/ The best images that you have taken this year?

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The Lemming - on 20 Nov 2012
Not long till the end of the year, so have you taken any images that you have been proud of and are willing to show off?
Kimono - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
I like this one...the storm started rolling in as i was kitesurfing so made a quick decision to get out of the water.
Within 5-10 mins the clouds started to stream out like smoke:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kidsan/7887936698/in/photostream
Alex Ekins - on 20 Nov 2012
Philo22 - on 20 Nov 2012
CH - on 20 Nov 2012
Philo22 - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to CH: Nice!
Tall Clare - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

It's been a funny year, photographically, but the two (sorry - but they were taken on the same day, in the same place!) that spring out for me are http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_j_d/7029287373/in/photostream and http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_j_d/7031831883/in/photostream
CH - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to kieran b:

Ominous clouds!
Pursued by a bear - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming: I was quite pleased with this one of Norwegian singer Ane Brun taken at WOMAD. It's no great shakes by any measure but she was a fair way off and the lighting conditions were testing.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/7683896298/

There's another from Cornwall too, but that'll have to wait till I'm at a computer not on my phone.

T.
Tall Clare - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to Submit to Gravity:

That's not from this year though.

I've got a load of stuff that I either haven't printed yet or haven't scanned. The choice of what's online is limited, but I like those two that I shared.
Douglas Griffin - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

I'd say this one:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/douglas_griffin/6830638448
but there are a few weeks of 2012 left...
Mikkel - on 20 Nov 2012
Blue Straggler - on 20 Nov 2012
ChrisJD on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

One of the few better ones for me this year:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/no3iy6c1mdrziob/1206_S5O3015.jpg
Tall Clare - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to ChrisJD:

Very nice. I saw Simon yesterday and we were wondering how you were.
Tall Clare - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to Submit to Gravity:

There you go - a different sort of monkey: http://www.flickr.com/photos/c_j_d/8203156101/in/photostream (I forgot about these shots and this is perhaps my favourite from this year)
dixmarra - on 20 Nov 2012
Douglas Griffin - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to ChrisJD:

Are those boats on Mull? Seem to recall seeing something very similar between Craignure and Tobermory.
Kimono - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to CH:
> (In reply to kieran b)
>
> Ominous clouds!

Indeed...especially if you are at sea attached to a huge kite!
In the end, however, it al came to nothing and just blew away with hardly a drop of rain

ads.ukclimbing.com
ChrisJD on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to Tall Clare:

Doing well. Boys are growing up a bit fast mind.

Seems like ages since we went out for a stroll with a camera.
ChrisJD on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to Douglas Griffin:

Yes they are. We were just ambling along in the van and went past these beauties - it would have been rude not to stop for a short while.
janiejonesworld - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming: TC those are magnificent. Honourable mention for Mikkel (where did that come from?) and Blue S. Chris JD really lovely photo but why quite so much PS? spoils it for me a bit
ChrisJD on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to janiejonesworld:

No PS, just LR. My image, my choice! That's the beauty of the big ship that is photography.

Douglas Griffin - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to ChrisJD:

> Yes they are. We were just ambling along in the van and went past these beauties - it would have been rude not to stop for a short while.

Aye we stopped for a look but that was the one day in our week on Mull when it was pouring with rain, so no photo.
JDal - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Not sure about best, but I think I was happiest with this one:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johndal/6896135663/in/photostream/lightbox/
Nadir khan - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming: I think this may be one of my favourites this year
http://www.nadirkhanphotography.co.uk/image/495
Tom Last - on 20 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

I have taken quite a few so can't say exactly, but in the past few months I have been happy with these.

Kids at the station re-enacting evacuation
http://www.dipintosales.co.uk/(S(bfehl3wjkdksltj3mtcyhsrj))/thisisCornwall/Image/View/oysve80y9z

This because I very quickly realised I shouldn't be standing there, but managed to salvage something.

http://www.dipintosales.co.uk/(S(bfehl3wjkdksltj3mtcyhsrj))/thisisCornwall/Image/View/g4bi0d4xgf

This because theRed Arrows are ace
http://www.dipintosales.co.uk/(S(bfehl3wjkdksltj3mtcyhsrj))/thisisCornwall/Image/View/00x51mft5d

