Saturday, February 27, 2010

Beep, beep - Toot, toot

I got a very surprising email the other day. It was from a nice lady I don't know, and she told me that my blog had been included on some list. What list? A list of 50 Amazing Nature Photography Bloggers. Say whaaaa? Heather of the Hills is included among a list of top-notch nature photo bloggers, many of which I follow regularly and admire greatly. So yeah, I'm tooting my own horn a little bit here. Thanks for allowing me to do so. (Many thanks go to Emma for including me in the list. I am so honored and grateful!)


This photo was enhanced quite a bit in Picasa. In the original, the clouds had just the slightest tint of pink to them, so I decided to accentuate that a bit. I also kicked up the contrast and brought out the shadows to make the trees "pop" better against the snow.

By the way, we got even more snow this weekend. It's almost March, and we still have snow. I can't believe it. Oh well. I'm just quietly biding my time until spring, eagerly awaiting the return of the Eastern Phoebe to our woods and the bloom of the Mayapple "forest".

15 comments:

Vickie said...

Heather, your image of the snowy trees against the pink sky is spectacular! Congratulations on your inclusion in the top 50. Nice!

fourwindsphotojournal said...

The pink sky is beautiful. We have snow, again, too. But I am starting to see lots of bird pairing up.

KaHolly said...

But, of course, Heather! And you should be proud of yourself. I'm proud for you. Great winter shot, but I liked the hopeful pictures that followed! ~karen

Kerri said...

Beautiful and congratulations!!

The Early Birder said...

Hi Heather. Congratulations and well deserved. Superb winter image. FAB.

Erica Houskeeper said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news. I love the winter photo, too. The beauty of snow-covered trees never gets old.

Heather said...

Friends, thank you so much for your kind words. It is because of your visits and comments that I am encouraged to keep taking photos and narrating about what I see and feel and sharing it here on Heather of the Hills. I appreciate you all!

Meg said...

Oh, Heather, I'm so excited for you!!! Well deserved, my friend.

The pink sky picture is lovely. And that is the way it can look in real life, so I appreciate your edits. And oh, the Mayapples...can't wait to see them again!

Heather said...

Meg - Thank you!! Our "yard" is blanketed in Mayapples each spring - it's such a wonderful sight.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Heather!
Your blog is a favorite destination, and the honor is richly deserved.

~Mark

Heather said...

Mark - Thank you so very much!

Andy said...

Superb!

Heather said...

Thanks Andy!!

Krista said...

Congratulations - from what I can see it is well-deserved!

Heather said...

Krista - Thank you for the kind words!