This is the fifth year in a row for my “image of the year” post (previous years: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009).
It was a quiet year for pictures. I spent some time getting my 4x5 film development back up and running, and finally got my 8x10 Agfa studio camera working, but in all I didn’t take many photos. The shot of the Santa Barbara beaches above is probably the best executed of my film attempts this year, so I’m calling it my 2013 image of the year.
Close behind is the first shot off of my 8x10 (below). The Bausch & Lomb Plastigmat Portrait Lens renders images in a beautiful softness that I absolutely adore. Jessie was kind enough to sit for this portrait even though I had no idea if my first attempt at 8x10 film development would even work. I think it turned out quite well:
For 2014, maybe I’ll mange to spend more time with my cameras? Only time will tell…