2017 was an amazing year in photography for me. A little ‘too’ amazing. When I tried to narrow down the top 10 photographs for this post, I had to make some hard choices. In the end, I cut photos that I liked more because of my post-processing than the actual photograph, or great photographs that I liked more for the subject itself than the resulting photograph.
My Top 10 Photographs of 2017
This list is, for the most part, in no particular order.
My favourite photo (and a favourite of a lot of other people) is this black and white photograph of the arches of the Cloth Market in Ypres, Belgium. The ghost of a figure at the end of the tunnel, in my opinion, makes it.
Most Popular Photos of 2017
So, just because they’re my favourite, doesn’t mean they are the most popular. Also, I enjoy stats. Spoilers: the geeks (of which I’m one) rules the Internet.
“The Family” – my BB-8 toy collection with 1,145 views in 2017.
The top non-Star Wars photo from 2017 was “Bollywood Dance”, landing with 747 views.
Star wars also tops the list for the most popular photo taken before 2017 with “Snowtrooper Snowman” – 841 views.
And for the non-Star Wars – “Smiling Happy People”, 792 views.
For the Number Crunchers
2017 was my most prolific year, which probably explains everything at the beginning of this post. I kept almost 12,000 photographs and videos last year (which, of course, means I actually shot a lot more.) In addition to my tour of Europe, and three Broken Leg Theatres, I was out shooting at least once (sometimes more) almost every single week. It’s no wonder I shot so much!
Of those, I posted 783 to Flickr. I just showed you which of those were the most popular, but in total I had 137, 532 views on my photos. August was the most popular month, probably because of all the individual shoots I did, with over 17,000 visits.
Thank you for your interest!