Your top 5 for 2018

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DibblyDobbler

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10,361 posts

141 months

Tuesday 1st January
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Hi All - Happy New Year... it's showing off time again! biggrin

Reading back on what Rob said in last year's thread I could repeat almost verbatim as regards my 2018 photography - 'lost a personal thread somewhere. Not felt too compelled to get out and shoot, lacking inspiration, but really enjoyed the times I managed to. Choosing a top 5 shouldnt be hard from such a limited list!'

My 5 are below - what have you got? smile

(previous "Your Top 5 From..." threads: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)

In chronological order...

1. Got a few Kingfishers last year but was chuffed to get one with a fish smile

Kingfisher by Mike Smith, on Flickr

2. Had a trip to the Trossachs with Mrs DD for our anniversary - lucky with the weather!

Loch Voil by Mike Smith, on Flickr

3. Torridon (aka heaven)

The Liathach and Beinn Alligin (Explored) by Mike Smith, on Flickr

4. Dragonfly - spent a lot of time looking for one of these! Liked the way this fitted into the focus plane wingtip to wingtip

Common Darter (1) by Mike Smith, on Flickr

5. Well there had to be a bride in there somewhere! My favorite bit of this is the tiny reflection of the moon you can just make out smile

Two Bridges by Mike Smith, on Flickr

nre

435 posts

214 months

Tuesday 1st January
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Nice start Mike

I've also struggled to get out with the camera as much as I'd have liked due to various reasons.

Fortunately I had a number of unusual visitors to my garden helping me keep my macro habit satisfied, probably due to the countryside around being burnt to a crisp .

Here's a few I did get.

Newhaven 18-8 by Nigel Eite, on Flickr

silver washed fritillary on Verbena Bonariensis by Nigel Eite, on Flickr

Osteospermum by Nigel Eite, on Flickr

mind the gap by Nigel Eite, on Flickr

Sea Harrier by Nigel Eite, on Flickr

Happy New Year to all and here's hoping for more togging in 2019

Nigel_O

1,659 posts

163 months

Tuesday 1st January
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Is this a recurring theme for 2018? - I really didn't get out with the camera as much as I wanted to, must try harder in 2019

In chronological order....

March - a 9-hour round-trip to Tenby in South Wales to see the first proper snow there in decades

St Catherine's Island from Paragon Gardens by Nigel Ogram, on Flickr

May - my son and I chartered a helicopter for a flight along the Thames...

Cityscape by Nigel Ogram, on Flickr

...followed the same day by a visit to Dungeness

Off the rails by Nigel Ogram, on Flickr

June - the annual pilgrimage to La Sarthe, where the "TVR" fell apart on the first corner...

The front fell off..... by Nigel Ogram, on Flickr

And finally, a huge gap to December, and a day out to London

Square Mile by Nigel Ogram, on Flickr


ukaskew

5,157 posts

165 months

Tuesday 1st January
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1. Took my 3 year old to NYC in February, best week of my life...

New York Feb 2018 by Chris Harrison, on Flickr

2. An unreal experience at 76MM...

76MM by Chris Harrison, on Flickr

3. Annual trip to FoS...

Goodwood FoS 2018 by Chris Harrison, on Flickr

4. Always hard to pick one from the weddings, but I love this quiet prep moment...

Wedding by Chris Harrison, on Flickr

5. Finally an incredible week in Hong Kong hiking on my own, second best week of my life...

Hong Kong by Chris Harrison, on Flickr

DibblyDobbler

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141 months

Tuesday 1st January
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Great work Gents clap

Whoozit

1,791 posts

213 months

Tuesday 1st January
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I'll bite smile

I've been a member of Trey Ratcliff's Arcanum for nearly 3 years now. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be much focus on running this business these days. However the cohort I'm a member of has been a very supportive and constructive community which is likely to survive beyond the Arcanum. I feel I've pushed myself further down the fine art path in 2018. In no particular order, my favourite five this year


A dawn shot from Richmond Hill across the Thames. The serendipitous paddleboarder made my shot


An exercise in recreating a sunset glow, which came out remarkably well. Somewhere in the woods near Whistler in Canada


Pre dawn twilight on Lost Lake, Canada. The ripples were photographer intervention smile


Sailboat battening down the hatches in front of a summer storm in the Bay of Messinia, Greece


My submission to the Taylor Wessing photographic portrait competition - this is the only copy I have with me travelling at the mo, so ignore the irritating line at bottom left

DibblyDobbler

Original Poster:

10,361 posts

141 months

Tuesday 1st January
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Excellent thumbup

djsmith74

224 posts

94 months

Tuesday 1st January
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Happy New Year to all. Here's to another year of adventures and this are my personal favourites from 2018...

