My Flickr Favourites from September 2017

MY THREE FAVOURITE PICTURES BY OTHER
PHOTOGRAPHERS September 2017.

Here are my chosen three images from other photographers that were taken in September. You can see all of my other previous Flickr favourites posts here.

Wash Out by Sarah Brooks

Wash Out

A super shot by Sarah. I just love the simplicity and the silky water.

Winding by Joe White

Winding

A lovely rugged scene from Joe, with a nice s curve of light.

 

Fell Rainbow by Andy Aveyard

Fell Rainbow

Andy has captured one of those fleeting moments where you have to be in the right place at the right time. I’m sure the rainbow would have been there for only a few minutes.

 

Well done Sarah, Joe and Andy.

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My Flickr Favourites from August 2017

MY THREE FAVOURITE PICTURES BY OTHER
PHOTOGRAPHERS August 2017.

Here are my chosen three images from other photographers that were taken in August.
Like before, my chosen images will be put together in a gallery on Flickr along with all the previous ones. Or you can read all of my other previous Flickr fave posts here.

Wheelstones by Matt Oliver

Wheelstones.

I have seen a abundance of heather pictures this year and to me most of them look rather similar. What I particularly like about this one from Matt is that it is a little understated. The colour of the heather is very natural, and where it has gone over in some places makes it look more interesting. I also like that fact the sky is not a overpowering sunrise or sunset. Matt is very good at these vertical compositions, that lead your eyes perfectly up the frame.

 

The Last Stand by William Dore

The Last Stand

A rather moody image from William, but it is right up my street. On Twitter there was a few suggestions of alternative crops, but I agree with William that this one works best.

 Sunrise by Steve PalmerSunrise

Another choice of moody image, this time from Steve. I just like the simplicity and the fact that it could have been taken anywhere.

Well done Matt, William and Steve.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Here is this months list of photographers that also deserve a mention. Click on the names to see their images. Dave Fieldhouse, Matt Garbutt, Matthew Dartford, Sarah Brooks and Edd Allen

My Flickr Favourites from July 2017

MY THREE FAVOURITE PICTURES BY OTHER
PHOTOGRAPHERS July 2017.

Here are my chosen three images from other photographers that were taken in July.
Like before my chosen images will be put together in a gallery on Flickr along with all the previous ones. Or you can read all of my other previous Flickr fave posts here.

Buttermere Bloom by Stuart McGlennon

Buttermere Bloom

Stuart really has captured a jaw droppingly beautiful image here. I knew as soon as I saw it this was going to be my favourite image this month. Well done Stuart I could look at this for ages.

Pebble abstraction by Cathryn Baldock

Pebble abstraction

Another well deserved entry for Cathryn here. I just love the colours and shapes and it reminds me of a piece of stained glass.

SILENCE 1 by Neil Burnell

SILENCE 1 (infrared tree project)

Neil’s image might look like it was taken in the middle of winter. But it is all down to it being taken with a converted infrared camera. I just love the simplicity and the calming feeling.

Well done Stuart, Cathryn and Neil.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Here is this months list of photographers that also deserve a mention. Click on the names to see their images. Justin Minns, Alan Leightley and Martin Tosh

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My Flickr faves from June 2017

MY THREE FAVOURITE PICTURES BY OTHER
PHOTOGRAPHERS June 2017.

Here are my chosen three images from other photographers that were taken in June.
Like before my chosen images will be put together in a gallery on Flickr along with all the previous ones. Or you can read all of my other previous Flickr fave posts here.

Silver Studded Blue by Cathryn BaldockSilver studded blue on the heath

Cathryn has captured a really beautiful image here, the colour pallet and the softness are super. This year seems to be not a very good year for blue butterflies. So it is nice to see one captured so well.

Poignancy by Chaitanya Deshpande

Poignancy

Chaitanya has captured a really powerful image here, although the tragedy of Grenfell Tower in the background was unbeknown to him at the time.. The sense of calm in the foreground, with the looming smoke of Grenfell Tower in the background, is quite the juxtaposition.

Untitled by Andrew AtkinsonUntitled

Like most photographs June is all about poppies. This is quite a simple image from Andrew, but it captures the feeling of a warm summer evening so well.

