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Tulip Frenzy’s Top 10 List Of Black and White Photographs We Took In 2016

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2016 by johnbuckley100

Funk Parade 2016Leica Monochrom-246, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

Last week, we published our personal faves among the various color photographs we took and published in 2016.  We understand that photographers tend to be known by a particular “look” and sensibility, that many feel the need to commit to either black and white or color.  We couldn’t if we tried.

We look deeply saturated colors — and the purity of monochrome.  We love going out some days with our Leica Monochrom in hand, viewing the world in black and white just as if we had a camera loaded with Tri-X Pan.  On those days when we are either deliberately shooting monochrome, or in the end, that’s the way we process them, we are just as happy, and in some ways even more so than when we shoot color.  We love grey scale, tonalities, the otherness and permanence of an image in black and white.

The one above is our favorite for the year.  Below, in no order, are our nine others.  And for those who like black and white photography, we think you’ll like the galleries on our sister site, Tulip Frenzy Photography.

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Leica MP-240, 35mm Summilux

 

Pedestrian At Best

Leica Monochrom, 50mm Noctilux

Funk Parade 2016-5

Leica Monochrom, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

high-heel-race-2016Leica Monochrom, 50mm Noctilux

Funk Parade 2016-4Leica Monochrom, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

SL Example-2Leica SL, 50mm Noctilux

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Leica Monochrom, 50mm Noctilux

SL Review-5Leica SL, Vario-Elmarit SL 24-90mm

Funk Parade 2016 Supplement-4

Leica Monochrom, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

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

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on December 17, 2016 by johnbuckley100

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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

venice-2Leica Mp-240, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

t-frenzy-top-10-color-5Leica MP-240, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph

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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