Is it too late for a “2014 Best of” post? Hopefully this one is only arriving “casually late”.
That said, regardless of your photography experience, I think it’s a good practice to go through your photos periodically and choose a few that you consider to be among the best. The transition from December to January provides, if nothing else, a convenient marker.
So, in no particular order, here are a few from my 2014 archive.
This is arguably my best Milky Way image. More details here.
From a quick trip up to Mt St Helens – here’s an image of the edge of the crater that I’d posted over on the Facebook page.
And there I was standing on the Morrison Bridge (trying to get an image for the Bite of Oregon) when the bridge went up. I also posted a number of images from that gig over on the Camera 47 Facebook page.
From the Harrisburg Harvest Festival and Tractor Pull. More images from that afternoon can be found here.
Who would have thought that fisheye lenses and historic bombers were a great combination? More images of this B-17 can be found here.
2014 was the year that I learned about the IR72 filter + X100s. More details can be found here.
Happened to be in San Francisco for business and brought the X100s along. This is a panorama cobbled together from a series of handheld images.
Could I really have an annual list of photos and not have a rodeo image?
Or two? More images from this year’s Philomath Frolic and Rodeo can be found here and here. If you’re looking for more rodeo – check out the Exposure story.
Or some hot air balloon photos?
Just playing. This photo can also be found over on my Exposure.co site.
Had a chance to shoot some Polar Plunges for Oregon Special Olympics. The Portland event had a group of Super Plungers that ran once an hour for 24 hours into the very chilly Columbia River. I posted a number of photos from my time with the Super Plungers over on the Camera 47 Facebook page.
Just a bit of flooding here in Corvallis.
More Viking! At the Bend Polar Plunge. More images from my trip to Bend can be found here.
The debut of Saddle Shop over the summer. You can see more from this gig over at Exposure.co.
Was looking for a vintage-feeling portrait for this one that connected the student, his school, and sport.
At the county fair for a dance performance and happened to have the X100s + IR72 filter with me. Really dug the architecture + sun + colors on this one. I thought the combination provided an unexpected industrial feel.
Our dog was waiting for a bit of beef jerky in some pretty strong light with shadow.
Christmas morning sunrise over Fish Lake just outside Leavenworth, WA. Not sure what created all of the sparkles speckles. I’m guessing it was a really dirty filter. Then, again, it was Christmas morning.