I want to express my appreciation to everyone who has voted for their favorite iseebeautyallaround.com photo of the week over the past month. Its been an unexpected bonus for me that so many people have been so gracious to share their opinions on my work. Feedback is what makes the world go around and I really appreciate your’s.
This morning, I would like to post the four photos that your voted your favorite in the last four polls, starting with the photo above that received the most votes from last week’s survey.
What I find really interesting about all the images you selected (except for the owl photo) is they were all taken nearby. Often photographers are told they must travel to an exotic or far away location to take compelling images yet some of the best photo possibilities are waiting right out our back door, that is if you open the door and look.
Please see more of your favorites and text below.
I was told the same during my career as a photojournalist, yet the stories I photographed that often had most impact on people’s lives were literally shot within a few miles of my newspaper’s office.
I have traveled hundreds of miles to photograph fall foliage. Many of those trips paid off handsomely yet this fall, the most colorful photos I shot were all shot within a 15 minute drive of where I live.
Traveling to photogenic locations is a great thing. I feel very fortunate to have been able to photograph places like Glacier National Park, Lake Tahoe and the beautiful coast of Maine yet the more I look around my own area, the more treasures I find to photograph.
I recently began to follow the blog Photos Close to Home by photographer named Ben Royal. Ben’s blog tag line reads as follows : “Photos taken within 10 miles of home: An exercise in seeing.”
Ben’s fantastic photography and blog is testament to the idea that most of the times the best photos are right in front of us. I would highly recommend checking out and then following Ben’s blog.
Even if you do plan future journeys to far away lands, there is no better time or place to sharpen your photography skills than now in your own yard. With every additional frame you shoot the sharper your photo skills will be when you do make that big trip to your dream location.
The photo of the week poll will resume tomorrow. Again, thank you so much of following my blog. I hope the rest of your weekend is terrific, Rob
- What was your favorite photo? (iseebeautyallaround.com)
- Lake Tahoe Festival of Trees and Lights “Golden Anniversary” (laketahoetour.wordpress.com)
- Week in Review Photo Gallery- What was your Favorite? (iseebeautyallaround.com)
- DC Fall Foliage Photos (imnotthenanny.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected (travelswithjaye.com)
- Tahoe’s Best Things to Do Other Than Skiing This Winter 2013 – 2014: Top Activities Without a Chairlift Listed by TahoesBest.com (prweb.com)
- Tahoe ski resorts reward tahoe license plate buyers with free lift tickets (yubanet.com)