Some Favorite Photos from 2020 So Far

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At the beginning of each month, I do 2 things with my photos. First, I create an archival (tiff) backup, and, second, I go through and rate my favorites.

I don’t have any real criteria for selecting favorites, just whatever looks especially appealing to me.

Since we’re at the halfway point of 2020, I thought I would share some of my favorites so far. I rated 44 favorites which seems like a lot for a blog post so here are 21 of them (which may also be a bit much). The rest can be found in my Flickr album.

Canon AE-1 (Ilford HP5 Plus)

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Buddha Statue
Buddha Statue
The Arch Luxury Apartments
The Arch Luxury Apartments

Minolta Hi-Matic 11 (Kodak Gold 200)

Mural Reflection
Mural Reflection

Olympus TG-5 (Macro Setting)

True Writer Pinstripe Guilloche Fountain Pen
True Writer Pinstripe Guilloche Fountain Pen

Olympus TG-5

Exposed Bricks
Exposed Bricks

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (Canon EF 17-40mm f/4)

Spring Garden Street
Spring Garden Street
Chair and Detritus
Chair and Detritus
Door to the PHS Beer Garden on South Street
Door to the PHS Beer Garden on South Street
Red Scooter and Bricks against Blue Mural
Red Scooter and Bricks against Blue Mural

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (Canon EF 85mm f/1.8)

Swann Memorial Fountain
Swann Memorial Fountain
Theatre Exile
Theatre Exile

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (Canon EF 28-80 f/3.5-5.6)

with an Opteka Achromatic 10X Diopter

Macro Molnija
Macro Molnija

Flexaret Automat (Rollei RPX)

The Winged Ox at Thomas Jefferson University
The Winged Ox at Thomas Jefferson University
Starman in the Ancient Garden Outside of Wills Eye Hospital
Starman in the Ancient Garden Outside of Wills Eye Hospital

Minolta X-700 (Kodak Gold)

Spring Tree
Spring Tree

Canon EOS Rebel 2000 (Kodak Portra)

Spring Trees
Spring Trees
Window Box
Window Box
Empty Court
Empty Court

Olympus OM-1 (Lomography Color Negative)

Top of the Cira Centre
Top of the Cira Centre

Minolta Autopak 450Ex (Lomography Tiger Color)

Chinatown
Chinatown

I am surprised by a couple of things from this group of favorites.

One is that I have 4 photos using my Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 lens. I have wondered before about how much I like that lens and how useful it is for my style of shooting. I may have answered my question.

The other is that a photo from my Minolta AutoPak 450EX appears here. It’s not so much that it’s a good picture, objectively speaking. But between the desaturated and slightly yellow-ish tone and the imperfection running across the top, it looks like a picture taken in the 1970s (other than the cars). It’s a kind of “it’s so bad it’s good” photo.

As I mentioned, there are more favorites in my Flickr album.

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