Wednesday, November 3, 2010

{this beautiful life} favorites

by Ashley

After long deliberation...
and after looking at the photos over and over,
and after being counseled by my artistic, ruthless, and un-biased family members, 
and after realizing that I really can't have you ALL win...
here are the finalists.


by Anna

I love old barns. I love dramatic blue skies. I love green grass. The end.
  
by Daniel

This shot is just undeniably gorgeous. 
And I don't tend to go crazy over scenery photos.
Plus it's our only entry from a MALE.
So we just needed to give a little recognition there.
By the way, remember my post about my brand-spanking-new niece?
The photographer of the above photo is the dad. :-) 

by Amy

 Amy submitted three beautiful macro flower shots, and I had a hard time choosing.
The clarity and color are stunning.

by Danielle

I just love this perspective. It makes me want to run down that promenade,
waving my arms and screaming "LIFE IS SO AWESOME!"

by Natalie

Beautiful macro and color and composition.
Makes me wish our zinnias weren't melted soggy black blobs. Stupid frost.

by Ellen

Gahh. This is so beautiful. My friend Ellen took this from a helicopter in Hawaii.
No wonder it is amazing.
I WANT TO GO TO HAWAII.

by Emily Grace

How do people get these shots? Just wait around for a butterfly to land on a flower beside you?
Life isn't fair. It just isn't.

by Emily
 This little girl is SO CUTE. 
And I love the black-and-white.

by Tara

I love the soft colors and cozy autumn-ness.

by Jamie

I love the three siblings together--so sweet.
Her blog has lots more photos of her precious new baby!

by Janet

Girl--beautiful.
Red headband--beautiful.
Carnations--beautiful.

by Jenna

These shoes. This skirt. This pose. How could I not love it??
Cute, funky editing... although I would like to see the original, too!

by Naomi

 I love how this captures the little boy's joy and autumn's beauty.

by Theresa

This COLOR, people! I love it. I want a dress that looks exactly like this rose.
Well, maybe a little different. But this color at least. 

Winners will be picked from these finalists, and announced tomorrow...
in the meantime, shout out your favorites!

26 comments:

  1. So many great photos! I can't decide which is my favourite! :)

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  2. I agree with Shelley. Too hard to choose. The sky shot is cool though! Not very many people get to do that. So are you picking winners from these photos?

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  3. TOOOOOOO gorgeous!!! Love the 5th picture especially...your caption...YES. <3

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  4. Gotta go with the photo by Janet. Breathtaking =)

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  5. Great great photo choices! Just found your site....Love it! Can't wait for the next challenge!

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  6. My favorites are the view of Hawaii (BREATHTAKING), the picture by Janet (GORGEOUS), the purple flower!!! And the shoe one!!!

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  7. Oh, my!!! That a HARD decision!!! It's between Theresa (which is stunning!), Janet (again stunning), Anna, and Ashley...hmmm....I think my favourites are Janet and Theresa!!!
    ~Grace~
    gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

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  8. WOW THOSE ARE GORGEOUS!!!
    I LIKE THE ONE OF THE BARN!!!!

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  9. Wow!! Fantastic finalists!! Congratulations, all!

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  10. Ellen, Danielle, and Jenna would probably be my faves of these... but it is impossible to choose! THEY ARE ALL AMAZING! Congrats to everyone! You all deserved to win! =)

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  11. Wow! They're all amazing... but my favorites are the yellow flower with the butterfuly and the b/w one with the little girl! Sooo pretty!! :)

    Blessings,
    -- Taylor

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  12. Wow these are all so amazing! I love them all <3

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  13. I think the one that Danielle did was the best!!:)

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  14. The first one, or the boardwalk by Danielle. yes, perfection, and absolutely stunning :)

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  15. I made the favorites list? YAY! Now I've gotta check out some of these other photographers...so many amazing photographs!

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  16. Awesome pictures! :) They are all so great! Congrats to all the finalists!

    Katie

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  17. Amy, Ellen, Tara, Janet, and Naomi. I can't decide between them.

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  18. Beautiful photo overload! Kinda like a sugar high only less calories. ;)

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  19. Oooh, all these are so gorgeous!!!! Amazing job everyone!! My favorites are Ashley's, Janet's, Emily's, Ellen's, and Daniel's.

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  20. Oh wow! I made it to the finals there were sooooooooooooo many amazing photos! I love ashleys, and Emilys... and Well everyones!

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  21. Mmk... Love, love the barn shot, and the little boy with the autumn leaves... I can't help but giggle everytime I look at that one: it makes me SO happy!
    =)

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  22. The "Old Barn" by Anna has my VOTE!!! =)

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  23. Yay!!! Thanks for choosing me as a finalist!!! I am beyond excited. All of these photos are so stunning. Simply stunning. Great job to everyone!!!!

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  24. Yay!! I'm so flattered--so many amazing photos!! How will you ever decide?! :)

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  25. I adore the clouds in Anna's. And Ellen's is to die for! <3

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  26. Beautiful pictures. Ashley's picture, cool...Anna's, good lighting...Amy's, beautiful...Danielle's, so pretty...Ellen's, creative...Emily Grace's, gorgeous...Emily's, ;)...Jamie's, cute...Janet's, pretty colors...Jenna's, very creative...Naomi's, cute...Theresa's, beautiful!!!!! They're all pretty! I'll have to say my favorites are: Maybe Ashley's, Amy's, Danielle's, Emily Grace's and Theresa! ;) Can't wait to see who wins. :)
    Blessings,
    Martha Joy

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