Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

What better way to end the year than going back through all the photos taken and reminding yourself that, despite ups and downs, there was a lot to celebrate.   Thank you Weekly Photo Challenge!

Many of my ups have been posted in the form of sneak-a-peeks and highlights of the many photo sessions that are the integral part of my job. (Absolutely no regrets taking photography to full-time status!)

Reminiscing, I limited my photos to 1 per month (a challenge in itself!)

January…  capturing a moose has long been on my list of desired images.  Sadly, they’ve been elusive creatures for me – butts disappearing into the bush; standing silhouetted in a distant field flipping the proverbial bird;  or racing across the road in front of my parked car – while I was changing lenses.  A family trip to the Royal Alberta Museum‘s wildlife exhibit gave me my only good shot to date.  Their fascinating diorama setups give lifelike backdrops to the various animals.

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February… watching our son compete in the Alberta Winter Games judo competition.

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March…  a family visit to the auto show – some dreams, some potential reality, and some novel family photo ops.

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April… a family visit to Las Vegas – a firing range, the Red Rock Mountains, Glitter Gulch, outlet malls and a view of the gorgeous Bellagio Fountains from our hotel rooms were just a few of the highlights!

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May… Watching my daugther compete in her first 4-H Club events.  Anyone who knows horses, knows how challenging it is to get them to stand nicely – particularly when a camera is around.  Silver was a trooper!

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June… Ozzie, the big lovable 80lb ‘puppy’ (only 10 months old), adopted from Oops A Dazy in May knew all the tricks to ensure his place in the family!

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July… so many outdoor activities, but a family outing to The Calgary Stampede watching the Tails show was one of many highlights.

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August… a beautiful summer had us out and about but, despite receiving my first ever wasp sting, I really enjoyed the smalltown Millarville Rodeo and Fair.  (Nothing outshone my being part of the Globalfest 2012 photography team though!)

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September 2012… thought we’d try one last family picnic while the weather held.  Discovered Sheep River Falls which I’ll be exploring more at a later date. Typical family photo attempt!

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October… changing seasons, a little warmth, a little snow, a little cold, and glorious colours.

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November… visions of Sugarplums dancing in my head – or at least an Aston Martin ready gift-wrapped.  Sadly it didn’t appear under my tree despite subtle hints dropped. 😀

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December… I’ve never been a big one for New Year’s celebrations, but my ‘party animals’ (Ohinga, Matlock, Ozzie & Mew hiding in the basket) did it for me.  HAPPY NEW YEAR one and all.  May 2013 bring you health and happiness.

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11 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

  1. Beautiful images Suzan. Love the family shot and your party animals. 🙂

  2. Debra Wallace says:

    Great photos and I always enjoy your sense of humour! All the best in 2013!

  3. diannegray says:

    These are fantastic, Suzan! Ozzie is such a lovely looking dog (and HUGE) 😉

    August is one of the best ‘action’ shots I’ve ever seen.

    Happy New Year to you and all your family 😀

    • Thanks Dianne. August landed hard. He was slow to get up even with help. That horse carrying on bucking and racing around the ring eluding the roundup cowboys for quite a while. He enjoyed his job!

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  5. Suzan–Thoroughly enjoyed your 2012 retrospective. That rodeo capture is an amazing stop-action shot! THANKS for visiting my “pun-ny” photoblog and leaving a few “likes.” I can’t help hearing plants, animals, and objects “talk.”
    –John R.: http://TheDailyGraff.com

    • Thanks John! I think I need your pun-ny skills to help with my photo naming. I used to be quite clever, but have taken too many pictures over the years and am running out of steam. 😀

      • Thanks for commenting! SOMEHOW I’ve managed to come up with a photo, funny title, and caption every weekday since Nov. 1, 2010. I worry about one day having “Punner’s Block.”

  6. fgassette says:

    Nice selections of a wonderful year of photos.
    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

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