Monday, June 24, 2013

My Top Ten Photos

I've been wanting to hook up with the great bloggers on the Monday Listicles blog hop for a while now, but I just haven't managed get my posts ready. This week's topic inspired me to make a big effort because it's something I've been spending a lot of time on . This week, we're sharing 10 of our best pictures.

As you know, I'm striving to become a not terrible photographer, and sharing what I'm learning at my other blog, Camera Crazy (now defunct). I've been taking pictures of relatives as well as pictures of our vacation spots. All of these pictures were taken in the last year, and I'm pretty proud of them. They're really not terrible!

The Athlete and Miss Sunshine
The Athlete and Miss Sunshine

My daughter-in-law, Caryn, called and asked me to take pictures of the girls for a Father's Day surprise. Of course I jumped at the chance! This is my favorite picture from the day, but they're all pretty adorable because of the subjects!

Flowers hanging on to the cliff
Hanging On
The Hillbilly and I visited Fort Bragg, CA last week. It's a beautiful, relaxing place, and I love it. While we were there, we visited the botanical gardens, and I got lots of great pictures. This one is my favorite. It speaks to me and tells a story. I love the colors too.

Boy and Walrus meeting
The Meeting

I have to admit that I just got lucky on this one. I even took it with my phone! It's one of my favorite pictures anyway just because it's such an awesome image. This was taken at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA. I have no idea who the boy is, but I'm glad he was there.

Pretty little girl in Easter outfit
The Princess at Easter

We've taken a picture of The Princess sitting on this bench in my mom's yard every Easter since she was one. She's getting to be a great little model for me, and I love this mood we established in this shot.

Meagan and Jenna

two girls

running away

Jenna is my niece and Meagan is her friend. They are two of the sweetest girls on the planet.  They were so great the day we did these. I made them do all kinds of poses and made them sit there while I fiddled with my camera settings. We'd do the same pose two or three times while I tried different settings. They never complained, and we had lots of fun. 

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
We visited the Grand Canyon last August, and of all the pictures I took, these are my favorite. We liked them so well, we had them blown up on canvas and hung them in the living room. 

So those are ten of my favorites. I think they're pretty not terrible. Which do you like best? Any constructive criticism? Leave a comment!

I'm also linking up with the Grand Social over at Grandma's Briefs.