My Favourite Shot in July 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.

    Rayures de Buren by Esther FR

    Olympus E-M5 – OLYMPUS M.12-50mm F3.5-6.3 – ƒ/10.0 – 36.0 mm – 1/125-ISO 200 – Paris, France

    “Rayures de Buren” is my favorite photograph of the month because I finally found the inspiration again by going to Paris for a few days. I love this place, the Buren Columns at the Palais Royal, and I was looking for someone wearing stripes to match with the columns. I was nearly ready to leave the place when I saw this woman. The light was strong, and I was afraid the picture was bad, but I’m quite happy with the result. The black and white brings out the stripes of the place. Plus, it was a long time I didn’t have a picture on explore !!

    Perfect shades by Phil Anker

    Pentax K-70 – PENTAX-DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM – ƒ/5.6 – 58.0 mm – 1/200 – ISO 200 – Bath, UK.

    I saw this and instantly loved the body language and observance of personal space by the three different characters. Plus three people always work together in the dynamics of a shot.
    Along with the sign in the shop window lining up with the girl on the left and her shades they all sit perfectly still completely ignoring the other two occupants of the bench.

    Let’s Dance by Sasastro

    Pentax K-S2 – ƒ/4.0 – 24.0 mm – 1/1000 – ISO 1600 – Hastings, UK.

    “A Monday evening in Hastings Old Town, the big Pirate Day event had been the day before so I expected it to be fairly quiet. But I hadn’t counted on this group of musicians out practicing their numbers in Butler’s Gap. The girl was one of a small group who had previously been sitting listening to them. She just got up and danced. The joy of the moment is, I think, perfectly captured in her expression and the swirl of her skirt, hence this is my favourite shot for July.”

    Men by Mister G.C.

    Ricoh GR – 18.3 mm – f/2.8 – ƒ/7.1 – 18.3 mm – 1/640 – ISO 100 – Norddeich, Germany.

    While on a short break to the north coast of Germany we visited the seaside a few times. While my wife and daughter were walking along the mud flats I was walking along the path looking for interesting shots when I spotted this young man walking towards me. I immediately saw the waistband of his underwear with the word MEN and I knew straight away this was a great opportunity for an interesting photograph.

    I let fly with a short burst as he got near and I was really pleased with the outcome. Everything just fits with the word MEN….the beer, the topless body and the shorts hanging halfway down…for me a typical ‘man at the beach’. The dof was also very pleasing and I really enjoyed processing the image into b&w. Not to forget the ‘anonymous’ aspect of the image which is something I’m finding nowadays really adds more interest to a photograph than ones that shows the persons face.


    Between the lines by Weerwolfje

    Canon EOS 600D- EF-S24mm f/2.8 STM – ƒ/14.0 – 24.0 mm – 1/200 – ISO 400 – Utrecht, Holland.

    I have chosen this one because I like it the first row is sharp and that the picture has layers. It’s Always exciting for me to look through something when I see a picture. I also like it that there is colour behind the fence. I also made it in black and white and that one was less beautiful. I also like the lines.

    I guess the compo could be better if the man was more posed to the right. While cutting something of the picture it didn’t feel right anymore with the fence. So I decided to keep it this way.


    More work from the above featured photographers can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate links below:

    Phil Anker

    Mister G.C.

    Esther FR



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