2017 Favourite Photos…and chocolates!

These are a few of my favourite things…..

It’s always hard when asked for your *favourite of anything.  Unless it’s chocolate of course, I love Turkish Delight and chocolate coated sultanas, just in case you’re wondering!

Our three daughters are always asking which one of them is our favourite – and I never give them a straight answer as I don’t have a favourite – they each have their own personality and endearing qualities.

So when I saw the Weekly photo challenge prompt asking for our *favourite photo of 2017,  I had to think long and hard!

It’s been a big year for me in regards to photography, joining in with a 52 week photo project with a set theme each week, moving on from taking photos solely on my iPhone to using a more complex and technical camera more recently.

I must say it’s also been a big year for me in regards to travels – the main highlights have been TasmaniaFlinders RangesFiji and New Zealand.

Some of these photos I’ve shared already….

As you can see, just like my daughters, I can’t pick one favourite!

In considering this selection I thought back to the time I took the photo, how I was feeling at the time, what the view made me feel and what I saw. And if I can recall those same feelings when looking at the photo, months or years later, I know it’s a favourite!

Do you have a *favourite from this selection? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

I always enjoy participating in these weekly challenges (when I can) and appreciate all the likes and comments left to me.

As Forrest Gump said: “My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” My blog’s a bit like that at times!

All the best for the new year and I wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.

Deb xx

*Favourite – this is the Australian spelling so I had to change the weekly photo challenge spelling as I just can’t use it if it looks so wrong!

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57 Replies to “2017 Favourite Photos…and chocolates!”

    1. Thanks very much Carrie – is this the time I tell you that we’re off to the beach for Christmas and will be enjoying a very relaxed time swimming and walking along the beach??? I must say that beach photo is particularly nice especially as there’s no-one around! All the best to you Carrie and thanks for stopping by my world.

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    1. Thanks Monica, I love hat one too. The yellow is so pretty! I was visiting my mum last week and there are even more flowers on the shrub now, than when I took this photo. Best wishes for the holiday season to you and your family.

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  1. You are an amazing photographer, Deb. I agree that it is very hard to choose from your selection above. But if pressed…I would choose ‘Winter’.

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    1. Oh that’s great to hear Donna!! I was feeling quite creative that day as I drove up the driveway after opening the gate and getting wet in the rain! It’s definitely a fave! I must thank you for all your friendship during the year. Your support and visits have been a great boost and I am so pleased to have connected with you. Take care and enjoy the holidays, although I’m guessing yours will be a tad different to our summery days at the beach! All the best to you both xx

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    1. That’s so lovely of you to say Lucile, it’s been an amazing year and I’ve been so lucky to have these adventures. I’ve enjoyed your posts this year too and value your friendship. All the best for 2018, we may even be travelling your way at some stage!!

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  2. OMG, too funny. Firstly, my favourites are Turkish Delight and choc coated sultanas too, secondly, I’ve JUST finished writing my Favourites post for this week and guess what quote I used. Yep, Forrest Gump. Great minds think alike. Beautiful photos here Deb. You had a brilliant year. xo

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    1. No way!! We are like two peas in a pod 😊 thanks for letting me know, I can’t wait to read it. Yes it’s been a big year and so it continues…. thanks for everything this year, I love your inspirational posts, your positive comments and all your support. Thanks and all the best to you for 2018 xx

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      1. Yep, definitely two peas in a pod. Just putting finishing touches on my post now. 🙂 I agree, it’s been a big year Deb. Ditto to all your comments, I’ve loved following you on all your fantastic trips. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and here’s to lots more adventures in 2018. xo

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  3. My favourite is the house on the hill. There’s something really evocative about it – the gentle swell of the hill juxtaposed with the straight lines of the building; its solitary position; it’s power as a look into the past and a device to force us to think about who lived there and what their lives were like.

    Plus the way you’ve positioned the house in the frame – looking up at it so our eyes move up the frame from the natural world to the very man-made structure at the top … and you’ve also positioned the house on a third (a good technical aspect of the shot) … so for me there’s a lot to like aesthetically and technically.

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    1. That’s a very detailed and technical comment thank you Sharon, and I’m happy to have your thoughts. That’s one of my favourites too (obviously or it wouldn’t be in my post) but for the main reason I liked the simplicity of the shot and the starkness. Your words make it sound so much better than I could ever describe so thanks for the technical response, it’s much appreciated.

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  4. Favourite is the English spelling too! 😊 I love the bottom 3 landscape photos of yours if I really had to pick favourites! I had a box of Turkish delight for Christmas – it’s gran’s tradition present to all her grandchildren! 😊 Happy 2018 to you 😊

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  5. These are AMAZING photos Debbie. No wonder you can’t pick a favourite. What really strikes me is the variety of colour in your selection. I can’t pick one favourite either, but I LOVE the old tree, the lone boat and the orangey field.

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    1. That’s funny you say that Hayley because I love colour and hadn’t really noticed the variety. I just love taking photos of what I see around me so I’m thrilled when others enjoy them. Thanks for leaving me a comment 🙂 All the best for 2018 and making more connections.

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  6. Such a beautiful selection Debbie! Your photo overlooking Blue Lake has me wanting to be right there with you – with a turkish delight or bag of chocolate-covered sultanas 🙂

    Happy 2018 to you and yours Debbie!

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