Best of 2008
It seems like everyone has a ‘Best of’ list at the end of the year. I thought perhaps it would be good to reflect on my photography of the past year and compile a Best of 2008 list.
Of the last decade 2008 had me taking the least amount of photos. There was a time when everywhere I traveled too I had a camera in my hand. (See my Google Map.) As I looked through my photos of 2008 the ‘Top 5 Photo List’ would probably be just Tribute in Light photos from September 11, 2008. I think that that would be too easy and so I picked only one photo from the Tribute in Light to represent that day. Much of the ‘Best of 2008′ list has a 360 image in-connection.
The judge was me. And so the list…
This past year I was granted permission to stand inside the lights after showing my portfolio of past Tribute in Light images. This particular photo is an uncropped upwards view taken with a fisheye lens. This image along with 7 other images form to make a Flash VR image of the the entire scene. View the Flash VR image.
Adriana Falcon has a lot of spunk and personality to her. I photographed Adriana in a West Side Manhattan condo. Capturing one image of her just seemed like not enough. And so I captured 11 of her in Flash VR image. The above image is a crop from the entire 360 which showcases 11 Adriana Falcon’s. View the Adriana Falcon Flash VR (link will open in new window).
The Brooklyn Bridge turned 125 years old in 2008. I was at the 100th as a little kid. The fireworks were spectacular during both events. More photos of the Brooklyn Bridge.
I shot the Breezy Point 9/11 Memorial in complete darkness. I barely could see my camera. I had to use my cell phone as light. This is long exposure of the memorial at night.
This image was not posted on Yellowecho during 2008. I posted it on my other website (CatskillSearch.com). I enjoy taking photos of Plattekill Falls and over the years I have seen the popularity of this particular area in the Catskills explode (View photo of me in the early 1980′s at Platte Clove). This image is an entire view of Plattekill Falls and the ravine that encompasses the waterfall. It is made up of 9 photos. The entire 360 degree left to right view and 180 degree up and down view is shown. Here is the link to the Plattekill Falls Flash VR (link will open in new window).
Thank you for your time in reading this blog page. I welcome all comments and would be happy to hear from you. Happy New Year and happy shooting.
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