Friday, January 15, 2010

2009 Photo of the Year

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Hi from 32,000 feet over west Texas. I think it's so cool that we're starting to get WiFi on airplanes. When this is posted I'll be asleep in Las Vegas, soon to head out into the desert. I've got 30 or 40 pounds of photo equipment in my carry on. I brought the works.

Today's the day we're supposed to show our best picture of 2009. I can't decide - it's one of these two. The first was shot in Lhasa, the second in Kathmandu. One of my photography teachers, someone who I respect greatly, said that the first might be the best picture I've ever made. So take your pick.

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14 comments:

Bibi said...

I missed this theme day, and not sure I'd have participated anyway. It's so darn hard to pick the 'best' photo.

I do prefer photo #1, since I have a strong inclination toward the 'old master' (Cartier-Bresson et al.) group that inspired me so much.

Virginia said...

Oh yeah, this is the one B. Bravo. Bravo, Bravo. Have fun in the desert!
V

Saretta said...

Well, I love the shadow and light in the first one. But, I also love the color in the second. The man's clothes and his fruit are the same shade! All of your photos are winners anyway!

Jilly said...

I like both so much. How on earth does one choose a best photo anyway? I love the feel tho of the first one - as Bibi says so Henri CB. Two superb shots, Bob.

Olivier said...

superbe la première photo, j'adore ce b&w

Luis Gomez said...

Bob, I think both photos are superb. Great images. Have fun in your trip.

brattcat said...

It's fun to see this reappear after just viewing your shots from Nepal and Tibet. You've made an outstanding choice. Your work is so good I don't know how you managed to choose.

Rambling Round said...

Both are great, but my favorite is the black and white.

jamoody7 said...

Gotta go with the black and white...I am always drawn to them, and this one is great!

Steffe said...

I really like the second photo.

cieldequimper said...

The first one is a classic, the second one is a study of colours. Both are fantastic.

Paula said...

From a technical point of view the first is best but I'm just as interested in the photographer's point of view, what interests them, so for me each is as good as the other, just opposite sides of the same coin I think.

Have a blast in Vegas but be sure not too leave to much in Vegas.

Chuck Pefley said...

Both fine choices, Bob. Hope you don't have to carry all that gear too far in the dessert -:) Have fun!

Louis la Vache said...

For the very little that it's worth, «Louis» votes for the first one. Excellent monochrome image and capture of the motion of the bicyclist.