Friday, January 6, 2012

A Fence, Explored

I'm writing a book. 
Well, actually two books, just bouncing back and forth between them.
I'm trying to keep up with two blogs - one for my overflowing words, one for my overflowing photographs.
I'm trying to get three businesses off the ground... personal history, photography and jewelry.

Naturally, FlickR fell a few places in my priorities.
But I haven't let go. I don't post often, but I still love it. 

This week I posted the photo above... 
Today I found out it was chosen for Explore.

There are no monetary awards with Explore, but each time one of my photos is selected, I feel like I've won the lottery.
Thank you, Explore People!
(To understand why I feel so honored, click HERE to see some of the other photos that were selected on January 3rd!)

And as if that wasn't enough,
Hilary of The Smitten Image picked this as one of the

(Click on the image to see the other Posts of the Week selections.)

Thank you so much, Hilary!


  1. congratulations, Barbara!
    It's really striking...I love it. Then again, I don't think you've ever posted a photo I didn't love.
    I'm a huge fan!

    Here's to even more recognition!

  2. Wow! I followed the Explore link. That certainly gives some perspective to your recognition. Amazing photos. I do believe some of those folks are doing HDR photography.

    BTW, what camera would you go for now if you could get a new one?

  3. Well done! It's a lovely picture.

    Good luck with your business ideas!

  4. I can see why this was chosen! Congratulations!!! Definitely Explore-worthy. :) As soon as I log back onto Flickr I will be selecting it as a favorite.

  5. High-5! I can totally understand why it was chosen...fantastic image!

  6. that is really beautiful. no wonder it was selected! i wish there WAS a monetary prize for you!

  7. Congrats to you, Barbara. It's a beautiful image and I'm not at all surprised that it was selected. You're in fine company. I'm glad your work was recognized.

  8. wow! you have a lot of things going on... and being selected for explore is very cool. love the image.

  9. Ah, you're in fine company indeed! I love how the post has weathered. Seems like it would have dissolved into splinters if the barbed wire hadn't held it together.

  10. And what do you do in your spare time? Haha! Oh you are one busy gal. Good luck with your books - how wonderful! You know I always love your photographs!
    xo Catherine

  11. Congrats on receiving the POTW honours. Well deserved and beautiful image too!

  12. Wonderful shot so glad it's getting so much well deserved attention :) I hope you find time for you with all you have going on!

  13. My eyes just want to linger on that fence - you deserved the honor from Explore. Also, congrats on POTW!

  14. A nice angle and texture with the cedar post

  15. Excellent photo, both the image and the sepia effect.


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