My Favourite Shot in February 2017

    This is where members showcase the shot they feel is their favourite of their previous months shooting.

    There are many reasons why a shot might be a personal favourite, and quite often is not known to the viewer as it may be for personal reasons. Each Photographer has given their own reasons as to why the image they have chosen is their favourite of the month, along with the camera settings and location.


    A Gentleman’s hands by Draopsnai

    Panasonic DMC-TZ60 – ƒ/3.3 – 4.3 mm – 1/250 – ISO 320 – London, UK

    I like the simplicity and anonymity of this pic.


    Pavés assortis by Esther FR

    Olympus E-M5 – OLYMPUS M.12-50mm F3.5-6.3 – ƒ/8.0 – 17.0 mm – 1/80 – ISO1250 – Annecy, France

    This picture is one of my favorite because it reminds me of a good moment in the old town of Annecy. I stayed for a couple of minutes watching the silhouettes that passed under this porch, I love the texture of the cobblestones and the walls with these old stones, all different.
    I wanted to delete the advertising of the bank in the background. I tried to change the point of view, but I would have lost the details of the paving stones.
    The black and white processing is a good option to hide details in the background, and it increases the texture of the stones.


    What a glorious feelin’…I’m happy again by Mister G.C.

    Ricoh GR – 18.3 mm f/2.8 – ƒ/5.6 – 18.3 mm – 1/60 – ISO 1600 – Celle, Germany.

    This was my favourite of February because, as anyone who knows me, a low point of view image is one of my most favourite styles of compositions. I just love the perspective this style of photography produces that people don’t normally see on a ‘day to day’ basis. I also like other elements in an image such as leading lines, textures, reflections and a minimalist touch….this shot has them all.

    The combination of the soft pastel colours in the shot also had to be kept for this shot. I had my Sony A6000 with me that day but the majority of the better shots were taken with the Ricoh GR. I was lucky enough to capture this man on his own as he belonged to a group of tourists who were all crossing the road at the same time to get their bus. I did crop a few people out from the right of the image and the puddle wasn’t big enough to capture their reflections too, which gave the feeling of the man in the shot was all on his own……who says the camera never lies? :0)


    Choose life by Phil Anker

    Fujifilm X70 – ƒ/4.0 – 18.5 mm – 1/160 – ISO 200 – Salisbury, UK

    I saw this lady approaching the window with the posters and new it would make a good shot. But I was some distance away and so had to leg it to get there. I managed to get two shots, this was the first quick grab shot. Of the two this one worked best with her placing against the posters.

    My favourite shot because it was a one off chance, I could have stood waiting for ages and never got a shot like this.


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