The Longlist

On my to do list today is making the selection of the final thirteen pictures for the calendar, one for each month plus one for the cover. I have got it down to twenty-five. Some are definitely in, but I’d like your help with the others. One is from 2011 but I missed it out of this year’s calendar and I regret that. I think it’ll be the cover pic. I’ll be getting a couple of copies of the calendar printed for two of my aunts, both are in their eighties.

So, I’ll try to number the pics from one to twenty five, and if you would say which twelve would bring a smile to face each month that’d be great. I’ll just put cover on the thirteenth. If you think a different pic should be the cover, just say so. I am not promising to be bound by your advice, but it is always helpful to have others’ opinions.

what I should like to end up with is a selection of photos that represent a year in the life of MasterB, so showing him in different seasons enjoying different facets of his life. If you feel strongly that one picture should be attached to a particular month, then do say so. If a photo that I have previously posted during 2012 isn’t here and which has been one of your favourites, I’d be grateful if you’d point me in its direction.

Thanks. I’ll be back later.


35 thoughts on “The Longlist

  1. Too hard!!! And the slideshow isn’t displaying terribly well on my netbook.

    I’d be inclined to be creative with Photoshop and maybe superimpose some of the pictures where there is a clear link (MasterB in the garden, MasterB in bed etc) and space. So, for example and without much thought, picture 11 he a bit of a speck up the tree, but you could put 12 and 14 in frames – or blend them in – against the leaves of the tree?

    • Should be a gallery, so when you get to your computer it may be easier to see. I don’t think I am going to go the Photoshop route. I want to use the photos as they are. I shall await your thoughts.

  2. OK here’s my 12. But Isobel so tough, so tough. The first shot up top that you have labeled cover for the cover, priceless. Ok- 1, 4, 7, 8,10,12,14,15,16,17,21,22. I think…..
    Good luck deciding Isobel, it’s going to be tough. Maybe you should go to an 18 month calendar.. πŸ˜€
    CH and I did our own favorites and agreed on nine pictures!

  3. Oh gee, I started leaving comments with the individual photos (nice feature, that, the ability to leave comments on a single pic!). But it’s toooooo hard to narrow down for me.

    How about the 13 that don’t make full shots get placed in an inset on the calendar pages? Or a bonus page with all the “leftovers”?!!

    I’m no help. I am under his thrall! >:-D

  4. I shall be useless when it comes to choosing ONLY twelve of these…..they are all magnificent in showcasing one beauty of a ginger boy. Honestly it wouldn’t matter WHICH of these you use Isobel because I just literally love them all. He’s such a photogenic guy. My ABSOLUTE favorites are 2, 4, 8, 16 (especially) and 19. I do, however, love ALL of your photos of him.


  5. I’ve just had a go myself, and at the moment these are the twelve i’m thinking of: 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 3, 2, 1 plus the cover.
    Trouble is, then i look again and think, ‘oh but I want one of him on the wall…’

  6. Ones I would choose first would be
    two four six twelve seventeen twenty and twenty three
    So that is seven which lets you add your five fans.
    Looks like a great project.

  7. 2,4, 7, 10, 12, 16, 19, 20, — I wasn’t much help, but these are my faves–I would like to add that all of them make me smile. I’ve always thought about making a calendar with my boys but haven’t done it yet. Can’t wait to see the final product. Maybe this will be a project in 2013. Good luck!

  8. I used vista print and fish for calendars and they have come out very well. Thre are soms special offers on at the moment, so worth looking around.

  9. sorry for being late, as every one else, all the pictures are great, it is hard to choose, i think you could through away number eleven, because masterB is not obviously appearing…..oh wait, it shows masterB’s hiding skills….
    it is really really hard to choose.

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