I am afraid to say that 2015 was not my most productive photographic year. I found that I was not taking my camera out as often as I have in previous years. There were various personal reasons for this, but trust me, I have not lost my love of photography.
Here are my 10 ten images for 2015. I hope you enjoy them. In 2016, I resolve to get back in the saddle again!
The Top three images are my favorite work. Motif #1, Old 7470 and Big Ben.
Bad Cows just keep making me laugh when ever I see it.
The street performer and fire dancer Ember Flynne (love that name) was a great subject for night photography.
The next three images are plant life in different stages, Summer, Fall and Winter.
I just captured the ice and the lamp-post image last weekend.
The last is a runner-up for the Big Ben image.
I hope you enjoy these works.
You can see higher resolution images here: https://robde.smugmug.com/Projects/Best-of-2015/
Trying to deliver a different view to the most photographed location in New England. This is Motif #1 in Rockport MA. Originally build around 1885’s, the original was destroyed in the blizzard of 1978. This replacement went into service the same year.
Steam in the Snow. Conway Scenic Railroad. This is old 7470 at Sawyer Rock, ME. This was the last run of the locomotive before having a federally-mandated overall. Expected to run again in 2017, this Locomotive has been in use since 1921.
This image is of Elisabeth’s Tower, Part of the Palace of Westminster and home to “Big Ben”. Big Ben is the name of the great bell inside of the clock not the structure which is what everyone assumes. The tower took 16 years to build completed in 1858.
While photographing sunflowers at Buttonwood Farm, I came across these two gals. They were waiting for the gates to open to gain access to the sunflowers for some lunch.
Street performer at Water Fire Providence, RI
Fall in New England. Loving the juxtaposition of the tree and the lamppost.
You find beauty everywhere. These flowers were in a flower pot outside a Longhorn restaurant in Pennsylvania. Killing time while waiting for our table, I captured these flowers. I am glad I always have my camera ready.
Found along the road in Bath PA. I was driving through PA on my way to visit family after a visit to South Carolina.
Winter view at the Tower Hill Botanical Garden
Another view of Parliament. The government seat for the United Kingdom