Hello WU Friends:
I enjoyed putting together the Best of WunderPhotos blog series last year based on the opinion of the raters. If you didn't get a chance to check it out, there's a monthly installment based on the month the shot was taken.
Now it's on to a new labor of love for 2010. I've been contacting many of the regular WU contributors asking them to choose their top favorite pics they've ever submitted. Then I'll be grouping them by themes of emotion / feeling.
So, if you want to join in, start by choosing your 5 favorite shots and sending me the titles and the dates. Then tell me what theme you connect with each shot. The themes I'm working with are: strength, love,gratefulness, whimsical, awe/majesty, tranquility, freedom, hope, perfection, contemplation and wonderment. And for the last blog I'll include a grab bag of emotions not included in the above list.
So this blog is dedicated to photos that evoke the emotion of Strength according to the photographer. For some of us, we may need some inspiration in this area to make it through Winter or a difficult situation.
I'm using this idea of strength - something or someone that gives one strength or is a source of power or encouragement; sustenance.
I'll also be asking the contributors to comment on why their shot produces that emotion for them.
Please check in often as pics and comments will be added as we go along. I really enjoy our WU community and this is just one way to give something back for your inspiring friendship.
Look as far as you can see ... and all you'll see for certain ... is a future full of uncertainties ... and empty promises forgotten. Yet take that step of faith ... travel with the knowledge ... love is how you made it ... and love is how you'll leave it.
I got within about 15 feet of this hawk before it flew off. It might have been a youngster. It didn't seem to afraid
...on an early morning sunrise walk.
joy to all........God Bless
Fog was thick this morning, so we drove the backroads to get some great photos. This cemetary is from the Civil War era, dating back to 1864. There were many really old markers that you couldn't read anymore and others reading dates from the 19th century all the way up to the present.
Endless Strength embodies these blossoms. December snow, two consecutive weeks of nighttime freezes, and five nights plummeting into the teens couldn't beat these Beauties as they now beckon Spring.