Well done Cathryn, Chaitanya and Andrew

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Here is this months list of photographers that also deserve a mention. Click on the names to see their images. Stu Meech, Steve Palmer, Edd Allen, & Louis Murphy

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My Flickr faves from May 2017

MY THREE FAVOURITE PICTURES BY OTHER
PHOTOGRAPHERS May 2017.

Here are my chosen three images from other photographers that were taken in May. Like before my chosen images will be put together in a gallery on Flickr along with all the previous ones. Or you can read all of my other previous Flickr fave posts here.

Pond Art – 2 by William Dore

Pond Art - 2A cracking image from William. I really like the way the leaves are arranged and how they seems to glow against that nice black background. Excellent work William.

Orange Tip (female) by Neil Burnell

Orange Tip (female)I have been looking for a orange tip myself with this kind of image in mind.
Neil has captured this one perfectly with some lovely bokeh.

Stoke Common by Paul Mitchell

Stoke Common

I just love the golden light that Paul has captured on the side of these trees.
The mist adds a lovely soft backdrop to the image too.

Well done William, Neil and Paul.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Here is this months list of photographers that also deserve a mention. Click on the names to see their images. Cathryn Baldock Stu Meech Jake Turner Gary Miller

My Flickr Faves April 2017

MY THREE FAVOURITE PICTURES BY OTHER
PHOTOGRAPHERS April 2017.

Here are my chosen three images from other photographers that were taken in April. Like before my chosen images will be put together in a gallery on Flickr along with all the previous ones.

April was a pretty good month for me, and it looks like plenty of others have also had a good month. This made choosing my favourites tricky as there were so many great shots to choose from.

Affric Rainbow by Verity Milligan

Affric Rainbow

Verity has captured a real wow moment here, and she has managed to compose it beautifully too. All of the element are working together perfectly and not fighting for attention. Super work Verity.

The Guardians by Jeremy Barrettthe GuardiansA very nice square from Jeremy. I really like the wonderful shaped trees and the way his infrared camera has produces some really nice contrasting tones.

Rise by Dani Colston

rise

A great minimalist shot from Dani here, with lovely mysterious atmosphere and simplicity. I do not think I have ever seen another shot of this tree, which is surprising as it is such a good looking one.

Well done again Verity, Jeremy and Dani.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Here is this months list of photographers that also deserve a mention. Click on the names to see their images. Stuart McGlennon Martin Birks Mathew Dartford Finn Hopson

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My Flickr Faves March 2017

MY THREE FAVOURITE PICTURES BY OTHER
PHOTOGRAPHERS March 2017.

Here are my chosen three images from other photographers taken last month. Like before my chosen images will be put together in a gallery on Flickr along with all the previous ones.

The Trotternish Tree 2 BY Dave Fieldhouse

The Trotternish Tree

Sublime light and fantastic depth. It has been captured many times, but when it looks as good as this who cares. Dave had a great trip up to Skye and he capture some excellent images there. Have a look at them all if you have the time. Well done Dave.

Lost and Found BY Steve Palmer

Lost and FoundSteve has captured something that is very visually appealing to me. The reflections and the foreboding atmosphere are wonderful. It is one of those shots that I think I wish I had taken it

Survivor BY matt oliver
Survivor

Matt has a knack at capturing these moody scenes of the Peak District. This one is arranged perfectly and has some nice diagonals working together. I really like that bit of low cloud too.

Well done again Dave, Steve and Matt.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Here is this months list of photographers that also deserve a mention. Click on the names to see their images. Darren Rose Chris Dale Danny Howarth Darren Ciolli-Leach

My Flickr Faves February 2017

MY THREE FAVOURITE PICTURES BY OTHER
PHOTOGRAPHERS February 2017.

Here are my chosen three images from other photographers taken last month. Like before my chosen images will be put together in a gallery on Flickr along with all the previous ones.

 

Forest Path 2 by James Mills

Forest Path 2

Mist, soft light and some very lovely green moss. James has a knack of capturing these woodland scenes in the peak district. It was a instant fave for me and by the looks of things nearly 3000 other people too. Excellent work James.

11 Feb 2017 by Claire Zaffin

11 Feb 2017

I know this little tree well so I instantly recognised it. I was please to see Claire was out and about capturing the little bit of snow that we had. I really like her composition here giving the central tree the dominant position, whilst all the surrounding trees frame it nicely. Let us hope we get another dusting this year.

