loved the frog too. Having a boy...this is a very sweet memory for a me. The Dandelion "unwanted" true. Okay, you said only three. ;) I'm not being helpful now.

Vicki McGee said...

I like the Frog, Nest and Circle.

Dawn, said...

FROG!!! love, Love, LOVE the frog!!!

Nest and Circle are amazing too.

MrsMama said...

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate the feedback!

Molly said...

frog, circle, dandelion

but it's a tough choice - i love your work!

April said...


Kim said...

I like the Dandelion, Eggs, and then the Ladybug is good too.

I actually love them all, but those are my top 3 picks.
I just found your blog today, through My Sisters Farmhouse. It's great!


Lynne said...

Choosing is always so tough!!

My fav are:
Summer Dream

Let us know which you chose!

Anonymous said...

Frog is my definite favorite, followed closely by Nest and Circle... and Field. I can't leave out a 4th, I'm sorry.

They're BEAUTIFUL! Good luck in your contest!

Lauri Bernet said...

Wow-I know nothing about photography, but here goes....I love them all, but these are such great representations of b&w, sepia, color actions. :) AWESOME!


Rosie_Kate said...

Hoo boy. That is a HARD choice. I like them all so much! So... I really love the light in the nest photo. The circle photo is very intriguing in concept and light. Aaaand... after that I can't pick. I'm torn between GTO, Frog and Field...

sapphire443 said...

My votes are Circle, Stark, and Dandelion. I love them all!

Good luck!