My Favourite Photos of 2016

 

Earl Grey Editing's favourite photos of 2016

Photography has become an interest of mine over the last few years. I don’t have a fancy camera, but find my phone generally does the trick (sometimes outfitted with a macro lens). Since the inception of Earl Grey Editing’s blog, I’ve used my own photography for posts. At the beginning of the year, I took it to a new level by shooting photos for my reviews instead of simply incorporating an image of the cover. It’s a bit more labour-intensive, but I’ve been pleased with the results.

As something fun, I thought I’d share my favourite 20 photos I’ve taken this year: 10 from the blog (or related social media accounts), and 10 from my personal life. It was surprisingly difficult to whittle down the list!

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Often what I liked most about these photos wasn’t the composition but the matching colours.

Earl Grey Editing, Map of Bones, Francesca Haig, The Fire Sermon, A Shattered Empire, Mitchell Hogan, Sorcery Ascendant Sequence

Earl Grey Editing, Bout of Books, Illuminae, Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, The Incredible Adventures of CInnamon Girl, Melissa Keil, Book of Lies, Terri Terry, books and tea

The Wizardry of Jewish Women, Gillian Polack, Satalyte Publishing, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea

Earl Grey Editing, A Promise of Fire, Amanda Bouchet, books and tea

The Bone Knife, Intisar Khanani, The Theft of Sunlight, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

Earl Grey Editing, Steering the Craft, Ursula Le Guin, The History of Mr Polly, H.G. Wells

Earl Grey Editing, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman, Finnikin of the Rock, Melina Marchetta

Earl Grey Editing, Defying Doomsday, Holly Kench, Tsana Dolichva, books and tea

Earl Grey Editing, The Fire Sermon, Francesca Haig, Betrothed, Wanda Wiltshire, books and tea, tea and books

Earl Grey Editing, tea cup, chocolate, Koko Black, blogiversary

 

Personal

Left to my own devices, I gravitate towards photos of the natural world… though I’ve not yet mastered the art of landscapes. Without the need to clearly display book covers, I can afford to be a bit more creative with lighting and composition.

Earl Grey Editing, cheetah

Earl Grey Editing, maple seeds

Earl Grey Editing, shells

Earl Grey Editing, beach, shell

Earl Grey Editing, rose, yellow rose, dew

Earl Grey Editing, flowers, tulips, Floriade

Earl Grey Editing, Jamberry, August host exclusive

Earl Grey Editing, Chippa, dog

Earl Grey Editing, grass, sunset

Earl Grey Editing, sunset

It has been a tough year for many, making it easy to forget the beauty that has been present. These photos serve as my reminder. May 2017 bring even more moments like these.

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4 Responses to My Favourite Photos of 2016

  1. Kailana December 17, 2016 at 12:55 am #

    Great pictures!!

    • Elizabeth December 17, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

      Thank you! That means a lot, considering the amazing pictures you regularly post.

  2. Leife December 17, 2016 at 10:48 am #

    Beautiful! I love love love the matching teacups!

    • Elizabeth December 17, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

      Thank you! Most of the teacups have come to me from my grandma. It’s nice to be able to put them to good use rather than let them gather dust.

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