My Best Images From 2018

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 Fujifilm 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 Fujifilm 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 | Saturday 22 September, 2018 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

Portage Railroad Bridge and Upper Falls | Saturday 22 September, 2018 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

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

My Best Images From 2017

Here are my favourite images from 2017.

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Every year at Jim Goldstein invites his readers to his blog project.

… to list the years best photos from my readers and social media followers. I’ve run this blog project every year since 2007 and each year I’ve been blown away by the quality of images and the number of participants. This year I will be collecting participants details via this form. If you’re a new participant you can see past years results.

Here are my favourite images from 2017. I wanted to narrow these down to 10 but … I just couldn’t. All of these images have special significance for me. They are not technically great images but they are the ones with the most emotional impact.

Bhavna pondering the meaning of Entranced By the Northern Impaled Necrowizards Blasphemous Incantation Admist the Agonizing Abomination of the Lusting Necrocorpse. Hopewell, New Jersey | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G @ 35 mm | f/4.0 | ISO6400

Mo performing with Outsourced at the Green Knolle. Bridgewater, New Jersey. | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G @ 35 mm | f/2.0 | ISO2200

PJ’s Pancake House. Kingston, New Jersey. | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G @ 35 mm | f/4.0 | ISO6400

Latin Lessons. Princeton, New Jersey | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G @ 35 mm | f/2.8 | ISO6400

Brick Farm Market, Hopewell Township, New Jersey | Apple iPhone 7 | Apple iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 @ 3.99 mm | f/1.8 | ISO200

October Morning on Blue Spring Road. Montgomery Township, New Jersey. | Apple iPhone 7 | Apple iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 @ 3.99 mm | f/1.8 | ISO20

Bhavna and our niece Raina. Morristown, New Jersey. | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G @ 35 mm | f/4.0 | ISO2800

Helping the Bucks clouse out one chapter of their lives. Yes, that’s a picnic table. Skillman, New Jersey | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR @ 24 mm | f/25 | ISO100

DSLR selfie with Bhavna and Frank. at Montgomery Fun Fest in the Princeton Airport, Skillman, Montgomery Township, New Jersey | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR @ 18 mm | f/4.0 | ISO100

Last night before the Montgomery Township Independence Day Fireworks at the Montgomery High School, Montgomery Township, New Jersey | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR @ 18 mm | f/4.0 | ISO900

Before the Lamberville and New Hope fireworks. Looking down from Goat Hill.. New Hope, Pennsylvania and Lamberville, New Jersey | Apple iPhone 7 | Apple iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 @ 3.99 mm | f/1.8 | ISO20

Civial War Trust Memorial Day Re-enactment at Princeton Battlefield Park, Princeton, New Jersey | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR @ 22 mm | f/4.0 | ISO100

In the spring, I was in the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds, Pennsylvania, with some friends for the Jalopy Showdown. We watched as these cars (and motorbikes) raced aroud the restored fairgrounds and race track dating back to the 1920’s. | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II @ 46 mm | f/4.5 | ISO160

Bhavna posing for me at the Roaring Rock . I used the Brenziner technique to create this image. Sourland Mountains, Hillsborough, New Jersey | Nikon D5100 | AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G @ 85 mm | f/1.8 | ISO100

Other favourites lists from around the web.

My Best Images From 2016

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Every year Jim Goldstein runs a blog project asking his readers to list the year’s best photos. He’s run this blog project every year since 2007 and each year. Here are my best in 2016. It was tough. I took a lot of images this year. Per Jim’s direction, I culled these down to ten.
I enjoyed the process of culling the images. I had to focus on why I liked a particular photo and also on whether I had done my best editing. It was an enjoyable challenge.

Busy Work, Skillman, New Jersey | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR @ 18 mm | f/13 | ISO100

Kugler Woods Waterfall, Stockton, New Jersey | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR @ 18 mm | f/8.0 | ISO100

Pera Bistro, Williamstown, Massachusetts | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G @ 35 mm | f/8.0 | ISO200

The Red Mill Museum, Cliinton, New Jersey | Nikon D5100 | Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II 11-16mm f/2.8 AF @ 11 mm | f/10 | ISO100

Boathouse Row on the Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR @ 18 mm | f/16 | ISO100

Montgomery Township Football, Montgomery Township, New Jersey | Fujifilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm | f/5.6 | ISO12800

John Kanabay, 2016 ISKA World Breaking Champion, at Montgomery FunFest, Montgomery Township, New Jersey | Fujifilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 36.5 mm | f/4.0 | ISO320

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR @ 58 mm | f/8.0 | ISO200

Three little birds. Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Chatham, New Jersey | Nikon D5100 | Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS @ 600 mm | f/9.0 | ISO1400

LoRe Pasta at the Montgomery Farmers Market, Montgomery Township, New Jersey | Nikon D5100 | AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G @ 35 mm | f/4.0 | ISO100