18. Maddie Clark A proud aunt submitted this to the page for Maddie. Although I have to assume Maddie is a relative newcomer to photography (she’s 13) you would never guess it by this image. Let’s make a list of the stuff she did right, shall we? She took a risk and...

19.  Vicki Winton There are lots of nice things to say about this photograph. I’m not going to say them. I know this is very seventh grade of me, but the thing I most love MOST about this photo is the perfectly aligned accidental gaseous emission rocket blast 20...

20. Tammy Thomas There are some interesting things to notice about Tammy’s beautiful architectural landscape. The building is “backlit” which means the light is coming from behind the building. That means the light is passing THROUGH a couple of windows. In other...

21. Misty McLendon A real wedding moment here. The bride’s grandmother was 102 years old and traveled by herself up until then! The bride found out that her grandmother wouldn’t be able to fly anymore so she flew to her grandmother, got dolled up in her wedding dress...

22. Suzanne Bowker I probably don’t spend enough time on this page talking about wet, shiny stuff. Reflective surfaces almost always add a sheen of mood to still photographs that can singlehandedly justify a pictures very existence. Yes, there’s a delightful boy in...

23. Jackie Holliday I’ve said on this site several times that my favorite North American bird happens to be the same as my mother’s was—the Cedar Waxwing. But I think the bird that makes me most jealous is the Bluebird. I have so much envy for people who have...

24. Erin K. Crouse There can be problems with bird’s eye view photos. Sometimes—most times even—you don’t see people’s faces in a bird’s eye view, but it’s a good healthy visual exercise to shoot photographs from overhead that dont’s show faces. That kind of thinking...

25. Sarah White I couldn’t let this one slide by. Almost even more than the faces of the Kelsh boys, Sarah’s son is the face of HTPYLife. Thank you so much for sharing him. Here’s what his super talented photographer mother said: “My baby boy all grown up and dressed...

26. Susan Lefebvre Bennett This is on (or near) Susan’s sister’s ranch in Oregon. (People is Oregon have ranches.) The long held family tradition—probably as old as photography itself—says you get your picture taken on the rock. This is one of those places you will...

27.  Anita Fusco Baumann Photographing a wedding, or anything else, outdoors can be a uphill climb, but the body language and lighting make this a classic. The young couple must be thrilled with this. (By the way, that hair color is 100% natural, and she’s had...

28. Marsha Kuhl Waggoner Anne is always telling me how I miss the boat by not heading to Washington to photograph the cherry blossoms in bloom. I just want to look at other people’s pics I tell her. Well, this is why. You have to be there at exactly the right time and...

29. Kristen Pehl I think the takeaway for this picture is how little it takes to make something powerful and beautiful. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting at all that this is easy. It’s not. Keeping things simple can be very difficult and complicated. Just look at...

30. Leila Thompson Flavell Really? Another masterpiece from Leila? Yawn. (And I mean yawn in the nicest possible way. Wow.) Leave feedback on this photo below then click "next" below to continue the photo countdown... p.s. If photographs are the heart of this project,...

31. Diane Steever Anderson The merry-go-round is all that’s left. All of the buildings are gone. It’s the straightforward, bluntness of that centered object that suggests the thousands of stories that could be told. Yes, I know, I often tell you folks not to put your...

32.  Renee Lanza This is crazy. It’s the first photograph that Renee has ever posted on our site, despite the fact she has attended TWO of our photo workshops. I’m not sure how that slipped by but this is a beautiful, stunning way to start. For those of you that have...

33. Tom Reese I’m not sure I quite remember a twist like this one on our HTPYL page but we’ve been going so long at this point it’s probably happened several times; one photographer inspires another photographer inspires another photographer and so on....

34. Ashley Teal Beaty Just because I crop a good photograph doesn’t mean I don’t love it. I moved in on this picture because I want it to sing as beautifully as it can. I want to put all the emphasis on those two great faces. And while I’m at it I may as well...

35.  Terryl Hicks I can only imagine that Terryl has achieved Chief Photographer status at the boy’s school. The search for the best photographs of any given situation is not complete without Terryl presenting her’s. This one is tough to beat for sure. There it...

36.  Abbie Winter OK, first of all, this image is absolutely over the centerfield wall. 500 feet. (Baseball season is coming. Get ready. I can’t stop myself.) So I stared at the horizontal version for a long, long time. And it crossed my mind that I just might...

37. Judy Connick I feel as though I took this photograph myself. After all, I pretty much taught Judy everything she knows. KIDDING! Judy, I was kidding! Everybody relax. Wow! I only make that joke because I know Judy so well. She’s been to multiple workshops with me...