Anyway, for now, I'm copying my BFF Kat and posting my favourite photos from 2011. Unlike Kat, I'm indecisive and unable to limit myself to a handful of awesome photos. (Mostly because she's a much better photographer than me!!) So to save you an insanely picture-heavy post, I've divided them into the following categories:
- Natural Environment
- Built Environment
I'm going to start off with Built Environment, because I'm a rebel that way. And they're chronological because it hurts my brain for them not to be.
May - Reflection on the side of the museum
July - Melbourne from the roof of Council House 2
|I like the juxtaposition of old and new buildings|
August - Millennium Park and Cloud Gate, Chicago
August - Downtown Chicago
|I like the light. Also the old/new combination|
[Do you guys have any idea how hard it is to write 'Downtown' when you're a fan of Downton Abbey??]
September - The Capitol Building, Washington DC
|It's kind of postcard-y. But I don't really care.|
September - Metal tree in the American Art Museum Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
September - Enclosed courtyard at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
|Okay. Apparently I *really* like old stuff and new stuff close together...|
September - The roof of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
|Because sometimes you just have to point your|
camera straight up in the air.
September - Statue of Liberty, New York
|I love how it looks like her torch has gone out|
because of where the cloud is!
September - Flowers at the 9/11 Memorial, New York
September - 9/11 Memorial, New York
September - Manhattan from Top of the Rock, New York
|It's a little overexposed, but I like that it incorporates New York's three most|
famous skyscrapers - Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and 30 Rock!
September - The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado
|For such a (supposedly) haunted building, it's very pretty!|
December - St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
So there you have it! Well. The 'Built Environment' photos, anyway. I'm not convinced that my photography is getting any better over time, but that's completely my own fault for not thinking about the shots more before I take them!
What do you guys think? And does anyone else love the juxtaposition of old and new like I apparently do? (Hell, does anyone else love the word 'juxtaposition' like I do?!)
Next instalment coming soon, whether you like it or not ;)