Photo favourites: 2011

2011 marked a return to the SLR world with the acquisition of a used Canon Digital Rebel XT. I spent most of this year experimenting, playing and learning. Lots of photos were taken. Lots of panoramas, experimenting with different photo settings, dabbling with long exposures and a lot of learning how to manipulate RAW images.

These are some of my favourites from this year.

This one was from a CSCLUG meeting we had at Coastal Coffee Roasters in Summerville. It's the falling beans that I liked about this photo.
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This was from a sunset photowalk at White Point Gardens. I really like the orange-y cast of the sunlight and the shadows of the trees.
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This is from a night time photowalk I went on with some friends. A simple photo of some spanish moss lit by the flash, but it has kind of an alien look to it against the black background.
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I started experimenting with star trails and long exposures recently. This is one of my favourites from my recent experiments.
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The rest of my favourites are silhouettes, a technique I enjoy using. The first one was taken at the Red Bull Illume exhibit that was set up in Marion Square earlier this year.
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These three silhouette images use my favourite light source: the sun. I just think objects backlit by the sun look really cool.
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