Friday, December 31, 2010

Best of the Year 2010, Part 2.

Continuing with the top ten of the year 2010. And a reminder of my criteria for making the selections.

How to define my ten favorites of the year 2010? The obvious criteria is that the photo must have been taken in the year 2010. But for a lot of photographers, myself included, photography is a multi-step process, the two most important steps being taking the shot, and post-processing. What if taking the shot occurred before this year, but post-processing occurred this year? Does that count? Should it?

For my best of the year, my answer is yes. A shot taken in a previous year, but post-processed this year can count as one of my best of the year. So, here is my year 2010 top photos. I will display five today and have already displayed five yesterday. And a bit of history behind the photo.

This top ten is in no particular order.

Also, to see a larger view of the photo, just click on it and you will be taken to a larger view on flickr.com. Enjoy. And thanks for stopping by!


6. The View ~ photo taken April 27, 2010.

This was taken at the Marinskii Park Scenic Overlook in Kiev. A crop and some Topaz Adjust gave this photo it's look.

The View

7. Traditional Ukrainian Musician ~ photo taken May 24, 2010.

This was taken at the Pirogovo Cultural Museum outside of Kiev. The original had a tree growing right out of his head. I hate it when that happens. But a bit of Photoshop took care of that, and Topaz Adjust gave it this look.

Traditional Ukrainian Musician

8. Knight's House Gargoyles ~ photo taken June 19, 2010.

These are gargoyles on Knight's house in Kiev. Sadly, the current owner is letting the building fall into disrepair, and the city doesn't seem to have a lot of recourse than to let it happen, sadly. Again, Topaz Adjust gave it this look.

Endangered Species - Knight's House

9. Sunrise over Kiev (HDR) ~ September 11, 2010

It's well known among photographers that some of the best photography is done early in the morning or late in the evening. This is a panorama created from four photos, then a three exposure HDR, and a small tweak to desaturate the greens a bit.

Sunrise Over Kiev (HDR)

10. Wishes for the New Year ~ Peace Around the Globe (HDR) ~ September 11, 2010

This was taken just about an hour after the previous photo. A very minimalist look here, with just the globe, the column, and the sky. I've done this globe several times before, but a three exposure HDR made all the difference this time.

Wishes for the New Year ~ Peace Around the Globe (HDR)

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