August 2010 Photo Hunt Challenge – Nancy E Photography selections UNVEILED!

Here they are — my Nancy E. Photography selections for the August Photo Hunt Challenge!  I was so excited when so 5 of my photos were selected for the June Challenge, and I WON the “Something Yellow” category with my Cup for a Cure photo!

I worked extra hard this month (ALL photos were taken in August) with a list in my camera bag and shot SO many photos!  Hope you like my work!  Please leave a comment if you stop by and I will let you know if any get selected for the overall voting process in the end.  This is so much fun, but a lot of work!  The most difficult ones were butterfly and arrow, but I found a couple images that worked!  Thanks for stopping by.   OH and please let me know which ones are your favorites too!  πŸ™‚


1. A flag that represents you (your town, state, country, team, etc.)
The “World Cup Flag Ceremony” from the Challenger Soccer Camp in Amherst, MA.

2. Something comfortable

My pillows and favorite throw

3. Something in season

Summer fun on the boat with Coach Matt from England.

4. Feet

My gorgeous husband’s feet hanging off the boat on the Connecticut River. 

5. Repetition

Birds in a line on a line

6. Culture or ethnicity

Coach Marian from Brazil and a player whose roots are in Jamaica.  

7. Contrast
 The contrast of black and white on our piano keyboard.

8. An indulgence
A 93 year old volunteer handing out candy.  The lollipop is to ward of dry mouth that cancer patients get from chemotherapy.  This was from our recent trip to Mass General for a special chemotherapy in treating my lymphoma.  You could call the indulgence the lollipop, but when you are fighting cancer you appreciate any and every indulgence available! πŸ™‚

9. A macro or closeup

Dragonfly from the boat ride with the Challenger Soccer Coaches last day with us in Massachussets.  I chased this little bugger all over the boat to get this shot! πŸ™‚

10. Something masculine

This is my husband Steve — Let me just say that there is nothing more masculine than a body of a man that is proudly committed to a healthy body by weight lifting, cardio and healthy eating.  This photo embodies all of the above in a glimpse.  I am a lucky woman.  πŸ™‚

11. Something feminine

Coach Marian’s tatoo — The curve of her body and the words of strength in Portuguese.  Her interpretation of the words say that the game of soccer gives her passion, gives her strength.  Amazing to make this statement on your body for a young very strong athletic woman.

12. Light

Sunglare on the Connecticut River.  Our favorite place of light in the summer.  The shine of the sun glistening off the water is truly a beautiful sight to see.

13. Eco-friendly

A row boat docked on the Quabbin Reservoir from a fishing access point in Pelham, MA.  Motor boats are not permitted so not to taint the water supply,  Bald eagles, moose, bears, foxes, and wildcats share the habitat. 

14. Business

We love to support small family run businesses like the “Sugar Bowl” in Dorcester, MA.  A great little cafe on the corner to get a cafe latte or a sweet or even some Brigham’s ice cream! 

15. An arrow

A proud Weebelo, Gabe Norwood was presented this award at the Blue & Gold Banquet before he became a Boy Scout for Pack 57.  These are crafted by our leaders and presented to the successful boys moving from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.  This momento is an arrow surrounded by all the patches and awards he has achieved.  It hangs in the family room of their home.  Such a proud moment to be forever cherished.

16. Something wet

Our son Schuyler – splashing and being splashed!

17. Something dry

Our nephew Jason, a top diver from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst working on his famous belly flop on Uncle Bob’s diving board is looking “mighty dry” before the big splash in the water! πŸ™‚ 

At the A-10 Championship in February, Cook once again took home the title in the one meter diving event with a score of 333.05. He was named the Atlantic 10 Diver of the Year, his second in two years, for his strong diving throughout this season, including his impressive display during the A-10’s.

Other Articles: Dive into VictoryJason places 3rd at NCAA Zones (2010),   Jason qualifies for NCAA championships (2009)!

18. Butterflies*

Butterflies are the symbol of hope.  I have an etched glass purple butterfly that I hope to photograph and post here too, but in the meantime this is a stained glass butterfly that I took a photo of at the Pink Petal when I was fitted for my wig right after I started my chemotherapy.  The shop has such special meaning to me, a symbol of hope and all the special pieces she has for sale.  Hope you like this pink butterfly with the breast cancer ribbon on its wing!

19. Heart-Shaped Clouds*

From our boat on the Connecticut River — I can see them and think you can see them too!  πŸ™‚

20. Strength

Me, one third of the way through cancer treatment.  Self portrait with my timer.  πŸ™‚

Please leave a comment if you stopped by and let me know your favorites!  I will let you know when the voting is open! πŸ™‚

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Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.Β  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles.Β 

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