Sunday, July 10, 2011

My 100 best photographs

I'm becoming increasingly pleased with my photography. I'm by no means a professional, and I use pretty low-end kit - phone cameras and cheap digital cameras - but when I look back at the pictures I've taken over the last few years, I'm pretty happy with the composition and the use of light, and very occasionally I even get a good shot of a person. I've really enjoyed learning to make the most of what I've got, and I'm particularly happy with some of the phone camera shots.

As I was looking through ten years' worth of photos, I could see some very clear themes emerging: silhouettes, sunsets, trees, shorelines, shots through trees, forced perspectives, dilapidated buildings, and roofs.

I've tried to pick the best 100 of my photos and I've assembled them into a Flickr gallery. Sadly, many of the pictures from amazing places like Bombay weren't particularly good, so they're not represented. Most of them are from the last few years, so there's a heavy bias towards pictures of Florida. I had a hard time with the family pictures: some of the pictures I think are great probably only had meaning to me, so I cut most of them as well. Same with the events: the pictures had to work even if you weren't there, and most of them didn't. As a result, most of what I'm left with is landscapes, nature shots and buildings.

Anyway, do stop by and take a look. If there's anything you like, please leave a comment or like it. It would be good to find out what other people think.

One last note: none of these images - with one exception, which I noted in the caption - were Photoshopped, Hipstamatic'd, or even cropped. This is exactly how they came out of the camera. I thought of messing with them, but I decided to leave them exactly how they are.