As judge by a panel of one, while sitting on my couch on a dreary winter day, sipping a beverage with my lovely bride next to me.
Number 1 Picture of the year
Yes, it’s of my favorite person.
This was taken on my birthday with the new 50 mm lens she bought me. Finally, a lens with a short depth of field.
Sweet Annaleise is my second favorite picture of the year. It should have been obvious that children and grandchildren would be high up on the list. The following was a recent addition, and made it for the beautiful expression of her wearing her auntie’s dress. We are hoping to take a few more pictures of her wearing the dress before she outgrows it. Well, when she actually grows into it.
Just a question: Why can’t we start dressing our little girls like this again?
I love this picture, especially how it came about. It’s a real contrast with the absolute beauty of a an antique fire truck, against the back drop of an antique garage. One is in mint condition, the other close to being condemned.
This was monochrome magic in my book. The reflection of the sun, the sky, the Kamikaze. It just seems to be a “big” picture for me.
On one of our Saturday morning dates, just before we headed out to Starbucks and Trader Joe’s, I had my lovely bride stand and smile. I love the color and the fact that it captures a bit of our living room.
In the collection of photos on doors, I also added door handles. I love this one for color and the reflection in the glass.
Shooting the 1936 Auburn Boattail was a lot of fun. I was attending one of Joey’s baseball games when Andy and I spotted the classic pulling into the parking lot. We had no idea what it was, and the research on it was just as much fun as taking the pictures.
Wait, we are on the eighth picture of this post, and I finally add a picture of my boys? It happens.
I love this one because Joey was so excited about riding the Kamikaze. On the other hand, Andy was quite nervous about it, which I didn’t know until later.
Pure romance and affection.
This was another part of my big birthday, in which Heidi gave me a new lens for my camera, was was the simplicity the lens gave me with things like rocks.
Love the 50mm lens! I know it is used for portrait shots, and to great effect, but I used to use it to capture great shots of our daughters’ ballet group. You couldn’t use a flash and there was lots of movement, so you needed something that would let in a lot of light.
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That’s one of the many reasons I got it. My next goal: 28mm! 🙂