My Pick of 2016


Link Posted 06/01/2017 - 20:27
At this time its become a custom to select around a dozen of your favourite pictures of the previous year, month by month. Because I lost almost three months of photography from the beginning of September due to my wife becoming ill and requiring a serious operation I have instead selected some favourites from random times of the year in 2016. They are presented in roughly chronological order.
The images include Flying Scotsman's first mainline revenue earning run after its lengthy multi million pound restoration, events such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Durham's annual Streets of Brass Festival, a World War 2 veteran with a remarkable life story, a three day visit to North wales to photograph narrow gauge railways and a holiday in Somerset.

Crystal ball at the Sage

Flying Scotsman at Oxenholme

Steam power in North Yorkshire

Crys Campos, war veteran

Through a Cotswold window

Making biscuits

On the Talyllyn Railway

On the Welsh Highland Railway

Early morning Glaslyn Estuary

Streets of Brass

Face of the Fringe

Pastel morning, Severn Estuary

Low Tide at Clevedon

Let there be light

Three generations

Last Edited by davidtrout on 06/01/2017 - 20:37


Link Posted 06/01/2017 - 21:16
Really enjoyed these David, and no doubt I'll dip in again a few times

Just wonderful variety - you have the eye for so many styles of photography - and your characteristic tip top quality.

I'm not sure it's really appropriate to single any out - but Crys Campos, Pastel Morning and Three Generations absolutely grab me

Many thanks for posting. Need to get round to doing something similar in the next day or too.

Some of my vaguely better stuff


Link Posted 06/01/2017 - 21:24
Such an impressive set of photographs. So good to see Flying Scotsman steaming so lively on tracks. "Let there be light" is a total killer to me, closely followed by "Three generations", "Streets of brass", "Talyllyn railway" and, obviously, "War veteran". "On the Welsch Highland Railway" resembles a place, which I visited, when I was on my way from Snowdonia down to Cardiff. I only didn't manage to catch the train on time, thus only took the photo of its rear
Could this be the place?

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Link Posted 06/01/2017 - 22:12
Got to agree with Dariusz.
Let there be light keeps bringing me back. I love that one, but I'd have probably walked on by....
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Link Posted 06/01/2017 - 22:36
Compositionally these are excellent, and what a good idea to review the year. Maybe print a book each time?


Link Posted 06/01/2017 - 23:35
Nice pictures . Happy new year to you all .


Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 00:55
Such a range of subjects, all superbly executed - thanks for sharing and inspiring


Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 07:29
Dariusz, Your Welsh Highland Railway scene looks like the same location as mine, the Aberglaslyn Pass, which is near to Beddgelert.


Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 09:34
davidtrout wrote:
the Aberglaslyn Pass, which is near to Beddgelert.David

That's the one, David. Nice little gem of location that is.


Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 10:07
Some great captures from a clearly most productive photographic year ! They are all characteristically well polished and presented. My favourites are the Cotswold Window, making biscuits and the Glaslyn Esturary (that last one being the best of them all , I feel) .
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Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 12:32
A excellent set, " Making Biscuits " for me, Superb work.

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Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 12:41
excellent set David "Let There be Light" brilliant in its simplicity, Clevedon Pier about an hour away and have never been and the Cotswold Window intrigues me, is it in Broadway? just going by the colour of the stone, a lot different to my end of the Cotswolds more grey this end. you have made Clevedon a definite trip for me this year.
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Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 20:07
Yes Joe, Cotswold Window is Broadway. I've shot pictures through that same window on previous occasions, its in the Lygon Arms but I can't guarantee the same view each time.
I didn't realise north Cotswold stone was a different shade to that in the south of the region.
Many thanks for the comments folks, much appreciated.


Link Posted 07/01/2017 - 22:21
Super set David, very varied and clearly many taken with a photographers eye. The glass sphere has an amazing clarity and chrome look to it.

Also like your portrait of Crys Campos and the image of Through a Cotswold window
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Link Posted 08/01/2017 - 13:28
A super set of images David - you manage to get great clarity in your shots.
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