It seems to be quite a tradition, to present a selection (typically 10 or 12) of images from the year just completed. So for the first time, and for my first post of 2014, I’m looking back on what happened to be a year where (I feel) my photography has taken a definite step forward. You get what you put into something, so this comes as no surprise, and no small amount of satisfaction.
Now it’s hard for anyone to select the ‘best’ images; for the creator it’s even worse, as each comes with its own history and memories. Still, this is a good exercise that helps one realise what has been achieved, and more importantly re-learn those lessons on what has worked and what has not (quite). Jim Goldstein said it well.
So, in summary, here’s my selection of 12 images from 2013, in random order. I have restricted myself to those images I have shared on my blog in 2013. Some of these may have been shot earlier, and further images shot in 2013 may be shared eventually. Should you want to see all qualifying images, I have kept these as a set on flickr.
Rather than sticking to the ‘best’, which I find hard to define (technically best, artistically best, etc), I have gone for those that I have the strongest feelings about. As expected, it was not an easy choice. Many more favourites remain, and some of the selection below I’ll want to try again. I have also tried to avoid choosing more than one image from a given set.
I hope you enjoy this selection. For each image, you can click on the image for a larger version (highly recommended), or the link below for the original blog post where the image appeared.