Every year Jim Goldstein gathers up the year’s best from photo bloggers from around the world and publishes them in one big post. He’s done his blog project annually since 2007.
Best Photos of 2009 by JMG-Galleries Blog Readers – My first year
Thanks to Jim for this huge commitment.
In the best light…
My best, In the order that they were taken. I did a lot of post processing on older images, which I did not include. Only images shot in the last year are being shown.
January 6 – Sherri In The Snow – After shovelling snow off of our sidewalks, I ran in the house to grab my camera and flash to take this shot of my wife Sherri.
March 24 – Sky Waves – Heading north out of Ft. Providence, NWT, I noticed these strange clouds and quickly grabbed a shot.
May 9 – Ahead Of The Crowd – There is always a wealth of photo opportunities for automobile aficionados at the Didsbury Show and Shine. I often take a snap of a sign or other owner provided info on a vehicle, to correctly identify it later. I didn’t have any ID on this car and had to do an extensive search on the internet to determine that this was a 1937 Pontiac.
May 23 – Iris Garden – Flowers are great subjects and for me, backlighting only improves them. Blooms were in abundance at the Reader Rock Garden. Located across from the Stampede Grounds, it’s one of the lesser known inner-city parks.
May 23 – The Lions Sleep Tonight – Later that same night, we relocated to Crescent Road where I shot this great view of the Centre Street Bridge and it’s iconic Lions
September 25 – To The Horizon – Harvest time in Central Alberta near Trochu. A John Deere combine works the field. By it’s position near the top of a rise, the main body of the harvester is shown above the horizon, as is the dust cloud trailing behind.
October 3 – Gudrun – On Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk our leader, my friend Gudrun showed us through the Calgary community of Bridgeland. We stopped for a moment and I took the opportunity to make this impromptu portrait.
October 17 – Remember – Another photowalk, this time hosted by my friend Neil Zeller. We started out at the Peace Bridge and worked our way down to Poppy Plaza, where I captured this image.
December 8 – Simmons Building – In the city for an appointment and a gallery opening later, we had a couple of hours between. I decided to head over to the East Village to scout about. I saw the old painted on signage and had to get a shot.
December 20 – Aurora And Moonset Over Carstairs – I was just getting ready for bed when I checked the Aurora forecast. It looked good, really good, so I went out. Not much was happening when I got, away from the street lights. Not much happened the first hour and I thought I got skunked, but decided to wait. Am I glad that I did, the next two hours were amazing but by 3 AM I had to turn in, even though it was still going on.
These were what I chose to be my best from 2015. I hope you enjoyed them.
In the best light…
As usual, I’m ending this year with a roundup of what I consider to be my best images of the year.
February starts our little trip down memory lane with a day trip to Canmore. We stopped on our way out and back at the McDougall Church near Morley, Alberta.
This blog post has been copied from Jim Goldstein’s blog post: Best Photos of 2011 by JMG-Galleries Blog Readers (click to the left to read the original). For the last 5 years, Jim has collected photographers’ best photos from the previous year. This is my third year on the list, my blog post “John Fujimagari’s Best of 2011” coming in at #55. Last year’s blog post was Best Photos of Twenty Ten. The previous year, I wasn’t blogging and created a set on Flickr called Top 12, 2009.
Looking back on 2011, it was an odd year for me. It was the first year since I got a DSLR that I didn’t make a major trip or take in a workshop. Also, I did not make any major equipment purchases in the year. I did work on improving my post-processing and shoot more in my local area. The above image is a good representation of my work close to home. On a –20C afternoon, I didn’t venture far from our vehicle.