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Sunday Replays: April Photo of the Month

Time to replay April photos featured in my 2012 Photo of the Week series. Thanks to all WordPress bloggers and other readers who sent me a “like” or comment to help select my April Photo of the Month.

Our pit bull Lola Girl is the winner, paws down! You can read her stats at 16/52 Whatever Lola wants …

Runner-up is 18/52 “That’ll do, donkey” and my bodyguard, Pooch, in 14/52 Mean Little Pucker! has a slight lead over 15/52 Legend of the Dogwood. Last place went to 17/52 Help! My people skills suck!

An honorable mention goes to my dachshund friend Rowdy featured in “And the Wiener is…” Had he been a Sunday feature, he would have tied for second place!

Click on the Photo of the Week link in my Categories list to view all photos featured in my Sunday series since January.

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I will continue to post a POW each Sunday and the winning POM thoughout 2012, culminating with everyone’s pick for Photo of the Year. I encourage everyone to comment on or rate each photo of the week to ultimately decide my “Best of the Best.”


17/52 Help! My people skills suck!

I have yet to produce a blue ribbon quality people/portrait entry for our county fair this summer. I have what I believe are contest quality photos for the insect/animal, scenery/landscape, flower, human interest and unclassified categories but … my people skills suck! My granddaughter is most cooperative and very photogenic, but to achieve a really good portrait, I knew her smiles had to be spontaneous and not forced. So I planned an Easter egg hunt in a park setting where the deep blue sky and lush green grass of an early spring would complement her pretty pink and white outfit. Not!!! Mother Nature was most uncooperative. The temp turned chilly so my model shivered throughout the entire shoot. The afternoon sun muted the landscape.  One idea did work well. Instead of filling her eggs with candy, I used Peeps for an element of surprise. This is my pick of the day; if you think one of photos in the gallery is better, let me know. Feel free to comment, critique …  share advice, tips, tutorials … help!

Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.