Walking around downtown Nashville in October 2014. Warm and humid, with a nice sunset leading into a little tension early in the evening. Taken with the Fuji X100.
Sycamore Falls is a great hike close to Sewanee. Takes less than an hour to make it to the falls (although there are plenty of smaller, shorter water features and bridges along the way so stopping often should be expected). Cheekwood is a well-known estate that’s been converted into a museum and public (although you have to buy a ticket/pass to go) grounds. The photos above came from being around the house itself; here is another set from elsewhere on the grounds. All from a 36Â count endÂ of the year roll of Neopan Acros 100.
Carrying on with Part 2 of my Top 10 (ok 11) 2014 Film photos, let’s dive into the next five!
Front Lawn. Natchez, MarchÂ 2014.Â T‑Max 400, 35mm.
Side Street. Raleigh, JuneÂ 2014. Portra 400,Â 120.
Free Colors. Raleigh, JuneÂ 2014. Portra 400,Â 120.
Rain. Kanuga Conference Center, June 2014. FP4 120.
The Bather.Â Cheekwood,Â December 2014. Acros 100, 35mm.
Reviewing an entire year of work is quite daunting. You can prepare ahead of time and catalog, rate, critique, etc work all year long and still come out the other side baffled and unsure why one piece was just SO GOOD. It’s possible to try and mark opinions throughout the year, but even those can fall flat in review.
Or, you do what I do, and collect at the end of the year. With approximately 500 frames of film shot in 2014, I did a once-over of everything and flagged some 60 as potential best of’s. Then I printed 4x6 of each and did a further culling down to the Top 10.…but this Top 10 list goes to 11!
In no particular order, let’s walk down memory lane. We’ll five in this post, and five in Part 2. My favorite photo of the year will have its own post thereafter!
People on Broadway I. Nashville, February 2014. FP4 120.
People on Broadway II. Nashville, February 2014. FP4 120.
Square Books, Upstairs. Oxford, April 2014. NPS160 35mm.
Rachel Kate at The Underground I. Nashville, November 2014. T‑Max 400 @ 1600, 35mm.
Rachel Kate at The Underground II. Nashville, November 2014. T‑Max 400 @ 1600, 35mm