Montana Jones

Montana n: A state of the northwest United States bordering on Canada. Admitted as the 41st state in 1889. The fourth largest state in the union, it includes vast prairies and numerous majestic mountain ranges.
Syn: Treasure State, Big Sky Country, Last Best Place.

Jones n: slang. An addiction or very deep craving.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Best photo of 2007

In 2007 I took only 872 photos. In looking through them I managed to find a good one. Here is my best photo of the year.

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What aspects of this photo make it your best for the year?

The tree in the foreground is the focus of the photo - I would have preferred to see it as an unfocused element, with any of the blokes on horseback as the focus point. I think that would still have given you plenty of that beautiful sunlight, and at the same time helped to emphasise the ephemeral nature of the experience for the riders.

Having that foreground tree as the focus keeps drawing my eyes to it rather than the light or the riders - almost with a clang!

I'm also curious about what sort of camera and lens were you using - I certainly don't find it easy to take good photographs (I'm very much a beginner) and I like to know as much as I can about each photo that I see.

James, This is my best photo because my 871 other photos were not as good. I'm not trying to claim a masterpiece here. Getting one good one in a thousand is about par for me. Perhaps if I took another 128 I would have gotten one with better focus.

The camera is an older Olympus c-2040, 2.1 megapixel (your phone is probably better.) No fancy lenses.

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