This picture was taken in the Lake Mead area while visiting our friends Steve and Joan. I love the colors and contrast of this photo, how the sunlight is hitting the mountains in the background and how you are able to see the depth and contrast of the mountains. One of the hardest things for me to do it to actually show the contours of the landscape.
Last but not least...... I can't really pinpoint it but I really like this picture of a female cardinal taken in Saguaro National Park is my favorite so far. The detail of the bird and her perch along with the saguaro in the background make it my favorite so far!
I wished I could say that I was thoughtful and deliberate in taking each of these pictures but truth be told most of them were quite by accident and only a few were thoughtful and deliberate. When the pendulum goes the other way and only a few are by accident and the majority capture exactly what I was picturing in my mind I will know I have turned the corner and went to the next level in photography. In the meantime I will take every lucky shot I can get!
I would love to hear which one of the 10 were your favorite as well as any tips or thoughts you have on taking the "perfect" picture.........