Your Best Photo 2016

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Apple fanboy, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Apple fanboy thread starter macrumors Nehalem

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    Well that's what the POTD thread is for!
    Keep up the good work.
     
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    [​IMG]Old St Joes by mrkramer, on Flickr
    I posted this one in the photo of the day thread a day or two ago, but I think it's my favorite one of the year.
     
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    I really liked this tree. I'm not good at photography.
     
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    Kiddo shots like this often tell their own story when composed to exclude distracting background elements. The expressions and gestures speak for themselves and invite the viewer to create their own narrative. Your daughter is adorable and you captured this well :)
     
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    My young boy always enjoys pushing the buttons and looking through the viewfinder of my Sony A7RII. For his first birthday, I wanted to ensure he could explore this interest and I gifted him this wooden camera. He takes it everywhere with him and I encourage him to picture the scene wherever he goes. This photo was captured during a beautiful, autumnal walk in Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow. The entire path was covered in gorgeous brown-yellow leaves, creating a beautiful ambient light, which I used to frame the image in colour. I managed to lock on at the perfect moment as he composed his shot.

    Not bad for a 20 month old. :)

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  7. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    Which lens are you shooting with?
     
  8. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    This was shot with the Sony Zeiss FE 55mm F1.8, but I also shoot with the Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 GM and the Sony FE 70-200 F4 G.
     
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    Some really cracking images on this post.....it's already inspiring me for 2017 !

    It was a difficult choice, but went for this one in the end as it was the first time I'd shot with a 'proper' macro lens. It represents one of those times when I felt l actually learnt something when shooting, there were lots of dud shots.

    I still have lots to learn, but as AFB says, it's a journey..

    [​IMG]_SMO3272.jpg by Steve Moakes, on Flickr
     
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    Lovely shot and a great choice. The D750 with 105 macro is a great combination. But you really nailed this one. I shoot a lot of bees on flowers but this one is certainly better than a lot of what I've taken.
     
  11. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    I have the Ziess 35mm and while I love the versatility, I sometimes wish I got 55mm instead. I really like shooting Sony, but the lenses require some consideration in between purchases for the casual photographer on a budget.
     
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    First tip to being good at photography... Stop saying you are no good at photography... It is our job to tell you that... :)

    You just need to start your journey... So take a stroll with us and learn some stuff along the way...

    I think your first goal is to read about composition. That will transform your photographs and start development of your vision. You will learn to see rather than merely look through your viewfinder...



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    Cracking. And that answers my question of where you are... :) I am in Giffnock. Never thought of Kelvingrove in the autumn... On the list now
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    The 55 is a great lens as is the 35 but there are alternate options now too. The version 3 15mm Voigtlander absolutely sings on the Sony
     
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    Probably not "perfect" in the eyes of critics, but I wanted the sun to have this effect in the photo. Was pleased the way it came out

    [​IMG]DSC_0536 by DHA987S, on Flickr
     
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    I like it as well. Gives a bit of extra interest. Where is this? Looks like an interesting place.
     
  17. thekb macrumors 6502a

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    Beautiful shot! How long was this exposure?
     
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    It was 3 minutes, f11, ISO 200 I think?

    Fuji XT-2 & XF 16-55mm f2.8 with LEE Filters Big Stopper & 0.6 Neutral Density Hard Graduated filter.
     
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    It was in Florence
     
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    Gorgeous gorgeous place. I adore Florence.
     
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    I have not been around much lately. I have been battling lung cancer for the last 18 months. I shot this selfie with my Nikon D610 on a tripod and a remote in my hand. It was taken during my chemo treatments. I thought the sunset and back story made for a compelling photo... IMG_0025.jpg
     
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    It certainly is a compelling shot - good luck with your fight :)

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
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    Great shot. Lovely colours. Well executed.
    Sorry to hear of your health issues. Hope things get better.
     
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    Ah ****! Sorry to hear that sir. I hope you are winning the fight. That is a beautiful shot. A memory worth capturing in perpetuity.
     
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    I would thank everyone for the kind words. Our last CAT scan was just before Thanksgiving, there were no signs of cancer. I have returned to work and am slowly getting back out with my cameras. I will continue to be monitored and I am limited in what I can do, but I intend enjoy moment I have! Again thanks!!
     

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