Sunday, November 16, 2008

Weekly Winners 11/16/08

Weekly Winners, hosted by Lotus.

This week marks an entire year since Lotus began this whole Weekly Winners thing (my first post was here, before I had the hang of the thumbnail thing and before I ditched thumbnails almost entirely, and all of my past weeks are here). Even if I'll probably never be a pro, I have grown as a picture taker and as a seer of my world. It's a whole different perspective when spending the whole week actively keeping an eye out for what might make a great picture to share on Sunday. Not to be dramatic, but it's actually been kind of life-altering to be so constantly in search of beauty and so constantly aware of life around me; even terribly mundane objects become possible artistic subjects if captured just right (like humble clothespins). I've never thought of myself as artistic by nature, and yet now some weeks I find myself with this foreign inspiration to capture the art of life on the awesome little point and shoot camera that Tom bought me a few Christmases ago, a camera that I keep with me always as if it were my right arm. Tom knows me well and chose the perfect camera for me well, too. And so I thank all of you who visit me every Sunday or just some Sundays and especially to Lotus for continuing something I'm so thrilled to be a part of. You've helped to grow me.

Click pics for better looking larger images or take a peek at the entire album and/or watch as a slideshow at this link.

Good Morning, Moon


Autumn in Suburbia


Bonus Clear Autumn Day to Cherish
(before there is only gloom)


A Good Thing


More of a Good Thing


Beginning


Middle


Happy Ending

35 comments:

  1. Your pics are more inspiring than you give yourself credit for, Maggie. I enjoy visiting you each week to see your sets :)

    My faves this week are the 1st 3 but all of these are super :)

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  2. I love what you wrote about how Weekly Winners has made your love for photography grow. I agree, and I'm just like you, I can't go a day without my camera! I take pictures of anything!
    You ARE a coffee addict, aren't you?
    Lovely pictures as always, but I miss the food this week? LOL!

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  3. I agree, your photos are stunning and you should be so proud of the way you see your world. I enjoy coming here every week and admiring the photos and perspective.

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  4. These are all super cool! Love the 3rd one though!

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  5. great pictures this week. I feel the same way about photographing for weekly winners. It really has changed the way I see things.

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  6. not artistic????? my god, i think you're a major artistic force. your photos are touching, beautiful, all the things i like and more...

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  7. Wow! I didn't even realize that this week is the year anniversary of Weekly Winners. So true what you wrote; now I must go back and write something.

    You are an awesome photographer and I love coming here to see your creativity, Maggie! Keep it up. I can't wait to see where you take us!! ;)

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  8. I love 'em Maggie! I can't believe it's been a year. Wow time flies.

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  9. What I love the most about your picutres is the vibrancy of the colors. Your blog is a rainbow every Sunday.

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  10. Hey Maggie, I loved what you wrote about weekly winners, but don't sell yourself short. You've always got such an amazing range of photography, it's one of my fave places to visit on the weekend.
    Gorgeous shots of the fall ... and coffee ... mmmm

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  11. I love what you've written - what a wonderful thing to have something that changes you life so that you view the world's beauty and artistry on a daily basis! Love you photos too - as always! :-)

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  12. You always have terrific photos each week!

    I really like the Autumn one to cherish this week.

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  13. Bonus Clear Autumn Day to Cherish is my favorite shot this week.

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  14. Weekly Winners really is a good thing. Yay!

    Nice shots, too.

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  15. I love them. The close up of the light and tree is great. The last three are a wonderful example of macro photography. Give yourself more credit. You have skills, girl

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  16. I really enjoy your photos!! mmm now a cappuccino would go down really well now.

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  17. I was nodding and agreeing as I read your thoughts about WW. I have learned so much in the nearly 12 months that I have been participating. I feel lost if my camera isn't with me...

    I have always enjoyed your photos, the thumbnails were good and I generally made sure I had eaten before I visited you lol... I would love to see another set of your lovely japanese tea cups though..

    See you next week...Kim

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  18. I love the "more of a good thing" picture...haha...that is definitely the truth! :) And yes, your photos are wonderful...way to go!

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  19. I love More of a Good Thing! Is that one on Martha's list? HA HA!

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  20. Can I come over for coffee? Mmm. I love the autumn shots!

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  21. mmm, mmm, mmm! That coffee looks delish!

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  22. I am not looking forward to the gloom, either. Great pictures, as always!

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  23. I with you on the growth as a photog. I can tell a HUGE difference on my pics from just a year ago.

    Good shots!

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  24. awesome pictures. you're a great photographer!

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  25. Great photos. I enjoyed all of them, though the seond is my favorite. :O)

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  26. It's been a year?!?! Really? My how fast time has gone by. I know exactly what you mean about seeing the world differently now after capturing photo for a year.

    And your WW's? LOVE... all of them.
    The espresso and a laptop is the perfect scene :)

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  27. My fav was the cup of coffee in front of your computer. Mmmm...one of my favorite combos.

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  28. "Autumn in Suburbia" is really cool! And yes, I feel you on the yummy looking coffee thing by your laptop--that's what I call a cozy writing zone.

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  29. I love the first one, but wait, I first have to make myself a cup of coffee... (;

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  30. Maggie - I love your pictures and creativity.
    I love more of a good thing too

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  31. I know what you mean about it getting gloomy, wet and soggy! That is my least favorite part about fall coming to an end!

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  32. Great WW! The first and third are ny favorites.

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  33. I would have to say it's not "A Good Thing" because it's A Great Thing! And your photos are creative and artistic. You are a pro in my book.

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  34. Wowow! I really love that first one especially!

    I read your little ticker about quitting smoking. YAY! Be very proud.

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