Lens-artist’s Photo Challenge #26 Photographic Review

For today, Ann Christine has challenged us to create a photographic review of how 2018 appeared to us….

I have tried to give flavour of what 2018 was to me photographically in 7 images.

I challenged myself to notice the light more this year, and on a crisp morning in January, got this image:

Your Shadow at Morning

Spring had me playing with reflections in some glass the street…. an attempt at a nod to Vivienne Mayer with a reflected self portrait

Another ‘trick’ I enjoy is motion…here I decided to revisit ICM in a wood in Poland:

Here I played about with motion blur, and was very pleased with the result of trying out different shutter speeds to achieve the result of motion implied with these dancers in comparison to their static surroundings

Next up, on just about the most manageable day of a hideously hot summer, I managed to take this rather balletic image of a poppy in a field of wild flowers on a windy day….the trick was choosing a wide aperture and focussing o precisely what I wanted…not at all easy for me on  blustery day…

Street images are frequently a joy when  the ‘right’ moment is captured, as in this next image:

And of course, I can’t sign off without a bit oI of decay :

Looking back like this has made me realise that I’d got quite a variety of different images in 2018,  more varied than I would have thought!

Linked to Lens-artists photo challenge at Ann Christine’s here


  1. Some great images Happy new Year

  2. Lovely selection here, Sue, every one an arresting image. 🙂

  3. I remember them all, Sue. You had a very good year!
    The poppy is my favourite, from this selection.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. What an amazing photographic year! I especially love the sparseness and contrast of that last beauty.

  5. Isn’t it nice to think about images that meant so much during your year? Happy New Year, Sue!

  6. All of these are great images, and you really have experimented well with subject, light and technique. Happy New Year Sue. May 2019 be a fun, healthy and creative one for you.

  7. everyone is unique – enjoyed

  8. Heavens, I hope you stood well back when you took that last shot, Sue! Looks most precarious 🙂 🙂 My favourite is the second last one. So full of character and quirkiness.

  9. a year of variety…love your blur images.

  10. Amy

    Very cool, Sue! I enjoy your review,great selections!

  11. Love the poppy Sue, but they are all interesting, and yes it would interesting to see some from older years 🙂

  12. A great review Sue, and such variety! I love them all. Your poppy stands out with such colour and beauty, it is hard not to pick as my favourite. But 2 others vying for that are the ICM shot – such clarity on the vertical lines – and the street capture of the woman and her bike.

  13. Such a great variety of techniques, I love them all. But the old dear with her bike is my favourite. It has a real 3D effect the old girl and her bike standing out from the dark background and so much in character with the art and architecture behind her. Wishing you lots more photo ops for 2019

  14. You have had a busy year Sue, many lovey travels. I wonder where 2019 will take you. And what photographic challenges you will set yourself. Love the poppy – now that’s one challenge I have set myself – to photograph the wild poppies in 2019!!

  15. A very determined photographer you are, and you do it so well! I love this series and must admit I am surprised at the great variety as well. I think you might guess my favorites…the bicycle lady and the poppy, and your reflection of course, and…no – I simply cannot choose!

  16. These are all marvelous Sue – I’ve very much enjoyed your participation in our challenges. With this post I can see a wonderful array of skills and creativity (two things I’ve come to expect from you!) All the best to you in 2019.

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