This 10 Best of 2020 collection contains 10 of my personal favorites from the year.
2020 was a year of tremendous growth of my vision - I am moving away from big landscape shots toward much more personal, abstract, imaginative images that interpret the dimensions of space and time, explore natural processes, and express my own view of the world.
More fast and slow shutter speeds, ICM, B&W, and unique lighting experiences. Fewer wide-angles and traditional scenes.
If they help you see things slightly differently, drop a comment below.
Matt, what an excellent collection of images this is! Your transition into taking more abstract images
and smaller scenes has been very sucessful: Finding the scenes, the composition and the technical issues, all perfectly mastered. I am for sure looking forward to what you will post during 2021. My favourites are the water surfaces.
You have a great body of work here Matt, it looks like a very productive year for you !!!
Image #3 is my favorite, it is liquid light at its finest. The metallic blue/silver tones are wonderful.
Image #6 is my second favorite. While water flowing over rocks is a common photographic subject, the long exposure and the skillful processing of light and shadow elevate this image to another level for me. It’s a very artistic interpretation of an everyday subject.
I’ve enjoyed watching your shift in artistic direction over the past couple years, and I look forward to seeing more of your evolution in style over the course of 2021. Keep them coming…
Out of all these wonderful images, I am most drawn to #3, #6, and #9 the most. #3: I like how the water has taken on an almost metallic look and feels almost menacing. #6: This is probably my favourite of the bunch and has a really great “fine art” look to it. The contrasts of both light and shadow, and hard textured rock against ultra smoothed out water are compelling. #9: The overall warm tones and subject have a very romantic feeling. The path of grasses curving into the trees and the hazy sun feels like “the end” of something.
Thanks so much for this comment, Ed. I, too, have enjoyed this ride I’m on in my artistic vision quest. I’ve received a great deal of support from you these last couple of years and really appreciate your thoughtful feedback. I’ll keep working to expand my world and keep you guessing!