365 - Favorites from 2016 edition

January 17, 2017  •  1 Comment

I did my 2nd 365 project in 2016 (because of leap year it was actually a 366 project, but what's an extra day/picture).  A 365 project is pretty simple in concept - you take and post a picture a day, every day for a year.  You can start these projects at any time, but I was working with a group that most folks started on 1/1/16 ... which is when I started as well.  (My first 365 was in 2013).  

I know I had tried blogging about my favorite shots on a periodic basis at the beginning of 2016 but never kept that up.  But wanted to share some of my favorite pictures from the project.  Each of these are favorites for different reasons --- I'll share some of that as we go ...

Litchfield Beach, SC.  Some days the payoff for getting up before sunrise on vacation is monumental.  LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors I got in this sunrise. 

This was from Litchfield Beach as well.  And I think it might have been my last morning there.  Prettiest shell I had found to date on a South Carolina beach.  Loved the shell, the lighting and reflection.

Then it was back to the reality of a Pittsburgh winter.  This may be the most ornate snowflake I've captured to date.  Loved the detail!

While this snowflake isn't quite as intricate as the first one, my favorite setting to capture snowflake is on evergreen branches.

While cloudless days typically lead to non-dramatic sunsets, I loved the silhouette in this shot.

I have been looking for field of flowers, and these wildflowers on the forest floor in early spring blew me away - I felt like i was in an enchanted forest

Reds are a color that I sometimes have difficulty photographing, but loved the hue in this blooming shrub.

This is an indigo bunting - and a favorite because of that fact.  And I just love the shade of blue.

While a puffed up turkey hadn't made it to my 'photography bucket list', it is something I've been trying to capture for a few years.

Wild Mustangs in Carova Beach, NC.  I would love to spend some more time there.  

This particular evening provided quite a variety color during sunset.  It is amazing to look at the series from pastels to the vibrancy that came later.

We were quite a ways in to the summer before I started chasing the butterflies.  Love the blues on the wings.

Sunflower field in central Pennsylvania.  Just amazing ...

Sunset at the Elk Visitor center in Benezette PA . vibrant colors and tree silhouettes equals a favorite for sure!

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I did a lot of what I call 'watercolor' work this year.  This was the Allegheny River about an hour north of Pittsburgh on a beautiful fall day.

Fall color were strange this year - took quite a while to pop.  Always love the red leaves in the fall.

 

Beautiful frost on these leaves one morning.

And another beauty of a snowflake!


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Joyce(non-registered)
Love them all! But particularly the snowflakes!!! Gorgeous!
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