Tulip Frenzy’s Top 10 List Of Color Photographs We Took In 2016

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Leica MP-240, 50mm APO-Summicron Asph

If we are so critical of the music we listen to that, at year end, we actually rank it into Tulip Frenzy’s 2016 Top 10 List (c), shouldn’t we apply the same sensibility to our own photographs?  Well, hard to do, especially with a genuinely self-critical eye.  So should we instead simply list our own favorite photographs from the year without necessarily a rank order? Perhaps that’s better.

With the above image certified by its positioning as our favorite color photograph of the year, let’s follow with nine other favorites that, alas, fall in no particular order.  After all, you wouldn’t really want to list your children in order of favorites, would you?

This is somewhat revealing about a life split between cities and Greater Yellowstone, about photography split between Leica Ms and the new and incredible Leica SL.  What couldn’t make a Top 10 list are photos of tulips, and our other favorite still life images.  So let’s cheat a little. Here are our favorite 10 color images we took this year, followed by a lagniappe, a special gift: two favorite images to offer an even dozen. Oh screw it, three and we will call it a Baker’s Dozen. (You’ll understand why we needed to add that third one…) And tomorrow, or soon, we will publish our favorite black and white images we took in 2016.

Evening Walk

Leica MP-240, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

Parade Winner

Leica SL, Vario-Elmarit 24-90

Pride 2016-11Leica Mp-240, 35mm Summilux

SL ReviewLeica SL, 50mm Nociliux

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t-frenzy-top-10-color-4Leica SL, 50mm Noctilux

All Guest WelcomeLeica SL, Vario-Elmarit 24-90

Lamar Sunset 7Leica SL, Vario-Elmarit 24-90

And now, the bonus three images we are compelled to add.

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Leica SL, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

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Leica SL, 50mm Noctilux

And finally, we cannot publish favorite color images for 2016 without this one of our favorite girl, Violet, who died in September.

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