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Love Thursday Featured Fotographer:  Kristal


 "Heart," by Kristal.

I was looking through the Shutter Sisters Flickr pool for an image to feature in today's Love Thursday post, but when I got to this one, I stopped cold.  I mean, seriously, for the Thursday after Independence Day here in the United States, could there possibly be a more perfect image?

And lest you think this image was a fluke, one quick glance at Kristal's Flickrstream will convince you it isn't.  She's a fabulous photographer.  Be sure to check out her blog, as well.

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Happy Love Thursday, folks.  Don't forget to leave your links to your images of love in the comments below.  And may you create your own fireworks today. 



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Reader Comments (52)

Happy love Thursday!

What a fantastic sparkle heart!

here is my heart.. it sparkles as well, kind of.
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenternatala
You are right! This is perfect. I love the shooting star effect.

Mine is just an imperfect picture; a wet hug today -- love between sisters.
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLyn
wonderful feature!! those sparkler images are remarkable.
happy love thursday shutter sisters! this week love = hope
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercamerashymomma
that is a GREAT shot of the sparkly heart! Wow!
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercarrie
yay! We did some of our own sparkler images over Memorial Day weekend. It took us a while to figure out how to write our names backwards for the camera...and then we held hands to create the "&" and the heart. =)

translation: elle & gee

Happy Love Thursday Everyone!
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlaura plouzek

Here is a hand-picked centerpiece (and expression of love):


Happy LT everyone!
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbleeding espresso
Yay for sparklers!! Fantastic shot!

Today I snapped this sweet and genuine "happy face" of my kid greeting her Daddy after work. Makes my heart melt!

Happy Love Thursday!!
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlaura - dolcepics
The sparkler shot is super!!

Here's two objects of my undying affection having some together time on the 4th. Lots of love between them.
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermnkathy

Sometimes, something will remind me of some one or something I love.
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie
The image you selected for today is fantastic!!!

Here's mine. Look closely. You can find love is in the tiniest details:
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie
Happy LT everyone.

Here's mine. Some things ARE written in stone.
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJo
Yes, she is.

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July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike
karen you are SO right that set is amazing! awesoem Kristal!
happy love thursday to all.
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristin
Great photo! Love the sparkle heart! My Love Thursday is up on my blog post today:
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKacey
Wow, what an amazing sparkler heart!
Happy Love Thursday fellow sisters.

July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmily
I stopped when I saw the sparkler shot, too. Sooo cool!

The past few weeks have been about the love of transportation in our house....Happy LT!
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUrsula
I love cookies and apparently my cookies love me back:
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie
No hearts in this one, just the memories of time well spent with my family from far, far away...
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercotterpin
Thanks for using my picture today! I'm so glad you liked it.
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristal
That is the coolest sparkler picture! I have posted my favorite sparkler picture:
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterangie
WOW fantastic shot.

Here is my contribution this week:
my sweet love will be one year old tomorrow!
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJanine
Wow, that is a terrific shot!!!

I am light-hearted today. Happy Love Thursday:
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermary
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTerri
We did sparkly hearts too. Love that I can see my daughter's face (and concentration!) in the middle!
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July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertonya
Plant love from my favorite indoor sweetie-pie.
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy Sharrock
scroll past the coffee cake (although it was so yummy and dare i say i could love it too?) and see the real love in this post!
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDawn
Wow, I am so impressed! I've tried to do that with fireworks before, but it's really hard to time everything just right. Way to go!

Here's my "love" for the day:
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeryl
Beautiful sparkly heart. Don't you feel like your heart looks like that sometimes?

Here's mine:
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenn M
amidst the blur of motherhood i am pausing to appreciate the love from my little guy -
happy lt!
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersperlygirl
Happy Love Thursday! Love the sparklers, and great inspiration for shots!

Here is a shot from my recent honeymoon:
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDiana LH
That is totally the perfect LT image! :) Here's mine, taken on my recent trip home to Norway:
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrude
So cool!
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy
what a fabulous shot!!
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermaile
Going through my in-laws family portraits this week, the oldest pictures-circa 1940's- I fell in love with film all over again...
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentere.darcy
These are all awesome! Happy Love Thursday!!!
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
that photo is gorgeous!

here is my love thursday for today :)
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteremma hughes
Last Friday, I got naturalized, so this is my very first love thursday as an American. What a great picture you chose for this one.

I honour the support and love of all my friends and family in my saga to become an American citizen in

Happy Love Thursday!
This is my first photo I've shared here, but I took it today and thought it was appropriate:
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYogamum
Wow, I have never seen that before! Here is my very late entry, one of my husband and his old teddy :)

Incidentally, I can't wait to meet you all next week at the BlogHer PhotoWalk!
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbonggamom
Happy Love Thursday!
Here's some mama/baby love. I dread the days when this becomes less:
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstephamama

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