I ♥ THE BEACH ▌Guest Judge Photographer, Sierra Vista - Arizona


Can you see me doing my happy dance? I am thrilled to be the guest judge photographer over on I ♥ FACES, the photography website that hosts fun photo contests every week as well as supplying everyone involved with helpful tips, super savvy tutorials, and incredible inspiration! This week is BEACH WEEK, and everyone who knows me well is now shaking their head in agreement that this could not be a better subject for me to judge! I am after all the one who chose a Rotary Exchange to Denmark, because of its tiny size and close proximity to the ocean. I am after all the one who convinced her father to drive clear across the state of Virginia on our way home from a wedding, just to play for an afternoon in the surf. By the way, it was NOT en route to our home in New York, more like 8 hours out of the way. My life is full of stories where I coerce loved ones into escorting me to the ocean for hours of mindless beach combing. I live in Arizona, I subscribe to Coastal Living Magazine...

Thanks for visiting my blog, and most importantly, thank you for participating in and supporting I HEART FACES - because we can all learn from one another, no matter where we are in life.

Here's my youngest, getting his feet wet in the Gulf Of Mexico for the first time:

61 comments:

Jenny said... at July 26, 2009 at 10:50 PM

What a sweet photo!

theArthurClan said... at July 26, 2009 at 10:54 PM

It is absolutely and completely awesome to have you with us Karyn! I can't believe how well this theme fits with you...that's super-fun. :)

Hope you enjoy choosing your favs this week,

~Angie
co-founder of iHeartFaces

tiff said... at July 26, 2009 at 11:02 PM

Just a beautiful peaceful moment captured forever.

Billykidd said... at July 26, 2009 at 11:04 PM

what a great shot! he just pops and your composition is awesome. what a cutie!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said... at July 26, 2009 at 11:10 PM

Just adorable!!! I understand completely why you are a guest judge!!! ;) I love the bare tootsies and I also love that he is in clothes because the beach is sooo unpredictable!!!

Have fun this week. I do not envy the job you guys do...Everyone has great shots!!!

AliC said... at July 26, 2009 at 11:17 PM

What a little cutie!!! Such a special moment captured so well :)

Melissa said... at July 26, 2009 at 11:51 PM

That's such a sweet picture. He's adorable!

Kellie said... at July 27, 2009 at 12:08 AM

SO sweet. I love it! Just as soon as my daughter figures out how to walk, we are going to the beach. I just love little ones toddling in the sand.

wenderful said... at July 27, 2009 at 12:25 AM

Ohhh, I love it! Those stiff little toddler legs. Love the color. Enjoy your week. :)

Isla Familia said... at July 27, 2009 at 12:50 AM

Sierra Vista huh?? I lived there for 3 years while my husband was stationed there in '00-'03. I have a friend who was born and raised there, too. Nice to see a familiar location...Have fun with the entries this week. :o)

Jessica said... at July 27, 2009 at 1:33 AM

This makes me go...AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
Very sweet!

Heather said... at July 27, 2009 at 2:54 AM

This is adorable :)

American in Norway said... at July 27, 2009 at 3:15 AM

Beautiful! What a sweet sweet photo! (I was just in Denmark last week...I too love their beaches)

Ave said... at July 27, 2009 at 3:45 AM

Awww, he is so cute!

Julie Rivera Photography said... at July 27, 2009 at 5:16 AM

Congratulations on your Judgeship!!! This really is the perfect week for you...enjoy the challenge as I am sure there will be some excellent images.

What a cute one of the wee one, checking out the vast Gulf! I love the moodiness and contemplative look.

Michelle said... at July 27, 2009 at 5:23 AM

so very sweet.

Annette said... at July 27, 2009 at 5:36 AM

I love his little toes!

Have fun sorting through all the photos!

Kate - k8tography said... at July 27, 2009 at 6:49 AM

I adore this! The colours are fantastic and he is just so so cute discovering the water!

amy said... at July 27, 2009 at 7:43 AM

this is beautiful

Melinda said... at July 27, 2009 at 8:01 AM

Just precious! And I'm so glad you are the judge this week! Congrats on such a well deserved honor...and best of luck in looking through the hundreds and hundreds of photos : )

leslie said... at July 27, 2009 at 8:03 AM

such a little cutie~ wish we could see what he was thinking :)
thank you for stopping by and your kind words :)

Mandi said... at July 27, 2009 at 8:15 AM

I love the little weeds poking up from the sand. I really enjoyed reading your entry.

Nathalie said... at July 27, 2009 at 8:16 AM

Great photo! You can see in his face and his whole body language that he is not too sure about this wet, sticky stuff!

juzztyas said... at July 27, 2009 at 8:33 AM

i love those little bare foot
i love those sweet smile
i love those soft color
after all i love it!:D

Justin said... at July 27, 2009 at 9:48 AM

WHAT A GREAT PICTURE... NICE JOB
Check out my shot at: http://alookatlifethroughmyviewfinder.blogspot.com/2009/07/week-29-iheartfaces.html

lifebythecreek said... at July 27, 2009 at 9:57 AM

That is just too sweet! Brings back memories of my boy when he was that little... everything is new and must be explored...

iamwoman said... at July 27, 2009 at 10:59 AM

so so sweet... love the mood it portrays.

Becca said... at July 27, 2009 at 11:44 AM

oh I adore this picture! :-) I'm so glad you're the guest photographer this week - I love your work! (and I'm not just saying that to suck up to the judge haha)

Lauren said... at July 27, 2009 at 11:47 AM

adorable photo! i loved reading about your story on the i heart faces website. thanks for the great advice :)

Kelly said... at July 27, 2009 at 11:58 AM

You can totally read the uneasiness in his body language. I love photo's that can relay an emotion! Thanks for sharing!

