Weekly challenge - best of 2017 12/30 - 1/5

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  1. snowbear

    snowbear Big Furball Supporting Member

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    Love #2


     
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    I agree, I just do it on a monthly or sometime a weekly basis, comparing to my journal notes. I really do not do much pleasure shooting, I mainly do project shooting. My refection shots are an example of what I like to shoot on a personal level. I like to spend time looking at the various photography books and seeing if I am making progress.
     
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  3. Philmar

    Philmar Been spending a lot of time on here!

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  4. smoke665

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    I worry sometimes that the Marine in you becomes more about the next mission then reflections on the enjoyment of a pleasurable endeavour. Sometimes I like to just set back and take in the beauty of an image, not critique it or improve it just enjoy. Photography for me is strictly for personal enjoyment, as is every image I shoot. Of course I seek to improve, I know I've improved, I know I've a long way to go, but I'm under no schedules, restrictions, or expectations. I'm free to explore, and that my friend is my definition of the ideal hobby.
     
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  5. zulu42

    zulu42 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I decided, finally, that rather than be disappointed I didn't have my DSLR for this moment, to be glad I have a phone that takes good pictures!

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  6. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg Hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think your glass was more than half full here! What a great scene. I do the same thing sometimes when I kick myself for not having my camera but you're right. Having just about any phone these days is a million times better than the options even as little as 10 years ago.
     
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  7. smoke665

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    I've seen a lot of photographers that would be more than willing to claim this one. It's a great shot!!!
     
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  8. zulu42

    zulu42 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    :) Thanks very much. There's a fair chance I would have screwed up and lost the shot with the DSLR, anyway!
     
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    fishing4sanity No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Following zulu's lead, I'll be grateful for pretty good cameras on today's cell phones as well. Here are a couple of my favorite work photos from this year; a sunset while I was planting peas this spring and a summer storm moving through over a field of sugar beets.
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  10. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    If you didn't tell us nobody probably would have known.
    Great images whether taken by a phone or not.
     
  11. snowbear

    snowbear Big Furball Supporting Member

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    Getting ready to brave the other drivers in this snow storm.

    This is one of the studios at the Maine College of Art, taken back in the summer (no tables or stools). Two of the people that were on the school tour with us.
    Nikon D40, AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (kit) @ 18mm; 1/500 @ f/5.6, ISO 800. Converted to B&W in LR.
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    Apples in the truck at Clyde's Cider Mill, Old Mystic, CT.
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  12. gk fotografie

    gk fotografie èn...dat zoeken we op! Supporting Member

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    Missed saterday - tuesday, so today one photo as an extra.

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