My Favourite Images of 2017

Time seems to speed up every year and 2017 was no exception. It went so quickly. With busy schedules and so many distractions, I find I am always looking forward and spending less and less time looking back and reflecting.

I sometimes look back at older images but only briefly and rarely have time to contemplate them in context of my photographic journey and how my style, abilities and equipment has progressed and impacted my more recent work. From this point forward, I plan to review my images more regularly and below are some of my favourite images of 2017.

Long exposure photo of Westminster at sunset taken by Trevor Sherwin

28 secs
f9

ISO200
18mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF18-55mm

I have to start with a few of my favourite images of London. I like working with long exposures in London as visually, there is so much going on and removing some of this noise from the scene helps simply the landscape and provides a more pleasing composition.

Although classic views of London, I have applied my own style and individuality to these images and with London captured by so many people, this is in itself a challenging task to accomplish.

Long exposure sunset photo of the London eye taken by Trevor Sherwin

58 secs
f11

ISO200
23mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF18-55mm

Read more about when I took the photo above: On Location from Tate Modern to Waterloo

Photo of Buckingham Palace in London taken at sunset by Trevor Sherwin

1/3rd sec
f10

ISO400
21mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF18-55mm

The next three images are my favourite images from my local area. 2017 was an important year in this regard as I decided to properly explore other photographic subjects and focus my effort on finding and shooting local landscapes. I really like the simple composition and vibrant colours in the image below.

Long exposure of the West Pier in Brighton taken by Trevor Sherwin

30 secs
f16

ISO200
15mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF10-24mm

The next two images are especially important as not only are they two of my favourite landscape shots but they are close to where I grew up and where I used to hang out when I was young. Capturing a sunburst isn't particularly easy and I'm so pleased how the shot below turned out.

Sunburst at Colley Hill in Surrey at sunset taken by Trevor Sherwin

1/20th sec
f14

ISO200
25mm
Fujifilm X-T2
XF18-55mm

Photo of Colley Hill on a frosty morning taken by Trevor Sherwin

1/25th sec
f9

ISO200
20mm
Fujifilm X-T2
XF18-55mm

The next two shots were captured on a trip to Venice in July and I like them both a lot. The classic view of the Grand Canal and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute is one I am particularly proud of as I wanted to capture an extra long exposure and the resulting shot was 8 minutes long and with the best light lasting only a few minutes, I only had enough time for one shot. Thankfully it worked out fine.

A photo of the Grand Canal in Venice at sunrise taken by Trevor Sherwin

0.7 secs
f9

ISO200
37mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF18-55mm

A long exposure photo of the Grand Canal in Venice taken at sunrise by Trevor Sherwin

480 secs
f8

ISO200
18mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF18-55mm

I plan to review my images more regularly so look out for future photo reviews.