This cos I rarely manage to get good saves
http://www.dipintosales.co.uk/(S(bfehl3wjkdksltj3mtcyhsrj))/thisisCornwall/Image/View/h6p23dgoex

And this one because I thought I managed to capture something of Harry, veteran of D Day's character, despite clearly him doing most of the work for me :)
http://www.dipintosales.co.uk/(S(bfehl3wjkdksltj3mtcyhsrj))/thisisCornwall/Image/View/ue05tjwmjj
Pursued by a bear - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming: I'd forgotten about these three pictures; one of a poppy, one of a rose, one of a marigold. Taken in the garden on the rare occasions the sun shone last summer. Again, no great shakes - I offer no expertise as such, just enthusiasm - but I was very happy with how they turned out.

Rose http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/7628731436/in/photostream

Poppy http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/7172745071/in/photostream

Marigold http://www.flickr.com/photos/8411024@N08/7628557814/in/photostream

T.
Seb Lee on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming: my two favorites this year..

really like this one, and no idea why.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sebphotodump/7964738400/in/photostream/lightbox/

this is defiantly my second favorite.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sebphotodump/7964799422/in/photostream/lightbox/

unfortunately not much climbing related photography this year...
taine - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/taine/6792869268/in/photostream

bit of a lack of photo inspiration this year. New years rsolution will have to be to get the camera out a bit more!
Pursued by a bear - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming: There are some fabulous images linked to so far. I've commented on some on flickr but two general comments; there are some damn good photographers on here, and doesn't weather (good or bad) make for a good shot...

T.
jonnie3430 - on 21 Nov 2012
taine - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to Pursued by a bear:

+1

This photography forum and the galleries keep me coming back to this site
davidbeynon - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Not so many this year, although I took a couple I'm fairly happy with:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=205865
http://www.spectral3d.co.uk/misc/night/monte_cristallo.jpg
Dom Brown - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Possibly this one : http://www.flickr.com/photos/db91/6897022026/in/photostream/
or this : http://www.flickr.com/photos/db91/7692491546/in/photostream
or this : http://www.flickr.com/photos/db91/7567916644/in/photostream

This is my first year of having a "proper Camera" and I've really enjoyed it.
Richard Smith - on 21 Nov 2012
Jon Read - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:
Not done a lot this year, so this early morning one of Stac Pollaidh
http://www.flickr.com/photos/readza/7545707872/
Chalk - on 21 Nov 2012
bigpad - on 21 Nov 2012
PontiusPirate on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Damn - a lot of good stuff to go through up there - I don't think I've had a particularly productive year (not helped by the very premature 'death' of a new compact camera', one that I'd hoped to allow me to improve my 'on the hill' or 'on the route' shots), but here's the stuff I've felt 'better' about than the rest, organised roughly thematically, and the one's I've rated (as opposed to what other people have rated):

Mountain:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6872794954/

B&W landscape:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/7061629667/

Colour Landscape:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/8033719943/

Climbing:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/7775611824/

Abstract(ish):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6709742805/

Absolutely the best of the bunch so far :-)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drupka/6865531267/

Though I reckon I'll change my mind in a few minutes... ;-)

PP.
Nicholas Livesey on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming: Some really great shots folks! I've taken quite a lot that I'm happy with this year but I think this is still my favourite if not my best...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/7223139034/in/photostream/lightbox/
janiejonesworld - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming: love those first 3 of Chalk's and most of PP's but to me excessive post processing to the point of loss of the original acquisition has got badly out of hand in photography in general and many of the landscapes on this thread illustrate the point perfectly
Nicholas Livesey on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to janiejonesworld:
> (In reply to The Lemming) love those first 3 of Chalk's and most of PP's but to me excessive post processing to the point of loss of the original acquisition has got badly out of hand in photography in general and many of the landscapes on this thread illustrate the point perfectly

Sometimes, but often extraordinary light can make an image look as though it's been over done in PP...for instance, this one looks to me almost HDR but it's more or less straight out of the camera!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31983899@N03/8192892765/in/photostream/lightbox/

janiejonesworld - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to Nicholas Livesey: nice picture but in many ways you illustrate my point because nowadays people would look at that result of remarkable lighting and their first response would be "yawn, photoshop strikes again"
krikoman - on 21 Nov 2012
krikoman - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to Chalk: Brilliant Fly pic. 11/10
subalpine - on 21 Nov 2012
interdit - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Moved house twice this year and done a lot of DIY meaning that there was no photography for a 6+ month period :(

I am quite chuffed with this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7442278@N02/8175825725/in/set-72157631982360735
Unexpected arrival (I was cleaning lens), rapid departure, tricky light on the snow in full winter sun.

