Friday, January 4, 2013

FSO - Favourites

I can't make up my mind.  Should I post my favourite 2012 FSO photos or my favourite shots from during the year.   I decide I'll go with my favourite shots and gather them together.  Then realize they are nearly all about a feeling.  And sometimes I have to really think about it to realize why a particular shot is a favourite.

I've more photos of my youngest grandson than anything or anyone else and perhaps this is a strange one to be a favourite.  But it captures a moment when I know he's trying to pronounce 'ambulance'  - and he sounds so darn cute!

 I've adored my other grandson, Michael since he was a baby, still do.  It does this grandmother's heart so much good to see her two grandsons engrossed in playing with each other.

I've worked hard this year at photographing water.  It's just my luck that the photo of it that I like the most is of a storm water drain - very romantic!

No year would be complete without a good storm. 

 or a beach shot:

I still like to photograph dead flowers:

This year I've had a few trips to Taranaki and become quite obsessed with this beautiful mountain:

I don't know why, but I think this might be my top favourite from the year.  I see all sorts of stories in this scene.  Stories about fate, decisions, luck, journeys, destinations.   

The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. 

That was a fun topic!  Hope everyone else enjoyed it.  Let's pop over here to find out.


  1. I post a photo that has moved me and then realize that is cannot possibly touch my readers as it does me because they are without he background of the day and the background of the subject. You photos are really beautiful.

  2. Pauline, I love the photo of your grandson. It is adorable. But I too, also like the railroad tracks a lot. Great shots, all of them.

  3. Normally I'd go for your captures of people. Not this time.
    The Drain and the railway are just brilliant.
    PS. the railway is a bit tilted or as we prefer to call it a bit on the piss. I now know that images from the southern hemisphere are different to normal. It's charming....they is anyhow.

  4. I think you have a great set here of favourite photos. I dislike choosing favourites of my photos so I admire you for having done such a fine job.

  5. A very diverse collection of pix all with their own story.
    I love the "dead flower" capture and capturing running water is always a bit tricky but you have mastered it beautifully.

    "Adelaide and Beyond"

  6. Great photos. I too am intrigued by the stories waiting to be told in the rail yard. Happy New Year!

  7. I love the textures in the water pipe. Yep me too, glad it is not my turn to spotlight.

  8. I can't decide between the snow-capped mountain and the beach, I just love landscape and beautiful scenery around the world.

  9. I love the grandkids playing. Actually I like all the pics, even your romantic drain pipe, lol.

  10. Each is a favourite for a reason. To my eyes they're great because each has a story linked to them.

    Happy New Year, Pauline!

  11. A lovely choice Pauline. I wouldn't like to choose a favourite because they are all so different and conjure up such different thoughts.


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