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What a year it was! Trying to select my favorite images from 2020 was hard. I really wanted about 100 of them. I tried for the top 20, but couldn't do it. I couldn't leave some of them out. So their are 25 images here. I love capturing people, so I am not surprised that most of my favorites are of them.
Sometimes I use my cell phone. This is one of those pictures. Composition, subject and lighting, all win here. Focus is not sharp but it is over ruled by the content. My grandson loves animals, and they seem to be interested in him, too!
When I saw this women fishing, I loved her silhouette, kinda like a twist on the "Marlboro Man." I love the colors and the edge light.
I love so much about this one: the light, the color, the lines that lead to her, the ease in expression. The skirt billowing out in the opposite direction she is looking, makes it for me. It breaks the symmetry, adding a bit of interest. She just looks at peace in a place she loves- the beach.
A tiny newborn cradled in dad's arms. The head cupped in dad's hand and his gaze get me. The choice of black and white pulls them together more with like tones. A moment captured between a dad and his daughter.
its all about the color tones and subject in this one of my husband.
I like how down low this one is. Your eye moves around to the different parts of the image because of the lines. The ice on the recently withered wild flowers with the dramatic sky and sunset, add to the sense of time here.
This is all about the color of the light skimming the edge of this little girl and the her loving the texture of the sand.
A crisp and clear image with true colors. I like the intensity of color in the reflections in the water, framed by some wildflowers in the foreground.
Fog and layers ,with the fishing boat in the horizon line, work for me here.
It's the lighting here that I love.
I challenged myself to learn new skills during the times when I couldn't work. Here is a long night exposure in Camden, Maine. It was easy to do right after sunset in the spring because there was no one around. Two cars went through as evidenced by the light trails. I really like doing these kinds of pictures and will be doing more of them.
I love the color and expression here. The image is enhanced by the little bit of breeze to blow her hair so it delicately frames her face.
Johnny Ford Dumais sits at Chief John Ford's desk. The Cheetohs covered face, the eyes upside-down in the name placard, the leading lines, and of course, my grandson, make this image for me.
All the negative space works for me, here. Lines color and framing help to make this image.
This just looks like a painting of my friend, who loves the ocean so much.
The story telling aspect of this image is what I love about it. The haircut did not happen.
Another cell phone image. It's the content that matters. This one also tells a story with my other grandson. His personalty is revealed without even seeing his face.
It's the facial expression here on my husband John, is what I love.
A portrait without a face.
I love experimenting with light. My husband had the idea for this one, and I'm glad he did.
The colors and connection with me, make this one.
I love the way the blur of the train makes the subjects stand out. Her hair and expression make it, too.
The setting , light, and expression make this one a favorite.
The peacefulness, detail and colors, of these last two images, make them stand out in my mind.
After 31 years of teaching, I have decided to retire and start a new chapter of my life as a photographer. It has been my passion for about 7 years now.