My 10 Favorite Photos of 2015

Garden Peonies, Sarah Bernhardt

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld

At the end of a year, I have a tradition of going back through my favorite photographs I’ve taken in that year. On this blog, I have several years on record. In 2009 through 2013, my photographs were mostly of travels throughout Europe as my family and I lived in Prague those four years. Since ’13, my travels have been more limited to where I live with my family now, in Midwestern U.S.A.

Living in a mostly flat area brings its challenges. There are not many architectural wonders, awe-inspiring mountains, or vast bodies of water outside my back door, though Lake Erie and the Roebling Bridge really are spectacular. The challenge as a citizen of the world is to see the joy and beauty as it occurs — even in Ohio, there is beauty all around. What is important is to be able to see it as something to capture, to find the extraordinary inside the ordinary days.

Of course, flowers always will be one of my favorite photography subjects, especially ones from my backyard garden. In 2015, I also enjoyed capturing different landscapes — the ultra-blue waters of the South Florida Gulf and a foggy sunrise in Tennessee.

My 10 Favorite Photographs of 2015

Garden Peonies, Sarah Bernhardt
Garden Peonies
Sunrise Along the Tennessee River
Fisherman and Sunrise in the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee River

 

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams

 

Skimmers at Little Gasparilla Island, Florida
Skimmers at Little Gasparilla Island, Florida

 

Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Tulips
Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Tulips

 

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One of my favorite quotes on photography:

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” – Ansel Adams

 

Iris at Sunrise
Iris at Sunrise

 

The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch

 

Little Gasparilla Island, Florida: paradise
Little Gasparilla Island, Florida: paradise

 

Skimmers at Little Gasparilla Island, Florida
Skimmers at Little Gasparilla Island, Florida

 

Peonies from the Garden
Peonies from the Garden

Photography Portfolio and White House Custom Color

One of my end-of-2015 goals has been to upgrade my photography printing service, and I’m pleased to report that it is live through SmugMug with printing through one of the industry’s finest photo printing houses, White House Custom Color. I have ordered several different prints and can honestly say that the quality is exceptional and their work is guaranteed.

Jennifer Lyn King Fine Art Photography
Jennifer Lyn King Fine Art Photography

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Wishing you and yours the most delightful and joy-filled Christmas season. Warmly, Jennifer

Published by Jennifer Lyn Art

About Jennifer Writer Author Photographer Artist Corporate Marketer Happy Wife & Mom World Traveler Grateful.

7 thoughts on “My 10 Favorite Photos of 2015

  1. Jennifer your photos are stunning! Shooting the daily ordinary is not as rewarding as travel beauties but it can be more spontaneous if one grabs the camera just when the light appears and then is just as instantly gone. Merry Christmas to you too and may 2016 be a better year for you and your boys!

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  2. Merry Christmas, Jennifer. Your photographs and blog are a source of joy in my life. Today (in Utah) we are getting lots of snow–it will be a white Christmas. Everything is beautiful–you would find lots of photos to take, I’m sure. Best wishes to your family in the coming new year. Sometime you should post on what it’s been like to re-enter the workforce and what you do at your job. I’d love to hear your thoughts on that topic.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. That is such a huge compliment. Joy is the best part of life, especially the privilege of sharing it. Thank you for sharing it with me! Enjoy the snowy Christmas — certainly we’ll have a mild and rainy one here in Ohio. I’ll dream of yours.
      PS. A wonderful tip — I’d love to write about reentering the work force. It’s been a great step and a fun ride.
      Have a wonderful Christmas! xo

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  3. How great it is that you are able to appreciate and seize the moment ! There are so many, many fleeting instances of beauty all over this vast world of ours, but few who can capture those seconds of poetry that are a flock of birds in just the right formation over an azure shore, the exquisitely delicate colors of a pink peony in full bloom or an extraordinary dark cloud formation juxtoposed against the glow of a fiery sunset – both balanced in the water’s reflection.
    Wishing you Happy Holidays and a New Year filled with much happiness and continued beauty.

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