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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Best Photo Ever

If you happen to be in my photography class, stop reading. Give this post a miss. You’re not supposed to see these yet. You know why.

So my mid-term assignment for photography is to print and matte my best photo ever. I’ve narrowed it down to seven and I need opinions. Help a guy out. Here are the nominees:





Little Bug

Little Bug


Low Devin

Gate at Sunset

Night Gate

Old Tucson Water Wheel

Water Wheel

Wing over Tucson

Wings over Tucson

These are all cropped and lightly re-touched, but which ever one I hand in will get a less subtle re-touching to make it look great (the butterfly, for example, I’m going to do what I did with it in that little how-to I posted a couple weeks ago). I just can’t decide which one to use. I started with something like 400 photos, narrowed it down to 30 pretty easily, then got it down to these 7 after much deliberation. Now I just need some help narrowing it down further. I have to hand this in next Wednesday, so the sooner I hear from you, the more useful your input will be. Thanks!


  1. I like "Devin" and "Gate at Sunset". Actually, I like them all but those two are my favorites. If I had to choose only one I think it would be "Devin".

  2. Tough choice. I'd have to go with Devin because of the way he pops out of that dark background so well.

  3. So I went with the airplane one, but I wish I hadn't. I should have gone with Devin. The airplane is a cool shot, but it doesn't really illustrate that I'm a good photographer: just that I know an interesting subject when I see it. Whereas the shot of Devin says "I know how to shoot people." The butterfly would have been a good choice too, but says more about my skill with Photoshop than my skill with a camera.