Published on December 30th, 2012 | by Harley0
12 Best Photos of 2012
With the addition of a new camera and editing software, (plus improving as a photographer) 2012 has been my best photography year yet. Here are my 12 best photos from the year 2012.
A man I met on the street over the summer. He was sitting on the ground with his belongings, and stopped me to ask if I would take his picture.
This was taken in the few minutes before the rain came down. I brought a plastic bag to wrap up my camera in case I got stuck in it on the walk home. Luckily this was only three blocks from my apartment.
Visiting my family is always interesting. In this shot I am standing in the middle of the creek with a waterfall behind me while our forest picnic is being prepared.
This was an accidental shot. I was trying to adjust my position and adapt to the sun flare, when my subject turned in that moment and I pressed the shutter.
The Reading Viaduct in Philadelphia is abandoned, but after a chance meeting with some fellow urban explorers, I discovered a hole cut in a fence where I was able to climb through and gain access to the overgrown tracks.
This shot was during a dance performance choreographed by the woman shown in the photo. We didn’t work together to get particular shots- I just believe I was in the right place at the right time.
Another accidental shot. This was moments after she was complaining about the wind continually messing up her hair. She turned to look at me again and- click.
This was part of a promo shoot for a dance company. They wanted the shoot to be completely serious, but how could you be with women in their underwear pouring champagne on each other? This was taken just ater the first, very chilly, pour of champagne.
I visited Longwood Gardens for the first time this summer and found complete tranquility in the shade of these vines here. This photos is the product of Lightroom experimentation. I was learning the settings and accidentally turned all the green leaves to orange- and it stuck.
I played with the perspective on this shot and rotated the final photo. Danielle totally rocked the shoot with everything I asked her to do- considering we were taking up a bunch of space in the middle the sidewalk in downtown Philly.
A second photo from the dance performance I attended. No coordination with the dancers, just the right place at the right time.
The original of this photo is rotated 180 degrees. The woman in the photo is a dancer and I wanted to emphasize her flexibility and put it in the context of as if she were falling.
I was extremely impressed with the improvement in my photography this year. Here’s to 2013 being even better!