How good are you at self-criticism when it comes to photography? Are you ruthless about discarding less successful shots? And can you easily decide which of several is your best?
I reckon I’m quite good at the former task. Although I usually keep many of the shots I’m less pleased with, for the sake of the memories they hold, I weed thoroughly before sharing my endeavours. Whether for a blog, or elsewhere on social media, I find it quite easy to whittle hundreds of shots down to a few tens. But there I get stuck. Which is the very best is often a question that eludes me.
I started this compilation for John’s Lens Artists challenge, in which he asks us to share our favourite shots from 2022, by trying to pick out one shot in each of several categories. Each time I found myself torn between a handful of favourites. So I decided instead to let you choose which you like best. Maybe I’ll learn from your choices and find it easier to decide for myself next time around!
There are four to choose from in each category; just flick through the slide shows to see them. Please let me know in the comments your preferred option in each. Also, do say if you have an overall favourite.
Note: You will have seen many of these images before, but that’s hardly surprising given that they’re among those I consider my best efforts of the past year.
Flowers and plants
Sunrise and sunset
That’s the lot! Let’s see if there’s a consensus in any of the categories. If there are clear winners I’ll do a follow-up post in a few weeks showcasing them.