Ten favorite photos of 2017

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I made hundreds, maybe thousands, of photos in 2017. These ten satisfy me most.

Wrecks Inc

Wrecks, Inc. Pentax Spotmatic F, 35mm f/3.5 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar, Kodak Ektar 100.

Tyson United Methodist Church, Versailles, IN

Tyson United Methodist Church. Pentax Spotmatic F, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Takumar, Konica Chrome Centuria 200 (x-12-2003).

Spring flowers from my garden

Spring flowers from my garden. Yashica-D with Spiratone Close-Up Kit, Kodak Ektar 100.

Shoe repair

Shoe repair. Polaroid Colorpack II, Fujifilm FP-100C.

Sleeping angel

Sleeping angel. Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80, Kodak Tri-X 400.

Ross Trump Self-Park (with Man)

Ross Trump Self-Park (with Man). Pentax K10D, 28mm f/2.8 SMC Pentax-M.

Kitchen window

Kitchen window. Pentax ME, 80-200mm f/4.5 SMC Pentax-M, Kodak Gold 400 (expired).

Bedroom Window

Bedroom window. Pentax KM, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Pentax, Ferrania P30 Alpha.


Margaret. Pentax ME, 50mm f/1.4 SMC Pentax-M, Kodak Gold 200.

Piloting the Buick

Piloting the Buick. Pentax Spotmatic F, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Takumar, Kodak Plus-X.


15 responses to “Ten favorite photos of 2017”

  1. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    One of the things that has been truly enjoyable to watch is your evolution from a camera collecting blogger to serious photographer. So glad I stumbled in here a few years ago. A fun ride!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Why, thank you, my friend. You’ve provided excellent encouragement and support on this journey.

  2. SilverFox Avatar

    Nice selection. I think the daffodils is my favourite but the colour window shot and the night street scene come close behind.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you! I love the daffodils, too.

  3. dan james Avatar

    Jim I’m impressed you’ve managed to choose 10. Think I’d really struggle to do the same, it’s been a prolific year.

    Of yours I think I like the b/w window best, followed by the daffodils.

    Here’s to a wonderful 2018!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I add to a Flickr album called “portfolio” anything I shoot that I really like. Then I narrow that group down to the top 10 for this post. This year it was easier than last — I didn’t have as many “babies” I didn’t want to kill. I feel like in many ways my photography and my blogging were a little off this year. My non-photo/blog life has been pretty crap in many ways and it’s taken its toll.

      1. dan james Avatar

        Jim I was thinking further about the photos you shared throughout the year and those you chose as your own favourites. For me the glaring omission (aside from the final photo which was more about the people than the Buick) are car photographs. If I recall correctly, you shared one post of all colour shots (on Superis 100?) and another all b/w, shot on the same day I think. For me personally you excel at these and probably my favourite shots of yours over the whole year we’re all in those two posts. They certainly inspired me to try more car photograph too.

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          A couple of my car photos were numbers 11 and 12 on this list. My process for choosing the 10 favorites is subjective at best. As I make photos through the year I save the ones I like best to a “portfolio” album on Flickr. To make this post I open that album, and starting with the first photo added in the given year open the ones that resonate with me in thumbnail. Then from the 20-30 that get opened I rank them, dragging the open tabs into order. Then I close all tabs after the tenth. So as you can see, I’m not agonizing over my choices.

          P.S. I don’t present these in rank order. Because my theme chooses a background color based on the first photo in a “photo” type post, I move to the top the photo that gives the best background color.

        2. dan james Avatar

          Yeh I knew they weren’t necessarily in order.

          Something I struggle with sometimes is that one photowalk might yield 25 decent photos and another might bring only one or two. Or indeed one trip might bring more keepers than any in the previous month or more. Then it can be tricky to objectively edit any one batch of photos not just against the others in that batch but against all others too.

  4. Heide Avatar

    Wonderful collection, Jim — congratulations on a rewarding year!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you so much H!

  5. windswept007 Avatar

    That a great idea. I think I will make a folder on my computer and start adding my favourite ones for next year.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Hope you’ll share your best 10!

      1. windswept007 Avatar

        In a year :-)

  6. Martin Cutrone Avatar
    Martin Cutrone

    Great choices. My 2 favorites are the first pic and the pic of Margaret. Excellent portrait.

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