Saturday, February 25, 2012

Favourite photos of 2011: Volume 1

I realised the other day that it's been a while since I did any photography posts. I am actually planning on FINISHING the 30 Days of Photography challenge at SOME point, I just need to remember to leave the house after dark to take some long exposure shots first! Hopefully I can get some taken in the next week or so, seeing as all my classes for uni are in the evenings.

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:
  • Macro
  • People
  • Animals
  • 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 ;)

K xx

7 comments:

  1. i love the word juxtaposition and I think I used it in nearly every essay in college.

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    1. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't hoping I can use it in every essay during my Masters!

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  2. Ohhh I like, I like...life seems so exciting when you put en entire years worth of photo's together :)

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    1. It's kind of scary how much you cram into a year when you put a whole lot of photos into one post!

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  3. I'm glad you've picked out some of your best for us to see! I really like the first photo, you chose a day with good clouds in the reflections :-)

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    1. The day I took that photo, I was down in the gallery installing stuff. It was for Carissa's Small Snapshots series, and I desperately wanted to get a perfect photo of the reflections on Lake Burley Griffin. But I was so enormously short on time that I ran outside on my way back to the office for a 10 minute lunch break, snapped the shot and hoped for the best! I think it worked out much better than the lake one would have.

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  4. Wow. You were the 4th picture (metal tree) on google images when I googled "Chicago public art statue hugging tree covered in words" -Lyndsy

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