2016 Top Ten Most”Viewed” Images on Flickr

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As we approach the end of 2016  I’m looking back on the year’s images; seeing which were the most liked by others, which images I love, which techniques failed,  or succeeded, and falling in love all over again with the places I’ve visited, and the people I met during the last year.

I made thousands of images in 2016 whittling them down to just 10 isn’t easy when I love so many, and divorcing myself from the emotional aspects of making the images and being purely objective is hard!

While going through my images I also took a look at my 2016 Top Ten most viewed images over at my Flickr site. Since those are easier to get to I thought I’d share those images with you again this year.  Most of these you’ve seen before if you’ve been following my blog this year. Voici!

1) Sunset Martin's Beach Half Moon Bay

2)Horsetail Fall 2016

3)Dawn in Manhattan

 

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5)Radio City Music Hall

6)Allen's Hummingbird Male

7)Swanson Creek Cascade

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9)Anna's Hummingbird Female perched on a branch

10)Vermillion Flycatcher

Voila! The Top 10 2016 Most Viewed Images on my Flickr site.

I’ve whittled  down my favorites of the year down to 35. Getting that number down to 10-15 is my next task and I’ll share those images soon!

I hope those that celebrate Christmas had a lovely Holiday, and those celebrating Hanukkah are having a great one so far, and I hope we all have a fantastic week!

More to come…

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Monochrome Madness 2 47/52 Straight

Copyright © 2016 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

This is my entry to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2 this week. The first week of the month is Theme Week and since we had Curves last month it made sense for her to pick Straight for this month.

This image is one I made last week-end while in San Francisco.

Monochrome Madness 2 47 of 52 Straight

To see all the entries for this week’s MM2 click on over to Leanne’s site here.

Nikon Df| Nikkor 28-105mm| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2015 & Nik Silver Efex Pro

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Monochrome Madness 2 30/52 Morning Light and Fog over San Francisco

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For this week’s Monochrome Madness 2 I chose another image of Sunrise over San Francisco with the fog

beginning to pull back a bit. Revealing some of the taller building’s upper floors and a couple of famous buildings too.  To make this image I switched to my telephoto lens. This is a view of the South Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the city behind it.

Morning Light and Fog over San Francisco CA

Can you spot The Transamerica Building’s Pyramid, and the Palace of Fine Arts?

To see all of this week’s entries into Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2 click here.

Nikon Df| Nikon 80-200mm D| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| Tripod| CS6 &Silver Efex Pro

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P52 29/52 Moon over San Jose, CA City Hall

Copyright © 2014 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Moon over City Hall San Jose CaliforniaI met my friend Alex downtown last night to shoot the Moon over City Hall’s Rotunda. City Hall is comprised of the Tower where the Mayor has an office on the top floor, the plaza, and the Rotunda which has council rooms, meeting rooms and a large space for events. The space and rooms in the Rotunda can be rented out for events such as weddings.

The Rotunda reminds me of an Observatory very much like those at Lick Observatory that sit high atop Mt. Hamilton which overlooks San Jose from the East side in the Diablo Range. Lick Observatory was the first permanently occupied mountain top astronomical observatory. Constructed between 1886-1887. I don’t know if that reference is what the architect (Richard Meier) had in mind when he designed the Rotunda though. I can’t find that information.

This new City Hall complex opened to the public in Oct. 2005, replacing the former City Hall complex civic center located on North First Street, which was used from 1958 until 2005. From 1889 to 1958 the city hall was located in what is now Plaza de Cesar Chavez in downtown San José.~Wiki-pedia

I shot the foreground then switched lenses then waited for the moon to rise above the mountains and buildings then I exposed for the Moon to make the second frame, finally in post development I blended the two frames together.

Nikon D700| Tripod
Frame 1- AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm @ 24mm
Frame 2- AF-D Nikkor 80-200mm @ 200mm