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    • kevin
      Kevin Harrington

      Photographers and photo enthusiasts: let's see your favorite photo(s) and a description of why.

      I'll start. This is my favorite because it was one of the coolest scenes I'd ever seen, and I was able to capture what I felt.

      A couple of years back I happened to be in very close proximity to a prescribed wildfire when camping in Sequoia National Park. I had no idea there was even going to be a wildfire. Fire crews assured us our campground was safe, so I setup my camera and took long exposures through the night.

    • yaypie

      It's hard to choose a favorite, but I've always been fond of this photo I took of @Felicity and her pal Hypolimnas bolina nerina (common eggfly butterfly) at the Melbourne Zoo.

      The little guy perched on her head for just a brief moment, and I snapped a photo just as Felicity looked over at me and smiled.

      Btw, your wildfire shot still blows my mind every time I see it. 🤯

    • yaypie

      Bonus: that same butterfly perched on Felicity's shoulder looking strangely pensive.

    • RussP

      Burning trees, reminded me of this one, we came across this tree alight in the middle of a field, after a lightning strike.
      Fire and broken tree limbs.
      No one around.
      Wish I had a decent camera that day.

    • Richard

      I'm going to take the liberty of posting two shots. They could hardly be more different both in subject matter and in process, so I find it hard to choose one as my favorite.

      The first was taken outside of the cathedral in Madrid. I saw a group of nuns and had in mind a frame that consisted of nothing but their habits in front of an iron gate. As I was shooting, one of the nuns unexpectedly turned around. The earlier shots captured my idea well enough, but after seeing her expression, I tossed them all in favor of this happy accident.

    • Richard

      I'm a lazy street shooter. I tend to walk around in the same neighborhood all the time. You get to the point where you know where good possibilities are to be found, but it's a matter of chance whether it all comes together or not. About four blocks from my apartment, there was a lingerie shop that regularly had large posters in one of the shop windows. However, there were usually cars or motorcycles parked in front, partly blocking the view. I had seen a worker washing the window, which gave me the idea of the shot, but it took two years before I actually had the chance to shoot what I had visualized. Call it a planned but unposed shot, I guess.

    • Lauren

      That photo is incredible, Kevin - really wow. 😲

      It's always tough when someone asks what you're favourite photos is. So many for different reasons, but I'll go with this one. Taken at Loch Onich, Highlands, Scotland in September 2013. This scene usually has no reflections and often has white skies, so I think I love that it was a one-off. It was well worth the early morning wake-up call.

    • DaleCruse

      Lots of good stuff in this thread! I have three I'm very happy with but I'm going to limit myself to posting one.

      In the Catacombs of Paris I captured this shot. In Lightroom I was going for classical painterly approach with light. This isn't the type of thing I typically shoot, but I hope you enjoy it!

    • martha

      I don't take great photos, but enjoyed seeing this one - I really enjoyed visiting the Paris Catacombs! My husband was a little creeped out, but my daughter and I thought it was weirdly beautiful, and actually very respectful of the dead.

    • Shay

      I took this photo at Kells Road Races in 2005. It was the last lap, last corner and Ryan Farquahr, 77, outbraked Guy Martin ( I think) by moving off line onto an area of the road where cement dust had been laid to cover an oil spill from a crash in the previous race.

      Farquahr's front forks are completely compressed as he brakes.

    • rarepartbuilder

      For me the favorite picture is the one that moved me the most...

      I was out on early November 15' motorbike ride in a place called North road.. Collingwood Nova Scotia . The road seemed to have an odd amount of graveyards,but for the most part you could easily look in from the road to see them while riding..except for the third one..which had a small sign pointing off onto a winding field road...

      After crossing the large field..... maybe a few hundred acres in size.. i encountered a fenced in graveyard which had an old 4x4 truck parked in front of it.. There was an 81 year old man showing his respects to a comrade he had attended a funeral service for {in the same spot} circa 1950's.. then told me....

      He wanted to mow the grave yard so others would know the deceased were "not forgotten"

      I ride during week days and had to keep moving to get back in time for work.. my heart was saying something much different...

    • johnguestjr

      Hi Kevin. I chose this picture because of its simplicity. I was testing a Bronica ETRS Medium Format Camera and I was caught trying to get a candid shot. I aptly named the photograph “Caught Red Handed”.

    • ShootTokyo

      This is my favorite photo I have ever taken. It was shot in Gion in Kyoto, Japan. I shot it on Ektar film with my Leica M6. I was walking around in Gion trying to see if I could see any Geisha heading out. One end of the street was packed with photographers and tourists. I ended up walking around some of the smaller street and then in a second this scene appeared in front of me, but only for a second. It was just starting to get dark and I was shooting ASA 100 film. I end up shooting wide open at .95 or 1.4, or something like that. I think the shutter speed was like 1/30 of a second. I wasn't sure what I had captured until a few weeks later when I got my film back.

    • rtwPaul

      Chichicastenengo market in Guatemala, I try and take a sly sniped shot of this lady selling petals next to the chapel.

      I had the perfect profile of her, right as i click the shutter she turns and stares at me, then goes off, screaming at me in her indiginous language of kaqchikel.

      I try and apologise but she won't have it, a lady standing near me told me "she just put a cusre on you, get out of here".

      I walk round the corner sheepishly and continue to take more shots...but the camera won't work, I swap sd cards, nothing, swap again nothing, swap batteries twice and on the third battery the camera comes to life.

      Before I take the next shot i look at the info screen, and on it are the numbers 666

    • kevin
      Kevin Harrington

      Hey everyone, these are all incredible photos and wonderful backstories. Thanks for sharing 🙏

      I know it's a loaded question, asking to see your favorite photo, because I understand that we all have multiple favorites.

      Keep them coming. Feel free to show more!

      Here's another favorite photo of mine. It's a favorite because it captures one of my photographer heroes, Tim Kemple, betting his life on a few ice screws and static line to photograph ice climbers ascending hundreds of feet from the depths of a glacier. I admire his dedication. This is a behind the scenes photo from a film we made in partnership with GoPro and Black Diamond.

    • kevin
      Kevin Harrington

      Hey Lauren, thanks! And I love this shot of yours, it's so peaceful!

      I still need to make it out there to see the Scottish highlands. My ancestors would be disappointed in me as they once lived there.

    You've been invited!