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Old 12-31-2017   #41
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A great thread, Lynn. Thanks for starting another for 2017.

I guess my favourite of 2017 is this one of my daughter.

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There is an alternative version, more poignant in tone, which I also like. I was also tempted to choose one of my spring landscapes (such as this one) as I find, as I get older, that I am increasingly aware of how important that season is to me (and how few we ever get to enjoy in a lifetime).
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My favorite photo of the last year reflects an accumulation of things I like.
Photo´s style(...) but first of all a lovely place in my homeland

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A couple that I recall. It was the day as a whole rather than the image.

One from August. A Pre-Season Football game.
We had a lot of fun on a bright sunny day in the stadium.
Seattle is a fun city to live in.
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M262 and 21mm f3.4 Super Elmar, at Lake Louise..



and my favorite of a series of sunrise shots over a couple of months at a local lake, with the same camera and 18mm Super Elmar..

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You and your wife are amazing parents, Lynn.
Thank you, Raid. We all do the best we can for our children
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This thread is proof that the photos we love the most are generally ones we are emotionally invested in. Animals and family are featuring heavily.

Great thread Lynn ... thanks for starting it.
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mugsy, my favourite everything![IMG]03.28.17.xt20.50.2.sm.mugsy_edited-1 by joe, on Flickr[/IMG]
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My wife and I attended this event in NYC, and the energy resonates to this moment.

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the more I Adore them... Each evoking a Different emotion , whether it's the story told or down to pure visual
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Its my favourite simply because it is the last photo I made in 2017 and because it is pretty typical of images I made in 2017.

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Nice 'moodiness' in this one, Helen. Stay warm.

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fits the criteria of may not be my Best but certainly one of MY Fav's . Simply love the Composition ... lines , arches,zig zags


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To share this moment with my wife was beautiful. I was there many years ago and my memories told the truth of peace lovely light.



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The love of my life on a ferry ride we took on a whim after dinner out together.



When I saw this I was reminded of the surreal images on old Sci Fi pocketbook covers.

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2017 was very productive for me, got a few pictures i like. This is one of them - i like the contradiction between inanimate objects and feelings.



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My niece Emma going to a prom.
Very independent and spunky and the family is finally embracing her assertive independence.
Has been my favorite young person since, at 5 years old, she enjoyed sharing my plate of calamari (!!).
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What an iconic moment is that. The dude, whose face we can't quite see, is a very lucky fellow! Either he will be reminiscently looking back on as a turnkey of his life, or lamenting the passing of a possibility never realized future, that we (and he) does not yet know ....
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I have one favourite as well as a few runners-up, all taken during a long cross-country road trip I did earlier in the year.

This is probably my favourite, taken in late March in Colorado. I was driving from New Mexico up to the Pacific Northwest, and crossed briefly into Colorado. I passed by this auto parts junkyard, and this scene was on top of one of their buildings. It looked quite apocalyptic to me, particularly with the heavy cloud cover in the sky. I had to look at it from a number of angles before I was happy with the arrangement of the elements:


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This was on the same trip, just outside Cody, Wyoming. Very odd to find a Bob's Big Boy statue in the middle of nowhere!


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This was taken in Tucumcari, New Mexico -- it reminded me of 'the eyes of Dr. Eckleburg' from the book, The Great Gatsby, although this one has a lot more eyes watching you!


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This is also in Tucumcari (actually on the outskirts). I've been trying to get this shot 'right' for the last three years. Every time I happen to be near it, either the light isn't right or something just doesn't quite work. This time around I think I got it. Definitely not how I imagined 'paradise' to be:


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My future daughter in law took me to this park, to this tree, pointing at it she said, dad i would like you to take a photo of me and your son under this tree when we get married Easter Saturday 2018.

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How can I choose between these two sweeties?

Evelyn, my son's daughter who turned 2 in 2017:


and Royce, my daughter's son, who turned 1 last year:
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I guess this is my current favorite for 2017 although that can, and probably will, change as I sort through my photos.

This was taken during a sudden blizzard that hit the Ruby Mountains in September. I love going into the mountains when its snowing. Sometimes I get stuck but that is what friends and winches are for. I returned from this trip with several keepers but this is the print that has stayed on my wall for the past 3 months.

This time I carried my Zeiss Ikon Contarex equipped with the Bllitz Planar 50/2, one of my favorite lenses. I don't get this camera out as often as I should because it almost always gives me images that I like. I used Ilford HP5+, a film I am becoming very fond of the more I use it. I souped it in some D-23 for about 9 minutes.

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mugsy, my favourite everything![IMG]03.28.17.xt20.50.2.sm.mugsy_edited-1 by joe, on Flickr[/IMG]
That’s my favorite From yours all time Joe.
Shows so much personality !
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What an iconic moment is that. The dude, whose face we can't quite see, is a very lucky fellow! Either he will be reminiscently looking back on as a turnkey of his life, or lamenting the passing of a possibility never realized future, that we (and he) does not yet know ....

Thanks for the comments.
They are both extremely nice kids. We're all trying to guess their future .
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I think this one is my best photo of 2017 because I like it so much.

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I think for me this was one of my favorite moments, and it also happened to be quite recent.

2017 was a year of big change for me as I got married and switched from being a freelance designer to a salaried one. My wife and I took a trip this Christmas up to Yosemite and as we were hiking through the valley we kept seeing so many tourists doing silly poses on things and to have a good laugh my wife hopped up on this fallen tree. It brings a smile to my face because it's a newly created happy memory.

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In April, 2017, I was travelling with some friends for few days in Guatemala, then we split as they went on to see another city and I stayed in lake Atitlan. I finally felt free to take photos as it had not always been possible before.

This photo of a local boy reminded me of the feelings of freedom and joy.
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I think we can all figure out why this is my favorite photo :]

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This is my preferred photo of 2017 :



Last summer my wife and me have been invited to take part in a collective exhibition including different kinds of art, painting, drawing, photography, sculpure and others.

The theme was "A dream in your drawer" and I decided for a set up including all what I liked and still like to do, I love photography and drawing, reading books and traveling, even my wife is in a couple of pictures in it...

it's my dream...on go many !

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This picture of my wife, taken at home early in the year. When I took this we didn't know what a difficult year lay ahead of us, following eight years caring for our ill daughters. She deserves a medal for all the love, effort and self-sacrifice she has put in to caring for and supporting our girls.


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Might be this one. Taken on a soon-to-freeze winter river with shivering hand at dusk.
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Lynn, I wholeheartedly agree with kshapero. Here's to a better year ahead.

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Sad to say that I don't really take as many photos as I used to on a day-to-day basis, whether it's a matter of too many commitments, my mobility issues or just a general lack of interest. However, my wife and I do make it a point to get out of the continental US once or twice a year, so by default, my favorite photo of the year--any year--would come from one of those trips.

I took this on our trip to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward late in the spring. I like it because it is one more occasion that wife and I spent together just by ourselves and because this photo captures the peace and serenity of the Maritimes.


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I think this one, from February of 17. I love the light, and the textures. No specific moment or memory involved other than a desire to capture it as I saw it.
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