ABFriday and Top 10 photos — 32 Comments

  1. Awesome ten photos! I tend to lean towards the animals as my favorite photos. The shot of the horses is just beautiful. Have a happy weekend!

  2. OH MARY, I could own a book from you, I truly could. I SIGH when I see your work. LIGHTROOM….hmmmm, sounds good! I have Photoshop, and the difference it makes! Those horses, Oh give me a horse, please. Much love and have a great day. Anita

  3. I like how you’ve improved the first photo! Very nice. And I love the idea of chosing 10 photos from last year and improving my skills to make them seem “meh.” I’m going to check both sites out and thank you for sharing them!

  4. Lovely processing on the first picture!

    And I think a few of those photos you chose are going to be pretty tough to make seem meh by the end of the year!

  5. You know we think you take Beautiful photos! If you get any better, we will surely be jealous! LOL Some of those 10 photos were some of our favorites from 2014. Keep up the great work so we can live vicariously through your photos.

  6. great photos. We have a lot in common. Sam and vintage trucks. I love to take photos also but not very good at it. Did I read a past post or dream it about music to pictures you were doing? Maybe I dreamed it.

  7. first, LOVE your edit on the trucks! well done! second, the mailbox babies are precious! love the horse herd. the bison scenes are impressive!

  8. Wow — fascinating to see and learn about your process from the before to after.

    and your 10 photos are fabulous. I particularly like the horses and buffalo.

  9. A wonderful collection! Love all the animal and butterfly pics. The trucks are pretty neat too! There is so much to photograph in the world!

  10. I find it hard to believe you can improve on your top ten photos. But I guess we can always get better if we just keep learning.

    I can’t wait to see your top 10 list in 2016.

  11. I love what you did with the trucks, but tell me, where were you standing while those horses were charging straight at you? What a great shot!

  12. Wow! I am in love with all of these photos. I especially loved the yellow truck. One of my New Year’s goals is to improve my photo editing, so I may follow along!

  13. I am really impressed with those ten photos! They are going to be hard to top. I also really like the picture with the horses.

  14. Ya know, if I had to buy a ‘new’ vehicle, right now, I’d choose an old, restored pickup truck, this one’s right up my alley. You have your work cut out for you, the 2014 photos are beautiful.

  15. Those are beautiful images! I think that I love the one of the Tetons (?) the best, with the horses a close second.

    I sort of do the same thing because I make calendars of my favorite photos each year. I have definitely seen them improving from year to year.

  16. Hi Y’all!

    Love those photos. My Human has never had time to learn how to edit photos. Whatever she snaps is what you see. If the setting on the camera is wrong…too bad.

    Y’all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  17. Hey Mary, I came > < that close to doing almost the same process as yours :) Putting the focus on the front yellow truck was something I played around with a couple of variations but I couldn't quite get it to do what I wanted to. So glad someone else hit the home run with that one!

    And your 10 images are quite lovely and nothing meh about them at all!

  18. Your photos are like visual food for the eyes Mary. I love your 10, they are really good. I can’t wait to see what your pics this year, especially if they make me go MEH! Is that even possible? I may have to do that too now. Great idea.

    I also love the idea of everyone getting the same photo and editing it. I love what you did. I have to go see what others did. I may need to join you on that one too! LOL!

  19. I forgot to say that the moose and the Tetons and the moon shot are my favorite All of them are really, really good, but those made me sigh.

  20. I don’t know, I think you’re going to have a tough time improving on those photos! LOL. But I sure look forward to seeing how you do it!
    I love what you did with the truck photo….you really made that yellow one stand out and just gave the whole photo so much more “oomph” (for lack of a better word…)

  21. I loved how you post processed the truck (and thanks for stopping by my blog too). I’ve always liked the effect of black and white with just a little color on the main focal point. I didn’t even think of it for this one though!


  22. Mary, what a great treatment of Emilio’s trucks! I love your choice in how you focused attention on the yellow truck. And the vintage feel is spot on for this scene. Thanks so much for participating in One Photo Focus. I hope posting on Friday didn’t mess your schedule up too much! As for your ten pictures, wow! I can see why they’re your favorites. I especially the horses – so much incredible action. You’ve set the bar high for yourself :)

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