This is the 3rd edition of my Top Ten Photos of the year. It seems to get harder to pick out 10 photos from ever-increasing stacks each year.
The big thing for my photography in 2012 was the purchase of my first ever professional DSLR camera in November. However, 8 out of my 10 photos were taken with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2 point-and-shoot while the other two were taken at the end of the year with my Canon EOS 650D.
Here's the countdown:
Coming in at #10 is an early morning snapshot of Vistana Hotel, accompanied by a palm tree reaching for the deep blue sky:
|I captured this photo during our stay at Vistana Hotel early in 2012. Fidelia and the girls were still fast asleep while I went for a morning walk around the hotel and spotted this nice image.|
At #9 is a reflection in the lobby at The Zenith Hotel, Kuantan:
|While we were spending some relaxing moments at The Zenith Hotel, I whipped out the camera and photographed this lovely image of windows, light and space - 3 things which I love!|
Residing in the #8 position is this photo of Leah at Batu Hitam, Kuantan, on a day out with friends from KL:
|Leah was still young enough to keep still while I pointed the camera at her - she was probably wondering what that strange little instrument was!|
This beautiful bokeh image of the Christmas tree and other lighting at The Zenith Hotel makes #7 on my list:
|I was spending a good portion of time in December searching for a good bokeh image to shoot for Christmas. I finally found it at The Zenith Hotel!|
This scene of nature in Taman Gelora occupies the #6 spot in 2012:
|I love going for a saunter in Taman Gelora when the weather is nice. There is always new angles and views to photograph, and this was one of my favourites from 2012|
Making the top 5 is this image of Lauren modelling her new umbrella in January 2012, in at #5:
|Lauren posed for some photos with her 4th birthday present, a beautiful pink umbrella. I still love the image to this day!|
My entry for #4 is this photograph of Teluk Chempedak beach on a stunningly gorgeous and hot day:
|Teluk Chempedak beach is another place where I'm never struggling for new photographs. Can you see the people climbing the rocks in the distance?|
Now for the Top 3. My choice for the best 3 photos of 2012 revolved around two camera techniques which are very difficult to execute using a simple point-and-shoot camera. The following three photos will demonstrate:
At #3 is this picture of a mushroom growing amidst branches and leaves beside a road in Kuantan:
|This was one photo in a 4-part series in 2012 which I named The Fungus Files. Part 1 can be found by clicking here. I had to focus and re-focus a number of times before my little point-and-shoot camera focused perfectly on the mushroom, having a nice mix of focus and blur in the surroundings.|
At #2 is this image of a pink flower taken in Bukit Sekilau, Kuantan, in early 2012:
|I've taken many flowers photos but I love the composition in this one. It was hell trying to get the little camera to focus right on the pods, and I imagine people were wondering what my fascination with this flower was!|
My #1 favourite photo of 2012 goes to this image of the trees at Taman Gelora, Kuantan:
What do you think? Which one is your favourite? Do you agree with the order of my selections? Do you remember any photographs I may have missed out from the Top Ten?