Flickr – Your Best Shot 2013

It’s that time of year again. The end of the year. Time to sift through the last years snaps to choose my finest effort and upload it to the Flickr 2013 Best Of group. There’s a few to choose from, taken far and wide. Marrakech, Krakow, Brighton, Bournemouth, London, Amsterdam, Arundel and more. I’ve had a nice half hour on a photo tour of my last year, picking the ones I like and then whittling them down to a manageable number. I picked a Baker’s Dozen as the final candidates for my photo of the year. Here are the 12 runners up…

However, I can submit just one photo to the group. Some of the photos above were ‘almost great’. The two ladies at the wedding? And someone else’s elbow. The photo of Mrs P was nice. But her face needed just a bit more light and clarity. The bird in the pond, just too little definition of its feathers for my liking. The Auschwitz photo came out nicely, but it is oh so cliche. The castle shots would look great in a magazine. But would they suit a gallery? Methinks not.

The reflection of river side houses in Krakow was definitely a possibility. But in the end I decided against it. I picked a photo that is, like the Auschwitz sigh, potentially a little common. But I had used a few filters to give it an arty twist. And it just looks nice. Perfectly printable. And so, I present to you, my Best Shot 2013 – a capsule of the London Eye in mid flight. Now, what was your best shot of 2013?

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8 thoughts on “Flickr – Your Best Shot 2013

  1. The vignetting of your London Eye shot is very nice, and given the strong backlighting with the clouds, doesn’t look artificial. It’s also interesting how you’ve used a limited, muted color palette too.

    My best shot of 2013? I have a lot of looking through shots to find it. I have some lovely shots I took in Zacatecas in the Spring. I’ve also been meaning to write about it on my blog. Perhaps I should kill two birds with one stone.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    San Francisco, CA
    Where we got the opportunity to take some fun shots of our two young nephews (5 and 1 y/o) today.

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    1. Now that you do indeed have a blog, there’s no excuse not to share some of your photography with us! Especially of Zacatecas, a place I long meant to get too, but never quite managed.

      Don’t kill the bird though, please!

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