Thursday, January 17, 2008

You Made My Day!


This photo was taken last year in Elora Gorge, just north of Guelph late one sunny day. I was standing in the sunshine side of the top of the gorge and already parts of the other side of the gorge were almost in the darkness. I loved the view as the sun seemed to light up the old oak leaves on the trees near to me.

I hope you like it as well!

"You Make My Day Award"

Rambling Round of Selma, Alabama made my day when she awarded me the "You Make My Day Award" for bloggers. Thank you, so much!

"The award rules say: "Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times."

I found this such a difficult task! I have so many blogs I enjoy so very much each day and it was one of the most difficult times to narrow it down to just 10!! Actually, I just couldn't do it and so ELEVEN are receiving this award as all have "Made My Day" in one way or another whether it be in encouragement or even just in the photographic skills I've learned from each of them or the travel experiences I've learned from reading their blogs.

So, here is my little list that could have been 15 times this size!! Please visit these blogs and congratulate them.


Fabrizio - ikol22







Jilly or


Vlada and Igor

You have ALL made my one way or another!!!


Kate said...

Thanks for the award! I'll add it to my blog! Is this photo a painting? It's picture perfect!

brian stout said...

The pic is absolutely beautiful. the lighting on the oak leaves really is wonderful.

Janet said...

Wow! This is one of the prettiest photos I've ever seen. The way the sun shines really does make a big difference.

Uma por Dia said...

Beautiful photo!!

b.c. said...

just beautiful and I loved the commentary

dailyphotographer said...

I love to take pictures at this time of the day too, the light is great and the colors too. Lovely pic.

marley said...

Pat, thank you so much for my You Make My day award. It means a great deal to know that you are enjoying what I'm doing at my Cheltenham blog.

Also, great photo. I agree with Kate - It could be a painting.

julia said...

A nice study and congratulations, well deserved! Wonderful to inspire others although I look from other reasons but can have inspiration as well.

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

Wow, the contrast is remarkable. Is this the original photo or did you process it through PhotoShop to bring out the contrast?

Thanks for your visit and comments. Actually, winters are mild here and summers are very hot. So I am dreading the approach of summer. It is extremely hot outside and inside becomes unbearable too if there are power cuts. There are frequent power cuts because they are not able to keep up with the growing demand for power. But I can understand that you look forward to warm weather and summer because it is extremely cold there.

Gordon said...

Lovely photo - amazing lighting differences.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award. Best wishes,


JaamZIN said...

this is a wonderful photo, the contrast effect makes it special!

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Thanks for this award Pat. I am trying to learn all this stuff and have done the post on my blog but dont know how to put the link to the post in the comments section of each person's blogs so that they know about it and can click onto it to take them back to my blog to see it??? Help!!!!

This is a beautiful picture, I can see it matted and framed for sure!!!


Kunal Bhatia said...

wow, i can't believe that the difference in light quality is natural, and not a photoshop effect. beautiful photo.
- Mindless Mumbai

Southern Heart said...

That is a beautiful photo...and that it is natural makes it even more wonderful!

I, too, passed the award on to you. :)

Fabrizio Zanelli said...

Thank you very much about my nomination. Just now I published my 10 blogs winners of "Make My Day Bloggers Award" :-)

Carlos Lorenzo said...

That's a beautiful contrast of colors Pat.

Bigouden Atao said...

Congratulations for your Award and yours beautiful photos.

Steve Cuddihy said...

Thank you for the award, just caught your comment this evening. I'll try to pass the award along during the week when I ahve more time.

Livio Bonino said...

Nice shot Pat.

GiuCe said...

beautiful pic :)

Jilly said...

Pat, many thanks for the award. I've added your name on my blog.

That photo is, as Kate says, like a painting. Most impressive.

Bergson said...

a great shot