Ten favorite photos of 2021

I’ve been in a photographic rut in 2021, and it shows in my work. Normally I find it challenging to choose just ten favorite photos at the end of the year; I have to cull the set down from 30 or even 40. Not this year: the ten were obvious, because so little of my work excited me. Here’s to breaking out of my rut in 2022!

Zionsville Little League field

Third base. Yashica-12, Kodak Vericolor III (6006 Type S) x-7/86 @EI 80

Boone County Jail

Boone County Jail. Minolta XD-11, 50mm f/1.7 MD Rokkor-X, Ilford FP4 Plus, Ilford ID-11 1+1.

Outdoor seating at Auberge

Outdoor seating at Auberge. Apple iPhone 12 mini.

Ohio Street Beach

Biking along the lakeshore. Nikon Df, 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G AF Nikkor.

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Nikon Df, 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G AF Nikkor.

The Rathskeller

The Rathskeller. Yashica-12, Ilford FP4 Plus, LegacyPro L110, Dilution B.

Grandma and granddaughter

Grandma and granddaughter. Pentax KM, 50mm f/1.7 SMC Pentax-M, Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400.

Lexington Cemetery

Cherry blossoms in Lexington Cemetery. Nikon Df, 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G AF Nikkor.

Lexington Cemetery

Military graves in Lexington Cemetery. Nikon Df, 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G AF Nikkor.

Jewel Box Jewelers

Jewel Box Jewelers. Kodak VR35 K12, Fujifilm Fujicolor 200.


Comments

15 responses to “Ten favorite photos of 2021”

  1. J P Avatar

    I particularly like those nighttime shots with color film.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m pleased they worked out so well!

  2. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    The night time shot at Auberge is one of my favorites, maybe because I used to walk by there all the time at night. Another great example of the iPhone quality!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      A little too HDR for my taste but I love the way the lights look.

      1. adventurepdx Avatar

        “A little too HDR for my tastes” describes why I started shooting film again!

        1. Jim Grey Avatar

          I turned off the master HDR setting in Settings, but it’s still too HDR-y for me. I miss the camera on my previous iPhone. It was more natural.

  3. brandib1977 Avatar

    I was hoping the jeweler photo would make the cut. I really loved that one and the cherry blossoms too.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks – it was a late swap for something else, as I made that photo late in the year and had already chosen my top 10. Sometimes that happens!

      1. brandib1977 Avatar

        Good choice!!

  4. Olli Thomson Avatar

    This is a nice selection for being in a rut. My favourite is the lakeshore biking picture. We’ve all been in that rut at some time or another. Good luck for next year.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks Olli! I hope to shake off my doldrums and make more interesting images in 2022.

  5. Steve Mitchell Avatar

    It has been that sort of year in many ways, but all really nice photos, I especially like the Grandmother and Granddaughter one! 2022 promises to be interesting as well, but here’s to good news wherever it can be found!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      The grandmother is my wife – I just love how silvery her hair looks in the light!

  6. NigelH Avatar
    NigelH

    Nice set Jim; the one of your wife and grandchild is a really nice one. Here’s hoping 2022 picks up for all of us.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks Nigel — here’s hoping!

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