Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Favourites for Thematic Photographic's 400th Outing

Congratulations to Carmi for having the dedication to run Thematic Photographic for over 8 years and for this, his 400th theme.

You always have to think about how to take photos which you interpret will match his theme.

This week choice of your favourite shots enables me to show four of what are/will be among the all time best for me.

In the days before digital cameras my photographs of people were never very good and frequently out of focus as well. However one I'll always cherish is a particular close up - 

Summer portrait at the Yorkshire village of Hutton-le-Hole
Last year I took pictures of hundreds of wild flowers and one beside the River Tees turned out better than I expected.

Another with a water theme was taken on Labour Day at Lake Orion, Michigan. What we thought was a metal statue hidden away in a stream turned out to be -

A rather splendid heron

Dogs have figured in many of my 261 thematic photography posts. This, from September 2016, will always be a favourite with me.

Scout - telling me to put my camera away.
He did not like to hear a camera click and usually turned away.

Unfortunately he crossed the Rainbow Bridge last Christmas and we all miss him so much.

Check out all the favourites for Carmi's 400th anniversary at Thematic-Photographic-400.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. those are lovely - wonderful shots and can quite see how the happy memories will be brought on every time you look at the photos ... cheers Hilary

Gilly said...

Beautiful girl and beautiful dog! Lovely shots, Bob, and happy memories too!.

photodoug said...

Bob, as Dean Martin once sang, “memories are made of this.” Thanks for sharing.

21 Wits said...

Your favorites are such a delight to see, especially knowing what treasures they are to you too! Now, get that ball and play fetch, your big fan is waiting! Woof! Woof!

Alexia said...

A rather splendid heron, and so lovely! These are in fact rather splendid favourites, Bob; Scout must be greatly missed indeed, and the flowers are as lovely as the summer girl.

Muse & Views Bookclub said...

I am so sorry you lost Scout. He looks like a wonderful dog. I love the photo of the heron.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Your two middle choices are excellent, but the first and last pictures have incredible heart and I think that wins the day every time.
My condolences on the loss of your canine friend and companion.