Thursday, July 14, 2011

those happy little surprises

I am jumping for joy that I am guest posting over at Shutter Sisters today!


I took this self-portrait a few weeks back when we were vacationing in Maine.  I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that I captured my shadow in addition to my reflection on the lake.  Don't you just love when those little happy accidents happen in your photographs?  

I was equally surprised when Tracey Clark recently asked me to do a guest post over at Shutter Sisters. What an honor, thank you Tracey.  I hope you will go give me some love over there today dear followers, it would mean so much to me :)  Have a wonderful day!

If you are interested in joining me on my smile campaign that I've been blogging about this week, click on the button below for more info!

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And finally, linking up with the "summertime" theme today at I Should Be Folding Laundry.

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31 comments:

Virginia said...

That is a fantastic shot! I love the three of you in it. :)

It's also amazing how still the surface of the lake looks.

Becky Sue said...

Wow! Great shot! Congrats on SS!

Ashley Sisk said...

Love this jumping shot! Heading over now to see you.

Anna said...

I was just at SS. A big CONGRATS to you!!!!! Your jumping for joy shot suits the day perfectly :)

Laura said...

It is great when you find those little extras in an image. Congratulations on SS!

linnykins said...

Hi! I've stumbled upon your blog through Shutter Sisters and I'm really enjoying it so far. Your photos are inspirational to look at things from a different perspective, I've found myself in a rut with mine and need to shake things up a bit. Lovely self portrait!

Summer said...

This is an amazing photo!

I'm thankful to have found your blog through Shutter Sisters. I'm excited to dive in a little deeper and read more musings and take in your beautiful photography.

Dorian Susan said...

This is a fantastic catch. I remember when you first started practicing your jumping shots. You're an ace now.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Awesome picture!

Andrea said...

This picture is awesome! Can you come take one of me like this :)

Maery Rose said...

Love the photo and your post on Shutter Sisters!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Well, cool! You deserve all the recognition... your photos are awesome! :)

tHis is Belgium said...

glad you get the response and recognition. you deserve it !! bravo !
the above shot is f a n t a s t i c ...

missing moments said...

That is a truly remarkable photograph! Hopping over now!

justine said...

What a great shot! Wil check out shutter sisters

anne said...

what an amazing shot!! Sometimes accidents make the best photos :)

http://scrubsandhighheels.blogspot.com/

Leanne said...

Cool shot!

SpilledInkGuy said...

That really is cool...
and the sun's reflection to boot!
Dazzling!

deb duty said...

Amazing capture! This is why I love photography - it's moments like these!

lisa said...

What an amazing shot!! I just love this.
Congratulations on Shutter Sisters.
On my way there now.

I wish you a beautiful weekend!

Anika said...

You have become a pro at the jump shot! Loved the SS piece. Congrats!

truth said...

This is so great! Love the colors and contrasts. Not sure how you did it, but you did a nice job on it.

Kim TB said...

Hi Christy, I did a blog post on my personal blog, Tour of No Regrets. How fun is this? Thanks for the inspiration my friend.

http://kimtb.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/smile-at-a-stranger-today-and-good-things-will-follow/

Emma said...

Beautiful shot.

It epitomises an American summer to me (being Australian).

Katie said...

This is awesome!!! And how exciting for that little surprise to be there for you! :)

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

All I can say is HOLY COW that is one awesome shot!

Tammy Lee said...

So ridiculously proud of you! This is amazing project. Adding your button to my sidebar.

Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead said...

Really great capture! And that it's a self portrait makes it even more impressive. Very awesome :)

anne said...

Thank you for you stopping by :) Can I ask you some advice? What timer did you use for your photo, or did someone take it for you? It's such a wonderful shot :)

urban muser said...

anne, all of my self-portraits are taken exclusively by me, or i wouldn't call it a SP. occasionally i'll have my husband stand in so i can set the focus and then i'll run into the photo--but for this one, he just sat there the whole time and laughed at me :)

i used my tripod and the self-timer built into my camera with a 10 second delay so i had time to run into the photo. i have a remote control but it is broken. i hope this helps. i will try to email this to you too in case you don't come back. thanks for your comment!

Alita said...

utterly delightful darlin!