Tiaras said... at July 27, 2009 at 1:20 PM

beautiful!

Kyla said... at July 27, 2009 at 2:16 PM

What a cutie pie! Love how he just "jumps" off the photo background. AWESOME! ;)

Thorny Tree Lady said... at July 27, 2009 at 3:48 PM

I love notoly your photo, but your statement:"...we can all learn from one another, no matter where we are in life." That's the number one reason I participate in the contest. Even if I have NO shot at recogniton on the site, I learn so much from all of you it makes it all worth it. Thanks for supporting everyone and sharing your talent!

onlinemommy said... at July 27, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Great shot! This is my first time to visit site, and I love all your shots! You simply have a talent in photography! Keep going :)

Have a blessed day!

Crissie said... at July 27, 2009 at 5:19 PM

What a beautiful photo!!!! I love how "creamy" the whole thing is.

I've only visited about 25 of the entries so far, but you're going to have a HARD TIME choosing the winners. There are many amazing photos.

xoxoxoox

Nikowa@KHA said... at July 27, 2009 at 5:43 PM

This is a great photo! Very cute.

~Juanita~ said... at July 27, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Awwwwww, so precious! Very beautiful photo.

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said... at July 27, 2009 at 6:39 PM

What a beautiful shot! I love how he pops off the background!
*Tricia

Katelyn said... at July 27, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Absolutely beautiful!! Such an inspiration :)

The Animator's Wife said... at July 27, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Oh my, so cute!

As a a certified beach comber you are the perfect judge this week. B/c from what I've seen, you will have a lot of great shots to comb through!

corinnea said... at July 27, 2009 at 9:47 PM

This is a gorgeous photo! I sympathize with your land locked love of the water because, for now, I live in Germany. Thank you for your comment....they search for shark teeth...

Corey~living and loving said... at July 27, 2009 at 11:31 PM

Adorable shot. I love the way he is holding his hands. classic for toddlers. :)

hip chick said... at July 28, 2009 at 2:56 AM

What a sweetie pie. I love that it looks so calm. There are no waves so he really has a chance to check things out.

heidiannie said... at July 28, 2009 at 4:40 AM

I love your entries- you take pictures with stories that are also composed and edited beautifully.
I really just enter so that I can look at all the great photos!
I loved your feet picture- and this one is deserving of a place up on the wall.

macnchut said... at July 28, 2009 at 1:42 PM

LOVE this shot! Thanks for your comment--YES, I was being sarcastic!! He was absolutely terrfied. I was hoping people caught that!! :)

Jennifer Juniper said... at July 28, 2009 at 4:25 PM

You can almost see the wonder, can't you? Love it!

I Love Pictures said... at July 28, 2009 at 5:05 PM

Amazing picture! *sigh* I miss the days of being able to go to the beach in jeans and a sweatshirt...It's so stinkin' hot here! :)

Jen H Australia said... at July 28, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Thanks for your comment on my photo! .....with Mitchell there's ALWAYS a funny story - rotfl!!!!!
Your photo is very sweet!

Melissa said... at July 28, 2009 at 8:11 PM

I love this...I enjoyed looking at all your work...you arevery talented at capturing tender moments.

Carrie Vines said... at July 28, 2009 at 8:42 PM

I adore this picture....I can so see that on a canvas!

pinkmilkisyummy said... at July 29, 2009 at 6:44 AM

I heart this photo! So sweet!

Black Salt said... at July 29, 2009 at 3:22 PM

Isn't it great how such a simple subject - with relatively simple colors - can produce such a beautiful shot?!!

Carebear said... at July 30, 2009 at 12:03 AM

Love that shot! And LOL'ed at living in AZ with a subscription to Coastal Living. Too funny!

Hannah said... at July 30, 2009 at 11:54 AM

I just found your web-site and I LOVE you pictures! What camera do you use? Your pictures are so clear!

Hannah

Alicia B said... at July 30, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Beautiful!!!!

Amanda said... at July 31, 2009 at 2:36 PM

beautiful! :)
hope you're having fun with all of the beach photos!!

Christina@ingallslife said... at July 31, 2009 at 6:37 PM

i love that his pants are all wet. i've never been to the Gulf of Mexico is the water warm? wet pants...that is how we look too. we went to OR in sept once, and the kids still had to get in. sandy sticky cold wetness on the beach is great.
thanks for your nice comment on my post. as for my header? not Nova Scotia it is just north from the beach where the girls are. looking back towards where they are sitting. it is almost all of Beverly Beach, OR. hope you are having fun picking the pic of the week! what a hard job.

He & Me + 3 said... at August 1, 2009 at 3:45 AM

You got a tough week to judge...I was just looking through a few of your posts. What great shots. You are so talented.
I love this shot...he doesn't seem too hesitant, but then again, he is a boy. Love his precious piggies and the way his hand looks like he is steadying himself for what is to come. Precious!

wenderful said... at August 1, 2009 at 7:33 AM

Karyn,
Thanks SO much for honoring me with 4th place! I was so thrilled to see that this morning. It has completely motivated and encouraged me to continue learning all I can about photography. There were so many amazing photos entered, I never expected to make top 10. So thank you, thank you. You made my day. :)

Life with Kaishon said... at August 1, 2009 at 9:03 AM

Your baby is beautiful! I love this picture. Your pictures always make me feel something. Joy, sorrow, excitement...that is so cool!

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Pretty good shot.. I like it..:)