It is another new year and time for the annual round-up of my favourite images of the previous year. Once again, Brent Huntley has invited photographers to participate in his yearly Top Images from the Photography and Travel Community photography project. It's a year-in-review project, and photographers are encouraged to choose their top "10(ish)" images, publish them to a website, and submit the link to Brent for inclusion in a photography blogroll. You can review all the Best of the Year submissions or just the 2019, 2020 and 2021. I think it's a fun way to review the year in pictures with far away (and near) photography enthusiasts, and each year I discover interesting photography blogs to add to my RSS reader.
Of course, making a selection of just ten images is almost impossible. I seem to remember writing the same thing this time last year. I have made many more images on 35mm film this year, but my "keeper" rate is still quite low.
The first image in the post header reminds me of one of those old film photographs of gas stations. In fact, this image used a white balance and film simulation recipe designed to mimic CineStill 800T film.
We spent a lot of time at Flounder Brewing in 2022. It's become our second home.
The photograph of Bhavna was captured in early January on Eastman Kodak Double-X 5222 35mm film. We were at our second home, the taproom at Flounder Brewing. The lighting was challenging, and the photograph has a bit more shadow than I would have liked, but I love the smile on her face. She seems so happy and contented.
I took this while attending the Night Forms light show at the Grounds for Sculpture. I pointed my camera straight up as the light display changed colour. The lines remind me of the lines in the human iris.
I love taking photographs of Alphonso Mango.
Some mornings, I awoke in a mood. I tried to reflect that in light and shadow.
I didn't get out to do as much bird photography as I wanted. But I did get out. Photographing this black-throated green warbler was a test of my patience.
I loved how the light fell through the leaves. Bhavna bathed in it.
Bhavna and I had an awesome experience at The Edge at Hudson Yards.