From my submission to Jim Goldstein’s Best Photo Project. Every year Jim gathers up the best images of photographers on the web and publishes a list, linking to the individual’s site or blog. I have participated every year since 2010.
Click on the link above to see the list. Be sure to check out the great images from some great photographers. Thanks to Jim Goldstein for doing this great service.
In the best light…
2016 was not a particularly productive year for me, so I limited my selection to ten images. We start the year in March with this marsh scene in black and white. “Cattails In Early Spring”
May brought with it a few good aurora storms this one was on the 8th.
A photo drive through the countryside on Canada Day gave me these two stormy shots.
“Storm In A Pond”
And this one: “Storm Textures”
I like the painterly look to the clouds in the sky. As I recall, I enhanced the grain to give it a rougher look and a more film like feel.
August had me shooting a wedding for friends. Their reception was in an outdoor tent in a backyard. The thunderstorm did not deter the celebration.
“Rain Or Shine”
September was the month of the harvest moon. We were late getting out and by the time I was situated the moon had lifted from the horizon. I was still able to capture this shot of a working swather and the moon.
“Into The Night”
Throughout the year, I saw many sunsets and a few sunrises. Most of them were great to see. I’ve posted quite a few this year and I don’t know it this was my absolute best, but it was one that I liked a lot.
Good friends will let you take pictures of them when they are working, even if things aren’t going so well. About this time the fourth combine had gone down. Luckily most were minor difficulties.
“Earl’s Combine Troubles”
It was a particularly late harvest in 2016. This shot was taken in late October and the crew worked well into November with a bit of cleanup in December even.
My final shot in this group comes from November. I was standing outside of the restaurant in Airdrie where we were about to have supper. I looked up at the sunset and saw the jet trail being lit by the same golden tones as the clouds.
I hope you have enjoyed my photography as much as I have presenting it to you. Thanks for looking and reading. All the best to you in the New Year!
In the best light…