Personal Favorite Photograph for 2011

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  1. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    This is mine.

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    I love taking Nikki to Playgrounds, have since she was a few months old. Playing on the swings is her favorite activity, photographing her in motion is my favorite.

    Please post your personal favorite for 2011 here, even if it has been posted elsewhere.
     
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  2. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

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    I took this picture of my son when I was playing around with my then newly acquired Fuji X100. After slight cropping and some post processing I ended up with probably the best picture I have taken of him.

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  3. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/colette_noir/6393493217/" title="Twilight Skies, Layers by colette_noir, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="424" alt="Twilight Skies, Layers"></a>
     
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  4. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

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    Lili, that would make a beautiful bookmark.

    I sent out bookmarks as Christmas cards a couple of years ago - a rousing success.
     
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  5. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    I'm thinking about it, but I don't know that I can choose a favorite. :redface:
     
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  6. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
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    Honey Bee on Purple Loosestrife

    Well, it's my favourite at the moment.

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    Panasonic G1 with 150mm, f/4 Kern Paillard C mount lens

    Barrie
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/otra/5727587977/" title="5-11-96.jpg by BBW: BB Wylie Walden, on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="680" alt="5-11-96.jpg"></a>

    Our daughter the evening before her college graduation.
     
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  8. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    This is my son as we were about to hike out from our first ever backpack together (along with another dad and son). We'd been gone two nights and he came down with a cold and we had a long hike ahead of us, but he was proud of his accomplishment.

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    It's hard to pick just one picture (especially with two kids), but he likes this picture a lot and it marked a special occasion, so I'll note this as my favorite in 2011.
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    Oh, Andrew - no wonder this is your favorite! What an accomplishment - and one can see your son's pride and happiness so clearly. He's such a cute little guy, too - love those teeth!
     
  10. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
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    Great idea for a thread and some fantastic images so far!

    2011 was the year I jumped into photography. I had an LX3 for a couple years prior, but had not really gotten serious. I picked up some Oly m4/3 gear, a GXR, LR and the Nik plugins this summer ... still have a lot of learning to do and still need to dial in on a particular style or vision (so far, has been a little bit of a shotgun approach).

    It was fun to go back and look at my 2011 images. The one that I still like the most was a handheld shot on a snowy night with my E-P3 and 20/1.7. I cropped it down to about 25% of the original size and processed through Nik Silver Efex. It makes me want to go back and grab a better version... maybe a bit higher up in the parking ramp and with my Oly 45mm, so I can crop less.


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/krugorg/6380454081/" title="winter night sentinel by krugorg, on Flickr">[​IMG]"720" height="1000" alt="winter night sentinel"></a>
     
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  11. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    You can always post your favorite for the moment, then come back and edit the post if you change your mind.
     
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  12. BBW

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  13. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Me and my family on one of our many visits to university towns in 2011
    Only a few months now and all three will be off to University, (All being well)

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    R0016215ex by meaning_of_light, on Flickr
     
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  15. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
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    We had a similar thread at mu-43, and after struggling to decide I ended up cheating and posting one favourite from each camera I used in earnest throughout the year. Trouble was, there were six different cameras :eek:
     
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  16. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    This is it.

    My first grandchild, a girl. Taken in May, 2011 with a NEX5. I cannot imagine why it took me any time to realize this has to be the one.:biggrin:

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  17. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

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    She's beautiful Dan.
     
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  18. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

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    Thanks Heather!
     
  19. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
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    I think mine is this one, although the field of poppies isn't far behind. I've learned such a lot in the past year, here's hoping I continue picking my way through 2012!
    [​IMG][/url] Roddy by heather_t_vet, on Flickr[/IMG]
     
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  20. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

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    the Quintessence of "Dog"!!!!
    MyBeagle use to look like that when he woke me in the morning