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Reflecting On 2012

By LynneJoyce  
Prabas' upload has reminded me that it is time to get this post out before the internet jams up. The theme here is in the title and it includes one of my favourite photographic subjects - reflections. As usual V1 is not my favourite (not sure which one is) but the one that makes the most colourful thumbnail.

This has been a particularly beneficial upload to prepare since the health issues that have preoccupied us in the last few months would have blighted my view of 2012 had I not done this, but looking at these images has shown us what a good year it has been overall. Lots of new places have been visited and photographed, new friends made (thanks EPZ for that) and new interests kindled.

So here we have some of my reflections of 2012. The Venice ones were taken in the company of Lillian, Moira, Trevor Batt and Garrath and the Portsmouth ones while gracing that wonderful city with Lillian's and my presence. V6 is an example of two elderly clickers (I'm the one on the right) getting silly on Ade McFade's 'Discovering Leeds' day session. I can recommend that shiny pillar as it makes you much slimmer!

Anyway, I hope that you can all reflect on 2012 and appreciate all the good things that the year brought and I hope that you enjoy some of the images here.

Tags: Photo journalism General Landscape and travel

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 8:47AM
brilliant set lynne reflecting on another year stand out shot for me today is v9 a real stunner wishing you a cracking 2013 all the best Wink

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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
29 Dec 2012 8:53AM
An excellent reflective on 2012, Lynne. v5 made me linger longest - the expectation that the reflection should be in the water but doesn't look right before you realise it's a boat.

All the best for a healthier and happy 2013,

GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 8:58AM
A great set of memories for reflection. V5 is my favourite.
29 Dec 2012 9:14AM
Some super images here Lynne, I like them all, but V1 stands out for me.

John Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 9:49AM
Unsurprising that you could not select a favourite from this splendid selection. At a pinch I would choose V14 - or V6 Wink
Let's hope that 2013 treats you more kindly!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
29 Dec 2012 9:51AM
Gosh, you have served breakfast, lunch and dinner all in a one-er here today, Lynne: what a wonderful set of images with the reflections.
Seems iniquitous to choose a winner but V 4 somehow speaks to me., close;y followed by V 1.
You need to keep your wits about you and your eyes wide open to spot the opportunities, as you did with this set.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 10:04AM
An inspirational set of reflective photographs Lynne, each so very worthy of their own unique upload. The pick of the crop for me is image number IX, simply stunning. Beautifully observed and composed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 10:06AM
All of these are brilliant. Perhaps a slight preference for V5? I normally check whether reflections sit vertically under the subject, that's a bit redundant in V5!
These remind me of what is lacking at the moment - can't so shadows or reflections without some decent light...
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
29 Dec 2012 10:11AM


wnbeat 12 56 Scotland
29 Dec 2012 10:12AM
Fantastic set of images, hope you had a lovely Christmas, and all the best for the New Year
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 10:19AM
Nick and I have many 'snapshots' many not good enough to upload of our various holidays, jogs the memory and a wonderful reminder. This is a superb set, V9 jumping out for me.
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
29 Dec 2012 10:24AM
An excellent set Lynne (as may be expected Grin)
May I wish you both a good, healthy, peaceful and beneficial 2013.

Thank you sincerely, for all of 2012's images
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
29 Dec 2012 10:37AM
I too am a huge fan of reflections and shadows. You certainly served up reflections by the spade-load today! Taking ages to upload the images already so only managed to reach V5 which along with V1 is a real favourite. (We only have very slow Broadband Internet access at any time.)

All my very best wishes to you and Garrath and trust that 2013 proves a wonderful and healthy year.

29 Dec 2012 10:45AM
superb set Lynne all good still love the reflections of the dogs excellent

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 10:56AM
I find it impossible to choose one out of this excellent set Lynne; I do like v5 and v9 for the trick the images play on the eye. They are all very well thought out and a great reminder of the year 2012. I hope you and Garrath have a healthy and happy 2013.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 11:12AM
A wonderful year on reflection I'd say.I know you've had health problems but what a lovely
year of events and places visited. Like many of the above members I love V5 and V9 and want to got to Venice.
I also love V11 which we've seen before but didn't take long enough to appreciate how clever it is and for the same reason I love V6.
Whatever bits of you don't work so well the brain is obviously in good nick!
Wishing you and Garrath a very Happy and Healthy 2013 with lots of holidays and memories.
ensign 10 212 1 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 11:36AM
An interestin collection of reflections.
Have a great 2012
9 10 10 England
29 Dec 2012 12:18PM
Reflections on a busy year Lynne - may 2013 bring you both the best of health and then the happiness will be sure to follow.
29 Dec 2012 12:30PM
Smashing collection Lynn, i particularly like v5 an v9.
Some great shots there Smile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 1:41PM
A really interesting set of reflections ... V6 ismy favourite and thanks for the laugh with your writing on it...
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Dec 2012 2:10PM
A super set of images Lynn. Who could pick a favorite out of these. .....Sandy
29 Dec 2012 2:10PM
One of my favourite places in Europe, Ron and I had our honeymoon there!!
You've captured the mood and colours of Venice so well!
29 Dec 2012 2:59PM
An excellent set of images Lynne. Great reflections on 2012. Have a happy and peaceful New Year
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
29 Dec 2012 3:07PM
4, 9 and 11 for me because of the dogs Smile, then the reflections. A lovely summation.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Dec 2012 3:27PM
A wonderful set, Lynne, each one has its own merit, but my two favourites are V's 9 & 12. May I take this chance to wish you and Garrath a very peaceful, healthy and happy New Year. Carol
Tibetan 6 3 England
29 Dec 2012 3:27PM
Well Lynne, what a task and what a great collection, I really like V1. lovely reflections, closely followed by V4. more good reflections, V9. and V15. that boat was certainly polished well. Wishing you both a Happy new year, and all you wish yourselves, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Dec 2012 4:44PM
A lovely collection of images, Lynne - it seems such a long time ago since we were in Venice, doesn't it? Smile
Trev Smile
29 Dec 2012 4:53PM
I like V5,9 &11 most in this awesome set.
cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 6:05PM
Yet again an excellent set of images Lynne wishing you and Garrath a happy New year

