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What is your best photo you have taken in 2013 and why?

 
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Jan 02, 2014 15:44 |  #76

I'm cheating with a couple.....but I like this first one because it hadn't ever occurred to me to shoot sledding with a wide angle lens before, and I managed not to get run over.

And the second was just a moment in a parade, and I had the camera in my hand.

Both are my youngest.


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Jan 02, 2014 22:08 |  #77

I'm also going to cheat as I just cannot split these two images. Nothing very spectacular photographically wise, I've probably taken better. But this is something that can only happen the once. My daughter has had some hard times growing up, but last year (2013) she was selected to join the Great Britain Junior Rifle Squad. These two images were taken during her very first ever match representing GB, at the Great Britain Junior International Match at Bisley in Surrey during August. Although a relatively small match, there are junior teams from USA, Germany, Denmark and South Africa amongst others.

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I just have to include the shot with the electronic scoring system showing the 10 points scored. In this match that means hitting a 0.5mm diameter bullseye with a 4.5mm pellet at a distance of 10m. It is a good start, although she has a way to go yet, her personal best is 375/400 and the WR/OR is 400!

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Jan 03, 2014 00:39 |  #78

What are the earplugs for? Perhaps just to eliminate distraction?


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Jan 03, 2014 06:24 |  #79

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #16573607 (external link)
What are the earplugs for? Perhaps just to eliminate distraction?

Yes with air rifle you are mostly looking to remove distractions. She also shoots Smallbore rifle (.22 rimfire) and they are loud enough to damage your hearing. It is also useful to keep everything as similar as possible between the two different disiplines. The top shooters will even have rifles with the same fit, feel, weight and balance. So much so that with the eyes closed you could not tell them apart. Like photography shooting needs pretty deep pockets. A top of the range match rifle, fully set up will set you back between about £3500 (for the 10m air match) and the best part of £10000 for a 300m big bore rifle that will cost you £1.75 every time you pull the trigger. The mens three position event is 120 shots with probably at least 30 sighters on top! For some reason there are not too many who shoot that event.

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Jan 03, 2014 09:35 |  #80

BigAl007 wrote in post #16573900 (external link)
Yes with air rifle you are mostly looking to remove distractions. She also shoots Smallbore rifle (.22 rimfire) and they are loud enough to damage your hearing. It is also useful to keep everything as similar as possible between the two different disiplines. The top shooters will even have rifles with the same fit, feel, weight and balance. So much so that with the eyes closed you could not tell them apart. Like photography shooting needs pretty deep pockets. A top of the range match rifle, fully set up will set you back between about £3500 (for the 10m air match) and the best part of £10000 for a 300m big bore rifle that will cost you £1.75 every time you pull the trigger. The mens three position event is 120 shots with probably at least 30 sighters on top! For some reason there are not too many who shoot that event.

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Jan 03, 2014 10:41 |  #81

I left my house at 12:45am to get this shot. This was the day they cut the tree down at Auburn. My initial hope was to get the sunrise turning the clouds orange. That contrasting with the blue sky (Auburn's colors are orange and blue) with the tree would have been perfect.

This one will do. :) It got a lot of attention including in LA Times' photos of the day/week.


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Jan 03, 2014 10:50 as a reply to  @ xchangx's post |  #82

I don't know if it's my favorite shot, but my favorite event was definitely May Day (International Workers Day) in Los Angeles this year. I don't think I've ever seen so many stars and stripes. The pride shown for the United States was very humbling. It made me proud to be an American.

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Jan 04, 2014 09:24 |  #83

HBOC wrote in post #16571895 (external link)
Here is my pick. Perhaps not my favorite or best (in terms of lighting, etc) - but I hiked up with a buddy for 5 hours to get to this location to avoid all the crowds and I wanted a different perspective of Rainier. All uphill nonstop for 6 miles :)
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Jan 10, 2014 07:22 as a reply to  @ ClaireD's post |  #84

^WOW
One of those shots that make you think "..is that even a real place?!?"
Expecting Teletubies to come and run about, and that evil babyface to appear on the sun! :P
Love how it keeps the detail throughout the image, especially on the sky.
Dont think that works for all photos, but there is just so much going on, yet balanced and diverse at the same time. Amazing




  
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Jan 10, 2014 13:52 |  #85

Great shots everyone. My 2 cents, if you're going to post your BEST work, then be sure to but a BIG WATERMARK on it! You work hard on your shots, don't give them away anonymously.


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Jan 10, 2014 14:35 |  #86

The above is certainly sound advice ... unfortunately I've not heeded it here.

I don't want to spend any longer choosing, so I've gone for this one. I may have better compositions but this is my 'decisive moment'. This happened very quickly, especially for a 70-year-old man - he stepped on the stool, up to the table, across and jumped, as quick as you can read that - meanwhile I took a step forward, knelt, framed and hoped I got the focus right. A single frame was shot.

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Jan 10, 2014 16:24 |  #87

This is probably my favorite of the year. Got this shot on my first day of vacation in Cancun. As soon as I framed it up in the viewfinder, I knew it would probably be my favorite shot of the trip. Felt good to get my camera back in my hands, as I haven't been shooting much at all. Hopefully I'll change that in 2014.

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Jan 15, 2014 10:54 |  #88

With the exception of one or two landscapes (shot on the same trip), this is probably my top shot of 2013. I spent 9 days in Rocky Mountain National Park in early August, and on one particular day I'd gone to Bear Lake for sunrise, but a cloudless sky made for lifeless photos, so I headed back to a small beaver pond where I'd been told a moose was frequenting. By the time I got there, the light was fairly harsh and so I wasn't very hopeful of getting good shots even if I found the moose.

After a short hike, I rounded a corner to a spot where the pond was more open, and found myself 35 yards from this young male. The longest focal length I brought on the trip was 200mm, so I was also concerned about reach. I stayed where I was, both because encroaching upon a moose is unwise, and because I was already at the shore of the pond. He started off in shadow, so my shutter speeds were too low even with IS to get decent shots, but as I watched him for the next 20 minutes, he made his way to the center of the pond, where the light, though harsh, was enough for me to get a couple of decent shots and illuminate his head and antlers as he turned. It was the first time I'd seen a moose in the wild, and a privilege to photograph it. I returned to that spot two more times during my visit, but the moose was not there either time.

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Jan 16, 2014 11:07 |  #89

New to the forum but not new to photography. I recently aquired a canon 1DS body from a good friend of mine right before Christmas. I took this shot of my wife and son as she was helping him with his first Christmas present. Though it may not be completely in focus or framed properly it is definitely my favorite shot of 2013.......

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Jan 18, 2014 09:42 as a reply to  @ painless's post |  #90

I pick this one. I'd say that the different expressions of these people tell a whole lot to the image.

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