Thank you Charles, Helen, Steve, LCSmith and Greg, for your kind words and support - they mean a lot. Now you know why I’m on this board so much
Sailor: love that picture of Boris, cute and alert
Bullterrier: your picture of the guy on the bench made me smile
John: well done on a different perspective, quite a difficult feat for this building
Narsuitus: a strong study in texture, I like the POV and composition
Zeno: what can I say, your pictures always stimulate the mind as well as the eye
Raydm6: well done with your iPhone, I like the play with scale.. does the sculpture move? I’ve seen a similar one in Sydney where the leaves and entire sculpture are constantly in motion with the wind
davidnewtonguitars: classic documentary portrait, nice work!
Vince: great shot. I admire your Mapping the West project, a well deserved success. Looking forward to new work with this evolving story-telling approach
John: wow, lucky guy to have a relationship with such a magnificent bird. Terrific shot
Pan: love your photos and always look forward to seeing them. In your case picking a favourite would’ve been a tough task. I’m glad your 2019 was a good year for you and hope 2020 is even better
Jordan: that’s a great XPAN shot. I agree with earlier comments. I’ve always wanted to try shooting something like native 1:2 and this just makes me want to do it. I’m currently trying to convert a Kodak No 1A Autographic Brownie to 120 which will hopefully yield 11x6cm.
Greg: A great pair of pictures, so good to see your son bonding with that Nikkormat. Great camera.
Peter: You caught the magic…
Dektol Dan: You made the right choice! Wonderful light and rendering, I think the flare adds to it.
Raid: Beautiful, painterly photo. The M8 and Zeiss lens do great things with colour.
Shimokita: lyrical… Michael Kenna’s landscapes come to mind. I like the movement in the second photo.
sidelocke: I wish I could see this in a larger size. Is that a dog they’re walking? Beautiful, serene landscape
Jim B: Masterful, tender portrait. Love your portraiture work.
wwfloyd: fun shot. I’ve been rafting only once, on the Snake River. Thrilling and terrifying in equal measure.
andyturk: great colour shot. I can only imagine what #1 was
Kivis: You got him good all right.. I like that he’s in near-silhouette. I like the dapper 9yr old too. Both these images work really well, I can see why they’re your favourites.
Erik: your powers of observation are a reason I look forward to visiting this site almost every day. You see stories everywhere. Thank you for your continuous stream of inspiration, and endless knowledge.
Stephen: Good on you for overcoming hesitation and starting this street portrait series. A strong portrait. Good luck with the project!
Nick: What serendipity - great double exposure
Mike: wonderful shot with the M5; you make your own magic
. Thanks for your continued support.
Melancholy: Yes, congratulations to your daughter! How rewarding to create this photo of her artistry!
Guth: Great capture. Love the expression on the little boy’s face. Leicas are wonderful for this sort of photography.
Keith: Your documentary work inspires… I admired this portrait the moment I first saw it.
Deardorff38: the print of your friend and his dog is so touching and beautiful. Thank you.
Steve: the hide-and-seek picture is wonderful. What a special moment. The colour is beautiful too, despite the underexposure.
Shawn: lovely! The Canon lens on your A7RII rendering is special; the emotion of the photo even more so.
Axel: delicate and beautiful, contemplative… I am reminded of the poems of the Tao Te Ching
farlymac: a reminder that life’s simple pleasures can be beautiful as well as tasty. Who needs GAS when one can lust for that juicy red tomato!
ChipMcD: interesting contrast between earth and heavens with the church in between, and nice work with your SWC
Mark: lovely shot, it has a strong American West feel, like the photographs of Robert Adams
Richard: love this shot. Classic street and a visual treat in pattern and synchronicity. Well done, and from the chest, too.
Sara: You didn’t need to take a lot of pictures, this is such a lovely image. I could live with this every day, and never be bored.
John: Love is beautiful, and so is this photo of the young couple on the train
luuca: love the composition, the moment! What a great christening of your “new” M3!
cassel: love the colour, and the feel of this. Home is an emotion.
dourbalistar: wonderful star trails! The back story makes me envious, living as I do in the perpetual wash of light of a big city. Good luck with the astrophotography!
Helen: what can I say, I am deeply touched and appreciative of your sharing this (and other) special photos of Eric. I wish you happiness and, in time, a new sense of fulfilment and purpose in your new path through life.
chipgreenberg: a well composed and very nice study in colour, shapes and tone! Do you enjoy abstract painting?
analoged: BW: cute! A special photo at dinner time. Love the eyes… Colour: iconic view. The Australian Prime Minister would agree*
LCSmith: a fine BW study which cries out to be printed. I hope you have?
Steve: a tender photo well captured, love the Sonnar rendering
Joan: great street shot. Love it.
Charles: Stunning shot of the Dartmoor ponies. A beauty! I hope you’ve printed it
Steve: Lovely shot of your wife at a special moment.
Valdas: our favourite pictures are frequently those with the closest emotional connection and memories.. nice photo of your twin boys.
To all: thank you for sharing your favourite pictures in this thread. Please excuse my comments; these are just my personal impressions... I appreciate them all! I'm not a critic! If you haven’t yet added yours here, please consider putting your favourite photo of 2019 in the thread. All are welcome - this is not a competition!
Thank you also for the warm and kind thoughts and support. It is deeply appreciated. Many of you give me inspiration every day. For that also I thank you!
*While Australia burns in the worst bushfire season in recorded history with many dead and over a thousand homes destroyed with no end in sight, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was secretly taking a Hawaiian holiday.