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My pick of 2019

Posted 02/01/2020 - 20:31 Link
At this time of year some of us like to review some of our work of the past 12 months so here's a month by month selection from my favourite, not necessary my best, photos of 2019.

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Edited by davidtrout: 02/01/2020 - 20:34
Posted 02/01/2020 - 20:57 Link
Great selection David - some top notch shots in there! June, October, November & December stand out for me - some great compositions ranging from classic to almost abstract, great vision
Posted 02/01/2020 - 22:31 Link
Posted 02/01/2020 - 22:59 Link
Great set. Great eye for an image David

I barely shot enough to make a best of 6 months. This months resolution is to make a best of 2020
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Posted 02/01/2020 - 23:28 Link
Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated.
Barrie: Eclectic? For a moment I thought you meant they were shocking.
Posted 03/01/2020 - 00:04 Link
Brilliant images, thank you for sharing. I'd love to know the acquisition and PP details behind 'October', the image is so beautifully vibrant and alive

Edit: I looked up the image in your gallery - any PP details would be appreciated!
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Edited by HarisF1: 03/01/2020 - 00:08
Posted 03/01/2020 - 00:26 Link
HarisF1 wrote:
Brilliant images, thank you for sharing. I'd love to know the acquisition and PP details behind 'October', the image is so beautifully vibrant and alive

Edit: I looked up the image in your gallery - any PP details would be appreciated!

Very little PP needed. the light was brilliant all I had to do in PP was convert the RAW file to JPEG and make subtle alterations in levels and contrast. I can't recall exactly but I probably also pulled the exposure back in the sky a little to bring out cloud detail. This is what I normally do, I don't like heavy handed processing with over saturated unnatural colours and too much contrast.
Posted 03/01/2020 - 08:13 Link
That’s a really nice set of images, the first one caught my eye with those blue buildings lifting an otherwise monotone scene, and October for the perfectly placed deer and everything looking crisp.
Posted 03/01/2020 - 08:25 Link
Agree with the comments as above, March and June stand out for me,

March for the timing as well as the lines and shadow

June again for the timing plus the colours and the lead in lines of the balustrade

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Posted 03/01/2020 - 09:49 Link
Lovely set David, March and December are my favourites and of course Octobers shot is a beauty but, enjoyed them all.
Now have a look through my catalogue.
Posted 03/01/2020 - 11:10 Link
Thanks HarrisF1,Chris, Robert and Nigel.
Nigel, I have had a look at your portfolio, there's some marvellous images that stand out in my memory from earlier viewing, and great variety. I particularly like your night time shot of the church and, my first viewing of it this morning, Ely Cathedral.
Posted 03/01/2020 - 14:03 Link
Top work!
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Posted 04/01/2020 - 00:00 Link
Great set and a nice mixture of subjects. October's stands out for me.

Many of my favourite images from 2019 cannot be posted here as they were taken using my pencil case (as a friend insists on calling my pinhole camera). It would be nice to see others' picks though.

Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.
Posted 06/01/2020 - 22:31 Link
January, May, June and December would be my favorites. Good to see some of these again.
Posted 07/01/2020 - 09:33 Link
Great set David... super compositions... love the timing of March, and the structures of December... and August is very unusual and striking indeed...


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