My Favourite Shot in January 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.


    Blue Bench – by Esther FR

    Olympus E-M5 – OLYMPUS M.12-50mm F3.5-6.3 – ƒ/7.1 – 13.0 mm – 1/800 – ISO 200 – France.

    I strolled along the waterfront after almost a month without a single photo, and I was afraid of losing my photographic eye. While sitting on this bench, I liked the perspective of the lines that led the gaze towards the walkers.
    I took my time to frame, in order to have a diagonal in the photo, and I waited for this couple to come. It is not the shot of the century but still my favorite of the month.


    The Cyclists – by Draopsnai

    Panasonic DMC-TZ60 – ƒ/3.5 – 5.0 mm – 1/1300 – ISO 200 – Islington London, UK

    This is my favourite this month simply because I like it. I like taking shadow, sunlight and silhouette shots and every so often all the factors fall into place. This is one those occasions.


    Signs of life – by dizbin

    Olympus E-M10 – OLYMPUS M.17mm F1.8 – ƒ/9.0 – 17.0 mm – 1/250 ISO 640 – Southsea, UK

    Taken on a very foggy day on southsea seafront. The eye comes from a local artist MyDogSighs who has put up a fair amount of art over the city.
    (mydogsighs.co.uk)


    Early one morning, just as the sun was rising – by Steve Snapshot

    Fujifilm X100T – ƒ/8.0 – 23.0 mm – 1/640 – ISO 800 – Buxton, UK

    The location is Buxton, early morning. Typical on the go shot; phone, drink, breakfast and oblivious to my presence.


    Drink up – by Phil Anker

    Pentax K-70 – PENTAX-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM – ƒ/5.6 – 135.0 mm – 1/200 – ISO 800 – Salisbury, UK

    I was having one of my usual camera walks looking for suitable targets. I saw these two sat at an outdoor cafe. I was drawn to the isolation at first as they were alone surrounded by empty tables. I could not get very close so had to rely on a wide shot and crop. When glasses were raised I took the shot.
    At home on the computer I could see that an even tighter crop was a better result. There is a bit of a mod fashion theme going on judging by their clothing and haircuts, and I love the way she is going for that pint.


    Street Photographers Wanted – by Mister G.C.

    Nikon D5300 – 40.0 mm f/2.8 – ƒ/3.5 – 40.0 mm – 1/800 – ISO 400 – Glasgow, Scotland, UK

    This shot was taken during a fantastic day out in Glasgow shooting street along with Leanne Boulton. I just caught the young lady and her bag out of the corner of my eye and I knew right away that I had to get it on camera. I scurried up the street to get in front of her with just enough time to get into position for the shot.

    I was shooting all day on continuous mode but I only held the shutter button long enough for one shot at this scene and nailed it. I’ve had a look through all my shots that I took during my week in Scotland and this is by far my personal favourite of the lot…..and there are a lot :0) I just think the message on the bag was so appropriate, seeing as Leanne and I were actually there, in town, practicing our ‘art’ of street photography.

    The only problem I had was deciding if I should post it in colour or b&w on Flickr. I decided to go with the b&w on Flickr, so I’ve posted the colour version here as I think it would be a shame to have it stuck away on my hard drive for no one to see.


    Union Square at night – by Tina Leggio

    Sony DSC-RX100M3 – Sony 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 – ƒ/2.5 – 11.5 mm – 1/13 – ISO 800 – Union Square, New York, USA

    This is my favorite shot for two reasons. One, it was taken at night and I don’t often do night photography. The other reason is that it was taken with my Sony point and shoot, the DSC RX100III. I recently sold my Sony a7Rii and decided to just stick with the point and shoot for now. I’m not as much into photographing people anymore so I found myself reaching for the RX100III more and more. I was pleased that this shot came out fairly clear, except for the blur of the people, which is actually what I was going for when I took the picture. I liked the effect that it gave the scene.

    I had been wanting to photograph this particular place (I think it’s a restaurant) for a while but had never gotten the opportunity before. The fact that I went out specifically to photograph this building and to have it turn out exactly the way that I had pictured it in my mind makes this my favorite picture of the month.


    3 Comments

    1. Mister G.C. | | Reply

      Many thanks to all of those who contributed to this month’s post. A great selection of images which are all now featuring on the homepage slide.

      Have a great week.

    2. phil anker | | Reply

      A good selection indeed, nice to see some colour shots as well.

      • Mister G.C. | | Reply

        I agree Phil, even if one of the coloured ones is mine:0)
        I like to experiment now and then with the Nik Collection software in both b&w and colour.

        Some shots are better in b&w and vice versa, however in the case of my fave shot of the month I really liked both versions but I don’t like to ‘double post’ in my Flickr photostream, so this blog post was a convenient outlet where I could show the colour version.

        Cheers for taking the time to visit and leave a comment. It makes it all worthwhile :0)

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