Sunday, January 10, 2010

Best of 2009, Sunday Stills

Oh, what a difficult thing to ask! My favorite two photos from the '09 Sunday Stills? Life would have been much easier this morning had I remembered to label all of my Sunday posts.

Then again, it may have made things even worse if I'd had a larger selection of mediocrity, eh?

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Thankfully, one of those that I came across was this shot taken out in my backyard. One of our little vine maples was simply ablaze with color! I love the vertical lines of the alder trees that frame those tiny little leaves. And I love their speckled trunks. I could do without the green leaves on the left side. Why didn't my gardener take care of that for me?

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Selecting a second photo wasn't so easy, but I finally decided on this 'Drive By Shooting'. Not that this was the subject of the day when I posted it. Heck, I don't even recall what we were shooting that day. More fall color? Fog? Recently mowed cornfields? All I recall is that I'd been out to pick up some grain and came across this old barn in the fog and shot it as I was driving down the road.

And those would be my two favorites for Sunday Stills '09. Now, since you're here, would you mind helping me out a little? The post below this is requesting some creative thinking and titles for some photos. I'd be much obliged if you'd offer up some suggestions!

16 comments:

aurora said...

Nice photos! I kinda like the green leaves, gives even more depth.

Pony Girl said...

Beautiful! I like the green leaves, too! Hope you are having a good weekend.

allhorsestuff said...

Fabulous!!
The green makes the color contrast POP!
KK

Kristina said...

So, how do the rest of us become a part of the Sunday Stills? I need motivation......

Janice said...

Nice choices. I don't see a single sign of mediocrity hmm must have been your imagination.

Oregon Equestrian said...

Wow! Both shots are great.

dibear said...

I love barns so the second shot really appealed to me, but they are both great shots. :)

Ed said...

I like them both but that first one is exceptional..:-)

Holly said...

both are gorgeous. Love the color and love the landscape!

Shirley said...

The first one is lovely! And I always love old barns, so I like them both.

flowerweaver said...

I remember this one of the fall color, it's lovely. The barn shot is very interesting because of the way the fog is flattening the perspective.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That second photo makes me feel happy! That's my favorite!


~Lisa

CTG Ponies said...

Beautiful pics! I like the green leaves in the first one - it really sets off the color.

City Boy said...

Why didn't my gardener take care of that for me?

Sorry I must have missed that one, I'll try to do a better job!

Horses Are Our Lives said...

I love the barn and trees against the white, foggy? background. Fall colors are so breathtaking and vibrant!
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morephotosplease said...

Both are very nice shots. Like the barn. Regular Guy