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It’s been almost 5 months since I started my little photography blog. This is my first real successful attempt at blogging. Like MANY people, I start one, post a dozen or so times and forget about it. There’s something about photography and writing that I love so much it’s become a part of my daily routine. Thanks for all who follow, stop by, comment and like these entries! I thought I’d make my 100th post my 10 most favorite entries. I will only share 1 or 2 favorite photos from each one, to see the rest of the photos (if any) click on the title.
I looooooove Philly. I’ve lived all over the country and while Seattle will always have my heart, Philly holds my soul. This was one of many trips around the city for the sake of walking around the city.
Not only did I get some neat photos, but this happens to be the very first time I went out for the sole purpose of taking pictures.
This was a fun outing. You know you have an addiction when you tack on some time at the end of your kid’s birthday party to go explore some crusty old trains!
This day was another early dedicated trip for photos. I just really love how these turned out and how I got to talk with so many people in town. It was a great day.
#6 Hello, snow!
The first snow (and so far only snow) of the year was short lived, but at least I have good photographic evidence.
I love this place – it just never gets boring and there’s always good stuff to see! This would be one of my top posts had it not been for my utter disappointment in how the photos turned out. Looks like I will need to go back soon with my better lenses and external flash… do a make-up session. Unfortunately this part of the prison is only open to the public once every couple years.
Not a particularly “popular” post, but this early entry was the “holy shit, I can totally do this!” moment. I’ve taken a million pictures of my kids, and this one is one of my very favorites.
My favorite macro shot so far. I think I captured something beautiful here.
This was a seriously fun explore. It was me, just driving around and finding something incredible.
#1 The Colorado posts. (not all, but most)
Yea, it’s cheating to have FIVE number ones but it’s my blog and I make the rules. The simple truth of it is I adore telling stories. Writing from memory comes so easily for me and I find that of all the posts I’ve gone back and visited the most, it’s these.
Foggy morning on the Delaware, a set on Flickr.
I’m driving my kids to school and there is maybe 1/4 mile visibility thanks to some amazing fall fog. Of course I couldn’t enjoy it too much because people seem to drive like bloody idiots when conditions aren’t ideal.
So after an exciting drive to school, I head home, grab my camera and hoof it to the river, just a few blocks from my home. I got some pretty awesome photos. The fog and fall-ness of the foliage was just perfect.