Ready for day #2? Yesterday’s pictures had a HUGE response, but I have not tallied up the winner yet. Again, here are the rules:
- You will see a new set of pictures each day, from now until Saturday. Each day you can vote on your favorite picture. If you have entered a photo, invite others to vote for you!
- To vote, simply leave a comment with the name of the photographer.
- One comment equals one vote, and please only vote once per day. *honor system people!*
- And one more thing: Voting will only last 24 hours from the moment the entry is posted. After that, all comments will be closed.
- The winner from each round will go on to the Finals, which will be posted on Monday and given 2 days of voting time to pick the winner.
Breaking the Curse by Theresa
“I don’t know if I can say it’s my best photo ever or even if it’s my absolute favorite – picking a favorite is just impossible. But this one, Breaking the Curse, is special. It embodies what I’ve learned about nature photography over the last few years: It’s all about perseverance. For this particular shot, I woke up well before dawn (we’re talking 4am) several weekends in a row trying to capture a great sunrise, and each time all I came home with was lost sleep. Finally, on the 6th or 7th weekend of forfeited sleep, I was rewarded with this fantastic scene. Every time I have a bad few weeks and feel myself losing motivation to get out there with my camera and keep trying, I look at this photo and remember that if I keep at it, it will all pay off eventually.”
“Pictured is mine and my husband’s smiling golden retriever puppy, Biscuit, at 2 months old, taken this past fall. October is my favorite month, and it was just a few days before Halloween. We’d only had Biscuit for maybe 2 weeks at this point, and he was having the time of his life eating all the red and yellow leaves he could find. I feel like this picture captures the vivid colors of fall, Biscuit’s sweet and silly nature and, well, just how much of a fluff ball he was then!”
“I had SUCH a hard time picking a favorite, but I’m going to go with this one. I took it during a Civil War reenactment at the Erie Cemetery. I was asked to take photos that day by a friend of mine participating in the reenactment. I caught this moment during a quiet moment and have just loved it ever since!”
“This is my favorite because its simple. The expression is perfect and the eyes are full of life! I took this picture of my 6mth old just after Halloween almost 2 years ago. It was a spur of the moment photograph and the result is captivating. Little Jake turns 2 this Friday and his expressions still take my breath away.”
“Napa Valley. I took this picture while doing a wine train tour for my birthday in December 2008 (can’t believe it was that long ago). I love, love, LOVE this picture… it just has everything. plain and simple. The tree slightly blocking the sun, the vines, the road, and the mountains. It was such a gorgeous day and this picture really captures it in my opinion.”
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