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My 10 Most-Interesting Photos of 2017

December 26, 2017  |  Flickr Photos

It’s that time of year again where I take a look at how Flickr has ranked the photos I took this year and share the ten most-interesting according to their mysterious “Interestingness” algorithm.

Solitary at Sea

Solitary at Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Ship’s Atrium

In the Ship’s Atrium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ghost Ship

The Ghost Ship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflecting on the Skyscraper

Reflecting on the Skyscraper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Barren Trees of Winter

The Barren Trees of Winter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Island Christ

Island Christ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sailing Near the Rocky Shore

Sailing Near the Rocky Shore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening at the Boardwalk

Evening at the Boardwalk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendover Will

Wendover Will

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boats on the Beach

Boats on the Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, the misfortunate side-effect of ranking a year’s photos this way is that it’s entirely possible that I shot some photos this year that are better than these but have not yet posted them. I post a new photo every day on my photoblog at 75CentralPhotography.Com and invite and encourage you to check in periodically to see even more great photos. You can also view a Flickr album of my 250 Most-Interesting Photos of all time here. Stay tuned for an exciting 2018! And, of course, all of my photos are available to purchase on their respective photo pages at 75CentralPhotography.Com.


My Photography Resolutions for 2017

December 15, 2016  |  General Interest

After an arduous 2016, full of misfortune both societal and personal, I’m gladly welcoming 2017. Over the weekend, I started thinking about how I can “up my photography game” during the coming 12 months. Here’s a short list I came up with.</p><p><strong>Shoot more</strong><br />This one seems obvious, but, at least in my case, it’s applicable. During 2016, I didn’t get out and take photos as often as I had in the past. Whereas in the past, I’d get up early on a weekend morning and head out on “photo drives” that would take me all over my part of the state, in 2016 I didn’t do this nearly enough. I’d make excuses like “it’s too cold” or “it’s too hot” or “it’s raining”, even though these things don’t matter as much as I’d make them out to matter. So, I’m promising myself that in 2017, I’ll get out and shoot more often, even if it is just throwing my trusty Lumix GM1 in my pocket with a 20mm prime and taking my dog, Winston, on a long walk around the neighborhood.</p><p><strong>Make Some Photography Friends</strong><br />I tend to be a “lone gunman” when shooting, as I imagine most photographers are. We don’t like other people slowing us down or getting in our way while we’re working. But sometimes, it’s good to be around like-minded people that are “into” photography. Professionally, networking is one of the best ways to find new business and learn new techniques or skills. Personally, it’s good to meet new people that you can “talk shop” with, especially if you’re constantly boring your significant other with photographic minutiae that they clearly aren’t that interested in. To remedy this, I’ve joined several active MeetUp.Com groups as well as local Facebook groups that regularly meet for photowalks and discussions.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Hone My Post-Processing Technique</strong><br />I’m a die-hard Lightroom user. I’ve been using it since version one dropped and everything I shoot goes through it. That said, I know there’s still a lot of processing knowledge that I need to learn, both inside and outside of Lightroom. I’m working my way through online tutorials in Lightroom, Photoshop and, now, On1 Raw, the excellent new Raw processing application from On1.</p><p><strong>Expand My Business</strong><br />Like a lot of photographers, I live in the limbo called “semi-pro”. Photography isn’t my main source of income in that I do have a day job as a software architect. And while I love my software work, my passion is photography…it’s what makes me truly happy. So, in 2017, I’m going to make a concerted effort to expand the business side of my photography, focusing on licensing and fine-art prints.</p><p><strong>Have Fun</strong><br />This is a follow-on to the last resolution. While I have the luxury(?) of not relying on my photography as my main source of income, I do want to expand it as a source of income. But I need to make sure that as I do this, I’m not working so hard at it that it ceases to be fun to me and becomes the drudge of a second job.


My Most-Interesting Photos of 2016*

December 8, 2016  |  Flickr Photos
*according to Flickr’s Interestingness algorithm

As I’ve done at the end of the year in the past, here are the Top 10 “Most Interesting” Photos that I took (and posted) in 2016.

Pawn

 

Chasing Reflections

 

Oh Illinois

 

The Silos Under the Dark Sky

 

Blue, It Seems

 

Barbed

 

Under the Yellow Sentinel

 

Texas Structure

 

Under the Tall Pines

 

Into the Dark Sky

 

The misfortunate side-effect of ranking a year’s photos this way is that it’s entirely possible that I shot some photos this year that are better than these but have not yet posted them. I post a new photo every day on my photoblog at 75Central.Com and invite and encourage you to check in periodically to see even more great photos. You can also view a Flickr album of my 250 Most-Interesting Photos of all time here. Stay tuned for an exciting 2017!


Modern Luxury Dallas Feature

November 8, 2016  |  Elsewhere

Lifestyle magazine Modern Luxury Dallas recently featured one of my photographs, along with a short interview, in their December issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find the digital issue of the magazine here or jump directly to the article here.


Twelve Months – Twelve Photos

December 31, 2015  |  Flickr Photos

For my year-end wrap up this year I’ve done something a bit different.

Below are the “Most Interesting” photos from each month as determined by Flickr’s Interestingness algorithm. While a bit-flawed in that I may have not yet published the truly-most-interesting photo for a given month, it’s nonetheless interesting to see how Flickr’s algorithm ranked my photos.

January

Caught in the Fence

February

Iron Rail

March

march

April

Sunrise at Sea

May

may

June

The Path Through the Cascades

July

july

August

Two Faces

September

september

October

Neon Tyler

November

november

December

The Liftboat at Sunrise


Eight Years of Fine Daily Photos

August 12, 2015  |  Video

I started photoblogging eight years ago today. That’s almost 3000 photos shared since I began on August 12, 2007. A lot has changed since then…I’ve gotten married, changed day jobs a couple of times, traveled a lot, got a dog, and countless other things. But one thing has stayed constant, and that’s that I’ve made sure to photograph my adventures and share the results every single day since I started. In celebration of this event, I’ve put together a short video that shows every single photo I’ve blogged since I started. It’s interesting to observe how much my technique and skills have changed while catching glimpses of Dallas, Las Vegas, Jamaica, Montreal, Alaska and all of the other many places I’ve had great times in since I started. Thank you for your support and I look forward to continuing to provide fine daily photos for your enjoyment for years to come.

 

 


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