Monday, November 2, 2009

Park Landscapes - Spotlight Photos

Hey, everyone! I would say "happy Monday", but really...is there such a thing? I loved everyone's shots this week and being given the chance to pick out the Spotlight Photos this time around - I'm sorry if I didn't comment on everyone's work this week, but I spent most of the Halloween weekend in a Sudafed-and-fever-laden stupor. I'd read someone's blog, look at the pictures, comment (I think) and then move on to the next blog...and then spend the next 10 minutes wondering if I actually HAD commented. It was a very confusing Sunday :)
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Anyway, here are my picks for the Park Landscapes Spotlight Photos (in no particular order):
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This one is from Kimberly's visit to the Olympic National Forrest in Washington state. I love the almost eerie beauty that all of her pictures had...

The next one comes from Emma's trip to the Grand Canyon - such an adorable shot of her son and husband :)

I'm pretty sure that Jessica had more fun with this topic than anyone else - take a look at her bright, fun park pictures with her and her friends if you haven't already gotten a chance!




This lovely beach shot comes from Sarah Lulu at the Coff's Harbour resort...being stuck in Kansas and, therefore, about as far from the ocean as I could be, I think that I have a natural attraction to all things beachy :)



Jen showed such beautiful contrast between "old" and "new" playgrounds - the bright jungle gyms and slides were so fun, but I just loved this picture of the cutout children:


Finally, Sarah showed us Tubbs Hill in Couer d'Alene. I loved the winding start to the hiking trail that she used to introduce all the different things that her park had to offer:

Well done, everyone! I'm off now to dip myself in hand sanitizer in the hopes of killing off whatever cold/flu/whatever I've picked up this time. Have a great week!

-Kate-

PS - My topic is up to bat this week and I picked Skylines. One of my favorite things to see when I go to a new city is the look of their skyline - and for me, skylines can be the look of a small-town Main Street or the giant buildings of a huge city's downtown or a field full of corn. What is the "skyline" that you think of when someone mentions your town?

5 comments:

  1. great choices. everyone had such wonderful shots for this shoot out. fantastic job everyone!!

    get feeling better Kate!!

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  2. Great choices this week. Congratulations to those who's pictures were selected.

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  3. Can I ask that my name please be removed from the sidebar for a while. I am over whelmed by the construction and remodeling that we are having done and I will be staying around the house with construction workers for the next couple of months. I'll play when I can but I don't want gang members wasting their time trying to find a post on my blog on Fridays when I can't particiate. I'll be a lurker when I can.
    Thank you and keep on shooting the best shots.

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  4. Why thank you for the honor! I can't wait to do skylines...it's one of my favorite topics to shoot...

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  5. Aw thanks Kate for choosing one of mine!! All wonderful choices..it was a fun subject!! Namaste, Sarah

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