Monday, 2 January 2012

Favourite Picture of 2011


 

 I have been looking through all my posts from last year looking for my favourite picture.  Wow, I didn't realise I had posted so much!!! 
  Anyway this picture I think is my favourite. Firstly because it was such a fun day. Karen and I had gone for a walk in the woods. Half way around is started to absolutely pour with rain - we had to keep going as there was nowhere to shelter.  We were laughing so much because we were SO wet. While we were hurrying along I saw this vision in front of me and I had to stop and shoot it.  So there I was standing still taking this picture while being hammered by the rain. I must have looked a right old sight lol. Thanks goodness nobody but Karen saw me!!! 

The second reason I like this picture is because I think it has a real dreamlike quality to it.  The light in the picture is actually caused by the rain.  Anyway one day I might even print this off and put it on my wall.  

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You should visit Lisa's lovely blog - lots of other bloggers will be posting their favourite picture of the year.

31 comments:

Eileen said...

A beautiful photo, Ellie. Hope you're well.

Jill said...

This is fantastic! I had missed it the first time and am thrilled you posted it today. You really should frame it.

lisa said...

Ellie, I can definitely see why this would be your favorite! Not only is the photograph beautiful, but it is a wonderful memory for you also. Simply perfect when both of those come together!

Thank you so very much for sharing with us today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great day!

lisa.

CameraCruise said...

What a fantastic photo, love it!
I think you should frame it too.
Have a great day.

TexWisGirl said...

i do like it - and am laughing at the vision of you soaked thru and thru!

LauraX said...

gorgeous, gorgeous light!

Seeing Each Day said...

The reasons why you said you liked this as a photo are the very reasons why I think it's wonderful - the whole scene is beautifully captured in particular the left area , and well done under the wet circumstances! I also really like your story behind it on terms of having fun with your friend- a lovely memory tied up in a lovely photo

Mommie Dearest Strikes Again said...

I love this photo too - it does have adreamlike quality to it. It's very soft and lovely!

Debbie said...

magical ellie....we are livin' the dream!!

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Ellie - I agree with you - that was a great picture. It looked like a magical place on a magical day - even if you did get soaked. :)

Happy New Year - Marsha

Evelyn S. said...

Oh how great to have this memory to go with the photo! Beautifully done!

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I love this photo also. It must have been raining very hard with the way the picture looks.

Connie Smiley said...

Ellie, I remember this one. It's my favorite, too. Happy New Year!

Kerri said...

It's Gorgeous!
Don't wait - Print IT and Hang it!!

NatureFootstep said...

I liek that pic too. And reading about the adventure I have to say I am glad you stoped. :) I would probably have done it too.

Pat said...

Some photos, as this one, evoke such wonderful memories. It is beautiful, as well.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Gorgeous photo and a memorable story to go with it.

Paul said...

A quality photo. The timing and setting was obviously perfect!

Dianna said...

Absolutely beautiful. It's easy to see why it's your favorite. And how nice to have such special memories to go with it!

Becki's Whole Life said...

Happy New Year, Ellie! This picture looks like a painting - definitely see why it's your favorite!

Giga said...

Zdjęcie jest faktycznie bardzo ładne i nie dziwię Ci się, ze to jest Twoje ulubione Pozdrawiam.

The picture is actually very nice and do not blame you that this is your favorite Yours.

LoLy said...

What a fantastic picture :) Wishing you a great day

Lui said...

What is amazing is that your camera was able to take that shot even in the rain! I missed a lot of great scenes because I was careful not to wet the camera!

orchid said...

Dearest Ellie,
Oh, what a SPLENDID picture☆☆☆
At first, I thought it was a drawing with fantastic touch. And also comes with a wonderful memory!!!
Yes, I understand that this one is your favorite. Thank you for sharing this picture with us♡♡♡
Love and Lots of Hugs to you, xoxo Orchid*

Sherri B. said...

What a beautiful capture! I can actually smell the rain when I look at it...I would love to take a walk there. Thank you for sharing this lovely image...I can see why it's your favorite!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What a wonderful capture, Ellie. Fairy-like comes to mind. :)

Anna said...

I do remember this capture and loved the light and mood in it. Beautiful and the added memories make it extra special!
Happy New Year to you!

Ellie said...

Love your picture...

... and your name!

Rose said...

I really like it, too, Ellie!

Simone said...

What a magical photograph, I can fully appreciate why it would be a favourite, it has so much joy, hope and promise in it. Thanks for sharing!

forgetmenot said...

I can see why this would be a favorite picture--it is lovely. I love your oil burner and the beautiful top for it too. Mickie ;)