Photo of the Year

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mackmgg, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    So it's December again, and the near year is coming soon. I've seen some other forums doing things like this, so I figured I'd start a thread here. Post your best photo from this past year (or any one you want to share) here.
     
  2. SayCheese, Dec 16, 2011
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    Ok, I will start.
    One of my favourite from the last year is one I took a few days ago. I like it not only because it's of my girlfriend but also because I like the colours and find something compelling about it.

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    Caz by Say_Cheese1981, on Flickr
     
  3. digitalfrog macrumors regular

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    Always tough to single out one picture ...

    so far, this has to be one of my favorites !
    I hope you will like it too.

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  4. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    wow nice picture mysterious and beautiful, like it :D
     
  5. flosseR macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, this is a bit weird but this is probably my best shot this year.. not because it is sharp but because it is weird. Apparently it is not too often that you can see a grasshopper cleaning itself.. especially when it is sitting on my TV table in my living room. It had no problem me setting up my camera and getting really close....
    Entered it inset a photo contest and actually won too :)

    oh well..
     

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    Great idea for a thread! I would recommend you add the year 2011 to the title to keep things clear for posterity.

    I'm dashing off to another continent right now, but I'll give it some thought and will post one myself when I reach the other side...:)

    Oh, and TheDrift-, that photo is outrageously good! It's wowing me for a second time. Awesome!
     
  8. mackmgg, Dec 18, 2011
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    Not surprising it won, that's a nice photo! I've never seen any insect in that position either, definitely a nice one.

    Yeah, that's what I like about this idea. You have to look through all your photos and pick one that you like best. Also, nice photo! You certainly did a good job picking (and taking!) a great photo.

    I just realized I forgot to post mine, so here it is:
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  9. pivo6, Dec 19, 2011
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  10. Keleko, Dec 19, 2011
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    This is a pretty tough choice because I've taken quite a few pictures I've liked just over the past couple of months. Still, I think I have to go with this one of my younger daughter drawing while at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. I knew it was good the moment I took it.

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  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    So hard to choose just one. I love a lot of the photos I've taken this year for different reasons. But I think I might choose this one

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    Untitled by r0bbieduncan, on Flickr
     
  12. Razeus macrumors 601

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    Is this a competition or just posting?
     
  13. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    This is probably my favourite image from this year:

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    Love this one...
     
  15. MaddMacs, Dec 19, 2011
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    Mitten Trails

    Definitely my favorite of the year.

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    K5 28mm f2.0 300s x 11.
     
  16. firestarter macrumors 603

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    One of mine...

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    5DII / 24-70f2.8L with a pop of high speed flash from a 580II
     
  17. Rowbear, Dec 19, 2011
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    I love being outside photographing nature, and just the fact that i was able to capture this rare bird ( for me anyway) and being so close, makes this my favorite of this past year :)

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  18. xStep macrumors 68000

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    I managed to get a few shots I really like, but this one is a favorite from 2011.

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  19. mackmgg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There's no competition, it's just posting the photos you like, and others can comment.

    I like those star trail photos, and this is a nice one! I've taken a few, but the foreground is always boring.
     
  20. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    Very dynamic picture. Love the colors

    Love the late day sun and boat in this one.

    Loved this one the second you originally posted it. Definite Uber-Keeper category! The colors and the connection between her drawing and the writing on the wallpaper-perfect IMHO, FWIW.


    Juxtaposition of cultures. Street photography is definitely your niche. I look forward to more of the same in 2012.

    Wow is about all I can say!

    Rowbear, you've taken some amazing animal photos and shared them with all of us. The wolf staring me down was my favorite, but I can see why this was yours.
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    OK, Like the rest of you I am anxiously awaiting Ms. P's favorite. I have no clue how she will pick hers. I am also awaiting Doylem's and Desinger Dave's (my vote is for the sewer cover macro).
    So I forced myself to look through mine and so I chose this one of the Manhattan Bridge from the Brooklyn side. I just liked the way it came out:

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  21. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    My favourite would have to be this pelican:
    The fading sun peaked out from behind the clouds for about 20 seconds, enough time for me to capture this, before setting over the mountains.

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    Summer to Winter [Framed]

    I love this shot only because of how haphazard it was in creating, the snow is just a snap shot from earlier in the year when we had a freak snow storm, trying to get the "framed" shot to literally frame up was an absolute nightmare, but managed to get it in the first attempt which I was quite proud of :)



    Phenomenal, truly, phenomenal.
     
  23. mtbdudex, Dec 20, 2011
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    For me, it's my "15 minutes of fame", image taken July 20 posted as the APOD for 2011 August 5 ;
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110805.html, "A Summer Night's Dream "
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    Also featured in quite a few online places,
    http://gizmodo.com/5828280/how-to-take-a-gorgeous-photo-like-this-on-a-perfect-summer-night
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=157214337689430&set=pu.157073074370223&type=1&theater


    and got paid by WSJ for them using it.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204777904576651272093000108.html?mod=WSJ_Books_LS_Books_8
    (the WSJ version is a better PP that the NASA APOD submission, as I never expected it to be picked so just crunched the startrails and export)
     
  24. heron88, Dec 20, 2011
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