Photographer’s Dozen

Flickr has its ‘Best of 2010‘ group open for submissions. One photo per person – the best photo you can come up with for the year just gone. I spent about 15 minutes flicking through the many pages on Flickr that acccount for my overall contribution for 2010. I selected a dozen that I really liked.

Maybe I got the angle just right. Or captured a moment, like the couple in Mexican garb at the Bicentenario celebrations. Or framed the shot spot on, like the mask. Or I like the colour and contrast, as in the drummer shot. It’s all very subjective.

The top three photos were all candidates for the Flickr pool. My personal favourite was the mask, shot in the newly re-opened Museo de las Culturas just off the Zocalo. Really, it’s someone else’s art that I’ve captured, but I just like it. But I didn’t choose that as my best. I chose the drummer. I put them all in a set on Flickr if you want to have a closer looky-see at any of them.

4 Comments

  • You are a fabulous photographer and a fabulous blogger. I hope you win.

    Of the shots above, my favorite is the old woman on the steps.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where we will soon be taking pictures of snow. Ugh…

    • Thanks Kim! I guess I now have two reasons to pay up for the next lunch! It’s not actually a competition though. No winners. Just a gallery of the best.

      The shot of the woman – I got one comment on a group I entered that shot in that wasn’t so complimentary. Exploitation of poverty, or something along those lines. It’s fair to say that this is the sort of photo which can rub some people up the wrong ways. Although it did win me through round one of a Flickr competition…

      I just looked it up – in fact it was this shot but the pre processed version.

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/garydenness/4321036737

      Twas taken with my old Panny TZ5….it could take a half decent shot even if it isn’t half the camera the E-PL1 is. Although if you compare the original and this heavily processed version, it did produce snaps that sometimes required a bit of work in Photoshop to really get it to work.

    • I really like that photo, just for the look she is giving him. If the half a head on the right hand side weren’t there, and the quarter of a head bottom right….

      I could crop I suppose! But I think then I’d lose too much of the shot. Such is life…

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