Your best picture (2014) of the year

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  1. Geedee

    Geedee Well-Known Member

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    Not a competition, not a poll, nothing more serious than the opportunity to post 1..yes ONE only !... picture taken during 2014.

    Simple Rules :---

    • Picture must have been taken between 01.01.14 and 31.12.14 (12.31.14 for you chaps over the 'Pond' :) )
    • You have to have either taken the picture, or you must appear in the picture if you didn't take it
    • Only ONE picture to be posted (no 'I like this one as well' type sneak attacks !)
    • You must provide a brief write up why the picture is your best one

    Topic can be absolutely anything (legal !) in other words, it doesn't have to be aviation oriented...it could be fishing, writing, painting, hiking, partying, driving a skidoo up the side of a snowy mountain wearing nothing but boots full of cold custard, car show, wildlife, sunset/rise, auntie sat in a rocking chair...whatever.

    Should be quite difficult (I've got loads I could choose) to find that ONE shot that does it for you, that makes you proud !

    Lets see what ya'll got ? :)
     
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    Yellowstone...
     

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    Evil, I tell ya'...just simply EVIL!! :lol:

    This should take a while to find "that one" out of an entire year!
     
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  4. Airframes

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    Hell's Teeth ! You mean I have to trawl through something like 7,000 pics to find just one !
    This could take some time .................
     
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    this is my stand out pic this year, taken at the 70th anniversary of D-Day airshow at Duxford.

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    Hmmm, difficult one.

    I take this, I think:[​IMG]
     
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    What a Brilliant Idea Gary!
     
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    Torch, Marcel, those are great shots
     
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    That picture of the C-47 actually makes it look sleek!
     
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    Can't say I have anything, so will enjoy what comes forth...:D
     
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    Good idea, Gary.
    A shot from my album.

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    Nice. :thumbright:
     
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    Try tolling through 60,000+! I had a couple in mind when I first read through.

    This one stands out as my favorite. This one was taken September 6, 2014 over the Pacific Ocean near Ventura, California. Getting to take a photo of a Mustang air-to-air is always a great treat. But having a WWII veteran who flew combat missions in one sitting in the back seat makes it a clear winner for me. 93 year old Marion "Rodge" Rodgers flew 69 combat missions with the 99th Fighter Squadron based at Ramitelli, Italy. It was his wish to fly in a Mustang again after 50 years since his last flight. It took a lot of effort and patience by the crews at the CAF to get him in and out of the aircraft, but they did so and with all the dignity and respect this hero deserved.
     

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    July 11. Perfect weather, perfect scenery, and perfect company. Healy Pass in Banff National Park, Alberta.

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    Debrief with pilot and owner after a heat win. Reno September, 2014.
     

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    Did a motorcycle ride from Colorado via Wyoming, Montana,Banff to Jasper. What beautiful country up there....
     
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    great shots everyone
     
  18. Airframes

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    Heck, Eric, 60,000 shots in a year - that's a lot of time behind the camera !

    I couldn't choose anything, as I don't really have a favourite shot - what's exciting to me could be mundane to others.
    So I chose this one, taken at the closing of the village pub last Saturday night, and an appropriate image with which to see in the New Year.

    I'd been taking some exterior shots, and had left my drink on the table outside the pub. It had frozen to the surface, and the moisture around the glass was just starting to freeze. I liked the way the lights from the Christmas tree reflected in the ice. Hand held, available light, with the little Fuji bridge camera, as the battery had just died on the Nikon.
     

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    Beautiful shot, Terry! :D
     
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    Thank you my friend.
     
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