My top 10 photos for 2011

In the tradition of the last two years (see Top-Ten 2009, Top-Ten 2010), i’m attempting to round up my top-10 favorite images that were published during the year. This year was dominated by travel photos from Belgium and France, and then New Zealand.

Centroid

Centroid

THE PHOTO: Last of the shots I took of the Atomium from Brussels, this one being a more conventional view as opposed to the more stylized ones I’ve presented before. POST PROCESSING: Rotate, Sharpen, Crop, Curves. EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 3 May, 2011 Exposure bias: -2/6EV Focal length: 200mm ISO: 125 Shutter […]

Mothership

Mothership

THE PHOTO: Another Atomium shot. I’m still surprised how this structure – which seems out-of-place in an old city – seemed to fascinate me so much when my first impression was how it jarred with the 15th-18th century architecture. POST PROCESSING: Rotate, crop, levels, monochrome, tint, sharpen. EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/3.8 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 3 […]

Autumn Columns

Autumn Columns

THE PHOTO: Shaped trees in a large park adjacent to the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. The colors depicted in this shot were actually of spring, rather than autumn as they appear. POST PROCESSING: Crop, sharpen, and then several Tiffen Dfx filters – vignette, pro black-mist, flashing and enhancing. EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/5.3 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: […]

David and Goliath

David and Goliath

THE PHOTO: Another shot from the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium – featured here before – this time showing a pseudo forced-perspective shot of one of the many planes criss-crossing the European sky with one of the “atoms” in the foreground. This reminded me of the Independence Day scenes where the Air Force took on the […]

Dark Orb

Dark Orb

THE PHOTO: Close-up view of the monstrous Atomium in Brussels. I didn’t think I’d like this modern structure, but it so dominates the northern space around the Laeken Park and Expo center area that it’s hard not to appreciate. There will be several other shots featuring this landmark to come. POST PROCESSING: Lightroom auto contrast, […]

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