What I'm Focussed On - Favourites of The Year (updating for 2016)

PrincessInOz

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The purpose of this Assignment is to review the fun we’ve had using our cameras in 2015. All cameras and skill levels are welcome.


This is one that will run for 2015. No prizes can be rewarded other than recognition for a job well done!


Please use pictures taken from January 2015 to the end of 2015! Afterall, the intent of this assignment is to showcase your favourite shots from this year.


If you post a picture, please share what you did to take the picture irrespective of whether you shoot with a point and shoot or a dSLR or phone camera. For those with a dSLR, please include your ISO, aperture and shutter speed; as well as a brief description of anything that might help others learn from your experience.




Other threads in the series:

Merry Christmas Lights
Fireworks for the Year
Picture Composition
Action Shots
Projection Mappings
Flowers and Gardens
Animals
Water
Land and City Scapes
Food Glorious Food
Blood Moon
FurBabies
Scavenger Hunt 2015
Favourites of 2015

 

PrincessInOz

Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!
Joined
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What I'm Focussed On – Favourites of 2015



Another year gone by! How did everyone go with their shots?

In the last couple of years, I've taken to picking my favourite 12 or 13 shots in my catalogue and turning them into a calendar for the next year. Who knew it would turn out to be a favourite gift in my family? As I was compiling this year's gift, it made me curious to see everyone else’s.


This assignment is all about your favourite shots in 2015.



Please share your shots!


(There are no references for this one! :))



princess::upsidedow


 

PrincessInOz

Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!
Joined
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So these are my favourite shots from 2015.


3.5 minute exposure. The first time using a 9-stop ND filter made sense to me with fireworks! Bwa ha ha ha.





Gentle colours of sunset in Melbourne.
http://s816.photobucket.com/user/PrincessInOz/media/2015/2015%20Quarter%203/03%20Dockland%20Fireworks/0717%20Docklands%20Fireworks%207.jpg.html





Getting lucky with a Bee whilst using a macro lens.
http://s816.photobucket.com/user/PrincessInOz/media/2015/2015%20Quarter%202/10%20CityWalk/0619%20Cityshoot%2011.jpg.html





A
t the inaugural Balloon Festival at Yarra Valley.
http://s816.photobucket.com/user/PrincessInOz/media/2015/2015%20Quarter%202/06%20Garden%20Bees/Garden%20116.jpg.html




L
izard Head rock, visible at low tide.
http://s816.photobucket.com/user/PrincessInOz/media/2015/2015%20Quarter%204/07%20Yarra%20Valley%20Balloon%20Festival/1025%20BalloonGlow-38.jpg.html





That Coat Hanger, Sydney Vivid Festival.
http://s816.photobucket.com/user/PrincessInOz/media/2015/2015%20Quarter%204/15%20Mornington/1114%20Mornington%20155.jpg.html





W
inter Thyme.
http://s816.photobucket.com/user/PrincessInOz/media/2015/2015%20Quarter%202/09%20Sydney%20Vivid/08%20Harbour%20Bridge/1506%20SydneyVivid%20610.jpg.html





A dash of colour during a particularly cold winter in Melbourne.
http://s816.photobucket.com/user/PrincessInOz/media/2015/2015%20Quarter%203/05%20Morning%20Frost/0719%20MorningFrost%2039.jpg.html





Y
ellow tulips always fulfil the promise of springtime for me.
http://s816.photobucket.com/user/PrincessInOz/media/2015/2015%20Quarter%203/09%20Melbourne/0726%20Exchange%20Day%201%2048.jpg.html





The old pylons at Princes Pier.
http://s816.photobucket.com/user/PrincessInOz/media/2015/2015%20Quarter%204/01%20Tulips/1003%20Tulips%2021.jpg.html





W
aiting for Lady Aurora Australis to show.
http://s816.photobucket.com/user/PrincessInOz/media/2015/2015%20Quarter%204/06%20Princes%20Pier%20sunset/1017%20PrincesPier%2030.jpg.html





A picture of 3 Trams at the Melbourne Town Hall. There are building projections at the town hall every Christmas. It's always an interesting exercise trying to capture the projections when the trams, cyclists, horse drawn carriages and cars are whizzing past.








princess::upsidedow
 
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  • mom2rtk

    Invented the term "Characterpalooza"
    Joined
    Aug 23, 2008
    Wow, PiO, what an amazing collection you put together this year. Just remarkable. Well done!
     

    PythonFan888

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jun 8, 2011
    I've been doing a year-end Favorites album on Facebook for the past few years but it's been mostly for family and friends. I'd like to share the ones I have on the 2015 folder that I've chosen for this year. They're not necessarily the "Best" but they're the ones that bring a smile to my face and make me feel that "2015 was a good year to take pictures."

    Antelope Canyon. June 10, 2015
    The slot canyons on Navajo land south of Page, Arizona should be on every photography enthusiast's bucket list. The "waves" on the red sandstone created by years of erosion are perfect examples of nature's abstracts.

    Antelope Canyon 3
    by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

    Castle Sunset. August 27, 2015
    A must-take on every visit to the Magic Kingdom. This instance I tried a different approach to processing and I think it turned out quite well.

    Another Castle Sunset
    by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

    Steel and Sand. August 1, 2015
    The Joust to the Death at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. The frantic action and the back light from the setting sun made this a real challenge to shoot but the results were worth it.

    Steel and Sand
    by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

    Dusk at Hopi Point. June 8, 2015
    Grand Canyon National Park. I'm still struggling to find the words to describe the beauty of this place.

    Dusk at Hopi Point
    by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

    Muggles at Diagon Alley. August 26, 2015
    Universal Studios, Florida.

    Muggles at Diagon Alley
    by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

    All Terrain Armored Transport. March 10, 2015
    One of the more difficult night shots at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

    All Terrain Armored Transport
    by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

    Rapunzel's Tower. March 14, 2015

    Rapunzel
    's Tower by Allen Castillo, on Flickr

    Storm Trooper. March 10, 2015


    Seafoam Fairy and Friend. August 1, 2015
    Bristol Renaissance Faire


    Full Moon and Spacehip Earth. August 28, 2015
    It was our last night at the parks and we were making our way toward the Epcot exit when I glanced back and saw this view. I had to set the tripod down one last time and capture the image. A fitting end to our most recent visit.

    Moon and Spaceship Earth
    by Allen Castillo, on Flickr
     

    PrincessInOz

    Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!
    Joined
    Feb 8, 2010
    Wow, PiO, what an amazing collection you put together this year. Just remarkable. Well done!
    Thank you! I'm hoping to see your collection?
    I think I've seen a few remarkable shots of yours this year around the boards.
     
  • PrincessInOz

    Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!
    Joined
    Feb 8, 2010
    Another year, another set of favourites! Updating this thread for 2016. Where did the year go?

    Sunrise, sunset. Swiftly flow the years.
















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    klmall

    aka Kathy
    DIS Lifetime Sponsor
    Joined
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    Princess - Did I miss the 2016 version of this thread?
     
  • klmall

    aka Kathy
    DIS Lifetime Sponsor
    Joined
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    Having posting issues so will start again in next post.
     

    klmall

    aka Kathy
    DIS Lifetime Sponsor
    Joined
    Oct 2, 1999
    I've been creating photo calendars for at least 10 years now expected for every Christmas! Yet, it's non-family members who seem to appreciate them the most. I'm rethinking the expense and time I put into them.....Here are some of 2017's favorites.















     

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