With the Christmas season rapidly approaching (I know, Labor Day was just last weekend – but, you do realize Christmas will be here before you know it!), I was thinking of the old animated special “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”  This was one of my favorite Christmas specials.  Do you remember the Island of Misfit Toys?  In this stop action animation, The Island of Misfit Toys was a place where all the toys that didn’t “fit in” would be sent.  For instance, there was a “Charlie-in-the-Box.”  Since he wasn’t a “Jack-in-the-Box” he was unwanted as a toy.  Well, this post is very similar.

I thought I would post several shots that for a variety of reasons never made the final cut for a blog post.  I guess they could be called “Misfits!”  I’ll label them so you can include them in your Friday Favorite vote.

The Lantern

The Moth

The Art

The Wagon

The Windmill

The Onions

The Rock

The Car

The Bee

The Bird

It’s time to vote for your favorite shot from the posts this week.  I’ve selected and posted below a shot of each photograph from this week’s previous posts.  I’ve also labeled them to make the voting simpler.  Together, with the shots above you may cast your vote for your Friday Favorite in the poll below.

The Mountain

The Mantis

The Surfer

Thanks for stopping by and voting.  I’ll see you tomorrow with the results.


~ by photographyfree4all on September 9, 2010.


  1. I love these photographs! My favorite was the mantis. What an amazing shot! 🙂


  2. Thanks for your kind words, Sunflower! The mantis gets your vote! I hope you’ll stop by again, soon.


  3. Great shots (as always)!! I think my personal favorite is the lantern – I love the way the red stands out against all the green! 🙂


  4. Thanks, Holly! I’m glad you stopped by to vote, and then left this kind comment! I did like the lantern when I saw it. It just seemed so rustic. Thanks for stopping by!


  5. I had a bunch of mis-fits that I sent to big DELETER. In your weekly poll of your best photograph, to me it a nobrainer. The Surfer.


  6. Thanks for stopping by, Bob! It eventually comes to that, doesn’t it. I’ve had some posts that I began 2 months ago. They’re just about to head to the big DELETER! Thanks for your vote, too!


  7. love the art picture. so much color!

    oh and where was the surfer picture taken?


  8. I voted for the mantis, but it was such a difficult decision! I think the surfer shot is amazing, I love the brilliant color in the onions, and the landscape shots are fabulous as well! What a great idea for a post, too.


  9. Hey, I like The Art!

    But love the last one best.

    He looks like the same surfer as the previous one. What are the odds… ?


  10. Thanks for stopping by today, MCT! The art shot was taken at a beach cafe in Huntington beach, CA. The surfer was photographed at the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach, CA. Thanks for your comment. I hope you’ll stop by again, soon.


  11. Well, thank you for all of your kind comments, Kiki! I’m so glad you stopped by and added to this post with your comment. I hope you’ll come back, soon.


  12. Heather, you are so funny! I think that surfer had a twin. What are the odds…? I’m glad you stopped by and left this comment.


  13. Hey, Bob! I thought for sure you would tell me what kind of bird this is. I know there’s not a lot of detail. This shot was taken in the Avila Beach area of Central California. Someone walking by said he was posed this way to dry his feathers. Any ideas?


  14. I was wondering about the bird too. I was thinking a vulture of some sort from the color of its head, but I’m no expert! I think your poll needs to allow for voting for more than one – I voted for “The Art” because it was so cool and different, but I really liked the Mantis and the mystery bird too.


  15. I love these pictures you took. Fabulous!


  16. Thanks for stopping by to vote, Karma! And, I really appreciate your comment. I’ll let you in on a little secret – I believe you can come back in and vote again. But, you have to leave the site and come back. You didn’t hear that from me, though. :). I hope you’ll come back tomorrow to see the winner.


  17. Thanks, Tani! I hope you voted! I really appreciate your comment. Stop by again.


  18. I apologize for misspelling your name, Tanni! I was operating from my IPhone and couldn’t see the comment I was responding to.


  19. Thanks for the visit and for commenting on my “misfit” shots. I voted for The Surfer. Nice shot.


  20. Thanks for stopping by. kkh! I hope you took the time to vote for a favorite. I hope you’ll come back, soon.


  21. Nice collection of misfits 🙂
    Keep shooting!
    just in case you wanted to know, The Surfer got my vote too 🙂


  22. Thank for voting Michael! I’m glad you stopped by.


  23. […] OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS I thought, as long as I’m stuck on Christmas (since a recent post opened with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), I might as well continue with that thought. I shot […]


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