What Was Your Most Significant Shot Of 2013?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Chris Dodkin, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Good comment Rob, a reason behind the chosen ones would be great. It'd be interesting to hear peoples thoughts and sentimental values.
     
  2. Graeme Harvey

    Graeme Harvey Active Member

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    For me, it had to be this one.

    Setting up in the kids' playroom with all that lovely bright coloured junk and the textures of the different toys made it such a fun photo to do. I loved the fact I could use bounce flash, the fact the the camera picked up so much detail (the full-size picture still astounds me) and I was so pleased with the interaction of the two guys in the photo, the fact that it looks quite like a natural 'snap' and I'd only had the camera and flash a fortnight so everything was so new.

    Happy, happy photo, this one.
     
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  3. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Yeah, I remember those very well @Brian Moore. Very nice.
     
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  4. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    This is a great thread!
     
  5. Davie Hudson

    Davie Hudson Well-Known Member

    The reasons for mine... The Stag. this shot was pure luck and spurred me on to try my hand at a commercial venture and name it after the fella in the picture, Red Stag

    The waterfall, This was one of the first pictures sold in my exhibition and I also received a lot of praise for it, it generated over 30,000 views on facebook ... it was justification for using whatever you have to hand as it was taken and edited on my iPhone
     
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  6. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    one of my favorites from the year, though this is an older version and needs to be straightened and cleaned up a little more...
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  7. Davie Hudson

    Davie Hudson Well-Known Member

    Brilliant Beth
     
  8. Lesley Jones

    Lesley Jones Otherwise know as Zooey

    For me I think, it has to be this one. I really shouldn't have gone to Cornwall and Devon - work and the zoo make me more exhausted every year and I struggle on a normal day. To add to the 4.00 a.m. starts and not going to bed until after 11.00 p.m. I had a rotten cold and drove well over 1,000 miles in less than four days. On this day I walked around six miles in search of my subjects - the wind was gusting so much here in the middle of Dartmoor that I had to hang on to the tripod. I didn't leave until it was nearly dark and I still had a mile to walk back to the car and another two hours to drive back to the B&B. If nothing else, it proves I can look after myself :)

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  9. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Lovely image Lesley, I do remember this one.
     
  10. Lesley Jones

    Lesley Jones Otherwise know as Zooey

    Cheers Dan! I'm doing Exmoor this year. It's smaller ;)
     
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  11. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Here's mine

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    This was a turning point for me - my first weekend with the Blad - we were attending a family wedding, and I decided I'd bring it along and shoot some photos.

    This was on the first roll - I knew I'd have to be quick, so a chose a point on the pavement, focussed on that, and waited for the father and bride to hit their spot.

    Something about the Zeiss lenses, the TMAX, and the Blad - they create their own special look

    As soon as the film came back from the lab, I was sold - best camera/lenses I've ever owned, and a pleasure to use
     
  12. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Excellent, Chris. I know what you mean - the quality of camera and lens is very high. I get close to that with the RB67 Pro SD, but with the added weight.

    This is a fine photo. I keep getting drawn to the ring on his finger, almost dead centre of the frame.
     
  13. Peter McCullough

    Peter McCullough Well-Known Member

  14. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I remember it well, Peter. Beautiful. Wish we had that weather today.
     
  15. Lesley Jones

    Lesley Jones Otherwise know as Zooey

    I haven't seen this one before Peter, but I'm so glad you posted it again. It's stunning! :)
     
  16. Peter McCullough

    Peter McCullough Well-Known Member

    Thanks Lesley, appreciate the kind words.
     
  17. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Beautiful colors in that one, Peter.
     
  18. Larry Bolch

    Larry Bolch Member

    Lake Louise in Banff National Park, is probably one of the most photographed landscapes in the World. However, while driving there, at 6,000 feet altitude, we ran into snow. At the lake. I was presented with a scene that included a blizzard across the lake, and blue sky right beside it. Breaks in the clouds flooded the mountainsides with sunlight, while forest in the shade was extremely dark. Impossible dynamic range. I ran a ±3.0 auto-bracket and used the new HDR functions in Photoshop CC. Thus, a whole new view of a scene much photographed.

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  19. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Lovely colour in that shot Larry!
     
  20. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    That's blooming awesome Larry.
     

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