12 Photos.

I shoot a lot. I do a photo a day challenge; I have always tried to have my camera with me at all times. This has been made easier with the iPhone–I ALWAYS have a camera now! I started to look at the photos I took over the course of 2015….These are almost all chosen from my photo a day.

These are the 12 photos I liked best last year..of the almost 9k photos on Lightroom from 2015… I have chosen one a month as my favorite….(Yikes. There are a LOT of photos that need to be deleted!) ETA:  WHICH is YOUR favorite, and WHY?? I would LOVE to hear your thoughts!!

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Virginia weather dictates that before the first really crazy winter happens, the daffodils need to start popping through the ground….

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Laylabug, trying out pigtail braids. I prefer contemplative photos very often, rather than the straight on, look at me cheesy smile.

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Corondo Island with my Uncle Thomas, on his retirement.

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OCEAN!

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Of the almost 600 photos taken on this wedding day, THIS is my hands down favorite.

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Safety First!

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Goodbye.

 

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Two Weeks in October. CY365 1018-10/31.

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Photos of the Week. CY365, W/E 10/17/15

12107010_10208440229347245_8839886695923165631_n Fall leaves. (plants inside, and of course, dug up by cat immediately.)

12168064_10208439857377946_1232154511_n (1) Orange. Art gallery opening at Side Street Gallery.

12166938_10208437140310021_1469960122_n Glowing. (Mars, Venus, Jupiter.)

12167180_10208429848327726_1161669427_n Choices. This layout, or…

12167738_10208418655607915_1200518133_n (1) Precursor. (to Christmas gifts!)

12048959_10208416488073728_1623112991_n (1) Wow factor. Hope the movie will be exciting!12166682_10208447714134360_992223054_n First Halloween casualty.

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Photo A Day, Week Ending 9/12/15

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Photos of the Week. CY365 W/E 4/25/15

19. Symmetry
20. Words
21. Both Sides Match
22. Hands Full
23. The Early Bird
24. Two by Two
25. Frame Filled

Oh, let’s just say they all work with the prompt with enough manipulation of the English language, shall we?

11134239_10207092122725422_821577066_n19. Symmetry—of a sort. The rule of thirds, at least, on a rainy morning, I grabbed this shot.
11165841_10207056755921274_721559692_n20. Words—I have driven by this hotel sign for 13 years, but today was the day to stop.
11146005_10207065952791190_1980508504_n21. Both Sides Match—another rule of thirds, or the background each side matches! (This copper plant tag says Rosemary, if you look carefully)
11160306_10207049789427116_2014694084_n22. Hands Full-We went to the nursery to look at plants, and couldn’t leave our Egg at home.
11165825_10207092123765448_2006028919_n23. The Early Bird—early morning sunshine through the window in the den.
20150426-IMG_716124. Two by Two—The last of the wisteria season, sad to say.
11160472_10207092124365463_1811785241_n25. Frame Filled—April is challenging in that it’s always WET! So, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

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Photo a Day, CY365 W/E 4/18/15

Some photos could go one way or another this week, as far as matching prompts. And #12, well that was taken last week. But I love it so much…

12. ROYGBIV
13. Opposites
14. Blue

15. In The Air
16. Naturally Bright
17. Flashy
18. Collection

10250069_10207020061643940_1513614334054368586_n12. ROYGBIV—Grand Central Station.  I couldn’t resist this shot when I saw the lady wearing a jacket that worked so well with the product!
11116181_10207015608012602_1619143695_n13. Opposites—Knowing WHERE this peaceful scene is, and it’s history, versus it’s look… This is what used to be the worlds largest garbage dump on Staten Island, NY … Now a park…. and this reminds me of the painting Christina’s World.
11091388_10207031841898439_1815508407087507961_n14. Blue, AND in the air! (the YELLOW from the tree is in the air and coating everything)

11141437_10207015607612592_593061767_o16. Naturally Bright—Long after my daffy’s dry up and disappear, this one little bunch of narcissus blooms.
11174772_10207039747816082_7531073518711436496_n17. Flashy—Bright crayon collection …. Reminds me of Aunt Gene, who had a 5 gallon mayo jar full of crayons that my mom and aunts and uncles used when THEY were kids.
11131908_10207004623297991_1559389000_n11160089_10207023777336830_813196164_n18. Collection –of T-Shirts turned into a quilt for my daughters birthday, and a collection of camera gear, on the way out to do some wisteria hunting!

11156891_10207035862118942_1951829079_n  Just waiting for a train to pass. Old, rundown house that just begged for Waterlogue edits.

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Photos of the week. CY365 W/E 4/11/15

Some of these words kind of hovered in my subconscious all week, so I have a few interpretations…

5. Gathered Together
6. Bunch
7. Where I Stand
8. Cheers!
9. Layered
10. Step Outside
11. Prepared

11112223_10206943900019947_8457189369734600120_n (1)5. Gathered Together –Easter at Maymont with the Vecchio family
11139360_10206950831393227_576814672509542316_n6. Bunch —of selfie silliness…

11143539_10206962409362669_3338733279112209240_n7. Where I Stand Got my marching orders, packed and ready to go!
11148896_10206989643243499_552886342_n8. “Cheers! Slainte Mhath!” Or, as Graham McTavish is screaming, “Tulach Ard!”11131741_10206987072019220_1493715947_n
1655957_10206965811087710_7704231007878776565_n9. Layered— Out on a scouting mission for wisteria the other day,

11115964_10206950831993242_2059213645_nand layers of mat and frame…
11139626_10206988385412054_123610047_n10. Step Outside— Odd, coming across a Tim Horton’s in NY where a Dunkin should be…
11119480_10206977457618866_703134774_n11. Prepared— All my plaid, on the boat to Manhattan for the Tartan Parade.

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