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Show best of the month - January 2013

Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by Briar, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    The last day of the first month of 2013 is upon us. Rather than wait until the end of the year to see your favourite images from the past year wouldn't it be nice to see your favourite or best image for each calendar month? A little reflection on the image and why you like it at this point in time would also be nice to look back on at the end of the year.

    So folks, if you are in, post your favourite or best photograph from January 2013 with your words for reflection.
     
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  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Ooh WHAT a good idea!
     
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  3. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Waterfall at Mattiscombe

    SDIM0059.
    Sadly there are few shots to pick from this January, so this one will have to suffice. I like the wet texture and pattern evident in the rock. It might just be the start of a series showing details in the landscape, rather than the whole picture as it were.

    Barrie
     
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  4. Vidar

    Vidar SC Veteran

    223
    Oct 25, 2010
    Bergen, Norway
    Vidar
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    Skog by VidarFoto, on Flickr

    Great idea for a thread.

    I like this one best. Went for a walk with my M8 on a cold sunny day. Found some nice light in a forest :smile:
     
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  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Nice idea for a thread - might also make it easier to pull together a year end "best of" selection also if forced to think about it month by month. This one is my favorite of what I've done in January (which was a very light month of shooting for me). It was far from my most popular - not a mention on flickr or anywhere I've posted it, whereas some others got a lot more attention. But I like street shooting and there's something about the lines and shades and lines and shapes of this overall image, and the slightly blurred and wind-blown features of the woman in it, that I keep coming back to. And I always like vaguely mysterious doorways, opened or closed...

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    -Ray
     
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  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I also quite like the way the grasses above the waterfall sort of mimic and lead the eye into the falling water. Really interesting similarity - the grass growing up, the water falling down, but basically the same vertical lines and texture...

    -Ray
     
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  7. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Thanks Ray, it's informative to get such views, I probably don't analyse my pictures enough, tending to be happy with what pleases the eye in scenes like the one posted.

    Barrie
     
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  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I also didn't take many shots this month....and sadly very few were any good. I could have used a slightly wider lens to get the very bottom, but I had to make do with what I had. So the photo is slightly flawed, but it reminds me of a nice photowalk with some local flickr members.

    the North Point Water Tower by Lukinosity, on Flickr
     
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  9. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Damn Luke. It looks like ghosts either should (or already HAVE) start wafting out of the higher reaches of that tower, swirling around it, and reeking havoc all over the metropolis.

    That's a hell of a shot, and well processed as well...

    -Ray
     
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  10. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    508
    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Just a particular image I like from the past Meet Up, I don't have much images this month as well.

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  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    After my car broke down in early December, I have been pretty much grounded. The following shot should give some idea of what I have been doing instead of being out with the cameras.

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    Playtime with Hipstamatic by kyte50, on Flickr
     
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  12. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi SC Veteran

    270
    Feb 22, 2012
    Madison, WI
    Great idea for a series of threads. I wasn't able to shoot as much in January as I would like, too many other things to take care of and bad weather to boot. I took this while walking to the bus stop for the ride home one evening...

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    Light Trails at ECM by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr
     
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  13. AZK9lover

    AZK9lover SC Regular

    74
    Apr 10, 2011
    Chandler, AZ
    Stan
    Good to see everyone's start to 2013! Living in a normally hot & arid part of the US, it was a special treat for us to spend time with friends in the mountains of southern Colorado around the New Year, witnessing a nice blanket of snow during our stay and the local "pine cone" drop on New Year's Eve (a small town version of the NY apple...). My photo shows our departing view of North Lake, which I had never seen frozen over until then- you can still see some radial dike outcropping in front of the mountains, part of the natural beauty in that part of the country.

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    frozen North Lake by AZK9lover11, on Flickr
     
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  14. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    All images shot with the OM-D.

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    The best beer I have ever enjoyed.
    P35-100 @ 68mm

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    Wine tasting in Solvang, CA with the O15mm Lens Cap.

    Whitney High School Grand Opening for the Media Art Center:

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    P35-100 @ 100mm

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    P35-100 @ 100mm

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    P7-14 @ 14mm
     
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  15. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    508
    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    I gotta try a bottle of that brew.
     
  16. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

    747
    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Ed
    X-Pro1 with Voigtlander 15mm F4.5


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    E-PL3 and Olympus 45mm 1.8

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  17. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    539
    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Some awesome stuff already! All I have is a trial from the LX7

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    Dudley by mertlee, on Flickr
     
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  18. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    So far 2013 has mostly been about 2012...and 2011...and 2010...basically catching up on a lot of neglected, unprocessed images before an upcoming trip. My flickr account has therefore been far busier than my cameras.

    This might be my favourite from my small 2013 collection, taken with my Panasonic GH1 + 14-45mm zoom.

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  19. KianO

    KianO SC Top Veteran

    568
    Jun 27, 2012
    Geneva
    I'd choose this one from my set for january:

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  20. nianys

    nianys SC Regular

    176
    Sep 10, 2012
    Oooh, how cool is that ??
     
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