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    Too square to be hip. almo's Avatar
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    Your Favorite Image of 2009

    What is your favorite image from this year? It doesn't need to be your best photo, or even one that is very good, just one that you like the best.

    It was a very difficult call for me because this was not a good year for me photographically. In fact the last 3 or 4 years have been a major slump for me, but I think this one is the one I like the most.
    This was one of the first opportunities I had to use my 40D and my 300mm f/4 L and I lucked out with this guy.

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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    Nice one John. :thumbsup: A topic inspired by me hey? lol
    Ok here is mine...

    Window light, ordinary A4 white paper and a P&S. (oh yeah, and double sided sticky tape to stick the curl to the paper).
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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    "Someday" - TF


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    Great Thread Idea

    Great thread idea, John. And three great photos to get things started. Nice diversity already, which I think I can further diversify

    It's tough to choose just one - especially when I shot so much this year. There are whole shoots that are buried and forgotten already *sigh*.

    But when I look back and think about what I did, this one really stands out for me. I wish my best had been a ski photo. But I love what I was able to do with this one - ISO 800, just as the sun was going down. Everything came together perfectly here. And all the suffering of an early season ride with the EOS 5D Mk II, 70-200 f/2.8L and 24-105 f/4 IS L totally paid off.

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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    There are so many things technically wrong with this picture that I won't even comment on them. I took this with my point-and-shoot on my way to take some pics of a bar that had been closed a few years ago. For some reason, my car giving me a dirty look for leaving it behind just makes me smile more than any other pics I took this year.
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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by havana_joe
    There are so many things technically wrong with this picture that I won't even comment on them. I took this with my point-and-shoot on my way to take some pics of a bar that had been closed a few years ago. For some reason, my car giving me a dirty look for leaving it behind just makes me smile more than any other pics I took this year.
    After your description I find that I absolutely love this pic. Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Great Thread Idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    Great thread idea, John. And three great photos to get things started. Nice diversity already, which I think I can further diversify

    It's tough to choose just one - especially when I shot so much this year. There are whole shoots that are buried and forgotten already *sigh*.

    But when I look back and think about what I did, this one really stands out for me. I wish my best had been a ski photo. But I love what I was able to do with this one - ISO 800, just as the sun was going down. Everything came together perfectly here. And all the suffering of an early season ride with the EOS 5D Mk II, 70-200 f/2.8L and 24-105 f/4 IS L totally paid off.

    As always, your shot is superb. Great action John!

    Which lens took the shot?
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    Re: Great Thread Idea

    Quote Originally Posted by almo
    As always, your shot is superb. Great action John!

    Which lens took the shot?
    That was taken with the 70-200 f/2.8L.
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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    Great thread almo. Wonderful images. :thumbsup: This was taken at a PR mini-meet in San Jose,ca. A it was an exciting & special day, the almaden valley is a special place.

    Here is the link to the 1250 res. image in my gallery.

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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    Good idea Almo for a thread! Glad to see you are still out there shootin'!!

    This is one of my favorites from 2009 and the one that popped into mind that I have posted at PR.

    It is Helio Castroneves pumping his fist just after crossing the finish line at the 93rd Indianapolis 500 for his third win.

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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    even though i didn't shoot to much this year (especially recently) its still a hard choice for me. this is the first one that popped in my head, i think most will remember it.


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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    What a great thread! I have 3 favorties off thr tip of my head. Here is one, I posted this in the Sports forum too a few months back. The thing behind him is his chain....this one even made it into a magazine
    Cant wait to see more posted!
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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    Mine would be this one. 12/1 /09 9:18 PM at night full moon. 25 seconds @F 5.6
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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    Jimmy that photo is beautiful!

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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    Jimmy, great image - a wall hanger for sure. For those of us who are not familiar with that part of Wa., could you tell us which mountain this is. Thanks.

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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    Hm, tough...but I will have to go with this one:



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    Re: Great Thread Idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    And all the suffering of an early season ride with the EOS 5D Mk II, 70-200 f/2.8L and 24-105 f/4 IS L totally paid off.
    So maybe the FF is the way??? Just kidding with you, John. That is a beautiful image. - TF
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    Beautiful!

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    Every time I see this one I like it more, OldClicker. This photo is sooooo good.
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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    This is one of my favorites from this past year, Jeff
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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    Hmm, difficult choice, without having to go back and review all the photos, this one comes to mind

    It was taken shortly after I got my DSLR, yes it is an HDR



    great photos in this thread !!

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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    Certainly not the best shot I have taken this year, but under the conditions I was happy to get any shot.
    Leicestershire County Championship 10000m, under floodlights.
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    Re: Great Thread Idea

    There are some stunning pictures in here!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    That was taken with the 70-200 f/2.8L.
    Nice!!! I can remember only dreaming of having that lens.
    Thanks to my hubby, I have had that lens for over a year now. Wonder what 2010 will bring me

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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    Wow, proud to see this amazing work from our members here!
    Oldclicker, "someday" is awesome!

    Here is something cold. . . .

    "November"
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    Re: Great Thread Idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-John
    That was taken with the 70-200 f/2.8L.
    Had mine for well over 10 years. I bought it used for $1000. It's definitely one of the best photo gear investments I've ever made.
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    Re: Your Favorite Image of 2009

    Now THAT is HDR. - TF
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