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  1. #11
    Senior Member Tounis's Avatar
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    Oct 2012
    While I do love this annual thread too, it's always difficult to post in it when you have to come after the amazing contributions you guys put up every year.

    It was definitely a special year for me too, as my wife gave birth to our first son. So it comes as no surprise that my photographic opportunities have been rather scarce and most of my favorite pictures of the year are family ones which I don't share on the internet.
    Still, there are a few worth posting here I think. Surprisingly, I took far more pictures in 2020 than in 2019 or 2018, despite staying in a 30 kilometers radius during the whole year.

    In April, we couldn't do much more than walk around our house, so my main subjects were flowers. I took a few pictures that I liked.

    Afternoon Walk by Pierre, on Flickr

    Around the house by Pierre, on Flickr

    Flower by Pierre, on Flickr

    In May, I spent two evenings in the mountains around my home to take a few pictures at sunset. Here are some of them.

    A little cabin at the edge of the forest.

    Just before sunset by Pierre, on Flickr

    The Cime de l'Est, an iconic mountain of the region I live in.

    Cime de l'Est by Pierre, on Flickr

    While I was walking back to my car I saw this view of the Aiguille Verte, one of my favourite mountains.

    Aiguille Verte by Pierre, on Flickr

    A few minutes later...

    Going back home by Pierre, on Flickr

    The day before, the view I had on the Rhone Valley, looking towards Lausanne and the Geneva lake.

    Rhone Valley by Pierre, on Flickr

    After May, I only took pictures when walking with my family. Most of the time, I had a few seconds to take them.

    On a pretty dull Summer day...

    After the rain by Pierre, on Flickr

    While taking advantage of a day off in December :

    Rhone Valley by Pierre, on Flickr

    On a walk with my mother-in-law :

    December by Pierre, on Flickr

    All but one of these pictures were taken with my M50, which I used a lot

    Thanks for watching.

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    Senior Member Jayson's Avatar
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    Nebraska, USA
    Every year, this is the thread I look forward to the most. This community has some of the best photography I see and just want to say excellent work everyone! I didn't take a ton of photos this year and looking back, I really wish I would have left the house more often. Last couple times I went out I was the only one for miles which was excellent. I participated in editing challenges on the gram mostly to keep myself entertained when I was reaching the point of extreme boredom. I did try a bird project this year and reworked some of the landscaping in my yard due to a little extra time on my hands. Funny when the kids aren't doing every sport under the sun how much free time you have.

    I also made my birthday trip to shoot hummingbirds. Bummer the ranger had changed things up and it was tough to get in a good spot.

    Part 2 coming
    Last edited by Jayson; 12-31-2020 at 12:13 AM.

  3. #13
    Senior Member Jayson's Avatar
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    Nebraska, USA
    And Part 2

    With the not leaving the house thing I did try to shoot more night stuff.

    Got to see the comet twice

    Caught the space station chasing an airplane

    And finally figured out how to PP a DSO to make it so I am not ashamed to post.

  4. #14
    Super Moderator Kayaker72's Avatar
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    Dec 2008
    New Hampshire, USA
    Pretty spectacular shots considering we were all "limited"

  5. #15
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    Dec 2008
    Great stuff everyone. A few from my year.

    Starting with a couple of low contrast long exposure images:

    Seattle Long Exposure Color by Patrick H, on Flickr

    The "face" in Face Rock is looking up and to the right.

    Face Rock and Gulls, Bandon Beach, Oregon by Patrick H, on Flickr

    I started to dabble with the world of bird photography and gained an appreciation for just how challenging it is:

    Wood Duck Male Left by Patrick H, on Flickr

    Wood Duck Left LPads2 by Patrick H, on Flickr

    I think this is my favorite bird shot. Fun detail, the background is not the sky, but the deep blue water of Crater Lake.

    Clark's Nutcracker Snack Time by Patrick H, on Flickr

    Clark's Nutcracker Closeup by Patrick H, on Flickr

    A few BW landscapes for good measure:

    Palouse Falls BW by Patrick H, on Flickr

    Lava Lands BW by Patrick H, on Flickr

    Redwood Portrait BW by Patrick H, on Flickr

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