Philly Mural by Amy Sherald

Top Nine Instagram Photos of 2020

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It’s that time of the year to see what my top 9 most popular photos were on Instagram. Last year, I had a clear outlier which I knew ahead of time would be my most popular photo.

This year there was less of a discrepancy, although I was surprised to see that my top photo had 31 more likes than my second most liked photo.

Top Nine 2020
Top Nine 2020

There are a couple of notable things about this year’s top 9, at least to me.

One is that 8 of these are film photos. The one digital photo is of a film camera I took with my Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Last year, I had 3 on my top 9 from that and 3 from my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

The other notable thing is that 6 of these photos all came from the same roll of film. I really don’t know what to make of that.

Canon AE-1

Taken with Ilford HP5 Plus

Philly Mural by Amy Sherald
Philly Mural by Amy Sherald
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter
Line Outside Monk's Cafe
Line Outside Monk’s Cafe
Lamp
Lamp
The Metropolitan
The Metropolitan
Comcast Building
Comcast Building

I guess another notable thing is the line outside of Monk’s Cafe which I took on February 17, just about a month before the pandemic started significantly changing our lives. This line was for the annual release of Pliny the Younger beer. Seems so strange now seeing a long, tight line of people waiting to get inside a small bar.

Canon EOS Rebel 2000

Taken with Kodak Portra 400

Spring Trees
Spring Trees

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Yashica Mat-124G
Yashica Mat-124G

Minolta Hi-Matic 11

Taken with Kodak Gold 200

Mural Reflection
Mural Reflection

Back in July, I posted my personal favorite photos from the first half of the year. Two of these 9 (Spring Trees and Mural Reflection) were on that list.

I plan on doing the same soon for the second half of the year. Only 2 of the above (Black Lives Matter and Yashica Mat-124G) were taken during the second half of the year, and I didn’t tag either as favorites so my list from the second half will all be unique.

  1. Khürt Williams

    I only updated a few 35mm film scans to Instagram, so it was not surprising that only one of my top 9 was a film scan. I like the photograph of the Comcast Building. I did a panoramic stitch of the building last year. I have never seen a line like that outside of Monk’s Cafe. That’s insane.

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