My Favourite Shot in May 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.


    “I wish she’d chew quietly…” by Draopsnai

    Panasonic DMC-TZ60 – ƒ/6.0 – 66.8 mm – 1/60 – ISO 400 – London, UK

    I like this shot for the sheer contrast in their expressions. One is in pure foody heaven and oblivious, the other totally miserable cursing their luck. Just a great moment caught that makes me smile when I see it again.


    Peek a boo by Phil Anker

    Fujifilm X70 – ƒ/5.6 – 18.5 mm – 1/250 – ISO 320 – Salisbury, UK

    I have often walked past this spot and been aware of the passing heads on the walkway behind the wall. Needing a minimalist shot for Photingo I thought this would fit the bill. I stood for a quite a while and took several shots every time somebody walked past, waiting for the best reaction.
    Of all the shots I took this was by far the best reaction and he was perfectly placed in the centre to complete the image.


    Hanging Out by Garry Davies

    Canon EOS 550D – EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II – ƒ/7.1 – 28.0 mm – 4sec – ISO100Perth, Australia

    I took this photo while on a photo shoot after dark in the centre of Perth. I was concentrating on capturing long exposure light trails from street traffic, but chanced upon this scene. My camera was already on its tripod so I quickly set it up just outside the alley where this group had congregated and hoped for the best. I was so lucky that one of the guys stayed still enough for the shot to work, and the longer exposure brought some really nice saturation to the colours of the night lights.


    Top down by Mister G.C.

    Ricoh GR – 18.3 mm f/2.8 – ƒ/7.1 – 18.3 mm – 1/2000- ISO 400 – Celle, Germany.

    I must say that this has to be one of my all time favourite shots that I’ve captured while out and about. It was a spur of the moment shot for the monthly challenge subject ‘Old Fashioned’. When I spotted the classic car approaching the zebra crossing I was about to cross I immediately turned away so that the guy did not have to stop for me and then I spun back around to take whatever photograph I could of him passing.

    The whole moment was over in a flash but I was really pleased when I saw the out come on the screen of the GR and even more pleased after I got it up on the PC and put it through LR5 & Silver Efex2.

    I just love the way that the car was not completely captured in the shot, giving it a dynamic feeling of ‘there’s more to come’, also the fact that the guy was turning the corner with the top down and having a drag on his cigarette all at the same time just finishes off this ‘cruising along in the sunshine’ scene nicely.

    It is such a huge personal favourite of mine that it is now my Flickr photostream page header.


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

    Draopsnai

    Phil Anker

    Garry Davies

    Mister G.C.


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