Martin Soler Photography

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!

Sunrise in Chantilly, Christmas wishes from Martin Soler

Sunrise in Chantilly, Christmas wishes from Martin Soler

Wishing all my friends, readers, stumblers and everyone else a very very Merry Christmas and the best new year ever.

While I haven’t been extremely busy as a photographer in 2012 both in quantity and quality it’s been a fantastic year. I became father to a most incredible son in March when Damon was born and while I dreaded the sleepless nights and all the hubbub that comes with a baby I can say I’ve been enjoying it. There is no feeling like the “thank you” from one’s baby after waking up at night to comfort him. The sigh of relief when he can go back to sleep is enough reward for me.

At we’ve had an incredible year in a fantastic team and it’s only getting better. Helping independent hoteliers make 2011 a better year than the years before has been a blast. There’s nothing like going back to a customer and showing them the results to their investments and seeing how happy they get when they’ve bumped up their numbers above their expectancy.

As a photographer I’ve lagged a bit behind though, all those projects had a toll on my photography but OK something had to give and better that than the other two. Hoping to make a better year of that in 2012.

Speaking of photography I thought it would be fun to check out what are my most viewed photos of 2011, so I went to check some stats, results were surprising, not at all what I expected, but the stats are the stats and I’ll share those here:

1. Damon Benjamin Soler, born 29 March 2011
2. Street Photography in Paris near Pont Neuf
3. Paris Panorama in HDR
4. Water Drop Photography
5. Down Stairs of Montmartre
6. Heaven or Hell? HDR image in Mulhouse
7. HDR image of Chateau Vaux le Vicomte
8. Decrepit old room
9. Le Boheme a Montmartre – a street photo of Paris
10. Jazz photo by Notre Dame, Paris

Well if you ask my my top ten photos should have been the following taken from the oldest to the newest and not in sequence of how much I like them:

1. La route pour Versailles
2. London City Hall and Tower Bridge
3. Arc de Triomphe a Parisian photography classic
4. Fireworks and the Eiffel Tower, Paris HDR
5. Jazz photo by Notre Dame, Paris
6. Heaven or Hell? HDR image in Mulhouse
7. An HDR photo from Branitz Parc in Cottbus Germany
8. Turn to the Tree
9. HDR image of Chateau Vaux le Vicomte
10. The Lights of Paris

But as they say in France “Des goûts et des couleurs, on ne discute pas.” which would translate into English with something like “One doesn’t discuss taste and colors” and that’s something any artist needs to live with, what they think is great may not seem great for someone else.

Well to round off the year I really want to thank all the people that have stopped by my site, all the people I’ve had a chance to connect with through the comments, through the many different social media and all those great people I was lucky to meet in person. You’ve made 2011 a great year and I’m looking forward to meeting you all again in 2012.


This entry was published on December 25, 2011 at 7:43 pm. It’s filed under Forest, frost, Landscape, Panorama, photography, winter and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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