Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017. CDP Theme 'Photo of the Year'..



I don't know about you but I always find this theme the hardest of all! For me there are so many personal reasons that I like a particular photo. I was pleased with the shot above, original post here, because, being a bit shy, portrait photography isn't my thing, I plan to brave-up this year, also the conditions were super tricky. I'm thrilled to say la chanteuse pictured was as happy as I was with this series of images. The reflection below is probably one of my favourites because it was so unexpected, you can see why here.


The shot below, taken after Aimee had just abseiled down one of Perth's highest skyscrapers, check out post here, I was so proud of her, so brave but for such a wonderful cause.. very happy it's off her 'to do' list now :)


Below, the reason you haven't seen me for the last two weeks.. so much fun with my two delightful grandchildren, photo taken by Aimee! Out to the airport early this morning to see our Sydney famille fly off home, miss them already! Very much looking forward to seeing what you have been up to while I've been away.. another big year ahead, it's the challenges that make life interesting so they say.. some challenges are harder than others oui! Happy New Year, take care and stay safe..


33 comments:

  1. A lovely portrait, Grace, and I understand the priority of your family. Glad you had a wonderful time with them. You shy? Hardly. Just give it a try, maybe at first with a friend, then start approaching interesting people. The worst you can get is "no."

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  2. Nice photos Grace. Your Grandchildren are adorable. Portraits can be fun. Experiment with lighting and locations. Jack's advice with starting with friends and family works great. That's how I started in college way back in the stone age. (we had to chisel the images into stone tablets also)

    Aimee would make a fine firefighter. Abseiling buildings (and rock cliffs) was one of my favorite training routines.

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  3. Your grandkids are such cuties, Grace! Good choices for the theme.

    Happy New Year!

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  4. Awesome pics :)
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year 2017

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  5. Happy New Year Grace. I wish you luck with the portraits. I have a few contacts at flickr who are great street portrait shooters, they are from Perth and I'm sure they wouldn't mind if you tagged along one day!

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  6. Wishing you all that's wonderful for the year ahead, Grace. Love that first photo!

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  7. I like your choices, Grace! Have a Happy New Year - I think it is already 2017 for you!!

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  8. I'm glad to see you back...Happy New Year.

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  9. You have so many good ones, Grace--but it would be hard to beat that last one!

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  10. Love the portrait. I share your reluctance but am pushing myself out of the box, too. I tiptoe lightly into 2017 quite unsure of what's next on a number of fronts. In the meantime, Happy New Year!

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  11. Happy 2017. The portrait is stunning and somehow I missed seeing it at the time.

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  12. What a dramatic portrait? I haven't seen that side of your work. Happy 2017 to all our friends in Australia.

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  13. Perfect shots. May the year ahead bring happiness to you all.

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  14. Wish you a happy and healthy new year, Grace!
    The portrait is beautiful.

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  15. Great choices for the theme !
    Happy New Year, Grace !

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  16. Hello Grace, good to see you back again. Wish you a very Happy New Year. You have some adorable grandchildren!

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  17. It's a happy post, great for starting a new year. Wishing you many more memorable events, people, and photos in 2017, Grace.

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  18. Thanks for a wonderful year of fun, heart, and friendship my dear Grace

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  19. Happy New Year Grace. Growing up fast your grandkids. Lovely theme photo.

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  20. I remember that chanteuse picture very well and I still think it's a brilliant shot. Of course, those grandkids take the cake. What cuties. Happy New Year!

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  21. Happy New Year Grace. Such a lovely photo of your grandchildren.

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  22. Wonderful collection of photos. I know what you mean about trying to select just one favorite photo. I love the portrait -- brilliant! Amazing lighting. Hope you have a wonderful 2017.

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  23. Wonderful children! Happy new year to you all! Arianna

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  24. They're all good! The top one is an excellent portrait! Happy New Year from Colorado!

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  25. Happy New Year, Grace! And thanks for reminding me to visit the library, too. Awwww, such cutie pies, such a lovely age!

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  26. The young ones are such delightful little characters. The young girl's smile is a winner. And your black and white portrait conveys so much atmospheric emotion. So beautiful.

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  27. We need more B&W from you!
    How can one so young be a grannie...?

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  28. Adorable grandchildren - they've put a big smile on my face

    All the best Jan

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