Today’s Fun Monday is being hosted by The Lurchers. The assignment is to show our favorite photo and tell why it’s our favorite.
It’s been a year since we got our new camera. Getting a digital SLR, which I’d wanted for YEARS, is what I consider the rebirth of my lifetime love affair with photography.
I’ve taken most of the 40,000+ photos we’ve put on the camera. So I’m going to tell you my favorite photo from the last year. Well, to be more specific, I’m going to tell you my favorite photo since mid-October, when I got a Flickr page.
This was HARD. I can remember taking most of the photos, so deciding felt like choosing a favorite child must feel.
I could have picked the yellow flowers. The trip we were on when I took it was the first time I really started using the manual settings on my camera.
The photo of Stone Mountain Lake in February was one of the first times I got down on the ground to get the shot.
The photo of Ed taken last October at Irene’s was a first time I’d taken photos of people and was pleased with the result.
The photo of the tight rope walker was a first attempt at shooting an “event.”
But I’m not choosing any of those. Instead I chose the photo of the pinwheels.
It’s my favorite because I wanted to capture the pinwheels spinning and figured out how to get the shot. It’s my favorite because i noticed the “still” pinwheel amid all the spinning ones and framed the shot well. It’s my favorite because I didn’t crop it, color correct it, do anything to it.
But mainly it’s my favorite because it makes me HAPPY to look at it. And isn’t evoking an emotion the point of photography? I think so.
Oh, if you’re curious, I had my husband look at my finalists, because I was curious what his favorite was. He mentioned the photo of Fox barking, the swan swimming away from the camera, and the ponytail grass and yellow yarrow. But his favorite was the mother and baby goose.