It’s become a habit of mine to look back through all my photos at the end of a year and pick one favourite from each month. These aren’t necessarily my best photos, technically, but they’re photos I personally like, that say something to me.
Here are my 2014 favourites. Click through to see them on Flickr.
I took this photo on my birthday, in Leigh Woods. It was nice to have lunch under a tree that was many times my age :)
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I will never stop loving Bristol’s harbourside.
I started learning a bit more about Lightroom this year. This was one of my early experiments in working my processing further than I would have in the past, and I count it as a success.
In March and April this year, most of my leisure time was taken up by watching Breaking Bad.
Don’t get me wrong, Crete is a beautiful place. But there was something about the light and shadow and urban decay of this little alleyway in Xania that I particularly liked.
I enjoyed making the usual look unusual in this shot of a fern from my back garden. I had to drape black fabric across my yard and stand on a small set of steps to get this picture.
Saint Nicholas Market is another of my favourite Bristol places. The juice bar attracts a varied crowd. Just to the right of centre here is my friend Matt.
Another of my favourite places — the extreme tip of Spike Island — and one of my favourite Bristol events. This was the start of this year’s Balloon Fiesta.
September saw the start of my recent adventures in old‐school film photography. This shot, though, was taken on a Canon 6D.
The British Historical Diving Society were displaying at Bristol’s Docks Heritage Weekend. I’m particularly pleased with this one, as I knew exactly the shot I wanted to get, and I got it, though it meant coming back on the Sunday with a different lens…
One of my first film shots I’ve been really happy with. Shot on my Leidolf Lordomat with Kodak Ektar 100.
I was watching a YouTube video of someone using a Hasselbad XPan. It’s a medium‐format camera that uses 35mm film — basically, it exposes the width of two standard 35mm frames side by side, in one shot, giving a very panoramic result. I can’t afford one of those, but I did keep the format in mind the next day when I went for a walk, and this crop from a 6D snap was what I came up with.
And that’s my favourites of 2014. If you’ve not had a retrospective look at your photos of the year, why not give it a try? It’s good fun, and choosing just a single photo from each month is an interesting challenge!