The Best of 2014
I wasn’t planning to do a 2014 “best of” retrospective so I’m a little late to this particular party.
The thought of going through all my images – comparing, selecting, answering the “this one, or that one?” question – seemed like too much effort. And assessing my own work is not one of my talents.
But inspired by many of you, I decided to do it in spite of my excuses. And like many things that we resist, I was glad I did.
2014 was the year of new cameras. The trading-in of my beloved Canon G11 for an Olympus PEN E-PL5 – a camera with interchangeable lens capability. Of which I have yet to take advantage. And the game-changing (for me) move into smartphone photography and the world of photo-editing apps.
There was travel – Columbus, Chicago, the Berkshires of Massachusetts, San Antonio and Austin. And weekend road trips, exploring my little part of Northeast Ohio, which yielded a treasure trove of new photography subjects.
So here are 10 of my favorites from the past year – all taken with the “big” camera. Oh, I definitely have my smartphone favorites but decided to give the Olympus a chance to shine. I’m guessing mobile photography will feature strongly in my 2015 “best of” review.