Maybe it’s the ex-librarian in me that drives me to put things into categories. But as a librarian I learned that some things fit into categories more easily than others! That was certainly true of my favourite photos from last year, and when I’d finished sorting them I was left with a set that didn’t neatly fit into a single theme. Hence this last selection is labelled ‘miscellaneous’.
For Tina’s Lens Artists challenge this week I am posting a series of galleries, each on a different theme and with a selection of my favourite images taken in the past year. Some have featured in previous posts, many have not.
My chosen themes reflect some of my favourite subjects for photography:
From architecture to ancient history, weather conditions to sculpture, this is perhaps an odd mix. Most of the photos were taken on my various short trips (‘staycations’) but there are several from close to home and another from our weekend in Paris.
My featured photo shows the memorial to the World War 1 Christmas truce at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church in Liverpool, and was taken in August. The remaining images, below, are all in chronological order. Some are very obviously edited for effect (I do enjoy playing around with my images!); others are pretty much just as I shot them. Some have appeared in previous posts; many have not.
Snow in Lammas Park, Ealing, January 2021
By the River Tyne in Hexham, Northumberland, May 2021
In London’s Docklands, June 2021
Stokesay Castle, Shropshire, July 2021
In Masham, Yorkshire, August 2021
At the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (work by Damien Hirst), August 2021
An evening pastis beside the Seine, September 2021
Les Invalides from the garden of the Musée Rodin, Paris, September 2021
In Hexham Abbey, Northumberland, September 2021
Old bus at Beamish Living History Museum, north east England, September 2021
The pagoda at Kew Gardens, west London, October 2021
Japanese garden at Kew, west London, October 2021
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, November 2021
Phew, it’s been a challenging but enjoyable task reviewing my photos from 2021 and settling on my favourites. I’m tempted to do it all again next year, but for now, as someone once said,
That’s all folks!