“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” – Ansel Adams Ok, so now that the onslaught of “Best of 2013” blog posts are starting to appear everywhere I just want to let readers know this is my first of that kind. I am not posting these images to join the club,...
Without a doubt the ice climbing, I love how you let the crazy ice formations remain the main focus of the image, rather than the climbing action itself.
Your work in 2013 was amazing. I just can’t imagine taking a shot like this!
I like the Jon Fullbright image very much, the blurred one…
It shows the various directions where the water moves. That image is a perfect representation of your work style.
Have a great new year.
Great selection! The ice climbing shot is my favorite of the bunch — there’s so much going on with the ice, yet the composition is so simple and clean.
I love the image of Chelsea — really beautiful mood captured there, with gorgeous light. Was that just after sunset?
Of the shots of Thomas, I prefer the first, which looks like it came right from a movie still.
Of the kayak shots, I prefer the first, as well — I feel there’s just a bit too much motion blur in Jon’s face in the second (though maybe it looks better larger?).
Martin – thanks for the feedback. Yes, that shot of Chelsea was captured just after the sun set.
Nice work! So being more of portrait guy and not so much an adventure shooter, I heavily favor the pano of Thomas. The lighting is subtle, moody and actually quite superb. It may not speak volumes about Thomas or the character he is portraying but the execution and composition is more painterly and controlled. I absolutely love that the shadows have just a hair of detail. Enough to sell the space but not drag you down with excess detail. I’m not sure you can compare an enironment portrait to a face portrait. Thats like apples to oranges. The face portrait relies heavily on an interesting face or the texture of that crazy beard and the environment and sliver of light is what makes the pano so fascinating to look upon. Anyway, your “other” stuff is quite amazing too. Hope you are doing well!
Brad – Thanks for the great comments. I do love those photos of Thomas! Hope you are doing well…