Every year at Jim Goldstein invites his readers to his blog project. This is my third time participating in his project.

I’m proud to say over the years that hundreds of photographers have taken part (see Best Photos of 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007). It’s great to see the community of photographers that have developed around this blog project.

Brent Huntley runs Photography and Travel and for the first time this year, I will be submitting to his project.

I was more organized this year, but due to a job change, the breakage of my camera, and a new challenging chronic illness. I was not with a camera as often as I wanted. But this summer I finally replaced my broken Nikon and decided to jump to the Fuji X interchangeable lens camera system.

Some of the images are from my iPhone, a Canon 5D Mk III that I borrowed from a friend until I made my buying decision, and from my Fuji X-T2.

Bhavna and I realized that our kids are older (the last one turned 18 last month) and don’t need us to be just a few minutes from home. I convinced her to do something we both wanted to do, take a hot-air balloon ride. Many of the images are from the Finger Lakes area of New York.

View from the 17th Floor of the Hilton at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia — Apple iPhone 7 + Apple iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 — (3.99 mm, f/1.8, ISO20)
Waiting for the ferry at the Paulus Hook Terminal in Jersey City, New Jersey. — Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM — (24 mm, f/4.0, ISO50)
Van Horne Park Trail, Skillman, New Jersey — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — (55 mm, f/5.6, ISO250)
Bhavna enjoyiing the sunset on Seneca Lake at Two Goats Brewing in Hector, Nw York. — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — (25.7 mm, f/5.6, ISO200)
Upper Buttermilk Falls Gorge Trail, Ithaca, New York — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — (16 mm, f/10, ISO200)
Upper Buttermilk Falls Gorge Trail, Ithaca, New York — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — (16 mm, f/16, ISO200)
Portage Railroad Bridge and Upper Falls in the Letchworth State Park, Castile, New York — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — (25.7 mm, f/5.6, ISO640)
Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen State Park, Watkins Glen, New York — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — (22 mm, f/11, ISO200)
Mile Point Bridge, Watkins Glen Gorge Trail, Watkins Glen, New York — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — (20 mm, f/9.0, ISO200)
Watkins Glen Gorge Trail, Watkins Glen, New York — FujiFilm X-T2 + Fujifilm XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR — (16.5 mm, f/9.0, ISO200)

112 thoughts on “My Best Images From 2018

    • I was lucky to get that shot of Philly. It rained later that day and the next. The “Merry Christmas” image of the hummingbird is my favourite from your set. I see that you visited New York last year. Let me know when/if you make another trip. Maybe we can meetup, shoots some cityscapes and talk about photography.

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