Your best of 2015

tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
As I have done in the past...your best shot for whatever reason for 2015. Use the same rules at the PAD thread. Explain if you want or not.

Slow photography year for me since work has gotten busier and our second kid was born in April.

I will go with this one even though I am not too excited about any this year. This was taken at 5:40 in the morning when my son wouldn't sleep and we were staying at a state park lodge. I took him driving and he eventually fell asleep. I got out and snapped a few shots of the night sky. I liked the way this one turned out.

D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)


  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,536Moderator
    Erm, probably this one:
    Lord of all he surveys
    Always learning.
  • KillerbobKillerbob Posts: 732Member
    edited December 2015
    My best of 2015? Hard to pick, but going on feedback it will have to be:

    D810 | Nikon 14-24mm @ 14mm | 8s | f/3.5 | ISO 800
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  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,493Member
    Not sure if I'd call this the best, but it is a favourite of mine. 2015 was a slow year, no major traveling and generally not much free time for shooting.
    A Sea Of Crocuses
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    Nice shots so far. Little slow this year.
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,260Member
    Supposedly this is my best, according to views and faves on Flickr.

    New Yawk Pt 2

    This was a different year for me, I ended up with 2 new cameras, a Sony RX100 MkI and a LG Nexus 5x... and I used it more than my D7000 unfortunately. It's mostly because it's big and not as convenient as the other two devices for me.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,324Member
    Was fairly happy with this one. Slow year here too. Much more to learn about how to get better ...

    Supermoon 27_09_2015 composite
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • BesoBeso Posts: 464Member
    I always hesitate with the term "best" of anything because I really never have any absolutes when it comes to subjective judgment. However, this was one of my more satisfying shots resulting from a failed attempt to capture Comet Ison with a big lens. I wasn't able to get a decent shot of the comet with my 400 mm f/2.8 E lens but I did capture this image with a 15mm. A very cold, crisp January night provided clear air for a decent shot.
    Starry Night
    Occasionally a decent image ...
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 3,675Member
    edited January 2016
    Hmm.....this is so subjective. It depends who you are talking to.

    If you are talking to me, it is this one, which I uploaded to:

    The Steam Clock

    This shot was the result of a sleepless night for which I resolved by getting up at 2am to shoot.

    According to Flickr, it is this one:

    Solitude, Vancouver, 2015

    Which was also put in this gallery by Flickr's gallery "Canada: top geotagged photos in 2015":
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  • CEBluecloudsCEBlueclouds Posts: 1,943Member
    Based on Flickr, I would say the was also put in Flickr's gallery "Nigeria: top geotagged photos in 2015"
  • SamkoSamko Posts: 101Member
    edited December 2015
    Trip to Italy / Garda
    Carè Alto

    Love nature in general , so when Care Alto mountain came into view it struck me, :) Alps :)
    I dont know if it is my favorit but I can smell that day when I look at this photo.
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  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    More great shots. Love seeing each person's favorite shots. Never much alike,but interesting and good in their own respects.
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • snakebunksnakebunk Posts: 991Member
    edited December 2015
    I am quite happy with this one, from northern Norway:
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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,398Moderator
    I kinda liked my Supermoon attempt...just before the Lunar eclipse was completely obliterated by cloud cover....

    Sunset & Supermoon 2015-10
    Msmoto, mod
  • Rx4PhotoRx4Photo Posts: 1,200Member
    There are a few that I really like and happy that I was behind the camera for ... but this one was a favorite on Flickr and a favorite of mine.
    This is Raluca (Luca), a friend and work associate of mine. I photographed her for the first time back in October 2013 and this is our second outing. She's a hobby photographer as well. Native of Romania. Perhaps I'll post up a couple more from the shoot in 2016 ;)

    Three Balloons
    D800 | D7000 | Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 | 24-70mm f/2.8 | 70-200mm f/2.8 | 35mm f/1.8G | 85mm f/1.4G | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM | Zeiss 100mm Makro-Planar ZF.2 | Flash controllers: Phottix Odin TTL

  • Vipmediastar_JZVipmediastar_JZ Posts: 1,708Member
    Since I started doing more portraits in 2015 than all other types (cars, architecture, etc..) the following photo was all done without my mentors help or feedback including retouching it. I think I'm finally getting it for portraits in studio and on location.


  • GjesdalGjesdal Posts: 277Member
    2015 was a very good year for me, learned a lot, shot a lot, traveled a bit and if I ignore my expenses I made a pretty profit :-) (actually about broke even this year)
    2016 looks so far like it's going to be video where I need to focus my learning on...

    I choose this photo as "favorite" as I had just met this girl that would model for me, Lea, and looked at the clothes she brought I just knew how this shot would turn out.
    I've had these moments a lot more in 2015 than the years prior, so I feel I'm making progress, but there is still so much to learn.

    Lea - BW
    D810 | D7100 | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art |Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 G AF-S VRII ED | Nikon 105mm F2.8 AF-S IF-ED VR II Micro | Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM | Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Coolpix P6000 IR converted |
  • RangerDocRangerDoc Posts: 4Member

    FG-1D Corsair (6) by Paul Blount on

    Well, the lighting sucked this day and frankly this isn't the best photo I took in 2015, but it is my favorite. So it gets the nod for this forum. The iconic Chance-Vought F4U Corsair (this is actually an FG-1D Corsair manufactured by Goodyear, but when I call it that people try to correct me and argue about who made the Corsair in WWII). Taken at the Olympic Airshow in Olympia, Washington on a typical cloudy Pacific Northwest afternoon. I appreciate that you can pick out nearly every rivet on the airplane even though the light was so poor and that on this day at this time my panning technique was close to perfect with great detail and still plenty of prop blur.
  • nukuEX2nukuEX2 Posts: 178Member
    edited January 2016
    Post edited by spraynpray on
    D7200, 40mm Micro Nikkor f2.8, Lowepro AW Hatchback 16,
  • MackxsMackxs Posts: 5Member
    edited January 2016
    Girl in shop
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