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Old 12-30-2018   #1
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Your favourite photo of 2018 (taken by you), and why

Here we go again.. let's end the year by sharing which photo is your favourite of all the photos you've taken in 2018 - and why.

Please don't confuse this with 'your best photograph', although it might well be.. I think 'favourite' is the more interesting choice!

A Happy New Year to all!

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No-brainer for me - it's got to be this one.



Used an old Pentax ME with a sigma 24 f/2.8 - film is ilford HP5+ developed in HC110.

Why? Pure luck. I saw the lady whilst passing outside the pastry shop and stood there and took a picture.
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My first holiday with a Hasselblad. The same destination every year, walking past this tree two or four times a day and never noticing it till I was carrying a Hasselblad on a tripod. I took my inspiration from Michael Kenna. It turned out as I had hoped it might.
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This is my favorite of the year. Mostly because it was a return to using rangefinders. And it is my first try at using pyrocat HD.

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Thank you for this interesting thread, Lynn. Happy New Year to all RFF members.

The first thought that came to mind as what I find most interesting to me was the sequence of snapshots on top of the Milan Dome. It reminded me of a Harry Potter movie.
Here, I used my iPhone.

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Probably this shot. A local actor at a historical reenactment. I asked her if I could take her pic, and she obliged. I love her smile. Plus I love that I took this pic with my $15.00 Yashica Mat 124G I found on Craigslist.



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Funny, until now only B+W pictures in this thread.

Clearly this is my best one from this year.

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I choose this one as I really like how the different elements interact with each other.
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I'm not sure that it's my 'best' shot from 2018, but it's certainly one of my favourites.

My Uncle Sam, 87 years-old and still a rascal (and his wife - my aunt - is in the background). He was just coming off having both knees replaced, and it definitely gave him a new lease on life. I wanted to get a good shot of him, as I don't think I've ever taken his picture (or if I had, it was a long time ago and likely wasn't a very good one). I just got a Visoflex III and the 65/3.5 Elmar lens and was trying it on my Leica M-D, so it was also an opportunity to 'test' out this combination. Uncle Sam put up with me while I pointed the camera in his direction, and I think it worked out pretty well.


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I didn't take any knockout photos this year, but I like this one. It has the tonality I like, it is clean and crisp (except for the white car), and it just looks like my town.

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I have near six thousands exposures registered in 2018 by LR. Half digital, half film.
All of I have posted (two hundreds or so) are my favorites. Among them this one seems to be favorite.



It required some extra work in the darkroom (a.k.a bathroom).
And to me it shows what GTA where I stuck is. A mess without planing and mediocre outcome.
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On a trip to Helsinki, for leisure, with Zeiss Ikon and color slide film. I hadn't don slide in a long while :


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I don't know if this is my best, but it's definitely a favorite of mine from 2018.
I think this was the very last frame on a roll of Svema Color 125 that I shot for Red Oktober. GerryM was helping me, and when we took this photo, everything just worked out perfectly. I couldn't really get my eye on the viewfinder, so I didn't really know if the buildings in the background were getting cut off or not.


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My favourite of this year. I went up to London to check out a lens, so took my Leica M3 with 35mm Summaron. I didn't expect to do any photography on the Underground, but I saw this lady, thought it would be good to capture her as the train came in, but she was looking away. Figuring her head would turn to follow the progress of the train, I metered and focussed on her, and was rewarded with this. Her closed eyes expressed remoteness and a sense of being in her world, the tones of the TriX at box speed made it to me a timeless shot. Semi-stand developed in Rodinal 1:100 for one hour.

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A favorite from this year, from a play by a local theatre group. I like the expressions and colors. The Panasonic GX8 with its electronic shutter option is perfect for live performances like this.

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I think this one (click on it if you have a black background on RFF):



It is my favorite because I had photographed this spot numerous times and this is when I feel it came altogether in a way the other photos hadn't.

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I came back to where my wife and I were staying on Black Walnut Point, which sticks out into the Chesapeake Bay, and spotted this cloud. I already had an orange filter on the lens.

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Not so very artistic, but it reminds me to be more observant of the contents of the frame, as I had not noticed my dropped hearing aid when I shot the photo. Further it reminds me that life is tough and persistent... might we find on Mars something equivalent to a bee on a flower?

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I had good light, a pretty girlfriend, and it was the first time I had ever shot T-Max (always shot Tri-X until then). Nikon N8008s w/ a Makinon 135 2.8 lens.

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Favourite for now (haven't done any b&w prints yet for this year) I guess. I think it's a good (or at least okay plus) picture from what was a pretty good bad time (super hot day + lack of sleep because of course the race car needed to be fixed the day before).

Somewhat relevant is that I shot this with the voigtländer 21/1,8 which I had bought like a week before this photo was taken. So far I really dig it - super good angle of view for the sort of stuff I do, and fast enough. Looking forward to more of this in the future and hey maybe I'll even buy a finder for it in 2019.
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Manly ferry crossing Sydney heads. The Manly ferries dog-leg across Sydney heads in rough seas to avoid broadsiding the incoming swells. The change of direction can be quite exciting, depending on how well or otherwise the skipper times the turn with the swells. The ferries are double deck and double-ended for quick turnaround times at the wharf; journey time is 35mins. In rough weather such as this passengers are discouraged from the outer decks due to risk of a drenching. In heavy seas all outside decks are closed and passengers are warned to stay seated.

I think this one's my favourite for 2018 because it has drama and excitement, as well as being a subject I love to photograph. Looking at this picture reminds me of the feeling of a rough crossing. Also, I took it with a Barnack, kind of fitting since the Manly ferries have been around since the 1850s, when they were steamships. I've been riding these ferries, including steam ones, since I was a child.

