Now onto the top 5!!
The image of the little hand touching the window of the school bus by 'Privizzi's Passion Photography' is full of meaning for lots of us, especially as kids are getting back to school. I love that it is both a smiling goodbye and hanging on to the connection with Mom for just a few seconds more.
'Yeah, She Snaps!' self portrait really moved me because I think I understand some of what she felt about it. It's a wonderfully lit, honest and beautiful self-portrait.
Rubylee Photography's gorgeous capture of a waking child really made me think about the pleasure of seeing my children for the first time each morning (though it is usually me rubbing my eyes while they leap about sharp-eyed!). I love how the light leads us to the child's hands. This picture is about the moment when we wake to the reality of a new day with all its challenges and possibilities.