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11 photos from 2011

More a “sort of ok of” than a “best of”

in Photography , Sunday, January 08, 2012

Although the whole end-of-year list thing makes me a bit nauseous, I’ve seen so many “Top 10”, “Best of 2011” etc lists of photos that I felt I should do my own.  Actually it wasn’t very easy. I didn’t think I’d taken 10 good photos on 2011. I’m still not sure I have, but anyway, here are 11 I like. And it’s quite a diverse set.

2011 was probably not a classic year for me so far as photography is concerned. Work, and especially commuting, really eats into my time and destroys inspiration.  Nevertheless, according to my Aperture library I took 3915 photos, and that doesn’t include film. In 2011 I completely avoided high latitudes. The highlight was 10 days in the Aeolian Islands in March. I didn’t quite get the shots of Stromboli erupting in winter light that I envisaged, but I got closer than before. I also greatly expanded my library of Ticino mountain streams / rivers, especially Verzasca and its tributaries, and Calanca. I should probably do something with those one day. The rest largely come from various short breaks and holidays.

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January: Plaine Morte glacier, Valais, Switzerland. Olympus E-PL2.

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February: Rome at night, near the Trevi fountain. Olympus E-PL2.

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March: Stromboli eruption, from outlook on the old summit trail. Olympus E-3.

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May: Tuscany, the standard shot. Olympus E-PL2.

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May: Tuscany, Abbazia di Sant’Antimo. Olympus E-PL2.

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August: Ticino, Val d’Osura. Olympus E-3.

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August: Sea cave, Marettimo, Aegadian Islands. Olympus E-PL2.

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September: Cefalu, Sicily. Olympus E-PL2.

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October: Val Calanca, Graubunden. Olympus E-3.

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November: Val Verzasca, Ticino. Olympus E-3.

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December: Val Bedretto, Ticino. Olympus E-PL2.

Do you detect any kind of personal style in this motley collection ? I don’t!