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.
January: Plaine Morte glacier, Valais, Switzerland. Olympus E-PL2.
February: Rome at night, near the Trevi fountain. Olympus E-PL2.
March: Stromboli eruption, from outlook on the old summit trail. Olympus E-3.
May: Tuscany, the standard shot. Olympus E-PL2.
May: Tuscany, Abbazia di Sant’Antimo. Olympus E-PL2.
August: Ticino, Val d’Osura. Olympus E-3.
August: Sea cave, Marettimo, Aegadian Islands. Olympus E-PL2.
September: Cefalu, Sicily. Olympus E-PL2.
October: Val Calanca, Graubunden. Olympus E-3.
November: Val Verzasca, Ticino. Olympus E-3.
December: Val Bedretto, Ticino. Olympus E-PL2.
Do you detect any kind of personal style in this motley collection ? I don’t!