Favorite Five from 2008

This time of year it seems that everyone is compiling their “Best of 2008” lists, so I figured I’d jump onto the bandwagon and offer up five of my favorite photos from 2008, presented in no particular order. I’ve got one more coming in a followup post.

Full House
Full House – this was Ignite Portland 2, the first of three Ignite events I photographed this year. I’ve really enjoyed capturing various Portland events in photos as well as all of the amazing people that have brought together a vibrant group of communities around the Portland tech scene.

Into the Wild Red Yonder
Into the Wild Red Yonder – taken at a Flickr meetup at Pittock Mansion, there was a great sunrise and fortunately there was some air traffic taking off to the east.

Another World
Another World – a photo taken at the Oregon Convention Center of some light reflecting against a stainless steel escalator wall. This represents a good example of some of the fine art photos that I take while wandering through everyday life.

Crystal – I wanted to build up my portfolio and talked to an acquaintance about a photoshoot… she agreed and it was a fun afternoon wandering northwest Portland resulting in a bunch of great images.

Empty Transit
Empty Transit – taken on a day of railfanning with a buddy, I like the various converging lines and the emptiness seen at the Sunset Transit Center.

Were these my “best” photos? I don’t know. Who defines best? They’re a good cross-section of my photography this year. I didn’t include some portrait work that was hard to rate, but here’s to a happy new year and a 2009 full of good photo opportunities.

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