As we start the new year, and I look back on my photography from 2015, I notice that I definitely improved as the year went on.
Maybe it was just due to the fact that I shot a lot more images last year than in previous years. It may also have been related to my use of Lightroom for my post processing (though most processing software is powerful enough these days to do whatever you want).
Most likely, it was just that I'm starting to learn what makes a photo really work. That's not to say that I always create good photos now. But I think I'm a tougher critic of my own images.
Anyway, I thought it would be cool to re-post what I consider to be my best images from 2015. I took a lot of shots, but I've narrowed it down to these 5 photos.
First we have an image of Old Main at Penn State University. The idea for this angle is not new, but I'm still glad I got the shot.
Next, a head shot of a statue of George Washington, taken at Fort Necessity in Western Pennsylvania. The side lighting really makes this shot interesting.
This image, of wild berries in West Virginia, was good enough to add to my Nature gallery:
I had some fun with macro photography this year (though I wish I had done more). This is a good example which may also be seen in my Still Life gallery:
Last autumn, I tried to capture trees silhouetted in front of a sunset. I think it worked. (This is also in my Nature gallery.)
I think I had several other good shots, but these were my favorites. Do you have a favorite? (Or even any shots that you hated?) If so, let me know by leaving a comment.
To see a gallery of all shots posted to this blog, take a look at my Blog Archive. (Just don't look too closely - they're not all gems.)