Monday, January 1, 2018

Best Photos of 2017

It's New Years Day 2018, time to take a few minutes to review what was accomplished in 2017. For one thing, I took more photos in the last twelve months than any year previously, so that was good. Maybe because I had a new camera to play with, a SONY RX10 III. I love this camera.

One of the reasons I bought it was because it had 4k video capability, which I have yet to use. Its' capacity to capture still photos amazes me. 2017 definitely was a year that expanded my photographic reach and pushed me into learning new techniques. This winding path of learning to capture better images has been both rewarding and challenging.

In 2017 a second tool added to my photography arsenal. Am learning to use Luminar photo editing software. Since it was written on and for a Mac computer, it is very intuitive to use. I can highly recommend it.  After struggling to learn Photoshop, Luminar is so much easier to learn and use. It is now available for Windows computers too. 

Let's look back now at what I consider to be some of the better images 
I was able to capture in 2017.

Still Life

                                                                                                                                 Waiting for Pizza

                                                                                                                                      Mother's Rose

                                                                                                                                      Classical Pause

                                                                                                                                      Autumn Sun


                                  Yellow Tram

                                                                                                                                         Cottage Lane

                                                                                                                                  Foggy Morn



                                                                                                                          Danube Waterfront

                                                                                                                           Coastal San Sebastian

                                                                                                                  Rimbach, a German Village


                                                                                                                                           Velvet Buck


                                                                                                                             Houston Overpasses

                                                                                                                         Budapest Nightlights

                                                                                                                                  Tagus River Spain


                                                                                                                                      Tranquil Forest

                                                                                                                                       Chilly Morning

                                                                                                                                          Lady in Red

In the Fall of 2017 was able to finally finish, assemble and publish two more books 
of my travels and photos. 

2018 looks to hold even more adventures, learning, growing and traveling.
I'll see you on down the road.  Happy New Years



  1. Great set of pics Jan! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. Thanks Dom, and a special new years to you and Martha.

  3. Really impressive, Jan, I am jealous of your vision for scenes! Can't wait to see what you will do next!! Let's do coffee sometime soon...

    1. Thanks Jerry, you are most likely capturing some great photos down in Mexico too.

      I consider myself an opportunistic photographer. I don't try to stage a photo nor have done portraits. When out and about I just try to be aware of what is going on around me. Like riding a motorcycle, situational awareness.

  4. Situational Awareness and a Great Eye = Combination for beautiful Pictures. Of course good equipment never hurts. Happy New Year! I look forward to following your adventures in 2018.

    1. Thanks Bud. The SONY camera captures more details plus gives a better quality image but the old point-n-shoot is still carried at times. Several of these images were taken with the P-n-S camera.

      If everything pans out, 2018 will be a great year for riding. Hope your 2018 riding plans materialize too.

  5. Beautiful photos in some absolutely wonderful locations.

    1. Thank you Richard, hope your riding plans for 2018 pan out.


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