I like this one:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7442278@N02/8182959219/in/set-72157632000806133
Because, well, normally a daisy is quite a boring flower. I like the isolation, but also the movement in the background whilst the daisy is dead still.
interdit - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to interdit:

ps. I pretty much love most things on this thread. The main thing I like is the diversity of shots you all like as well as how good you all are at making the images!
Nicholas Livesey on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to interdit: That Jay shot is really nice :)
no_more_scotch_eggs - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

i took a few on holiday in st ives in september; i put some in my gallery on here, but even those had a pretty tenuous connection to climbing....!

this thread has finally inspired me to register for a flickr account, here are a few of the ones i really couldn't justify being on ukc...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90314759@N03/8207197972/in/photostream/lightbox/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90314759@N03/8207198638/in/photostream/lightbox/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90314759@N03/8207197278/in/photostream/lightbox/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90314759@N03/8206104743/in/photostream/lightbox/

cheers

gregor
Mal Grey - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Some wonderful images, folks.

I've been lucky to get a few I quite like, mostly taken when paddling.

Frost on the banks of the River Arun
http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/malgrey/Arun/arunjan2012038.jpg


Painted skies, near Pangbourne
http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/malgrey/Mornings/belowpangbournejan2012025.jpg


A bit flared-out in the background, but I like the ripple effect.
http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/malgrey/Thames%20Local%20-%20Windsor%20to%20Richmond/sheppe...


Canoe portage, Glen Affric
http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/malgrey/Affric/Affric087.jpg


Glasslike water on Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin
http://i603.photobucket.com/albums/tt112/malgrey/Affric/Affric021.jpg
Nicholas Livesey on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to janiejonesworld: That's a fair point!
Ken Lewis - on 21 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

My favourites are this bunch of hookers fighting over a cigarette on the main red light street in Madrid.

I didn't get much of the fight because the brawl sprung from nowhere, just a bit of blurry hair-pulling...

http://s113156749.websitehome.co.uk/images/madrid/DPP_0232.JPG

Then a moment of tension as the girls all gather their post-brawl thoughts (this is the only decent photo really)...

http://s113156749.websitehome.co.uk/images/madrid/DPP_0233.JPG

Then the fuzz arrived to arrest the main perp, and the other hookers went off about their business...

http://s113156749.websitehome.co.uk/images/madrid/DPP_0234.JPG

Jon Read - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to janiejonesworld and his/her potty mouth:
I think you've unnecessarily over-saturated your own language there. Remember, this is a public forum with a wide diversity of readers (ie, ages!)
AdrianC - on 22 Nov 2012
Tall Clare - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to AdrianC:

That first one's amazing - how? What? And blimey, you're on Flickr!
Alyson - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to Richard Smith: The 2nd one.
AdrianC - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to Tall Clare: Thanks! 'Twas at the airshow in Wanaka - it's some anti heat-seeking missile defence thing and the smoke followed the vortices created by the wings. I just happened to be pointing at it with a 300mm lens attached and pressed the shutter button more out of surprise than actual conscious desire to take a photo.

And yes, the new century is starting to permeate.
Blue Straggler - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to Tall Clare:
> (In reply to AdrianC)
>
> That first one's amazing - how? What?

It's The Angel of the South (Island), a transient installation :-)

Richard Smith - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to Alyson:
> (In reply to Richard Smith) The 2nd one.

Thank you, taken around 5 in the morning.
cbeard - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming:

Here's mine - Bagging a frozen lake in BC, Canada
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdbeard/6850821285/in/set-72157629255661061/

That, or a ski-mountaineering shot of Atwell peak
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdbeard/7038539071/in/set-72157629723194989/
Andy DB - on 22 Nov 2012
prog99 on 22 Nov 2012
Alyson - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to Richard Smith: You're welcome! That whole set is beautiful. A just reward for such an early start!
Alyson - on 22 Nov 2012
In reply to The Lemming: I think mine is possibly this one:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/a1yson/8017074997/in/photostream

but to be honest that's not saying a lot. Not been my best year for photography.
Lukem6 - on 22 Nov 2012

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