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Sunday, December 28, 2008


Today on the Shutter Sisters blog, they are discussing favorite photos of 2008. It's so hard to pick from your own stash of pictures, because they are like children, each with their own unique qualities and reasons to be loved. I have come so far this year with my photography, with the biggest accomplishment being manual shooting. It really makes a world of difference! Anyway, I've been thinking a lot lately about what prints I would want made to hang in our house, and this one always pops in my mind as a favorite, so here it favorite picture of 2008.

I took this with my backup camera and lens because Ellen dumped her milk on my good camera, so it was in the shop. Seeing what I could get with less than my best equipment, knowing what I was doing with the settings, really is enlightening.

I can't have a post about favorite picture without including my true favorite of the year, taken by my dear friend Shannon aka jsbb123. You can see more of her photos on flickr. I could just stare at it all day long and plan to have her make a huge print for me one of these days!

a land unseen by jsbb123.

If you'd like to see more of my favorites on flickr, you can view
them here.

What's your favorite photo of 2008?


thousand words photography said...

aw, thanks!! you're the best!

The Stories of Our Lives said...

favorites are so hard to pick!! gorgeous gorgeous picture! i love that one of shannons too =)

meg manion silliker said...

i have so many favs!! but i just adore your butterfly shot. and of course shannon's is great too!! isn't it amazing how far we all have come in our photog skills. manual is key and i agree with that statement as i too made the switch. wishing you a happy new year my friend xo

The Grahn Family said...

I was thinking about doing something like this on the 31st/1st! I love that butterfly picture of yours. Gorgeous! I only have been shooting and trying to better my photography since Feb, but I have came such a long way thanks to you and many of the other girls on CM. You all are so inspirational!

Lisa Johnson said...

Those pictures are gorgeous. WOW! What type of settings did you have your camera on for the butterfly one?