Monday, February 23, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #26 -- Hit Me With Your Best Shot

This has long been my favorite shot of all of my sunset shots, which are what I feel are my best. It was taken at Seaside, Oregon, many years ago. It was a film shot, not digital, as at the time digital cameras were brand new if they were even around at all. This is as large as Blogger will let me post the shot so the seagulls in silhouette on the rock aren't super-easy to see.

Carly at Ellipsis says that for extra credit we can talk about our personal style as a photographer, why we like a particular subject, and what is the most challenging aspect of photography for us.

My personal style seems to range from cats to flowers to sunsets. People, especially family members, are often my subjects, too. And food! These are the subjects I find most interesting. I like sunsets in particular because of the dramatic colors a pretty one will produce. The most challenging aspect of photography is the motion shots, whether of cats or of people, but especially of cats. I keep my camera's automatic setting on the action mode just in case I am able to take a fun series of cat pictures.

Head to Carly's at the link above to see links to last week's pictures, and URL's in the comments that will take you to this week's participants. There will be instructions there on how to participate if you would like!


Carly said...

Hi Suzanne :)

Beautiful! I love doing sunsets as well, the colors can be so intense but then again they can be soft as with this photo. They always remind me of the fingerprints of a day, as no two are exactly alike. Well done!

Hugs, Carly

Jama said...

It's a beautiful shot, I can see why it's your best . I too love taking shots of sunset/sunrise especially by the beach. I'm staying on a 13th floor of an apartment, I can see sunrise from the kitchen and sunset from the living room. It always amazed me at the changing of colors within seconds and no 2 days are the same.

Tammy said...

What a beautiful shot! Sunsets and animals keep your camera at the ready. I'm not usually on top of things and my camera is always in another room. lol

Mike said...

too bad Blogger won't let post a bigger version of that shot. What a great sunset! I like them too, but we don't get as many nice ones out this way.

Laura said...

How pretty! Makes me want a bonfire on the beach with a blanket and some marshmellows.