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    Your best shot from 2009

    Ok folks, as 2009 comes to a close, I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone thought their own best shot of the year was. We often post pics asking for others to comment, this time it's your turn to show us your favourite work and reasoning.

    So post ONE image, your best or favourite that you took during the year and tell us why you picked it (was it technically difficult, emotional, your first feeling of 'nailing it', a difficult subject, simply enjoyable etc?). It's your choice.

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    To keep this thread clean, we'll make this a no comments thread at least until the new year when everyone has had a chance to post their image and summary. I don't want this to be a competition or a critique thread, more a showcase of your work and what inspired you. Comments and critques should be in the member photos area where(if) the original was posted.
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    I'll kick it off....my favourite and probably my best was seen in this thread. I love watching the weather and storms in particular but don't get enough of them where I live. This was my first with my dSLR and I really enjoyed it. I think I got a bit lucky too! This was shot from my front verandah where I had the camera set up on the tripod and I was able to sit beside it and enjoy the show.


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    Its hard to decide but heres mine
    12hr at Bathurst in 2/2009. Subaru didn't quite make the turn.
    4 Togs and only i got the shot so it was special for me.
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    It's been a pretty good year photography-wise, but being the stormchasing freak that I am, it would have to be this one:

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    This would be one of my best efforts for 2009 Mick. From the Swan River, South Perth. Haven't done a lot of panos, maybe I'll make it a new year's resolution to try more.


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    2009 was not a great year for me photography wise; didnt get out amongst it much and had a few more important distractions to deal with, but this would be my favourite shot for 2009.



    I did no post processing on this one, just cropped ibit after spending a weekend with Mrs B at Caloundra which we needed badly: Bring on 2010 and my new camera and I will be free to learn more about this difficult pleasure
    Last edited by David; 28-12-2009 at 7:42pm.
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    A difficult one as for the latter half of the year I haven't had much time...in fact the poor old camera didn't see the outside of the bag for almost 2 months.
    But after tossing up two or three from the first half of the year, I was reasonably pleased with this one:


    CPL filter. Very little PP on this...bit of sharpening, resizing...think that was about all.
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    i couldnt pick one if i tried

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    I've been trawling through my folders and I think this is my favourite for 2009.



    I just love the darkness overall and the stand of lights in Mawson Place.

    This was taken on a Hobart meet (my first) and it was a pretty damn cold night!
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    Cheryl, there's a sense of magic with that frame. Good work.
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    this is almost impossible to pick a favorite for the year but this one could be close.

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    i have given it some thought...

    i guess this one is top ten...



    i just cant pick a best.

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    My favorite

    I like this one

    sized red Lillium.JPG

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    OK...brand new member first photo loaded - still waiting for dSLR...this was taken with a basic P&S and I have chosen it as my favourite simply because it has both of my granddaughters and me on Christmas night at Sydney airport (Santa wasn't watching). I hope this works.
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    That's what it's all about, Daniel. Thanks for uploading.

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    I have posted this on here before,was my favorite was such a fun shoot.
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    may not be my best, anyhow a personal favourite......


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    this one because it was pure luck that it worked...
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    Last edited by Adamm; 31-12-2009 at 11:18pm. Reason: speeeling.... :p

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    This one, because I like it


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