Serious Compacts Photograph of the Year 2013

Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by Briar, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Entries invited:

    Select your single (that means ONE only) best or favourite photograph from your 2013 collection and submit below to enter the (for fun only) Serious Compact Photograph of the Year 2013.

    Rules: You can only submit one photograph. It must be one of your own photographs from 2013. Either the camera OR the photographer must be serious and compact!

    Submissions to be in by 6 January at which point I will have worked out how to do a poll to enable us all to vote for the forum's Serious Compact Photograph of the Year 2013.

    Prize: the respect and admiration of your fellow forum buddies for your superb vision, camera skills and post editing talent.
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  2. OK, I'll start. Things can only get better afterward :)

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  3. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Spent the last few days working & tweaking on this
    One of my daughters bridesmaids from her wedding this year - this shot was nearly binned due to camera blur / shake but I decided to tweak
    Originally in vertical portrait mode but horizontal rotation looks more cinematic & evocative to me

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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
  5. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I've got almost 6,000 photos from this year and still trying to weed out the rubbish but this one came from a set I was quite pleased with. One of the things with the Olympus EM5 files is that they take well to processing in a variety of ways, hence I have soooo many!

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  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    A tough call among a few I did during my month long stay on the Amalfi Coast in July. I have a couple of landscapes that so perfectly show off the magic of the local scenery AND of the RX1. But ultimately if I fancy myself ANY sort of street photographer, I have to go with this one done with the Nikon A. I like it as much as any street photograph I've ever done - it's the very rare photo like this that keeps me coming back to street shooting even after long gaps in street shooting (like now - haven't really done any since a trip to New York in October). But to my taste, this is as good as I can do. Just walking down these steps past these kitchen workers taking a break at the back door of a restaurant, got past them, turned around and grabbed this, to the bemusement of the guy on the lowest step. Some of the others I might have chosen would have been more popular I'm pretty sure, but that's OK - this is about choosing MY favorite and this would have to be the one I'll come back to most from this year...

    Nikon Positano-6-2-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

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  7. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf All-Pro

    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    A Blue Morning

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  8. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
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  9. Livnius

    Livnius Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
    Photographically it's been a patchy year for me, especially of late but I did manage to take a few snaps that still put a smile on my face and that I really enjoy a lot, this is one such image.

    Frenzy [explored] by Livnius, on Flickr
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  10. My year has been.. strange... but the little Nikon 1 V1 is bringing me a lot of pleasure, even if I am not out and about as much as I would like. I stayed local for this, and I do think its my best for the year.

    Maryland Grassfire by kyte50, on Flickr
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  11. SweDon

    SweDon New Member

    Nov 6, 2013
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  12. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Exceptional Selection so far - Tough Choice for Briar
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  13. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    I have been lucky enough to have visited foreign climes in the past year. Australia, USA and parts of Europe. By far my favourite is this one. It brings wonderful memories of the 2 months we spent down under, and especially 2 weeks at the "Shangri La" hotel in Sydney. Every night this was the last thing we saw as we retired for the night, and the first thing we saw when we got up. We didn't shut our curtains and if I awoke early (as often happens, NOW 04.45) I would sit by the window and take in the view of the bridge and Sydney Opera House.

    Taken with an X-E1 through a dirty window!

    Our window on a wonder by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr
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  14. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I had a hard time choosing between two shots: the geese flying through a patch of open sky in an awesome cloud formation, and the one below.

    My wife and I have been taking walks on Peebles Island, at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers for 30 years, and on July 25, for the first time ever, we saw eagles.

    She has outstanding distance vision, and as we were walking on the north side of the island, she said, "What's that at the far end of the dam?" I could barely see a bump; I had no idea if it was a bush, a rock or something else.

    At 1200mm equivalent, the FZ150 revealed this:

    Cheers, Jock
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  15. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    This is my favourite of 2013, from Funchal on Madeira shot with my RX100.

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  16. Woody112704

    Woody112704 Top Veteran

    Nov 7, 2013
    This may not be my best shot, but it is definitely my favorite. My mom at one of her favorite places. Out where we have our horses in the country. She just passed away yesterday so it is that much more special to me.

    Mom_ by woody112704, on Flickr
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  17. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    This is not as easy as I thought it would be. So I selected this one
    DSCF7135 by sucofni, on Flickr
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  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I might pick a different one on a different day, but looking through the year's worth of shots makes me think I wasted a whole year. So I just picked one of my best friend Lucy, because she always makes me feel better.
    P8190011 by opt out of new experience, on Flickr
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  19. snkenai

    snkenai All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Busy bee

    This may not be my best, but it gets and holds my attention. :smile:

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  20. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
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