Monday, January 4, 2016

BEST 3 ARCHITECTURAL - AVIATION - TRAVEL PHOTOS of 2015

A New Year, means it is time to look back and reflect on ones work over the last 12 months... Just like previous years, I've chosen the three strongest images in the Architectural, Aviation and Travel categories. The best of 2014 images, can be found here.

First some numbers: in 2015 a total of 10157 images made it in my main Lightroom catalog; almost identical to the 10537 keeper images of 2014. Needless to say, I shot many more images, which didn't make it into the catalog.

I rate my images between 1 and 5 stars in Lightroom; with 5 being the best images that potentially can make it into my online portfolio. This year a total of 170 images were given the best rating; slightly down from previous year.

Each year, I enjoy the process of picking my favourite images, even though it isn't always easy; a bit like asking a mother which one her favourite child is... 

For the best viewing experience, make sure you click on the respective image to check it out at full screen. Here we go!


ARCHITECTURAL

1/ THE BRIDGE TO LUXURY - BURJ AL ARAB DUBAI
Shot at the start of Summer, on a hot and humid Jumeirah Beach hotel beach; Fujifilm X-T1 and the 10-24 f4 lens

2/ ARCHITECTURAL FINE-ART IN FRANKFURT
Shot under a dramatic sky in the business capital of Germany; Fujifilm X-T1 and the 16mm f1.4 prime lens. Edited to Black and White in post.

3/ MARINA BAY, SINGAPORE - THE OTHER SIDE
The famous Marina Bay hotel, shot from the backside during the blue hour; Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF 16-55mm f2.8 lens 


AVIATION
2015 has been an excellent year for Aviation Photography for me, with plenty of exciting events all over the globe. This year, the Aviation category was clearly the most difficult to pick my three favourite images... 

A small selection of the events I attended, can be found below:

1/ 1930's RACING AIRCRAFT
Two great racers shot at the Shuttleworth collection this summer; Fujifilm X-T1 and 18-135 lens


2/ SABRE JET IN THE MOJAVE DESERT
F-86 vintage jet at the Mojave Experimental fly-in; Fujifilm X-T1 and 10-24 lens
2015 MOJAVE EXPERIMENTAL FLY-IN


3/ AVENGER ON A RAINY DAY
Classic Warbird shot in the morning at the Cambrai-Niergies airshow; Fujfilm X-T1 and 50-140 lens + 1.4TC



 TRAVEL

1/DARK CLOUDS OVER THE VATICAN
The Vatican shot from Sant Angelo' bridge over the Tiber river on a rainy afternoon'; Fujifilm XT-1 with the 18-55 lens


2/CASTLES OF THE RIVER LOIRE FROM 500FT
Image made during an aerial photography trip in France; Fujifilm X-T1 with the 18-135 lens



3/ BRIGHTON STREET
Love how this street photography image from Brighton tells a story; Fujifilm X-T1 with the 56mm lens
The Hope and Ruin, Brighton



Some of the images above have made it into my online portfolios; please check them out for the three different categories here:

BJORN




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