Your favourite photograph

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by BillN, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I've been in the UK for a few days, came for a wedding amongst other things - took quite a few shots of the wedding plus this and that and have loads of past images on my Laptop which I was showing to a friend, (after the wedding images).

    Now he said "what your favourite?" - got me thinking - I just don't have one ...... not at all ......... am I strange?

    Is that unusual? - maybe it's because I'm never satisfied with any from the "photographic" standpoint ........ I always see something wrong

    That's the problem with Forums - if I went back to "snapping" all would be OK ........ maybe

    What do you think? ......... other people's images tend to be my favourites
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I don't think I have a favorite yet. But one's that vie for the favorite position are ones of loved ones or whatever recent really good image I have taken. I often fall into the trap that I'm only as good as my most recent good shot..... and then I look at it a bit longer and see how it could have been improved. Ultimately I find most of my own shots disappointing on some level.
     
  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    i become more and more dissatisfied with my photographs.
    very occasionally i look at some of my older ones and think "yes, that's a well made image that does something", but I have an ever-increasing sense of my poverty both of technical skill and "vision".
    it does seem a waste of 40-odd years of pressing shutter-releases not to have learned much in so doing.
     
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  4. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    On flickr I have photo's that are most popular to other people but they don't necessarily correlate to the ones I like the best. I don't think i have any one favourite photo, though there are several that I'm more pleased with than the rest.

    Edit. This has prompted me to go and have a look to see if I can work out if there is a commonality between those images.
     
  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    The next one...
     
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  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    I have many favorites. After almost 50 years, I better have or otherwise I'd be washing the car or painting the bathroom.
    One has to be able to look back at ones work in order to move forward.....The favorites are the benchmark of progress....
    Don
     
  7. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    My current favorite

    To date, my favorite photo is one I have taken recently (because it is personal to me) - it is a photo of my daughter dressed for a shot used in an invite for a Jubilee event.

    Miss_She_Unique.
     
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  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Geeze Ian.... that just moved into my favorites list also.....
     
  9. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Wow thanks that is praise indeed.

    I wanted to use the X100 and was so pleased with the results went with this image for the invite. The lens is so sharp that I had to copy and use Gaussian blur to soften elements of the image.

    I am still amazed at the quality of image the X100 produces and love the silent shutter operation.
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I don't have a favourite: like others, I am never satisfied, really... that is, what I thought was wonderful some time ago, I won't necessarily think is that great anymore. With one exception.


    Pasha Bulker: 2007 by kyte50, on Flickr
     
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  11. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    that IS wonderful, Sue!:eek: :2thumbs:
     
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  12. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Joe,

    That is one amazing and moody photo!
     
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  13. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Fantastic images
     
  14. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Sue

    you know that I like bird images!!
     
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  15. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    I don't have a favorite but there are a few that I like.
     
  16. Grant

    Grant SC Veteran

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    Nov 12, 2010
    Lunenburg Nova Scotia
    Because my biggest joy is the making of a photograph therefore my favourite image is always the one I am working on. That doesn't mean it is my best photograph just my favourite one!
     
  17. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks. But who's Joe?
     
  18. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    lol!!!
     
  19. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I think that I tend to favour my more recent photos since they are the most up-to-date reflection of where I am at as a photographer. As time goes by I get more critical of older photos. Recently I had a large number of prints made, the majority of which were images I had taken this year. My wife said that she would have preferred that I had printed some more of our travel photos from the last five years, but for me those images were the then, whilst the ones I had printed were the now.

    As for choosing just one favourite, you ask too much...
     
  20. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Sorry Sue,

    Distracted or Dimentia - not quite sure but do know a great image when I see it and yours is stunning.
     
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