Old 07-15-2008, 09:33 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Post your favorite shot so far this year!

Being that we are already on the downhill side of 2008 I thought it would be interesting to see people's favorite shot they've taken so far this year. I'm limiting it to one shot so pick wisely!

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Old 07-15-2008, 09:37 PM   #2
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:59 PM   #3
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:00 PM   #4
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After much deliberation, I pick...

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I was very excited to finally get a sunrise shot like this one.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:13 PM   #5
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:20 PM   #6
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My favorite of '08 will probably come from my Chicago trip coming up in a few weeks, but for now here's this year's favorite:

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Old 07-15-2008, 10:58 PM   #7
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Good shots have been few and far between this year, but at least that makes my choice easy!

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Old 07-15-2008, 11:29 PM   #8
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That was the hardest decision I've had to make it a while! It was a close race between my top three most popular of '08.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:49 PM   #9
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I guess I will say this one, mainly because it is doubtful I will have a chance to do anything like this for a long time, especially while being on NS's tracks. I'm also amazed it came out, as this engine did not exactly give a smooth ride, but I shoved the camera against the window and used my foot to try to keep it from moving..
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:40 PM   #10
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:16 AM   #11
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I'm pretty partial to my Colebrook, BC storm light shot, but I haven't edited it to the point I could submit it yet!
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:21 AM   #12
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Ohh, I'll break down and have to say my favorite from 2008 soooo far is...

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I guess this one but it was a tough choice. There are things I don't like about this photo also.
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:52 AM   #14
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Some awesome shots posted so far.

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There are things I don't like about this photo also.
Geez! No way...
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:49 PM   #16
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I found the Tygart River bridge in Elkins on my recent trip to WV to be rather photogenic itself, as well as being in a photogenic area, and with a steam engine to boot. I shot different compositions of the bridge at several different times of the day but I think this one came about as close to perfect as possible:

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Here is a photo taken just a few minutes earlier while they were backing across the bridge, with more buildings framing the scene and a local guy in his pickup truck who pulled over frantically when he saw the unusual engine about to pass overhead.

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I think I actually like the composition on the second image better but the steam and smoke in the one I posted to RP just brought the image to life better.

I also landed my personal favorite image so far from my favorite photo location in my home state of Alabama this year:

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This is a great location to capture as the seasons change, as the foliage varies in color and density. This early spring image combines the best "almost-still-winter" lighting and view of the whole bridge, with just a hint of green buds on the trees.

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Old 07-21-2008, 04:29 PM   #17
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I have two favorites. I have had such a great year so far it is hard to pick.

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Old 07-23-2008, 01:54 AM   #18
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At the beginning of the year it would be this shot

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But now I'd say this one is may favorite of '08 thus far

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Old 07-23-2008, 03:16 AM   #19
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I would have to say the series of night/evening shots I've taken in the Villa Grove area have been my favorite so far.

But, if I had to pick one, I guess I'd have to say the fireworks shot:
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Not the most outstanding compositionally, or artistically, but it was a fun night to shoot, and I was just glad to be able to get a good fireworks photo.
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