Atomic Weekend-47 by djsmith46, on Flickr

Rovinj by djsmith46, on Flickr

Old and New by djsmith46, on Flickr

Ullswater-65 by djsmith46, on Flickr

Classic Remise-23 by djsmith46, on Flickr

Gad-Westy

9,386 posts

157 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Love these threads. The talent on here just seems to get better and better.

Herd Groyne Lighthouse by G.A.D, on Flickr

Misty Morning by G.A.D, on Flickr

Roker Pier enjoying some sunshine by G.A.D, on Flickr

Cawfield Quarry under the milky way by G.A.D, on Flickr

Aurora over lake in Akaslompolo by G.A.D, on Flickr

DibblyDobbler

Original Poster:

10,361 posts

141 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Seems like you had a decent year Graham! clap

NDA

16,127 posts

169 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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ukaskew said:
2. An unreal experience at 76MM...

That really sums up the Members Meeting last year - my God it was cold!

Some great shots from everyone, loved the paddle boarder at Richmond.

VTECMFR

201 posts

29 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Some of the shots on here are seriously stunning. I got my first camera in December, so although I don't dream of having the quality shown so far, I would love to get some shots for 2019 that I am happy with.
Keep the pictures coming, I love seeing people's work.

Edited by VTECMFR on Wednesday 2nd January 16:49

Whoozit

1,791 posts

213 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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NDA said:
Some great shots from everyone, loved the paddle boarder at Richmond.
Aw, thanks so much! It does beg the question whether I start setting up that kind of action shot, instead of hoping something will happen.

jurbie

1,949 posts

145 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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I've purposely shot less this year and think I've enjoyed it more for it.

British GT, Oulton Park.


Blancpain GT, Barcelona


British GT, Donington Park


British GT, Rockingham


FIA WEC, Spa Francorchamps

toasty

5,392 posts

164 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Some fabulous pictures on here again this year. clap

Here are my best efforts in time order...

The queueing from 05:30 paid off.

Taj Mahal at dawn

This chap was on his holidays too.

Pushkar visitor

I'll have the Gharial steak please and make it snappy.

Gharial

More waiting for someone to walk in frame.

Framed woman, Tomb of Akbar, Sikandra, Agra

Maximum starburst!

St Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava

Edited by toasty on Wednesday 2nd January 14:29

C&C

1,583 posts

165 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Many excellent photos in this thread - some really talented photographers.

Like some others, I've not got out with the camera enough, but have enjoyed it when I did.

5 of mine, of fairly varying types from 2018 in the order they were taken:


Local building (January):

Symmetry1 by conradsphotos, on Flickr



White Collar Boxing (March):

3O2A3730 by conradsphotos, on Flickr



Farnborough Air Show (July):

3O2A5612 by conradsphotos, on Flickr



Hoverfly (August):

fly_c by conradsphotos, on Flickr



Angerland gig in Camden (November):

3O2A6227 by conradsphotos, on Flickr

DibblyDobbler

Original Poster:

10,361 posts

141 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Excellent! Love the hoverfly Conrad smile

Tony1963

1,568 posts

106 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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Gad_Westy, I really like Roker Pier. Thanks for sharing smile

RobDickinson

26,659 posts

198 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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inspiring stuff from everyone!

So my own groove still isnt really back , so much so I totally missed starting this thread, cheers DD! I have been out shooting this year but not near as much as I should, still lacking motivation for a few reasons and distracted by other things. I've bought an astounding $0 worth of gear this year which is an achievement in itself! Oddly the workshops have been doing OK though!

So top 5, lets see if we can do in chronological order too..

First shot from March from my most abused local spot a short walk from home on the port hills, overlooking Lyttelton.

cut loose.. by Rob Dickinson, on Flickr

Then April I got out at night to lake Ellesmere and a little lucky with some Aurora.
Geostorm by Rob Dickinson, on Flickr

A birthday trip down south to Te Anau in June and I found a very frequently shot Jetty to abuse further.
Te Anau by Rob Dickinson, on Flickr

September we had a yacht beach locally and shot the absolute st out of it, I ended up with a few I was happy with.
Tempus fugit by Rob Dickinson, on Flickr

And got out for yet another astro session towards the end of the year up to Castle hill/porters pass, ended up with this as my fav, probably end upo selling the mx5 this year as it just doesnt get used enough.
Chariot to the stars by Rob Dickinson, on Flickr

DibblyDobbler

Original Poster:

10,361 posts

141 months

Wednesday 2nd January
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The astro shots in particular are stunning Rob clap