Show best of the month - July 2013

Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by Briar, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    A new month is upon so time to look back and choose your single most favourite image from July.

    Please share by posting below.
  2. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010

    Moscow by Briar34, on Flickr

    Within the Kremlin with the Ricoh GXR + 28.
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Using IR converted Canon G5.

  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
  5. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs

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  6. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Space Ship Guggenheim

    Too many photos to pick a favorite for July. But this one from my visit to the transformation of the Guggenheim in NYC stands out. The building is exceptional and incredibly photogenic in its regular form but the James Turrell installation makes it seem like you just beamed down from the Enterprise!
    Fisheye lens view from lying on the floor in the transformed atrium. Colors change over time...fantastic experience.

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    James Turrell

    If you live anywhere near NYC, go check this out.
  7. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
  8. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Silver Strand

    Walking in the woods. Caught this one with on board fill flash.,

  9. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Somewhat preoccupied this month (like moving house!), so few to choose from

  10. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    It's such a mixed joy, this monthly task: Do I pick my favourite or do I pick my "best"? The two sometimes coincide, but not this month, This one's the "best" from July


    b20130727-3 by _loupe, on Flickr

  11. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England
    I didn't take that many photos in July, I like this one, not because it is a great photo but because it captures the relationship between young and old.

  12. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
  13. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer [email protected]@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    I think this one. Its been viewed to heck (by comparison with my usual couple of dozen views) but only one comment, and that was just to garner membership of a group... I think its one of my better shots, with the exception of the blown highlights on the right.

    Out by the Lake 3 by kyte50, on Flickr
  14. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    This is one of my favorites for the month:

    JDP en Santurce by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    She was happy to be photographed and very insistent about getting her dog in the picture. The dog did not want to be photographed.


  15. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    For all of the photographs I took in Italy in July, many of which I'm very happy with, my favorite photograph of the month was a family shot that I showed on Facebook for those who know the people involved, but nowhere else. But its a photograph I love, of my wife, daughter, and mother-in-law, on a boat ride back from Capri. My daughter and mother-in-law only overlapped for a couple of days of the visit (which was good because the places we were staying were not big!) and one of them was a really nice day taking a trip to Capri. And this shot, of the three of the three generations of women in our family, taken with the RX1, is a shot I think we'll all treasure for a long long time...

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    Capri RX1-93-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

  16. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Great shot Ray. Whenever I see the word Capri, I hear this song play in my head. Even for those who don't care for Sinatra have to at least appreciate the brilliant Billy May arrangements. The "Come Fly with Me" LP from '58 is a gem from front to back.....
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  17. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    How could you not like Sinatra? I love the horns on that, alternating between sort of clean and innocent then kicked into gear by the drums to get bawdy and downright sleazy - thanks for that... And apologies for the horizon, but when it was straight, the women were really leaned over, so I had to make accommodation. But after your comment on that, I actually did pay a little bit of attention to trying to make the horizon level when possible, although I continue to pay NONE to whether it was in the middle of the shot!

  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    One of my customers says he thinks Sinatra sounds like a used car salesman....just shouting. I think perhaps this guy has only heard his stuff from the 60s which is to my ears...a little too much...trying too hard. His 50s LPs for Capitol are really the pinnacle of the genre for me.

    I'm not too concerned about the rule of thirds stuff.....if the composition calls for it. And obviously crooked horizons don't matter with a shot like this.....I wasn't even aware there was a horizon in this shot. You're a lucky man, Ray, with these 3 beauties in your life.
  19. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I guess I can understand not liking pretty much anyone. But it would be pretty hard to deny the guy's greatness over time. Sort of like the Stones - lots of people don't particularly like them but to deny their greatness and influence over time would just be silly. And, yes, I'm a VERY fortunate man...