January 04, 2012

Favourite Photos of 2011


By now, I probably don't need to tell you how important I think it is to take pictures.
Of your life.
Your surroundings.
Your family/friends.
Moments.
Nothing makes me happier than capturing moments that brought about an emotion.
Expressive photography is what I like to call it.
I am sure that is what all of the professionals call it too.
And, yes, I really do get giddy when I look at pictures taken years ago and it brings me right back to that exact moment and emotion.
It makes my heart happy.
Because that is why I took that picture in the first place.
Duh.
 
Anyways, I went back through all of my thousands of photographs taken in the year 2011 and picked my favourites. A very difficult task for someone who takes so many pictures of events and emotions I wanted to remember.
Sure, most of them aren't the best quality but there is a reason why I love each and every one of them.
Sit down. Stay awhile.
And I will tell you why.
 
Duke the Horse looking handsome and distinguished
Obviously I took hundreds of photographs of the newest members of the famdamily, but this one sticks out
because, deep down in my heart I believe at this very moment, Duke was saying "OK, bitch, I will give you this perfect photo if you just stop following me around calling me Dukers."  
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All three children sitting beside each other without hitting/biting/yelling is a moment to remember.
And this day was one of my most favourite of the entire year.
We went for a hike in the woods.
Princess wore pants.
Princess refused to wear a coat and whined alot.
All three children whined about all of the walking.
And my husband wore his big, clunky work boots.
Ahhh.....the memories.
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This is joy
and pure happiness
all rolled into one photograph.
Me loves it.
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My daughter and my grandmother in the same unposed photograph at my favourite place in the Universe.
I think I took about 27 pictures just like this because I wanted to absorb the moment.
This will be treasured forever.
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A spur of the moment photograph that showcases Rowdy's personality, handsome face
and fashion taste.
And those green eyes make even his Mommy amazed that she had a part in creating him.
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Oldest and youngest child.
She worships the ground he walks on...
...and he protects her every move.
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Eyelashes.
Quiet moment.
Beauty.
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Ike the Horse and I are thisclose.
He is a rascal.
He displays alot of inappropriate behaviour that reminds me alot of a child going through a difficult phase.
But it makes me love him even more because he has personality.
And smiles when I bring out the Nikon.
Now tell me this photo didn't stir up a happy emotion when you saw it??
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Feet.
In Cuba.
This week was one of my proudest..
scariest...
and most emotional of the entire year.
My little brother got married.
I took pictures.
My little brother got married.
It still makes me tear up.
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My family.
In Cuba.
The day my little brother got married.
Without getting too emotional, let me just say that this photograph evokes MANY emotions.
Including sadness over my face lines.
Whatever.
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Heaven on Earth.
I must move there.
And live happily ever after.
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OK.
That's it.
The End.
For Now.

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8 comments:

Adrienne said...

Great collection of shots. Loved the narration!

Gigi said...

This was great! I loved them all too - but the one where Ike is smiling made me laugh.

Jennifer said...

I had to remind myself that you live in Canada. For a minute I was like, how did she go to Cuba? Maybe one day... I've heard it is beautiful.

I like the smiley horse, and I don't even really like horses.

Tonya said...

Very nice photos. And wherever heaven on earth is, I must move there too!

Mrs. Bird said...

Great post! I love those imperfect but perfect shots, too :)

Jenners said...

Oh I just loved this!!!

Elaine A. said...

I enjoyed them all for different reasons but yes, the horse smile is SO great! And that last one. Gah, so beautiful!!!

Sheila said...

Lovely pics, happy 2012!