Monday, December 26, 2011

The Best of 2011 - Part 1

Another year has gone by! This was quite a fruitful year for me in my endeavors of photography and blogs; I feel I was religious to both. It also ends up being my best year in traveling that has allowed me to explore and shoot some very enchanting places around the world. 

'My Third Eye' has managed some good response in the last six months of active blogging, may be better than the mark I would have set for myself. It (the work posted) has received some great feedback and appreciation with a lovely bunch of people always responding with comments, shares and likes. And not to forget the other people who came by 'My Third Eye'; may be even liked something. The participation in weekly memes allowed me to test my skills and compete and learn with talented people across the world.

A year never goes by without learning and memories. So here's a look back at the top 10 posts that came along and were most appreciated, along with my insights on them. 

10. It's a tie - A Portrait of Lord Ganesh and Penning One's Thoughts. 

 A Portrait of Lord Ganesh: I am actually very happy this one made it as a popular choice as well, despite that it may not have been a photograph with perfect lighting. This was taken during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, which is a massive affair in Mumbai, India. For some reason, I take this to be very powerful and I do like the reflections/bokeh that came in. It was a difficult shot because I took this in a massive crowd, under the rain with very little and uneven lighting. The end result; very satisfying for me, and eventually to the you guys as well. This is the festival that I covered in its entirety; more photos can be seen here, with the original post here.
Penning One's Thoughts: I took this for a photograph meme simply as a challenge and to fit the theme that eventually turned out as a pretty good photograph. The original posts and comments can be seen here

9. The Bare Tree

I took this shot in a place called Bhandardara, a weekend getaway close to Mumbai, India. The winters aren't really that harsh and not all trees shed all leaves. This one was in solitude, at the edge of a cliff with just the bark and branches. I decided to shoot black-and-white and it seems to have done complete justice. The original post and comments can be seen here.

Here was the first set and we countdown to the number 1, the people's champ. What do you think about the first set? Does it feature any of your favourites from My Third Eye?

You can also view Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of this series. 

And of course, the finale from Part 5.   

Participating for: SOOC Saturday, Macro Monday and I Heart Macro                 

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