Ten favorite photos of 2019

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In no particular order, here are the ten photos I made this year that I like best.


427. Nikon N90s, 50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor, Fujifilm Industrial 100.

My Old Kentucky Home

My old Kentucky home. Nikon FA, 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 AI-s Zoom Nikkor, Arista.EDU 200.


Obie. Nikon N90s, 50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor, Ilford HP5 Plus.

Salem Cemetery

Salem Cemetery. Nikon Nikomat FTn, 50mm f/2 Nikkor H-C, Kodak Portra 400.


5. Nikon N90s, 55mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor, Ilford HP5 Plus.


Downtown doorway. Pentax ME, 35mm f/2.8 SMC Pentax-A, Film Washi S.

Woodford Reserve Distillery

Woodford Reserve. Pentax K10D, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SMC Pentax-DA AL.


At Coxhall Gardens. Argus Argoflex Forty, Kodak Verichrome Pan (expired 6-1980).

Down the alleyway to the courthouse

Down the alley to the courthouse. Argus Argoflex Forty, Kodak Verichrome Pan (expired 6-1980).

Angel guiding the way

Angel guiding the way. Yashica-12, Kodak T-Max 100, Rodinal 1+50.

Also check out my ten favorite from 2018, 2017, and 2016.

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20 responses to “Ten favorite photos of 2019”

  1. Dan James Avatar

    I’ve seen these 10 favourite photos posts start popping up, and would like to do one myself, but I would struggle to pick 10. Not because I’ve made so many good ones, just I find it hard to compare my own objectively, especially when they are made with different cameras, of different objects and so on. Perhaps I should try!

    Of yours above, my favourite is of the “427” car. Everything about it is gorgeous, that car itself, the colours, the blur, the grain… Second is the b/w watch, another cracking one Jim.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It is interesting to try. As I go all year I add photos I like to my Portfolio album on Flickr. I open all the photos from the year in browser tabs. Then I cut on a “spark joy” basis: any photo that doesn’t make me feel some level of joy, I close the tab. That still leaves me with more than 10, so then I start moving tabs around so that my favorites are at the left and it goes from there in descending order, roughly. At that point I often just choose the ten from the left, but I also sometimes look at the next five for one more pass of reordering. So as you can see it’s all gut feel and subjective. But so what? It’s just a blog.

      1. Dan James Avatar

        That’s a good approach, and I’ve actually done a similar thing before with multiple Flickr tabs myself. Go through the standard photostream view first, then control-click any I really like to open in a new tab, then go through the tabs steadily closing any that aren’t so good, until you’re left with 10 or however many you want. I wonder if you did the same thing again in a year’s time whether the 10 would be entirely different!

  2. Ahtees Avatar

    Beautiful collection, love the cemetry though 😎

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      That one really is nice, isn’t it? I love the mystery its haziness suggests.

  3. Jess@thebookofjess Avatar

    This is some really great photography! πŸ’™

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh gosh, thank you!

  4. bettyinparis Avatar

    A really nice collection! The cemetery gate is my fav, followed by Obie! Best wishes to you and your family in 2020!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Obie’s my favorite, I think! He’s my son’s little dog. Such a great little guy. And he posed so nicely for his portrait! Nice to see you around these parts, and happy New Year to you and yours as well!

  5. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    Such tremendous growth as a photographer! Nicely done. Happy New Year!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Wow, what a nice thing to say! Thank you!

  6. Karen Bryan Avatar
    Karen Bryan

    I’m glad to see that you find so many great subjects in cemeteries. I’m always fascinated by cemeteries, the older the better.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh yes, me too, Karen! Have you ever seen my post about a hidden cemetery from the late 1800s?


  7. Martin Cutrone Avatar

    Love the first one!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks! It is proving to be popular.

  8. SilverFox Avatar

    The picture of Obie is just perfect! I love the light, the pose and focus is damn well spot on!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s my favorite of the year! It came out just right.

  9. Peggy Avatar

    I started to collect photos at the beginning of the year, even remembering to log the information. Then, at some point I either forgot or gave up. I might go back and look. I think my favourite 10 will be in Instagram so I might start there.
    I really like your pocket watch photo. I like that there are no blowouts and the exposure is excellent.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I upload most everything i shoot to Flickr and add my favorites to an album called Portfolio. That makes it easy for me to start choosing my 10. Thanks for the compliment on the watch photo!!

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