Inspired by this blog, I’ve decided to put together a list of my favourite photographs I’ve taken this year.
I went back through all my 2010 Flickr uploads and these are the ten photos I’ve picked. These are in chronological order with the most recent first.
This was taken on Boxing Day on a walk along the River Avon on the outskirts of Stratford-Upon-Avon. I was surprised to see that the river had frozen. I love the way the sunlight reflects off the ice and the shape of the clouds in the top right portion of the shot.
My Mom told me that the trees near her gym were a gorgeous colour so I drove over one weekend with my camera and took a few shots. This was the best one.
This was taken on the way down from our Scafell Pike climb. If you look very closely you can see the outline of the Isle of Man.
The campfire on our August bank holiday camping trip afforded several opportunities for light trail shots once my friend Brockers lit a stick from the fire and started waving it around. I love the contrast of the red and black here.
A couple of friends and I went to an African-themed garden centre called Akamba. This flower really caught my eye with its bold colour. The shot’s not perfectly focused, but I do my best with a compact camera! I like this picture so much I even used it as the header of this blog.
More flowers! I like the little spider in this one; it adds a little detail.
The composition of this shot is what makes me like it. The wooden lines lead the eye. This was taken in Oxford.
I took this at a concert I attended back in February. There’s a fair bit of noise, but I was shooting from the back of the venue over everyone’s heads, so this is taken at maximum zoom and is actually cropped from a larger shot. I quite like the effect the noise gives it, to be honest. I also think the backlight adds something.
This shot was taken in Selfridge’s in Birmingham’s Bull Ring shopping centre. I saw the intersecting lines of the escalators and pulled my camera out straight away! The white shiny plastic material of the escalators contrasting with the dark clothes of most of the shoppers means it works really well in black and white.
Another winter photo. I like the leading line created by the bench in this shot. It draws the eye towards the memorial which is the only object in the photograph with any colour.