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Would you like to share one of your favorite photographs?

Asked by rooeytoo (26961points) April 15th, 2012

Seems as if everyone is taking pics these days, with a phone or pocket sized point and shoot camera. And since there are so many apps available to enhance the photos, some remarkable images are being recorded. Here is one of mine. I was out for a run on a beautiful afternoon when a line of storms started to roll in, very dramatic! Of course, the Dynamic Color app helped. Please share one of yours too!

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bkcunningham's avatar


El_Cadejo's avatar

This is one of the first pictures I took when I got my camera. I’ve taken a lot of nice ones since then, but this picture will always be special to me.

deni's avatar

This one. From Canyonlands last fall. One of my favorite places on Earth.

TexasDude's avatar

For me it’s a tie between this picture I took of a carousel at night and this miniature scene I built and photographed.

Seek's avatar

My son and my friend’s daughter day before yesterday.

We’re already planning their wedding. ^_^

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Coloma's avatar

Great pics everyone, I love the little micro-glimpses into others universes. haha :-)

augustlan's avatar

My kitties (Mouse on the left, Chance on the right). I have zero skills with a camera.

rebbel's avatar

This picture of a (not so) flattering stool at customer service desk in a bank I took a few months ago.

Plucky's avatar

My dog Gus blending into our new shaggy area rug.

Keep_on_running's avatar

Birds in my backyard. They are crazy, fluffy little things.

rooeytoo's avatar

@bkcunningham – thank you!
@uberbatman – I love your fishy photos.
@deni – that’s fantastic, did you notice the indentations in the front that look like a giant hand print?
@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard – I love the carousel and the reflection in the water. I think I saw your miniature house before and the dinosaur is great.
@Seek_Kolinahr -That really is an adorable pic, I love their expressions.
@Coloma – what can I say, that is a gorgeous goose!
@augustlan – I love red tabbies, they are my favorites. I used to have one named Boris Boom Boom Becker. He had the best personality of any cat that ever owned me.
@ragingloli – I hadn’t heard there was a tsunami in Germany, hope no one drowned. Great work.
@rebbel- you’re right, not a flattering look, but a very creative photo.
@Plucky – that is so cute, you will have to be careful not to vacuum him up!
@Keep_on_running – I am a great fan of bird pics. I had a similar bath for them. I put a tiny irrigation sprayer in it and they loved to have a shower. The foliage looks as if you are in a tropical area, what part of the world are you in?

Thank you everyone for sharing and lurve to you all.

lillycoyote's avatar

Yes, actually, I would. And I happen to have it loaded on photobucket. It’s one of my very favorite family photographs.

Here it is

but see that little kid, on the far right, looking to the left? That was my dad when he was three… born a poor kid in a small town in West Virginia and growing up during the Great Depression…

He grew up to get a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Imagine that! He just rose up, above that place where he came from. The American Dream. It really happens. It’s really possible and my dad lived it and made a good life for himself and his family, so far beyond his expectations and essentially make the life I that I have been able to live possible because of it.

lillycoyote's avatar

I don’t know if that was what you were looking for, but that’s what I’m giving you and that is kind of that.

rooeytoo's avatar

@lillycoyote – it is a great photo, has a Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath kind of feel. I would be proud too! Thanks for sharing.

I am going to cheat (you all may too) and put up a second one. I just took it today and I think it is kind of funny. Have a look if you’re so inclined!

lillycoyote's avatar

@rooeytoo I agree on the Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath feel to the photo; one of the reasons that is is one of my favorite family photos. I also joke that my Great Aunt Emma, the woman in the photograph, was first runner up in the “Grant Wood, American Gothic” pageant, but they couldn’t decide whether she should be the man or the woman in that painting, she is kind of combination of both of them.

lillycoyote's avatar

@rooeytoo That’s a good one. Now I am going to have to pick out another photo, now that I am allowed to have two. :-)

deni's avatar

@rooeytoo Don’t even get me started on those! Geology moves me.

bkcunningham's avatar

@lillycoyote, what a treasure. Not everyone has photos of their family from that generation. I loved the story of your father. Yes, the American dream. My dad is 92, born in 1919. I have photos of his father and mother has teenagers. What precious photos. Thanks so much for sharing. What part of West Virginia was your father from?

Coloma's avatar

@lillycoyote Awww..great pic! I just bought several books with photos from the 1880’s-1920’s of kids and their ponies and dogs. I LOVE to look at old photos and ponder the peoples lives. :-)

Nimis's avatar

Haven’t uploaded to Flickr in awhile. So it’s not the most recent picture (or the best). But this picture made me chuckle.

I mean, who feels compelled to do graffiti about little teethmen getting mail? Plus I find the colours and textures on the wall to be quite beautiful.

Taken in Budapest.

TexasDude's avatar

@rooeytoo thanks! I took the carousel pic at a county fair a year or two ago by setting my camera on a ledge and leaving my shutter open for like… 9 seconds or so. I took the dinosaur pic a long time ago, so it wouldn’t surprise me if I’ve posted it here before. I used to build model railroads, so I had a lot of modeling stuff lying around that I just cobbled together to make that scene.

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