Monday, January 7, 2013
Best 3 x 3 of 2012
Today I'm bringing you my best 3 Architectural, Aviation and Travel images of 2012. I finished the year with a total of 6200 images in my 2012 Lightroom library. This is significant less than previous years; more than likely due to the fact that I started using the monster megapixel Nikon D800, earlier this year. Since files are about three times the size of my previous D700 body, I'm making a conscious decision to shoot less frames while aiming for a higher quality. This is seems to be confirmed by a doubling the percentage of my 5 star (highest & best rated) images; 1% in 2011 versus 2.1% in 2012.
1 Even though this is not one of my traditional Architectural images, it is probably my favourite image of 2012. "Sunset over the abandoned village, Jazirat Al Hamra" North of Dubai.
2 This night shot of the 7 star Burj al Arab hotel, was shot end of the year with my new FujiFilm X-E1 mirrorless camera. The fact that an X-E1 image made it into my portfolio less than two weeks after buying the camera, says a lot of the image quality. More on this blog in the next few weeks...
3 Even though I've shot the Hong Kong skyline before, this is one to be remembered; hanging on to an umbrella in pouring rain and strong winds, made shooting this image a challenge!
1 Dassault Falcon 7X Business jet at the 2012 Abu Dhabi Air Expo. March 5-7 this event will be held for the second time at the Al Bateen airport.
2 A380 taking off from Dubai International airport. I particularly like the contrail of the other jet in the lower left of the frame. One could almost think this was shot Air to Air.
3 P-51D Mustang at the PhotoFlying days, @Zoersel, Belgium. The crew-chief climbing the wing with a spinning prop, in order to speak to the pilot, makes for a pretty spectacular image.
2 "Blue Ice at Jokulsarlon"; needless to say, the nr 2 is from the same trip...
3 "Rickshaw puller in Calcutta". When it comes to people photography, India remains one of my favorite Travel destinations!
Remember, " A camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera" - Dorothea Lange
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