No Top 10, but a Top 18. This will give me a little more latitude in selecting images from 2018 that I consider the best, the most beautiful, or the most telling. Not that choosing 18 images will be much easier than choosing 10 images..
Last year we’ve travelled to Thailand, to Germany, to Belgium, to Schotland, to Sweden, to Italy, to Texel (twice) and to the Wadden Sea (twice). All of these travels were great occasions for taking photographs that can be added to this list, and then there are the images I take every week in The Netherlands. Making a selection among those will be a daunting task.
The final selection will probably not be based on one criterion. Some will be in the list because they are technically good. Some will be aesthetically pleasing. Others are just nice in some unexplainable way. Giving myself the freedom in this way will make the choices easier, I hope. Or more difficult..
The images in this Top 18 are made with several different cameras, as well as different lenses. Most will be taken with my trusty old Fujifilm X-T2, some will be taken with my Fujifilm X100 (the original), and I’ve seen a few images that might make it into this list that were taken with the waterproof Olympus TG-4. No iPhone photos as of yet, but I’m not excluding them beforehand.
An old tradition, but recently a bit forgotten. Two years ago it started with the top 13 of 2013, now it is time to start compiling the top 15 of 2015. This kind of list is always a problem, as the photographs that I take can be on my shortlist for quite a number of reasons, ranging from ‘I really like this photograph’ to ‘my new nephew smiles so cute in this photograph’. I think, however, that this photograph can be on the list!
Deze foto heb ik genomen op het Rapenburg in Leiden met de Fuji X10. Ik kwam hem toevallig tegen toen ik mijn foto’s aan het doorbladeren was (geeft ook weer aan hoe wetenschappelijk verantwoord mijn top 10 selectie is).