What’s Happening …In The Foothills

I NEED your opinions!!!

I am so excited.  When I voted on Tuesday I ran into my friends, Sally and Alice who used to work with me when I was teaching.  I love voting.  As we chatted afterwards, and Sally asked me if I wanted to contribute a spring photograph for the cover of the magazine published by Kiwanis Club.  You  all know I said YES!

So now the problem comes of WHICH photograph of the tri-town area do we choose out of hundreds of photographs?  This morning I thought of all you, my unbiased friends that don’t know the area, and some that do.  I’m going to pick some that I like, and let you choose which picture might pop as a magazine cover.  AND if you have other ideas, I might have a picture that goes with it.  SO LEND ME YOUR OPINIONS, PLEASE.  OK, just give the to me.  I won’t give them back.

Foothill Flowers#1

Wild flowers?

Wildflowers #2

Wild flowers with a boy?

Baby Animals #1

Animals?

Spring Creek#1

A stream which is dry all year except spring?

Cherry blossoms #1

Blossoms?

Foothill Agriculture in the Spring

Agriculture in the foothills.  The foothill area is a huge citrus area.

I have tons more pictures, but my computer is not loading very well this morning.  So please help me out, and tell me which of these you think might make a good magazine cover.

Thanks!!!

32 thoughts on “What’s Happening …In The Foothills”

  1. The cherry blossoms are good and also the calves both are good but I would suggest that you gather several photos that you can present to the committee to choose from. I know the area, it is farm land. The valley produces the 12.8% the majority of produce in the United States. check out
    wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Joaquin_Valley#Agriculture with this information should help to pick a photo that represents the valley. this is just my suggestion – that is what I’d do. I know you’ll do well.jim

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      1. I can see all of them, and out of hundreds I picked these. I particularly love my little guy. He’s about 11 now, and probably as tall as I am. I love the calf, too. I had some lovely fruit tree groves, and I can’t find them. I love them because they are pink!

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  2. Hmmmm. I would say the calf, but it’s the tail end. I like the cherry blossom, but it’s the most representative of the area. I think I would go with Wildflowers #1.

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  3. Cherry Blossom I wouldn`t take. You find such a picture in every glossy magazine, neiter special nor typical. Foothill agriculture transports an information. The first picture I actually like because of the colours but it`s technical quality has to be enhanced and it`s a question if it fits to the colour sheme of the page.
    As a professional in book desgning I can`t really give an advice if you don`t present the other pictures you would like to present on the left and right page. But nevertheless seeing the cherry blossom picture I would think: boring, because the normal reader has seen such pictures for a thousand time (f.e. in ads).
    Greetings from sunny Dublin
    Klausbernd

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    1. Thank you SO much for your response. I love it when I get honest feedback. I’ve been taking pictures since I was a kid, but there is a big difference between taking pictures and learning and improving. I have only been doing that in the last three months, long after these pictures were taken. It means so much to get professional advice. Thank you for your the time and thoughtfulness you spent responding.

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