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 7:27PM
Such a lovely set of images, I enjoyed them all. My favourite is V9. It's a difficult choice, though.
29 Dec 2012 9:43PM
A truly titanic effort Lynne. How could you choose one when they're all so perfect. Wish I could give more than one vote.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 10:30PM
Love the golden tones of v4 and the view under the bridge in v9 - an excellent selection SmileSmile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
30 Dec 2012 12:35AM
very hard to chose.. the bridge and the dogs on the beach are very good.
Wish you and Garrath the very best for 2013 , hope you will both feel better soon and may there be lots of light in 2013
30 Dec 2012 9:05AM
Amazing reflections
30 Dec 2012 9:13AM
Interesting set of reflections - v9 is a real grabber. Good luck for 2013. A
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
30 Dec 2012 2:32PM
Lynne, this is a fabulous set of reflections. As always, the light in all are amazing.

Now I know I don't have to have a favourite but I have to mention how much I especially love Vs 4 and 9.

By the way: friends made (thanks EPZ for that) and new interests kindled.

...hear hear GrinGrin

Roll on 2013 and may it rock.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
30 Dec 2012 2:36PM
A prefect time of the year for reflections. A great set of images also

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
30 Dec 2012 8:24PM
What fantastic and wonderul reflections collection,All very beautiful,happy new year to you and yours,
Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
31 Dec 2012 8:39AM
Quite a lovely collection Lynne, very memorable..GrinWink

31 Dec 2012 8:51AM
A lovely collection and this passing year has had a lot to reflect on.

tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 1:13PM
Top set of images. Have a lovely New Year.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
31 Dec 2012 8:08PM
A Brilliant set,I hope you both have A Healthy and Happy New Year and in wels,my own language,
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 9:43PM
Great set of reflections Lynne, but is V4 for me, Peter..
Have a Happy New Year..
Thank you Lynne for taking us on a free European tour. I love reflections. V5 & V9 (Venice pictures) are superb.You always present us a mini photographic album. All pictures of this album are rich. - Raja.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 2:41AM
AMAZING set! All great but my favorites: V1, V4, V9, V14. Grin
Happy New Year to you and yours, IB
xwang 9 56 8
2 Jan 2013 10:38AM
First, I have to say that they are all superb quality shots. The handling of the colour and light is excellent. So, there isn't much left for me to talk about apart from personal opinions.. Smile I do find my favourites
I don't know why V1 is not your favourite, it's quite arty...beautiful colour balance;I like V3, I like the sun dogs I always do... beautifully enhanced image; V4's light and communications are excellent;V9 is a very well spotted image, I like the warm colour, a beautiful "eye".. ; V13, I quite like the 'inside and outside' approach.
Wishing you and Garrath A very good year in 2013, Lynne.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Jan 2013 10:49PM
Some wonderful reflections from the year 2012 Lynne, this is a very comprehensive review of it and such a coloruful and eclectic set of images. Your humour has come shining through in adversity and there are so many good pics here that I can not possibly even contemplate picking a favourite. Happy New Year to you and Garrath and heres hoping that 2013 is a better one for you, best wishes, Ed
Very good reflections on both accounts. all are good captures you always produce the goods in many captures Lynne exceelent work .All the best to you both for a healthier and happy 2013,

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
5 Jan 2013 7:56AM
Such a variety of great images demonstrating your photographic versatility.

All the very best for 2013.

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 9:39AM
Superb set Lynne love V9 its just class hope 2013 is a good one for you. Take care .
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 11:54AM
Another excellent set Lynne. All are great but I like V8 with the Spinnaker tower reflecting in the water.
I hope you and Garrath have a better year health wise.
ManCorMac 5 1 England
20 Jan 2013 11:06AM
Excellent set, great images...Grin
23 Jan 2013 11:57AM
Una belleza de fotografía.
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2013 1:56PM
Some stunning images here . Love the Leeds and Venice ones in particular....Phil
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
11 Feb 2013 3:15PM
You have a superb series of reflection images here - stand-outs for me are 4, 5, 9 and 13.


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