BEST 3 ARCHITECTURAL - AVIATION and TRAVEL PHOTOS of 2014
Following a yearly tradition in the first few weeks of the new year, I blog about my best 3 Architectural, Aviation and Travel images of the past year. As I market myself as a photographer specialising in these three categories, I prefer to split my best images of the year.
For the ones interested, my Lightroom catalog for 2014 shows 10537 keeper images. I likely shot about 30% to 40% more frames, but these were deemed not worth keeping.
I rate my images from 1 to 5 * in Lightroom; 5 being the best images that potentially can make it into my portfolio. Pretty consistent to previous years less than 200 images of the +10.000, made the 5* rating.
Except for the first few months of the year, where I still shot the Nikon DSLR's, all 2014 images were shot with a variety of Fujifilm X-series cameras; the majority with the X-T1, but also some with the X-E1 and X100T.
I've also updated my individual "portfolios", which consist of my 24 best images, with some new images. Please click on the Architectural, Aviation and Travel titles to check them out.
Here we go...
1/ WIDE ANGLE VIEW ON ABU DHABI GRAND MOSQUE
Shot with the X-T1 and the 10-24 lens, I particularly like the quality of the blue hour light and the reflection in the water.
2/ DESERT SPACESHIP - DUBAI SILICON OASIS HQ
Shot with the X-T1 and the 10-24 lens, this my favourite Black and White Architectural image of 2014
3/ LEHMAN BROTHERS BUILDING - NEW YORK CITY
Shot with the X-T1 and the 10-24 lens; 2014 was the first year I started experimenting with Architectural Long Exposure photography. Expect a lot more in 2015 as I just took delivery of a Formatt-Hitech Filter kit for my Fujifilm lenses last week
1/ AIRBUS A380 ENGINES
Shot with the X-T1 and the XF 18-55 lens, this image has created a lot of buzz; a lot of people supposed this is a composite image but I can guarantee it is not. Shot from a very low viewing point, I just paid attention not having any man made distractions along the horizon.
2/ RYAN PT-22 RECRUIT
The only image shot with the Nikon D800 and the 70-200 Nikor lens; I particularly like the shiny aluminium look of this antique aircraft photographed during the the first airshow of the year at Cable airport, CA, USA.
3/ PIPER CUB BROTHERS
Shot with the X-T1 and the XF 18-55 lens; 2014 was the year I became the co-owner of a 1954 Piper Cub. This image of my little yellow flying machine (foreground), together with its 40 year younger brother (background) brings back the Summer memories.
1/ SUNSET OVER CINQUE TERRE
Shot with the X-T1 and the 10-24 lens; Cinque Terre in Northeastern Italy, was one of my Travel highlights of 2014.
2/ BAGAN AT DAWN
Shot with the X-T1 and the XF 50-140 lens; Myanmar is a must see for every travel photographer. Sites like this will be engraved in my memory forever.
3/ POSING IN A WHEATFIELD
Shot with the X-T1 and the XF 50-140 lens; to me this is the strongest image in my "Faces of Myanmar" series. I will never forget the expression and the natural posing of this child in a Chan State wheat field.
Remember: "Photography helps people to see" - Berenice Abbott