It’s official: my favorite subjects to photograph are in Manhattan.
This was an easy conclusion to reach, given that the city’s views monopolize my top 11 photos of 2014, as chosen by yours truly (why stop at 10?). While I visited several unfamiliar sites and found many new subjects to photograph in Manhattan this year, I also shot some standard subjects, mostly much-photographed skyscrapers and bridges, from new vantage points.
My choice of cameras also helped define my photography this year. I found that I often used my iPhone 5C’s camera instead of my reliable Nikon D90. This heightened focus on smartphone imagery inspired me to download a few photo filters to experiment with different looks, as well as to revive and invigorate my long-dormant Instagram handle (@josephkellard). A few of my best iPhone images made the cut here.
So without further ado, below are my top 11 photos of 2014. Let me know if you have a favorite and especially if you want to buy a print (or two or three).