Sunday, January 8, 2012

the best of the best (alternatively titled: I have no idea what my best picture of the year is...)

"What shall we play today?" said Casey to her best friend Emily.

"Let's play school," said Emily.

"OK!" said Casey. "But I'm going to be absent."



It's another I heart faces anniversary week!
YAY!
I feel like I talk about I heart faces all the time.
I puffy red heart l.o.v.e that site.
I love that it got me using my camera and shooting on a regular basis.
I love that there is a fantastic supportive community over there that will help anyone that wants to learn.
I love (basically) every single thing about it.
If you haven't ever joined, why not link up this week.
You are sure to see lots and lots of lovely images.

57 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Love that picture and love that little story! I fell out of using that site, but love that it's how I met you and my other bloggie bests!

Tracy P. said...

Really, that is as perfectly good for a best photo as any of several hundred of yours, Becky. Awesome is awesome. Black and white loves freckles. LOVES! Looks like they were both absent. :-) Darling!

Charmaine Poulin said...

Oh my gosh! I love that shot....and those FRECKLES!!! And.....I love I Heart Faces too!!! What a wonderful resource!!! xo

lifebythecreek said...

I love this pic, and as others have said, it's as good as any of a hundred others to be tagged as your best. It is wonderful, just like you. I can't tell you how very happy I am to have met you through IHF. I first heard of you when you got "Fan of the Week"... and then I worked my fingers to the bone commenting on entries so I could follow in your footsteps. I would say "So that I could be just like you", but that just isn't possible. And off-topic.. I watched "Parking Wars" today; it's set in Philly. Oh my word..I was riding a recumbent bike at the YMCA with earbuds in, and I know I HAD to be laughing so loud that people were staring. But I was glued to the screen, so I didn't notice. Love Philly folks... they are so real!

toi said...

i just love it :)

Becca said...

I love your picture :-) too cute! And also, how are you supposed to pick just one favorite picture? it's impossible I declare. . .

Cecily R said...

Looooooove those freckles!! Perfect choice!

Tracy said...

WOW... looks like a magazine shot!!

tiarastantrums said...

ADORE the frecklepuss!

CallieMarie said...

What a beautiful photo! I love all the little details!

Sarah said...

great shot!

Niki said...

Those freckles are to die for! So cute!

MG Atwood said...

Great shot. I'm a sucker for freckles

traci said...

as usual, have fallen in love with your image and words! love everything about this. happy new year! :)

Carrie said...

that is so precious...and the story is even cuter! I super duper puffy heart love those freckles! I have not entered in such a long time, but it's great to come back and see the best faces of the year :-)

Buckeroomama said...

I love this image, Becks... and most of all I agree with every word you said here about IHF! :)

*Jess* said...

I think this image is a great choice :)

Raymonde said...

Awww, to be young, cute, innocent...
I know what you mean about I Heart Faces, they are fantastic. Have a great week. Keep well. :) x

Team Lando said...

I love that IHF introduced me to your site and your lovely words and photos!

Anita said...

It's been awhile since I've visited. And what do I find when I return - an absolutely perfect photo! Definitey one to stare at for a minute.

Happy New Year!

Simple Girl said...

Very Sweet! Love how they are looking right into the lens!

Dana Suggs said...

OMGoodness.....this is WONDERFUL! I love their interaction with each other, and yet US as the viewer all at the same time!

You, Miss Becky, are wonderful! :D

Michelle R Photography said...

I love, love, LOVE this image!!! And I sooooooooo love those freckles!!! Such a great entry, Becky!!

Ashlee said...

Freckles! I am a sucker for Freckles. I don't have any, but I was always uber jealous of my sister who did have them in the summer.

Love this photo!

Farmgirl Paints said...

That might be my favorite picture you've ever taken. Love everything.

Maddy said...

You know what? I puffy red heart l.o.v.e this photo!! All sorts of CUTE!

CiCi said...

Faces are amazing!! I captured one recently of someone at the senior center in a big laugh and it was the best reward for me.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Being absent is hard to pull off most days!
Great shot Becky.
xo

freckles & dimples said...

the freckles on that little boy are amazing...I wish I had them!! lovely image :)

Briana said...

This is such a sweet photo, Becky! You are such a joy, and it comes through in your photos.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I love it too! And you.

xo jj

Michele said...

This is just a timeless image. love it.

Tawn said...

thanks for stopping by my site :-) and love your entry and how you blogged it! ... I feel the same way about IHEARTFACES ... what a great venue to be challenged, to be encouraged, to be BETTER :-)

Sierra Lynn said...

aww the freckles immediately caught my attention :) great shot ..<3

Erika B said...

Wow, they look so beautiful both of them. Great shot and I love that it's in BW.

Erika B

Jessie said...

Love it! The processing is perfect. Those freckles. I want to see them in person!

Crystal Michelle said...

Look at those freckles!!

Mominin said...

Great shot!!

Kristin said...

Such an awesome shot!! I love everything about it!!

Tezzie said...

hahaha!! That's hilarious "I'm going to be absent" :) And, what a gorgeous photo...sweet faces, beautiful lighting, and a fabulous black and white!

(I love "I Heart Faces", too <3)

Best wishes for 2012, Becky!!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

It's vintage and dramatic. LOVE it.

Leilani said...

LOVE IT!! Those freckles are awesome!!

Caroline (Frogmum) said...

Love the symmetry and the differences ~ and LOVE the freckles!! Great entry :D

Camilla Jones (CioCo Photography) said...

Oh love this image! And it's true, his freckles are to die for. :)

Key Tags said...

Well isn't Casey the little smarty pants haha :)

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Beautiful shot. I'd say it really is the best photo of the year.

Farmgirl said...

Love those freckles! Nice shot Becky!

Dreama said...

The contrast here between the children is just beautiful!

Carly said...

I enjoy I heart faces too! Great image this week. It has such a classic feel!

Casey said...

ADORABLE!! Love those freckles!

Anita Johnson said...

I love this photo and your stories always bring a smile!

Kay Rhodes said...

Awesome photo!!!

Christine said...

What a stunning image! I love the black and white processing! But I also love so many other of your photos here ... SO WONDERFUL!!!

Thanks for your sweet words on my blog too!
{Christine @ 12450miles}

Leah said...

I love everything about this photo! Just one of those makes ya smile things!

Jim said...

I bet they had a BALL!

Mary Lou said...

I have been gone for too long! How much did Kashion grow?
I haven't been to the faces blog but I will check it out.
I love your photo and the school story!

Amy said...

All of your photos are so honest and REAL! And always so refreshing. :)