Ten favorite photos of 2018

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I made thousands of photos in 2018. I like these ten best.


Debra. Pentax ME, 50mm f/1.4 SMC Pentax-M, Fujifilm Superia X-tra 800.


1996. Minolta XG 1, 50mm f/1.4 MD Rokkor-X, Ultrafine Xtreme 100.

Cad fin

Cad fin. Canon AE-1 Program, 50mm f/1.8 Canon FD, Agfa Vista 200 (at EI 100)

On St. Clair St.

On St. Clair St. Pentax ME, 35mm f/2.8 SMC Pentax-A, Agfa APX 100 (x-7/98)

Wheeler Mision

Wheeler Mission. Kodak Brownie Starmatic, Kodak Ektar 100

Lafayette alley

Lafayette alley. Kodak VR35 K40, Kodak Max 400 (expired)

On the beach in Ocean City, MD

On the beach in Ocean City, MD. Canon PowerShot S95.

Under the Clock

Under the clock. Pentax KM, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Pentax, Kodak T-Max 400.


Ballroom. Pentax KM, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Pentax, Kodak T-Max 400.

One Nine Five *EXPLORED*

One Nine Five. Yashica Electro 35 GSN. Kodak Tri-X 400.


24 responses to “Ten favorite photos of 2018”

  1. Reinhold Graf Avatar

    You made a very fine selection!
    I love Debra … she is my clear winner ;)

    Here at home we selected another 12 pics for our 2019 photo calendar. This time its from our trip across Ireland.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’ve thought about making a photo calendar as well. Maybe next year!

  2. windswept007 Avatar

    What a great idea, not sure I could make a list of ten from this year. I might try though. Instagram choose my top 9, but that is an algorithm not my choice. I like your choices though.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I find it challenging to choose just 10 every year! That doesn’t mean I’ve taken that many fine-art photos for the ages, but that so many of my photos please an audience of one: me.

  3. Nancy Stewart Avatar
    Nancy Stewart

    Wow …. hard to choose !! They are all really good. I guess I would choose the Wheeler Mission. Keep the photos coming …. we enjoy so many things that you see through your camera lens !!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I have no intention to stop making photographs! Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, I’ll have another top-ten post this time next year.

  4. brandib1977 Avatar

    I love them all but Debra is my favorite. Beautiful image!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Isn’t she just regal?

      1. brandib1977 Avatar

        She is and you captured her essence beautifully.

  5. retrocrank Avatar

    I particularly like Under the Clock. Casual Man beneath the overwhelming dominance of measured and named Time. The double meaning of the overhead signage – there is the Obvious, but there is also You, the student. The Casual Man chooses Activities over Conferences – which says a lot about Conferences…. And Entertainment is off to the side, disregarded in this rare moment!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Under the Clock might be my favorite too. You see a lot more in it than I did at first look!

  6. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    What a great idea! As a long time follower of your blog, it has been exciting watching your evolution from a guy writing about old cameras and abandoned roads, to an accomplished photographer.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      What a lovely thing to say! I feel myself getting better as a photographer and that’s great fun.

  7. susanJOY Hosken Avatar
    susanJOY Hosken

    Debra is my favourite too. Looking forward to more of your photos and posts next year Jim. I have so enjoyed following along having been introduced by Dan xoxo susanJOY

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Happy you’re along for the ride!

  8. Mz&Cho Avatar

    Great photos! Love the ballroom in particular. I think the monochrome version caught my attention.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Isn’t that ballroom grand? The whole building is stunning.

  9. Martin Cutrone Avatar
    Martin Cutrone

    Always enjoy viewing your work. Very nice selection of images. Hope your 2019 is better and your job situation is satbilized.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you very much, on all counts!

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  11. 35:Chronicle Avatar

    The Balllroom is a lovely capture. Nice work, Jim. Best, Rob.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Why thank you!

  12. Victor Villaseñor Avatar
    Victor Villaseñor

    I like 1996 the most, it has the perfect mood, the black and white rendition helps lot.

    Thanks for sharing Jim!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m super happy with how that one turned out too! Thank you!

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