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Time for another Bro-Down

Two brothers. Eight challenges. Eight chances to come up with the best and coolest photographs ever. Only one brother will walk away king of the camera, and the power is in YOUR hands. It’s time for another bro-down.

As you know, I am an avid photographer. And if you’ll remember from the last bro-down (which I won!), my little brother Eric is a photographer over in the UK, and he’s a pretty damn good one. So… while Eric and his family are here visiting us yankees, I thought we’d host another friendly competition here on Single Dad Laughing. After all, isn’t that what brothers do? Compete? Constantly? And without end?

So, here’s how the bro-down is going to go down. Eric and I sat down and made a list of photographic “challenges,” all centered in the “Great Outdoors,” and then we hauled our cameras around all over together, taking photos of all the things on our list. We’ve put each of our best pics into the voting form below without telling you whose is whose. Your only job… thumbs up your favorites! On Thursday, I’ll let you know whose photos belonged to whom, and we’ll crown a victor. Sound good? Oh, and we’ve both agreed that the winner will be the person with the most votes (not necessarily the one with the most winning photographs).

Let the voting begin… And be sure to click on the images to see the larger, much more awesome versions. Seeing them big makes a BIG difference on some of them!

You’re all rockstars. Thanks for participating. If you liked our photographs enough, would you feeding our egos and sharing this post for us? Also, for all you awesome, sexy people over here in the U.K., be sure to check out my brother next time you need a good photographer. www.espphotographic.com.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

PS. Of all the photos today, which one was your absolute, hands-down, #1 favorite?

82 comments
MiriamJane
MiriamJane

Lake Blanche! it took my breath away!!!

 

mrskstacy
mrskstacy

I absolutely love Moving Water #2: Serenity. It's a beautiful photograph and just looking at it completely relaxed me.

Kelly McFall Berkey
Kelly McFall Berkey

lol... Kind of the reason I was hinting towards it. May as well put those pictures to good use.

Kelly McFall Berkey
Kelly McFall Berkey

Not to say that the contest wasn't good use, cause we all enjoyed it... he he he.

Single Dad Laughing
Single Dad Laughing

Hey Cheryl, so far we haven't made any for sale but we're thinking about it in the near future!

Amanda Hayden Callow
Amanda Hayden Callow

Kelly - EXCELLENT idea!!! You could TOTALLY sell off those photos, or licensed screen saver CDs, or something

Amy Jennifer
Amy Jennifer

I don't know which are yours and which are his, but I know they are all awesome.

Cheryl Garman Rutschilling Klaas
Cheryl Garman Rutschilling Klaas

are those for sale? LOVED the water and pano pics.. wow, that panoramic viewer is awesome. took me three views to appreciate all the details. Missed the horse entirely the first 2 times!

Brenna Forrey
Brenna Forrey

I wish there were more challenges. Those are amazing!

Kara Myers
Kara Myers

I thought this contest was going to be about which one of you is cuter! I guess moose and bees are cool too though.

Kelly McFall Berkey
Kelly McFall Berkey

You both did a great job. I really enjoyed checking out the pictures. I think I'd actually pay for a couple of those in poster size :)

Baysmum
Baysmum

Lake Blanche is my favorite

LyndaLewis
LyndaLewis

When it came to moving water #2 was my hands down favorite. I love the colors and textures of the rocks along with the water.

AprilSeney
AprilSeney

Hard to choose, but I'd have to say it's a tie between Queen of the Forest and Silver Lake Escape. They're all great images, though!

AnnaReesFerrell
AnnaReesFerrell

hands down favorite...."serenity" so hard to pick just one! They are all great!!

AlisaBrewster
AlisaBrewster

absolute, hands-down, #1 favorite was moving water #2. As soon as it came up I said to myself, "wow! I want that on the wall of my home!" so how do I get that????

amberlee.h
amberlee.h

wow, reminds me of what a beautiful place we live in here in Utah. How lucky we are!

TXmomof4boys
TXmomof4boys

Starry Mountain is my absolute favorite! I'd hang it in my house :o)

sharonstjohn
sharonstjohn

QUEEN OF THE FOREST IS MY FAVORITE. She reminds me that part of our world is not contaminated with plastic waste, oil spills, air pollution etc. She is magnificent, regal, and is not at all bothered by the notion of "perfection". She is perfection. Pure.

NaYNaY-RoXaLoT
NaYNaY-RoXaLoT

~ I think Serenity is my fave, but I had a VERY difficult time choosing between those two! ♥

Chea
Chea

I love the Ghost Town one. I want a print of it. :)

Jannah Meredith
Jannah Meredith

You definitely need to look at the photos in the larger size. Without it, you miss most of the most interesting detail!

It's great that you have this 'competition' with your Bro. It gets you motivated and focused in your photography.

Suzette Sullivan
Suzette Sullivan

I can only imagine the fun you two had. I would choose serenity, starry night. panoramic lake and Queen of the Forest

RachelMarcheseRoberts
RachelMarcheseRoberts

Wow. Just wow. Too hard to choose an overall #1. Queen of the Forest, Serenity, and Lake Blanche would all tie for first in my book. :-) Amazing job, you guys!!

Krista Matthews-Freiburger
Krista Matthews-Freiburger

my two favs are smooth water and ghost town, those two photos are stunning the rest are nice but not fab!

Anne Inda
Anne Inda

My favorite is "Starry Mountains". Beautiful colors.

KathyJennings
KathyJennings

Lake Blanche is my favorite. And I love the composition of Smooth Water.

Lisa Gaska
Lisa Gaska

Moose #1 - Queen of the Forest is my favorite!!

Kim Pittman Furman
Kim Pittman Furman

Bumble bee number 1 - AMAZING! The luminescence of the bee is awesome. What captures me the most is that you can see the movement of it's wings, yet it is hovering in almost a stall. Moving so fast - yet standing still. Thank you! This reminded me that to be balanced and still, one must continue to move and flow. The rigid bee would surely fall to the floor.

Ann E. Tarbet
Ann E. Tarbet

I vote for both brothers for first place! But, then I am a grandma and they are both my favorites. And as a grandma I want you to know both Dan and Eric are top photographers in my book. Then there is Tomi Ann and Amy and Ange. You might as well ask me to shoot an arrow through my foot as ask me to choose one grandchild over the other??? Love Golden Grams Tarbet
And I hate getting an arrow shot through my foot! I hate it when that happens!

kendrasmom724
kendrasmom724

Gotta say, that Moose #1 Queen of the Forest. Totally made me smile. Because she looks like SHE is smiling! Love it! :-)

KellyMcFallBerkey
KellyMcFallBerkey

How fun was that! I can just imagine what a great time that was. The proof is in the pictures. My fav is Pano #2 - Silver Lake Escape. I would actually put that on my wall. I actually have the perfect place for it. Well done guys. :)

jennwright
jennwright

The second butterfly---it's nearly glowing it's so luminescent.

Lori Snoeberger
Lori Snoeberger

Is this an example of front /back? Two sides of the same coin.Cut from the same cloth ect.