It Looks Like We Made It

Here we are. It’s been a year now and I have uploaded a new blog post every weekday without fail, and a few on the weekends too. Come public holidays, vacations, illness or a hangover the posts have been going up daily and I’ve managed to maintain a level of passion for this wonderful hobby that I feared may not last, and which has no signs of slowing down.

Whether it’s happy birthday or happy anniversary I don’t know, but I’m thankful for everyone who has stuck with me along the way and given me the motivation to continue to post my images and work hard to try and get unique shots. This one’s for you, and for the year ahead.

To celebrate this occasion it was suggested by @foolhandy and @andthesewalls that I post my top ten images and have you lovely readers vote on which of them is your personal favorite. Finding 10 is a tough task, and my recent New Year run down was only made easier because I had to choose one from each month of the year, which is not the case here.

So below you will find 10 images which I either class as my favourite or which mean something to me for one reason or the other, and I would appreciate it if you could take a moment to look through them and then vote for your personal favourite using the polls – I’ve placed the poll before and after the images for convenience, but you can only vote once I’ve removed the bottom poll as it doesn’t appear to work too well. Thanks again for all of your support, and have a great weekend.

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1. Inferno (Dante) – One of my earliest and most successful attempts at spinning wire wool.

2. Staircase – My favourite black and white shot.

3. The Day The Music Died – An image which turned out far better than I had conceived when composing the shot.

4. Cell 3 – The one shot I wanted from this urbex location, and I was pleased with it when I got it.

5. London’s Burning – Revisiting this popular spot after learning a lot more about HDR made it clear to me how I had improved.

6. St Paul’s – World AIDS Day – This shot won me 1st place in the competition held by St Paul’s Cathedral.

7. Double Tap – One of the rare shots that turn out exactly as I had conceived when setting it up.

8. Alone – This location in the far north of Scotland was awesome, and had me running barefoot through the sea to get several shots.

9. The Bridge to St Paul’s – One of the first images where I appreciated how much other people enjoy my work.

10. Shard Sunrise – My favourite view from my favourite location during a great sunrise.

10 thoughts on “It Looks Like We Made It”

  1. Some great shots here Michael. Well done on making the first year, and here’s to the second.

    You must have had a hard time selecting your 10 shots. It is just as hard to choose a “winner” to vote for. I love the emotion in 3, and the technical merit and clarity in 9 are excellent, but for the view and the colours I’ve had to go for 10.

    Have a great weekend.


  2. Congrats Mike! What a great year for your art and a great set to choose from. Gotta go with the dead piano – it’s a favorite of mine period! Well done!

  3. Fantastic achievement Mike! You have stunning photographs and look forward to seeing another year’s worth! I voted for the piano HDR picture though the St. Paul’s one comes a very close second.

  4. Congrats on the 1 year anniversary, and here is to decades more! This is quite the set of images and it was rough to pick just one out of them. Where did that “like all” button go? 😉

  5. Wow – came across this blog after following Ellis Pictures recently, your work is incredible. I’m a big fan personally of the pic atop the OXO building. Great work.

  6. You really have an amazing gallery! I’ve only discovered your blog now (via flickr) and I will continue to follow it. Happy 1st birthday 🙂

  7. First off, congrats on posting every weekday, I have tried to do that a few times, but always fail fairly quickly.

    Secondly, what a great collection of images. I would have a hard time picking a favorite out of the group.

    Third, what a great image for this post. I love the composition you used for this, the diagonal lineup of the hoody character is great, and I love the feel that the red light gives. Very well done.

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