As last year, my photo of the year has been influenced heavily by the weather. This picture shows the progression of the last light of the day in a single frame, reflected over the river Shannon.
The day that I took this photo, Saint Valentine’s Day, the river Shannon was well above its intended level, which worked in my favour. A sky mostly void of clouds, and fading light means the photo would end up looking like a silhouette, somewhat resembling a fractal pattern, neatly reflected by the river.
This photo is distinctly different from most of my other photos of the year, as it is minimalistic, even more so than my choice for last year. Even still, I was able to include some of my signature subjects in nature scenes in the photo, including clouds, trees, and animals. Have a look around to see if you can spot all of them.
What also makes it distinct is that, for the first time, I have chosen a photo that is not taken with one of my SLR cameras. The photo was taken with my pocket camera. The SLR camera market continues to contract, and this is now reflected in my photography, no pun intended.