My Favourite Shot in November 2016

    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 why their shot is their favourite.


    On a different level – Phil Anker – London, UK

    Pentax K70 f/6.3 – 50mm – 1/200th sec – ISO 200.

    Taken in London on a day trips to meet up with one of my Flickr contacts.I have seen several versions of this so cannot claim it as an original idea and have even heard it described as a cliche shot.
    It was a strong Winter light and of course lots of people on the bridge which both added to the effect. I was using a zoom that only had a widest setting of 50mm which made it difficult to get as much in the frame as I wanted. In fact I had to lean backwards on the railings to get the final shot.
    I enjoyed taking this as my version of this iconic view.

    Everyone is watching each other – Draopsnai – London, UK.

    Panasonic DMC-TZ60 – f/5.6 – 44.8mm – 1/200th sec – ISO 200

    The reason this is my favourite is the man’s reaction to the woman passing by. I would have been happy with the 2 chefs in white contrasted with the woman in dark on the steps…but human nature being what it is just helped this pic.

    The Pedestrian – Mister G.C.– Hamburg, Germany.

    Ricoh GR – f/3.2 – 18mm – 1/2500th sec – ISO 800

    My favourite shot of the month has to bee the shot of this woman walking across one of the many bridges in Hamburg while on a sightseeing bus trip around the city. Apparently Hamburg has more bridges inside its city limits than any other city in the world and more canals than Amsterdam and Venice combined.

    So why was this may fave? Well first of all because my little Ricoh GR never let me down even through the window of the bus. I seen her walking along and I thought to myself ‘I wish I was down there so I could get a shot of her against the interesting background’. But as you can see the shot worked out pretty well from the upper floor of the bus.

    The other reason I like this shot so much was the fact that I could really go to town on it in Light Room 5. I do enjoy post editing some images to try and create the shot that I had in mind when I hit the shutter button. There were lots of reflections and contrasting areas to play about with and after the final crop I decided this was my fave for November.

    I’ve posted the ‘straight out of the camera’ image below the b&w image to show the difference between the shot I took and the shot that I had visualised when I looked out of the window.




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