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I chose this one because it's a street shot done in "Illustration" mode in-camera (Sony a6000).
On the streets of Los Angeles I'm walking around and come across two guys delivering several racks of the exact same dress...all the same design and the same color...I stopped, looked then shot one frame...the guys watched, wondering why...I walked away never saying a single word...
I love how it looks...image is straight out of the camera...


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This is my favourite print from 2018. Clouds clearing after the storm in Villnoss Tal, Trentino/ Sud Tirol Italy. We magically had the perfect Air BnB, had just come back from a rainy hike and the clouds began to clear. I shot 6 rolls of 120 in a tripod-mounted Fuji GW680 iii in 30 minutes before the light changed. Right from our balcony. This one was on Acros. The famous church of St Johann of Ranui is in the open meadow at the bottom centre of the photo.

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Bandai Bridge over the Shinano River, Niigata, Niigata Prefecture - January 2018



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Casey ... why are those your favourites?
If I had to explain it to someone I might ramble on about the graphic nature of the foreground, the individuals, and the fog...

The photo was taken on a one week photo shoot in Niigata and the day after we received 80cm of snow... beautiful winter destination.
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As to why it's my favourite is difficult. As Peter said so eloquently, my choice could change with mood, or simply that I skip a better image due to it being hidden deeper in the archives. But for the now and why, I like the bond between parent and child captured in silhouette, and the play of light interacting with the emulsion in my camera.
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Some wonderful photos in this thread !! Bravo!
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I am going to cheat and suggest alternatives.

If limited to an image I shot this year, possibly this one (though it is hard to pick - my "favorite" varies from day to day, as my mood changes). I would choose it because the young woman looks so engaged in her own world and captures what I often aim for but seldom achieve in image making.


Exotic 2 by Life in Shadows, on Flickr

But if I can pick an image that was taken a few years ago but left unnoticed on my hard drive until a couple of months ago when I post processed it to produce the final image I would say this one on the grounds that it was "made" this year. I like it because it captures a sense of vulnerability (real or imagined) of the subject. It is not perfect technically but this adds to it somehow and I like the story it tells.


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Well, I´m not going to cheat, This is my favourite from 2018:



Rollei 35, Tessar, Agfapan 100APX in Rodinal 1:100. Pictures like this show up seldom in my work and they remind me, that there is always something fresh to see, even when the equipment is standardized as much as possible (and sometimes I feel as if I begin to master this equipment;-)
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Keep them coming!
Casey and Steve, why are those your favourites?
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Difficult to select "the favorite" ! But a good exercise, thanks Lynn for the proposal!

This is what I picked up, for sure not the best but my favorite, yes.



Why my favorite? Many reasons I'll summarize here in random order.
It was shot in y studio and there my wife, always supportive with my passions :-)

On the background there is the old cupboard which has been inherited by my father's family, the only thing which survived WWII.

There is in foreground my drawing table and on the left my editing working computer table.

On the drawing table is my M10 with the new 28/5.6 Summaron lens on it.

On the wall you can see a drawing from my father with the "Amerigo Vespucci" the main sailing school ship of the italian Navy.

On the side there is a collage made by my mother about 35 years ago.

There is even one of my Impossible cameras !

It is not a great photo but there is so much of me and my passions here.

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Favourite Photo 2018



Such a good question, Lynn, and I'll go with a photo of the lady I've been lucky enough to share the year with. We went on quite a few trips but our favourite was a couple of weeks in Jamaica, where this was taken. We'd heard so many negative things about it, how it's dangerous, the people are pushy and so on but we went ahead and hired a car and drove around. Well, no problems at all, even in Kingston, and most of the people we met were friendly and laid back, in fact just the opposite to what we expected. So this photo reminds me of good times in a wonderful place.
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I have near six thousands exposures registered in 2018 by LR. Half digital, half film.
All of I have posted (two hundreds or so) are my favorites. Among them this one seems to be favorite.

It required some extra work in the darkroom (a.k.a bathroom).
And to me it shows what GTA where I stuck is. A mess without planing and mediocre outcome.
Sometimes a high contrast 'newsprint' look really works and this is a nice example
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Manly ferry crossing Sydney heads. The Manly ferries dog-leg across Sydney heads in rough seas to avoid broadsiding the incoming swells. The change of direction can be quite exciting, depending on how well or otherwise the skipper times the turn with the swells. The ferries are double deck and double-ended for quick turnaround times at the wharf; journey time is 35mins. In rough weather such as this passengers are discouraged from the outer decks due to risk of a drenching. In heavy seas all outside decks are closed and passengers are warned to stay seated.

I think this one's my favourite for 2018 because it has drama and excitement, as well as being a subject I love to photograph. Looking at this picture reminds me of the feeling of a rough crossing. Also, I took it with a Barnack, kind of fitting since the Manly ferries have been around since the 1850s, when they were steamships. I've been riding these ferries, including steam ones, since I was a child.
Always love your ferry shots, Lynn, and this is one of the best
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Casey and Steve, why are those your favourites?
Lynn, I've edited my post to address the question which I forgot about when I posted earlier.
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Some wonderful stuff in this thread, Colton, that one of the car and birds is stunning. Do you know Guy Havell?



This one is still in progress, and won't likely be done by tonight, but was shot last month. Two different cameras, the X1D with the 21 and the M10 with the ZM15. The Moose River here in town, from the Town Forest. Something I've been wanting to get for a long while.
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