This is the time when many photographers are posting what they consider to be their best shots of the year. I don’t do this because even the thought of sorting out my best dozen or so greatest hits reduces me to a gibbering idiot. Same goes for getting a portfolio together on the odd occasion that I’ve needed one – I just ask someone else to do it with no input from me.
Saying all of that I do usually end up with a few photographs that I am fond of – not because they are in any way great or even good photos but but because they are outside of my usual genres or comfort zone. In other words I like the images where I’m, in effect, playing tourist.
Using a cell phone is very different than using a DSLR or even a compact camera, the whole experience leads to a different way of seeing and becoming familiar with it has enabled me to see in a way that lets me shoot photographs like the one above. This is not even a good photo but I am fond of it because it represents a step forward for me with regard to my photography education.
So please just don’t ask me to pick out my favorite black and white still life’s of the year.
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