Thursday, March 7, 2013

Having to make hard choices, part 2…

You can see that I don't take many pictures of people.  But here's one I really like.  This picture of friends Sean and Ellen was taken last October on our trip to Italy.  We stayed in a beautiful villa along the Amalfi Coast.   And though it was a little cool for me, Sean braved the infinity pool, which is where he is standing in this photo.  I like the mood of this because it reminds me of how beautiful, calm and relaxing the villa was.  I also like that Sean has his hat on.


This photo was taken along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.  What a wonderful drive!  We were there in the winter so there wasn’t much traffic, which allowed us to stop when we saw something that I wanted to take a picture of.  I like this photo a lot and spent some time on it getting it aligned properly.


Here’s another one from our travels.  This photo was taken in 2010 on a trip we made to Scotland.  These boats are on the Isle of Mull.  I think they leave them there for photographers like me to ooh and aah over.  I love Scotland.


Sunflowers are probably my favorite flower and I love them in all their phases.  To me, this one looks like it is just waking up from a long nap.


And finally, here’s a photo I took at Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen, Massachusetts, on one of the field trips Carrie and I took.  This is a great place to wander around with a camera.  I highly recommend it if you are in the area.  In this photo, I love the juxtaposition of the wild vines and other natural growth against the relative fineness of the stained glass window.  The Unexpected…


Are these my ten “best” photos?  Probably not.  Well, maybe…  Photography is very personal and very subjective.  I suspect that to me, these are the best because they all invoke wonderful things and good times in my mind.  But maybe I will change my mind tomorrow when new things happen in my life.

By the way, we are still waiting for the snow to start in earnest.  We are supposed to get 8 plus inches.  Here’s hoping that they misread this storm and it will all blow out to sea.

16 comments:

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wonderful choices!

Lydia Martin said...

I love your selection...obviously thoughtful...I like how you discussed each photo and why it was special to you...these things make a great blog! and yes, about the boats...they leave them here in Nova Scotia for the same reason...
a great eclectic and beautiful selection from your private stock

Debbie said...

I define my "best" pictures by the feelings they evoke for me. All of these are so beautiful, you are a master behind the lens!

Sandra said...

they are all wonderful and all beautiful in a different way. you made good choices for me...

barbara l. hale said...

Thanks so much. Clearly, we need to get up to Nova Scotia!

TexWisGirl said...

really like them all! LOVE a good fence photo. the ships in b&w are awesome, too.

Nicki said...

I too like each of this pictures - I remember of the one of your friends from last summer's trip, but don't recall seeing the Blue Ridge Parkway fence picture - incredible leading line in that one. Speaking of leading lines - I absolutely LOVE your new header. I just sat here taking it all in, saying out loud 'oh, I like that; I really like that'.

Hope the snow passes you up - in part so it will also pass my daughter up over in Wellesley. I think she may have had her fill of snow this winter.

EG CameraGirl said...

I especially love the sunflower photo. It's magnificent!

barbara l. hale said...

It has been a snowy winter but was much snowier two years ago. It is starting to snow a little harder here now. I think we will get more than they will in Wellesley. At least that's what they said last night on the news.

Deanna said...

Excellent choices...I especially like the boats, the fence & the sunflower..all just beautiful!! Stay safe in the storm. We got about 9 inches but it is melting quickly.

Brian King said...

Another great five! I have to admit the fence line photo is my absolute favorite! A fantastic photo! The sunflower is awesome, too, and the boats are really nice!

MEcoy said...

that thrid shot was stunning it seems like a painting or something

Nancy Claeys said...

These are great Barbara -- all so different in style, but equally compelling. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Barbara, it's always difficult to pick favorites as the list keeps expanding. Thanks for sharing some of yours. Now, I must get to Scotland to see those boats.

barbara l. hale said...

Yes, you must get to Scotland!

Rose said...

loved all of these...I am a big fan of sunflowers in all stages, too.