My Favourite Shots of 2013
I recently came across several photographers who posted online their personal favourite top ten shots from 2013. I thought this was a good idea and indeed a good exercise to look back over the many photos I have taken during the previous calendar year. It also turned out to be a very difficult exercise. Not that I have oodles of great shots to choose from, but even whittling down a small number of decent shots to a favourite top ten was a challenge.
Anyway, I eventually broke it down to ten shots – plus an additional two because I wanted to include a street shot and a black and white shot. So here they are, in no particular order, my personal favourite top ten (er, twelve) shots of 2013.
I waited patiently for this horse and his jarvey to meander up this hill with their passengers to be the foreground interest in this Kerry landscape shot:
Sometimes you don’t have to travel too far to get a nice shot:
One of my favourite places for photography – Glendalough:
Mount Usher in Co. Wicklow is worth a visit at any time, but I particularly liked the strong colours there in late autumn last year:
Leaving Co. Wicklow again, this time to neighbouring Co. Kildare in search of bluebells:
Back to Co. Wicklow and the wonderful place called Cloghleagh – always a great spot for photos:
Off to Co. Carlow this time in search of hay bales. Fields of Gold – near Tullow:
Sunrise in my hometown of Bray, Co. Wicklow. If the sky is anyway decent, this place can serve up some amazing sunrises:
In the middle of a field of gorgeous poppies, I snapped this macro of an ear of grain which became one of my favourites from that day:
I drove past this spot twice before deciding to pull in and take a shot. I’m glad I did:
I wanted to include a black and white photo but rather than choose one of street shots, I couldn’t resist this black and white landscape – taken on the road from Sally Gap to Laragh in Co. Wicklow:
Of course, I can’t finish without including a street shot and of the many hundreds I took last year, I’ve gone with this one. Taken on Grafton Street in Dublin, it is one of those instantaneous ‘click and hope’ shots but I was delighted with the expressions captured on the young ladies’ faces as they posed for a selfie – thankfully oblivious to me!