Your best three images from the last year.

emerson

Top Veteran
Oct 2, 2015
104
Maritime Canada
David
If you're like me, photography is both a pleasure and a frustration. A frustration, because perfection [whatever that is] is always another image away.

It seems to me that a thread, over time, could show us how our proficiency and our aesthetic sensibilities evolve.

So, please show us three images you've captured *over the previous twelve months* that you found satisfying. No need to explain why.

I'll start:

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KillRamsey

Super Moderator
Jun 20, 2012
124
Hood River, OR
Kyle
I'm notoriously bad at judging my own stuff. So who knows. But here are the three that jumped on quick review...


Exactly 1 year ago today: wife giving birth to a little girl, as a surrogate for a French family who couldn't concieve or carry a child. This is the moment my wife handed her over to her mother, less than a few minutes old, for the first skin-to-skin contact.
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Moab, Utah, a bit before sunrise.
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A short walk to a deep blue clear pond.
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rayvonn

All-Pro
Jan 19, 2015
124
On the one hand, I've finally been settled on the gear/ GAS front, on the other I can see this has not been the best year compared to others. When looking through the last 12 months' snaps, one should be able to see an image and think "yes, that's the one". Hasn't been a lot of that this year. Still, these are 3 which at least I liked.

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Sydney Mardi Gras; People by Otim, on Flickr
 

Graham Moore

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Oct 15, 2018
14
Vancouver BC
Graham
On the one hand, I've finally been settled on the gear/ GAS front, on the other I can see this has not been the best year compared to others. When looking through the last 12 months' snaps, one should be able to see an image and think "yes, that's the one". Hasn't been a lot of that this year. Still, these are 3 which at least I liked.

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The first image is phenomenal - the skateboarder frozen in space draws my attention and makes me observe the rest of the scene after a while.
 

rayvonn

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Jan 19, 2015
124
The first image is phenomenal - the skateboarder frozen in space draws my attention and makes me observe the rest of the scene after a while.
Thanks Graham, the reason it's a fav is that it was the first time I prepared for and properly managed sucessfully to capture something at speed how I wanted using a manual rangefinder.
 

Jim McClain

Regular
Nov 10, 2018
104
Teh REAL Northern California
"My best" tends to change with my mood, but these are among my favorites over the last 12 months:

Almost exactly a year ago on the bank of the middle fork of Feather River, near Portola, CA.
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The day after Spring sprung this year over Indian Valley, California.
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Almost harvest time just last month for one of my tenants.
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Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
I havent done much this year, but have been doing a lot of reprocessing instead of being out and about. I really am unsure if these are even from 2019, but they are the ones I’ve chosen from my 2019 folder. Best? Not by a long shot...but for this year... maybe.
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docfox

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Apr 2, 2011
104
Hatfield, PA
The radiator cap of a lovely 1929 Pierce Arrow model 133 coupe found at the 2019 Hershey (PA) Car Show.
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A chance shot of, Mercedes, (adopted in March 2019) nesting in the laundry.
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A rare quiet moment with Mercedes and her new best friend, Bentley, a big but cowardly guy who has been with us for a while. When they first met it sounded like the outbreak of World War III, but within a week they bonded and were playing, eating and sleeping together.
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mnhoj

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Jan 27, 2012
103
Los Angeles
John
I've been trying portraits of late.
Son #2 - Jake.
Favorite one of three..
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My dad.
Two of three..
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This is son #3. Gabe.
It's a composite of him at five and ten years old. I played with this with a few 500k images a few years ago. Today I dug up the originals(took a while) and reworked it. In a few years I'll add the third instance.
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