Once in a while it’s good to go back through the shots of yesteryear. There are many reasons for this. It might be to review what you have done, so as to improve you technique. It could be about saving some memory space. It might just be that you feel the need for a tidy up and get rid of some clutter.
2011 was a big year for me. A lot happened in a very short space of time. This was the year that I started to really think about taking photography seriously. This was also the year that we moved up to West Yorkshire. These two events combined meant that the quantity of photo's I was taking multiplied.
As I was only just really getting into the art I took photos of just about everything. I was learning the basics of technique and gaining knowledge all the time. I like to think that at this point every time I went out I was taking better photos than I had last time.
Looking back now, there is a colossal quality difference between then and now. Some of this is down to equipment. Most is down to technique and knowledge. Whatever the reason though most of what I took then I wouldn’t upload if I had taken them today.
Despite this though there are still a few shots that stand out. I would like to say some of these were purely down to luck. A lot about photography is simply being in the right place at the right time.
Whilst digging through the photos of 2011 I found some 'Classics'. This collection is simply the shots that I couldn't yet delete. Some are simply memorable. The odd one was a 'first'. A couple of these also found their way on to my walls as I tested different printing labs!
Have a look and see what you think. See if you can tell where I upgraded to my current equipment.