Matured by Lee Acaster

Matured

One from Lee’s trip up to Torridon with a group of other photographers. I really like the moody processing and the composition here.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Here is this months list of photographers that also deserve a mention. Click on the names to see their images. Gary Miller Stuart McGlennon Darren Ciolli-Leach Neil Burnell

My Flickr Faves January 2017

MY THREE FAVOURITE PICTURES BY OTHER
PHOTOGRAPHERS JANUARY 2017.

Well it has now been a year since I started choosing my monthly favourite images by other photographers, and it seems to have been well received. As it is the start of a new year, I have decided to add a few honourable mentions at the end of the post. Sometimes it is really hard picking just three images, so I thought it would be nice to mention the other photographers and their pictures that almost made it. Like before my chosen images will be put together in a gallery on Flickr along with all the previous ones.

Curbar mist by Matt Oliver

Curbar mistAs soon as I saw this picture I knew it was going to feature in this month’s selection. I’m sure you will agree, the misty light in this picture is stunning. From the highlights on the foreground rocks to the rays in the distance, it all adds tremendous interest and depth to the image. Apparently moments before this, the visibility was only about 20 feet due to low cloud. I can just imagine the joy that Matt felt as this scene began to appear in front of him.

Frosty Footpath by Robert Birkby

Frosty Footpath

Robert has captured a super image here with some lovely sharp detail. I love the way the hoar frost frames the path into the woods. Then that path draws you into the wood and the lovely soft mist in the background. Beautiful work Robert.

Spine by Neil Burnell
Spine

I could probably pick a top three from just Neil’s pictures alone. Neil definitely has a eye for what makes a great image. It was a close call between this one and his Stilts image from the Essex Coast. But this one just had the edge as I’m a sucker for a moody mono square. I like the way this has the feeling that he has travelled to the end of the earth to capture it. The mixture of the jagged rocks and the curve of the shoreline also work really nicely together. Keep up the good work Neil!

Well done Matt, Robert and Neil.

honourable mentions

As mentioned above here is the list of photographers that also deserve a mention. Click on the names to see their images.

Claire Zaffin Roger Voller Neil Burnell (Again) Matt Lethbridge Matthew Dartford

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Choosing my Favourites Images

A insight into me Choosing the images each Month.

I’m hoping to continue choosing my favourite images from other photographers throughout 2017. I am constantly impressed by the enormous amount of wonderful images that I see daily. But with this amount of images it is easy for some of them to get lost. By sitting down and choosing three images it gives me a chance to catch up and take some time to look at the talent out there and look at their images in more detail. It also gives me a change to say well done to the photographer and will hopefully mean something to them too.

I thought I would give you some insight how I make some of the decisions, as sometimes I see some images which I would like to include but can not. It might also tell you why I have not choosen one of your images in the past.

Some Rules

All of the images need to be posted on Flickr as this monthly selection started as a set of Flickr galleries. I will continue to grow these galleries along with the monthly blog post. So I need to be able to add the image to a gallery. There is the option to stop people from adding your images into galleries in the Flickr settings, so if you have this turned on I can not use your image.

Another option in the Flickr settings that prevents me from using images is the “Allow others to share your stuff” option. If this option is set to no, I can not embed your image in my blog post. All of the blog posts need to link back to the photographers Flickr page. I feel it would be very wrong for me to make screen grabs of any image and then post it to my blog. I have seen plenty of images with this option set to no and would have chosen them as probably the number one image. But I respect that they do not want others using their image in their blog posts.

Sometimes I also need to double check whether the image was taken in the month that I am working from. Images that are not obviously from that month or have their exif data disabled will sometime get put to one side if I can not be sure that they were taken that mouth. Again I understand some photographers like to hide their exif data, which I totally respect.

Apart from those rules that’s about it. Interacting with me on Flickr or Twitter is going to give you a big advantage. I like to look through a couple of groups like Doug Chinnery’s natural landscapes and the private UK Twitter Togs group. But apart from them I just take some time looking through your photostreams and picking out the ones I like. Sometime I will make a list of the ones I like as I see them in the month or just sit down and make a selection when the month is over.

Keep up the good work everyone, I look forward to seeing what you capture in 2017.