This has not been a year in which I spent a great deal of time practicing the “art” of photography. For the most part when I pick up the camera these days its to capture snapshots and not to try and carefully craft an image. That isn’t to say that I think I haven’t managed to capture a few images along the way that might be worthy of a second look… so when I saw Tom Varden’s My Top Ten Photos of 2010 post (who got the idea from Jim M. Goldstein’s blog) I was motivated to go through my image to see if I could pick 10 I liked enough to put label as my top ten for 2010.
So here it goes, my top ten photos of 2010, a mixture of fun portraits, travel photos (from my new favorite city Bangkok), and one lone macro shot:
Sophia in the pool, Singer Island
Wat Saket Bangkok, Thailand
Temple Cat, Wat Pho Bangkok, Thailand
Young Monk Bangkok, Thailand
Blue glass lamp photographed with my Sigma 105MM lens and the Vivitar 6000AF Macro Flash.
This is one of my daughter’s creepier dolls (and so many of them are strangely creepy for some reason) but I thought I might be able to do something with a combination of frontal lighting from the ring flash and rear lighting of a golden orange wall that served as the back drop for the shot to make it “glamorous”.
Wind Swept Lady Di
Pez dispenser photographed using my Vivitar 6000 AF Macro flash attached to a Sigma 105MM macro lens. Shot with a basic piece of white printer paper serving as the back drop.
Luke Skywalker Pez Dispenser
I am having a ton of fun looking around the house for things to photograph with the ring flash.
Playing around with my Vivitar 6000 AF Macro Flash for portraiture. Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to document the massive gap in my daughter’s teeth.
Sophia, Minus 4 Teeth