I haven’t counted, but I feel sure I’ve made more photographs in 2020 than in any other year of my life. Making photographs has been a way I’ve coped with the stress of the pandemic and of some heavy difficulties in the family. I photographed for the pleasure of it, anything I wanted, which made me sure I’d have trouble finding ten worthy of my annual post of favorite photographs. I shouldn’t have worried; I had to cut the set down from about thirty! Here are the ten, in no particular order.

Approaching

Approaching. Kodak EasyShare Z730.

George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge

George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge. Pentax K10D, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SMC Pentax-DA AL.

On the tracks

On the tracks. Nikon F3, 35mm f/2.8 AI Nikkor, Adox HR-50, Adox HR-DEV 1+49.

The Berghoff, Chicago

The Berghoff. Olympus XA, Film Washi D.

Power lines

Power lines. Polaroid SX-70, Polaroid B&W SX-70 film.

Central Indiana Telephone Co.

Central Indiana Telephone Co. Yashica-12, Kodak Tri-X (x-6/1981) @EI 200, Legacy Pro L110 Dilution B (1+31).

Ingredients for lemon pie

Ingredients for Lemon Pie. CanonPowerShot S95.

Kimmel's Shoe Repair

Kimmel’s Shoe Repair. Pentax IQZoom 60, Kodak T-Max 400, LegacyPro L110 Dilution H (1+63)

Chicago Union Station

Chicago Union Station. Olympus XA, Kodak T-Max 400.

Tree tunnel in autumn

Tree Tunnel in Autumn. Olympus OM-2n, 50mm f/3.5 Olympus Zuiko MC Auto-Macro, Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400

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

427

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

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

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

Doorway

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.

Ampitheater

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.

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The ten photos I made this year that I like best.

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

Debra

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

1996

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

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.

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Ten favorite photos of 2018

Here are the ten photos I made in 2018 that I like most.

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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

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.

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Ten favorite photos of 2017

Of the hundreds, maybe thousands of photos I made in 2017, these ten are my favorites.

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I made a few thousand photographs in 2016. These ten satisfy me the most.

Dublin at golden hour
Dublin at dusk. Canon PowerShot S95.
The Pyramids
The Pyramids, a landmark in northwest Indianapolis. Konica Auto S2, Kodak Gold 200.
Leaves on the iron bench *EXPLORED*
Leaves on the iron bench. Canon A2e, 50mm f/1.8 Canon EF, Fujicolor 200.
Guinness
St. James Gate, Dublin. Nikon N2000, 35mm f/2.8 AI Nikkor, Kodak T-Max 400.
Ballinrobe, Ireland
Red door in Ballinrobe, Ireland. Canon PowerShot S95.
Garfield Park
The conservatory at Garfield Park, Indianapolis. Olympus Stylus, Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400 (expired).
Golden fence
Golden fence at Saddlebrook Golf Course, Indianapolis. Minolta AF-Sv, Fujicolor 200.
Mass Ave and a light leak
Massachussetts Avenue, Indianpolis. Kodak Six-20 Brownie, Kodak Verichrome Pan (expired 9/1982).
Brooklyn Bridge
Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. Canon PowerShot S95.
In motion
Packard hood ornament. Pentax ME, 50mm f/1.4 SMC Pentax-M, Kodak Tri-X.
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Ten favorite photos of 2016

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