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2015 Year In Review

January 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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.

A View of Old MainA View of Old MainA view of Penn State's Old Main, looking through the armillary sphere on the building's front terrace.


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.

General George WashingtonGeneral George WashingtonThis portrait, of General George Washington, is actually an image taken of a statue of the General in the visitor's center at Fort Necessity National Battlefield.


This image, of wild berries in West Virginia, was good enough to add to my Nature gallery:

Wild BerriesWild BerriesWild berries, near Stonewall Resort in West Virginia.


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:

Pencil HeadPencil HeadA macro-level look at the writing end of a mechanical pencil.


Last autumn, I tried to capture trees silhouetted in front of a sunset. I think it worked. (This is also in my Nature gallery.)

Sunset SilhouetteSunset SilhouetteAn early-autumn sunset, with a silhouette of trees in the foreground.



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.)





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