Monday, December 15, 2008

The photo that started it all

Photographers tend to specialize – Ansel Adams had his landscapes; Edward Curtis, his American Indians; Annie Liebowitz, her celebrity portraits. Each found and developed their area of interest; they made their mark in their specialty and became world famous for their work.

I don't know that I've found my area of interest as much as it has found me.

Whether it's from Lyle...



or Hank...




or a snake...




or a bull...



I seem to be developing my specialty. I doubt it will ever make me famous, but just in case it does, I wanted to share with you the photo that started it all, the photo that launched my career. When the coffee table book is published, I want you all to be able to say, I knew her back when – I was there!

So here it is...


the singular, defining image...


a self-portrait, taken in April 2006 and discovered today in the archives.



27 comments:

  1. Oh dear...that's too funny!! Love that self portrait! :P

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  2. your self portrait should be on the front cover.

    My specialty is photo's of my goats, turkeys, and chickens.

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  3. It's so hard to pick a favorite out of all these great pictures. I guess it will have to be the self-portrait, love that Hank's tongue is hanging out in this one too.

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  4. Linda that is too funny.

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  5. What a hoot! Great portraits!
    Harmony,
    Janet

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  6. Funny!! But can you leave the snake out of the coffee table book pleeeease??

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  7. :) I definitely would take it as your own personal "signature" you definitely bring a smile to everyone who reads your blog! I LOVE your self portrait. I hope all your animal buddies keep them coming!

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  8. What funny photos, though the snake's a little spooky--that's a rattler, right? I hope you don't think this is a weird question--do your horses like you to grab their tongues? (I figure the snake probably doesn't).

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  9. Very cute!

    (Goodness...there's another Tracey with an E out there!)

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  10. "It does not always pay to have a golden tongue unless one has the ability to hold it." (Paul Johnson)

    Great pictures Linda. You're definitely on to something - not sure what - but it's something.

    Dan

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  11. Hee hee! I love those tongue shots. They are hard to take, at least with a camera like mine. When My Boy is smacking his lips, every time I click the camera, the tonque is usually back in his mouth! It takes several tries to get a good one! :)

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  12. Ha! Pictures like that have a way of finding us from time to time, don't they?!

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  13. The most elegant horse loses all of that and turns into a funny pony when they have their tongues out! Love the pics.

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  14. LOL great pics. I want to know what the title of the coffee table book would be LOL

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  15. Perfect. I'm happy you've found your forte. I can see the family resemblance.
    I have a Curtis on my wall that I love so much.

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  16. OMG, now that is way too funny! Your pictures always brighten my day, but seeing your self-portrait today about had me spit my coffee on the keyboard!!!

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  17. that's too funny! You're a hoot!

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  18. Is that the animal equivalent of holding two fingers up behind someone's head? You do have a great bunch of characters.

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  19. I would say that your specialty definitely found you! :0

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  20. Ha, ha - I love Carolynn's comment. Very funny. It must feel so good to have identified your specialty! :-D

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  21. I agree with Carolynn~you both even have the same expression in your eyes! Love your animals and your site!

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  22. Lol, it is curious how that works with you. Those horses are ALWAYS hanging a tongue out!

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  23. Holy...WOW! Now that is a set of horns on that bull. Would love to see more photos of him if you have them!?

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  24. You have a marvelous family. I want to know why everyone but the bull and you are sticking their tongues out?

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  25. What fun! I came here for Skywatch, and scrolled to see more pics like I did last week.

    Awesome! I like your Skywatch series, too.

    Sue

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  26. LOL. hee hee....oh my. That is TOO funny. And I love the snake. *giggle*

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