Best Moments of 2018

Now, onto Part Two of last year’s winning images.  This one is about moments!

A “moment” is defined as a split second of time ~OR~ a moment that tells a story, whether sweet, emotional or humorous.  My all-time favorite images are the ones that capture a story and have incredible light, so some of these have both! ❤️ *swoon*

BEST MOMENTS OF 2018

#1

A Father’s Love

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#2

This Way, Together

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Tied for #3

Too Many Kisses

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Cracking Up

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Tied for #4

Left:  Happily Married
Right:  Teaching the next generation how to pray

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Autumn Leaves

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Tied for #5

Where’d she go?

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Uncontrollable Laughter

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Click here to see last year’s winning images:  Best Moments of 2017, Most Delicious Light of 2017.

Most Delicious Light of 2018

It is time to reveal the winning images from last year!

The photos that made it into this category were chosen based on the role light played in the image. Specifically I answered the questions: “If the light was different, would I like it as much?” “Did the light effect the mood or story of the image?”  Then that collection of images went into a Facebook album for public voting during a set time period.

Aaaaaaand the winners are….. ☺️

MOST DELICIOUS LIGHT of 2018

#1

The brownish fog in the woods, the vertical lines of the trees, the perfectly balanced boys to their father, the gently curved sticks that mimic a rainbow.

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#2

The spotty light highlighted the rainbow bubbles, which complemented the joy on the little girl’s face.

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#3

Sunlight can be a softbox-spotlight.

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Tied for #4

Candles at twilight held by children means blue light on white shirts and a warm glow on faces and hands.

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The Bay Area fog creates a romantic mood for this couple.

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#5

The haze and glare from the strong sun on the San Francisco Bay made this sailboat image surreal.

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Wait, what?!!  You want more? ☺️ Alright, click here to see last year’s winning images:  Most Delicious Light of 2017.

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Everlasting Friendship

When I think of girls, I think of everlasting friendships.

The strongest friendships are formed through sisterhood. 

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To see more entries for “Let’s Hear It For The Girls” or to get fab photography tips, check out I Heart Faces.

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PHOTOGRAPHY TIP

Find the “good” light when you are photographing your subjects, but also look out for interesting shadows.

When all the stars are aligned, maybe, just maybe, you’ll find both.   :)

To see more “Shadows” entries, go to I Heart Faces.

 

*September 20, 2013 UPDATE*

This image was chosen as one of the Top 10 Favorites in the Shadow Challenge!  What an honor!  YAY!!!

Tranquility

There is a certain tranquility about this image…

 

It’s in the way the father and son are walking.  You can tell they’ve walked that pier before.  You can tell they are silent.

It’s the calmness of the water.  You can tell it’s early morning.  You can tell the boats and the ducks have not yet stirred.

It’s in the soft lines of the plant like watercolor brush strokes.  Oh fine, I admit I had to lurk like a bobcat to get this shot!   :)

 

 

To see more “In the Distance” entries, go to I Heart Faces.

Family Framed

See the grass in the forefront?

Yup.  I had to lay in who-knows-what to get this natural frame of a sweet family enjoying the sun on a Winter day.

It was completely worth it to capture the moment and gorgeous backlight.  :)

PHOTOGRAPHY TIP:  Stop and look around you.  There are natural frames everywhere!

 

To see more “Framed” entries, go to I Heart Faces.

 

*March 14, 2013 UPDATE*

Out of 333 entries, this photo was selected as one of the Top 10 Favorites in the Framed Challenge!  Woweeee!!!

Best of 2011: Delicious Light & Funniest

Looks like the results are in for the Most Delicious Light of 2011 and Funniest Photos of 2011.  Thank you to those who voted on Facebook!

Though the number of votes may vary over time since voting is open, the favorites were abundantly clear… though some were a surprise.  :)

(If you haven’t seen all my favorites that made it into the albums or you want to cast your vote, go to my Facebook business page.)

BEST OF 2011:  THE MOST DELICIOUS LIGHT

#1

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#2

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#3

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Tied for #4

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Since I love to laugh, it is imperative to show my favorite FUNNY photos of the year.

The image that received the most number of votes was astonishing! 

WHAT THE?!!!  It’s the shot of my own kids?!!

BEST OF 2011:  FUNNIEST PHOTOS

#1

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#2

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3-Way Tie for #3

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Best of 2011: Moments

Capturing a moment means the image wouldn’t have the same appeal it if was taken a second later or a second earlier.

It could also capture an emotion or the essence of a relationship.  Or tell a page of a story.

Below are the Best Moments of 2011, based on viewers’ votes in Facebook (as of today*).

If you’d like to cast your vote or wanted to see ALL of my favorite moments of 2011, go to my Facebook page!

*Votes can be added any time, so the Best Of images may change.  The voting process is open to all and with no deadline.  This is just a way for me to see what people liked!  For all those who participated, thank you!!!

#1

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#2

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#3

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#4

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#5

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#6

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#7

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#8

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#9

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Triple Tie for #10

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I will be posting more “Best Of” albums on Facebook, so make sure you “Like” my page to stay in touch.  I wanna know YOUR favorites!

I really do.

Furry Face Harley

There is so much character in a face.

Not just from the distinctive features themselves, but also in the way one holds a glance or closes one’s mouth.

This is true for furry faces too.

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This week’s I Heart Faces theme is “Furry Faces”.  (I love furry faces!!!)

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