What are your best shots of 2017?

Ladislav

EOS RP
Feb 13, 2013
332
44
37
Czech Republic
cervantes said:
Hi!

Every year in January I like to review my photographic progress of the last year via assembling a list of my 10 best shots of the previous year. If you're interested you can see some here: http://www.focrates.com/gallery/000_Best_of_Galleries/best_of_2017.html

I'd be excited to see your best images of 2017!

Best wishes and a photographically successful 2018!
Thanks for sharing! Those are beautiful pictures. I'm originally from Prague so I loved to see my home city in the list :)

I would like to watch / read a tutorial about your post processing techniques. I assume those are not just Raw conversions from Camera Raw or similar product.
 

cervantes

EOS 80D
Sep 22, 2012
191
23
Austria
www.focrates.com
Ladislav said:
Thanks for sharing! Those are beautiful pictures. I'm originally from Prague so I loved to see my home city in the list :)

I would like to watch / read a tutorial about your post processing techniques. I assume those are not just Raw conversions from Camera Raw or similar product.
Thank you! Actually I only do raw conversion in Lightroom which includes some post processing of course. I created an article about my most common PP steps here: http://www.focrates.com/articles/pp_images_and_why_to_shoot_raw/pp_images_and_why_to_shoot_raw.html
 

cervantes

EOS 80D
Sep 22, 2012
191
23
Austria
www.focrates.com
YuengLinger said:
Great shots in every aspect. Thank you for sharing them and the many insights on your website!
Thank you so much for your kind words!

Getting some feedback on my images is great, however I was hoping for others to post some of their best shots from last year too!

Is anyone brave enough to take the plunge?

I'm looking forward to seeing some images!

BR,
Ben
 

neuroanatomist

I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 21, 2010
24,617
2,097
Here are a few of my favorites from 2017...

"WWII Memorial 'Atlantic' Arch"

EOS 1D X, EF 11-24mm f/4L USM @ 15mm, 15 s, f/11, ISO 100

"Capitol Building"

EOS 1D X, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM @ 65mm, 30 s, f/14, ISO 100

"Duomo di Pisa"

EOS 1D X, TS-E 17mm f/4L, 13 s, f/11, ISO 400

"Great Egret over Grass"

EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II + EF 1.4x III Extender, 1/2000 s, f/6.3, ISO 640

Thanks for looking!
 

angrykarl

R, M5
Jul 19, 2017
51
33
Prague
www.flickr.com
My humble selection. :)


Tiber Island, Rome, EOS M5, EF-M 22mm, 1/60, f/4.0, ISO 640


She, EOS M5, EF-S 35mm, 1/3200, f/2.8, ISO 100


Christmas Wroclaw, EOS M5, EF-S 35mm, 1/15, f/5.6, ISO 800


Snow White, EOS M5, EF 100mm f/2.8 MACRO, 1/640, f/3.2, ISO 100
 

Photorex

EOS RP
Nov 19, 2016
249
38
Really great shots so far.

@cervantes: I like your Prag, ireland and Italy photos.
@neuroanatomist: Pisa and the heron are great shots.

Here is my selection of the 10 photos I regard as best of 2017:





















best regards
Frank
 

AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
5,805
3,295
3 birds in flight with prey: puffin with sand eels; arctic tern with fish; and a crested serpent eagle with a serpent. All taken on my 5DIV + 400mm DO II at 400mm - these shots made the purchases of the lens and body worth every penny as the birds were moving fast.
 

Attachments

stevelee

FT-QL
Jul 6, 2017
1,257
287
Davidson, NC
I made about 1800 pictures in December alone. I have a long way before I even look at all of them, much less decide on ten favorites from them and all the pictures I took in Britain in the spring, just for a start.

At least I didn't go to Prague last year. I was still shooting slide film when I was there 17 years ago almost. As it was, I found a shop next to Charles Bridge that was still selling slide film, and I'd buy more each day. No telling how many gigabytes I'd fill up if I went there with a digital camera.
 

CapturingLight

EOS T7i
Mar 12, 2015
55
0
Here are some of my favourite images from last year. I did have a couple of kid portraits I would love to share but I am not sure if the parents would aprove. While I am not sure if these images measure up to some of the spectacular images already posted I hope you enjoy them.



 

AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
5,805
3,295
There some stunning images, and so atmospheric - well done everybody!
 

Geek

EOS M50
Nov 18, 2014
47
7
Here is one of my best from 2017. It is the Dead Sea taken from the Jordan side looking across at Israel. Straight out of the camera and developed with Lightroom with no adjustments. Taken with my 7DII and the amazing 16-35 F4 lens.
 

Attachments

Psyclone

Storage is cheap - shoot early, shoot often
Jan 6, 2015
11
0
Centrally Isolated
2017 had fewer photo ops than years prior, but I still found some. Examples below:

Dead Horse Point state park - Utah


2017 total eclipse
 

Don Haines

Beware of cats with laser eyes!
Jun 4, 2012
8,177
1,730
Canada
First shot: A muskrat swimming towards me and my canoe.... if you are quiet and still, wildlife does not easily spot you....

Second shot: Serenity....

Third shot: A sunset at Peggy's Cove
 

Attachments