2014 - a look back at my fifth year in photography

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Poki, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    It's hard to grasp for me, but 2014 has already been my fifth year with what has become my passion. Oh, and it's my fourth year on this forum.

    I'm still basically the same person I was five years ago. Lazy. Maybe a little crazy. And I'm still only able to photograph anything when I feel inspired to do just that. Which means there might be weeks, even months without touching my camera.

    Still, despite all this, I think I've improved my art. At least I like a few photographs I created during this year. So here's a quick tour through my 2014. For me. But also for you, if you've got some time to kill.

    My landscape activities were focused on expanding my 'alone in the dark' series. I still plan on finishing the series within a decade, so I'll need to do more in the coming years. But for now, I'm okay with what I captured this year.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/13548069345" title="A Million Dreams by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 13548069345_3967c6cde8_b. "1024" height="683" alt="A Million Dreams"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/14325564327" title="Run by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 14325564327_3ca9225a9f_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Run"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/14883933205" title="Perpetual by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 14883933205_70a35aca73_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Perpetual"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/14765741889" title="Maze by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 14765741889_ea00629dee_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Maze"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/14780920257" title="Luminous by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 14780920257_ec0eed9f3d_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Luminous"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/15262682455" title="Chase by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 15262682455_dbd3f06d10_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Chase"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/15121652157" title="Worship by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 15121652157_7af8d789cc_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Worship"></a>

    Apart from that, I experimented a little with product photography. I came to the conclusion that it's not what I want to do. Not now, anyway.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/13357180903" title="Pac-Man by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 13357180903_db58f6ae6d_b. "1024" height="576" alt="Pac-Man"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/14266341302" title="Apple TV by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 14266341302_089a05f96f_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Apple TV"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/14071815429" title="007 by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 14071815429_efeb5dc523_b. "1024" height="683" alt="007"></a>

    Also, I shot two concerts. Just because I know all of the band members, and I owed them a favor. Obviously, I'm not very good at it. And that's because it's not what I want to do. Too many people. Too many distractions.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/15514332362" title="TimeBonded by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 15514332362_ce8ed7233a_b. "1024" height="683" alt="TimeBonded"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/15063872254" title="TimeBonded Halloween 2014 by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 15063872254_560522e0a9_b. "1024" height="576" alt="TimeBonded Halloween 2014"></a>

    Other than that, I just made a few experiments. I definitely need to improve on my fine art photography, and that's one area I want to do more next year.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/14916067614" title="Snail Cosmos by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 14916067614_438c8cb9a1_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Snail Cosmos"></a>

    By the way, I really like that shot above. But most people ignore it. Because they don't realize what they are actually seeing. It's one of those shots were you have an epiphany once you think about it and realize what it is. Definitely want to shoot more of these photographs. But it's pretty hard to come up with such concepts, unfortunately.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/15439815148" title="Plonk by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 15439815148_327df079cd_z. "427" height="640" alt="Plonk"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/15771401706" title="Self Portrait by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 15771401706_9ea49cd5e2_n. "320" height="213" alt="Self Portrait"></a>

    If you're still reading - thank you. For any conversation started, for any photo criticized, for any comment posted. I had an okay-ish year, and I hope you had an enchanting one.

    Have a nice holiday and a great 2015!
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  2. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    Great shots and good summary for 2014. I see night photography picked up more this year on the web. Keep the good work and our expectations will be higher next year:)
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Great summary.

    Has it really been four years on the talkemount, (talknex for you longer members)?? Crazy!
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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    I agree - good summary! I really like the 2nd concert shot and the snail shot :)
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  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Yeah, but too many seem to forget that a good sky is not nearly enough.

    Yep, it's crazy ...
  6. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    I'm a big fan of your 'alone in the dark' series.
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  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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  8. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    May 5, 2014
    Can't wait to see more of your shots it 2015 poki :)