December 1, 2017 at 9:15 am #15349December 1, 2017 at 8:53 pm #15376
Well Peter–I would not have to think twice for my personal choice. I did hesitate as this is a scan on a cheap scanner of a slide taken in 1959. So in comparison to being seen projected , so much of the subtle colours are lost and the highlights burnt out and shadows blocked. During a lovely summer spell in 1959 we took an evening stroll down by the river Bollin in the Carrs Park at Wilmslow. Seeing the low sunshine sweeping through the colours and leaves had me screaming for my camera, my beloved Retinette– Back next evening I took one shot– 36 or 20 shots on a roll of expensive film so we made sure every thing was correct in camera. This was my first big success in club photography at Altrincham PC. I always have had so much pleasure from this picture as it has happy memories with its success and more so the happy moment in time with my wife and daughter the both I will never see again. Now the best bit. Fast forward 50 years–yes fifty years and it won the CPS best slide annual award much to the horror of some members. Happy days.December 1, 2017 at 9:45 pm #15381
Thanks for starting this month’s theme so promptly Ken. Photographs make lasting memories. I can understand why this photograph means so much to you. It is indeed a special moment and the warm back lighting creates a relaxing atmosphere.December 5, 2017 at 9:51 am #15388
I’m finding deciding on my favourite photographs quite difficult as I like several for different reasons. Some have a sentimental attraction, some I like the moment caught and some are technically good. So I’m just going to post a few I like and will explain why. Any comments will be welcome.
This photo of a Vulcan Bomber taken at the Cosford Air Show a few years ago. I like it because it steering up memories of seeing the magnificent jet fly so majestically through the cloudy sky. It’s such a beautiful aircraft and so powerful.
This photograph was taken around 1980 on slide film and has been scanned so the quality is poor. But again it generates happy memories for me when I stopped off in Nairobi, Kenya and visited a Masai tribe. To see these wonderful people happily living in their mud huts with their families and animals was a fascinating experience that I won’t forget. They dressed up in their ‘Sunday best’ and sung and danced for the tourist. I did go back about 10 years later and commercialism had kicked in. They all spoke English well and were selling all sorts of souvenirs.December 5, 2017 at 6:43 pm #15389
Yes Peter the Vulcan–Iconic and a smashing photo. Your second one –well your scan is much better than my efforts. Thanks Peter and I can understand why so memorable. ( I do hope Peter someone whom I shall not name soon post some pics. of pink bicycles LOL)December 9, 2017 at 5:38 pm #15411
These two photos are amongst my favourite photos because they capture moments which makes me smile and I hope other share that feeling.
I can’t wait to see what other members have has their favourites…..December 13, 2017 at 5:25 pm #15419
wbaxterParticipantDecember 14, 2017 at 9:18 am #15423
I can see why this is one of your favoutites Wallace. It must have been tricky getting the exposure right as it’s clearly lit by strong back lighting that has given it a delightful rim lighting. I can almost hear it singing!
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