Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography

7 SUPER SHOTS

FrizzText has nominated me to participate in the fun game called 7-Super Shots.  The original creator of the game HostelBookers 7 Super Shots is found here.

The creators have come up with a fun game for all of us happy snappers. We are to select 7 photos that fit with the below categories, such as an image that you secretly think deserves a spot in National Geographic magazine! Post your choice selection on your blog, tell us about it, then nominate any other blogger friends you have.

Play with us in 5 easy steps

1. Choose 7 of your own photos, one for each of the following categories:

  • A photo that…takes my breath away
  • A photo that…makes me laugh or smile
  • A photo that…makes me dream
  • A photo that…makes me think
  • A photo that…makes my mouth water
  • A photo that…tells a story
  • A photo that…I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)

2. Write a short description for each image.
3. Write somewhere in your blog post: ‘I am taking part in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots.
4. Tell us you have participated and tweet the hashtag #7SuperShots
5. Nominate 5 other bloggers by including a link to their blog in your post.

Here are my 7 Super Shots:

A PHOTO THAT… TAKES MY BREATH AWAY

This is a photo of my hometown, the city of Pittsburgh, Pa, taken high up on Mount Washington that shows off the city in all its splendor and glory, lying in the mist of the Three Rivers ( Monongahela, Allegheny and the Ohio). It never fails to take my breath away when I experience this view of the city I call home.

A PHOTO THAT MAKES …ME LAUGH OR SMILE

This smiling tall fellow was taken at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.  Every time I see his smile, I smile.  I like how he seems to be looking right at me and following my order to say “cheese”.

A PHOTO THAT… MAKES ME DREAM

I love sunsets!  I took this photo on my front porch, before entering my home.  A beautiful sunset always provides me with a moment to dream and wish upon tomorrow.  The setting of the sun in a blaze of color is the ending highlight of one day with the promise of the next.

A PHOTO THAT… TELLS A STORY

At first I thought I had stumbled upon a magazine photo shoot.  Who was this handsome man, and who was he talking to.  I was in New York City and this photo was taken two doors down from Ralph Lauren’s store on Madison Avenue.  Is he a model for the store, an employee or a customer?  How appealing and sexy wearing no socks!  What is his story?

PHOTO THAT… MAKES MY MOUTH WATER

Clear, sparkling water flowing over a small falls in Ashtabula County, Ohio along the Erie Coastal Trail where I was touring Amish country.  The falls provided a coolness to an otherwise hot humid day.  I see and I thirst for just a cup of this spring water.

A PHOTO THAT… MAKES ME THINK

Frank Lloyd Wright’s FALLINGWATER

I took this photo of Frank Lloyd Wright’s FALLINGWATER on a recent tour of his homes in the Laurel Highlands near Pittsburgh, Pa.  It makes me think of the genius of a man who could create such beauty flowing out of the hills and over a water fall deep in the woods.  What a wonder to build a home so one with nature and so ahead of his time in agriculture design.

A PHOTO THAT… I AM MOST PROUD OF

(aka MY WORTHY OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SHOT)

WHICH IN FACT I DID SUBMIT 2012 SENSATIONAL MOMENT CATEGORY

This photo was taken by the lake in  Central Park, NYC.  I was walking through the park when I spotted, through the trees, this young couple in a sweet moment of tender embrace.  I knew it was a special moment to capture, of blossoming love so I hastily photographed it.

My nominations are (only if you choose to participate) are:

1.   http://thismansjourney.net

2.   http://dadirridreaming.wordpress.com

3.   http://rutheh.com

4.   http://throughmylens365.wordpress.com

5.   http://adjustingyourfocus.wordpress.com

If you know me, I have a hard time picking one photo for anything, so I hope you like my choices for each category above.

BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

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31 Responses to “7 SUPER SHOTS”

  1. Thanks Francine. You are sweet to nominate me. I love your Super Shots always.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. I love your choice for “7 Super Shots”. The giraffe is great for the “makes me laugh”, and the lovers in Central Park is a perfect iconic view of a most famous park. Good luck, Francine! You have my vote. 🙂

  3. I love sunsets! I took this photo on my front porch, Wow how beautiful and how wonderful to have this beauty each night what a awesome gift from the Lord. My heart was also captured by the very tall cheesy fellow, thank you for sharing all of them they do indeed have the feeling of life as you focus on them.

    Christian Love Anne.

  4. Lovely “Supe Shots” Francine. I’m glad you included that handsome, sockless man. 😉 Well done on all your shots.

  5. Great response, Francine. I took part in this one quite a while ago. Nice to see it’s still going, and I do like that young man on the steps!

  6. What an amazing array of photographic moments. I’m glad I didn’t have to choose one!

  7. This is a great challenge and you handled it very well, Francine. Together these 7 photos make quite a collection.

  8. You take wonderful photos Francine. All of these are great – my favourites though are the night shot and giraffe.

  9. Great Francine, wasn’t this a lovely challenge?

  10. I loved the photos and descriptions…it is always fun to hear what someone is thinking about when snapping a picture.

  11. Loved the choices of the photos that tell a story. What a lovely area you live in Francine. So nice to have pride in where you live it`s important. I think Brisbane looks beautiful at night from Mt Cootha. We can relish man made things too and enjoy them, after all God gave man the wisdom in the first place . Love to see more, you have a great gift.

    Blessings
    Ron

  12. Amazing images that touches our heart to feel, laugh, be awed, be surprised, to feel excitement, even to be inspired to love.

  13. Perfect choices Francine. Some of my favourites from your archives. I would love to know that dashing man’s story too 🙂

  14. sexy male model wearing no socks – maybe your top shot!

  15. Oh Francine – what great images. I loved the last one…such a sweet moment to capture

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  17. Awesome photos.. seriously.. awesome.

  18. I like your pictures very much, hope you will share more of your pictures with us http://blog.booked.net/2012/08/14/join-our-blogger-promotion-capture-the-seasons/, looking forward your entry in our game 🙂


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