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Here is a small collection of images that truly made a strong impression with me in the year of 2013.

I know I have missed some photos that certainly should be included here.

If I missed one of your images and you feel that it should be included here, send me a private note and I will consider it for my next "Most Awesome" journal. In the meantime, I truly hope I did not offend you and I encourage you to contact me if you'd like feedback or just have a discussion with me. I will try my best to provide constructive feedback so that you can improve. 

By the way, one of the reasons for me doing this is to improve as a photographer. Forcing myself to select the best shots and put into words why helps me take better photos!

Enjoy and pay a visit to these amazing photographers!

Just a very unusual and original POV (point-of-view). Making the ordinary interesting is what Street Photography is all about!
59 by sevron

Layering creates depth in photography and is hard to do. Here, sandas took an every-day scene and beautifully executed "layering", which creates fantastic depth and hence life and interest to the scene.
And Everybody Enjoyed Themselves by sandas04

Here, we have a rather graphic image but it captures one aspect of Street Photography which is to utilize backgrounds to interact with your actor(s). I believe it demonstrates the artist's ability to integrate visually; something that is hard to do...
situation by golpista

Here is another beautiful example of what I call "visual integration"....
Deja vu by cosmin-m

This image is amazing for multiple reasons but for me, its most important attribute is that it portrays an every-day event in a beautiful way. Unbelievable amount of detail in this photo. Read my Critique of this image for a more in-depth analysis. 
Horologist by MARX77

Here is just a beautiful image that elicits lots of powerful emotions. Composition is spot on, post-processing is exquisite and the colors are amazing. Just beautifully executed.
Untitled by michaelaresphoto

Strong diagonal lines and deep shadows help give a relaxed serene feel to that beautiful image.
:: noah's ark by noahsamuelmosko

Subtle simple, yet so effective. Just an amazing image!
Stars Falling by tholang

A strong character captured from an ideal point of view. "if you can smell the street by looking at the photo it's a street photography" Gilden.
Chained by Vermontster

There are just so many interpretations in this image... Beautifully captured!
wish by arslanalp

Here is a good example of carefully setting your camera; in this case, a slower shutter speed blurs the people in the background a bit and accentuates the mood of the tired woman. Again, a splendid shot!
dream of missing the train... by is4l

Another very powerful image. Composition is excellent, and shallow depth of field bring focus squarely on the expressive woman in the foreground.
She is laughing by vulezvrk
Beautiful use of contrast: Red vs black umbrellas. Twos; as in two trashcans and two people with umbrellas. Nice depth produced by the people as well. Another classic.
Ljubljana - 11 by tzaj

Yet another example of layering. This image captures individuals engaged in mundane activities but because of the layering, the image is full of interesting activities and engages the viewer to inspect every inch.
3 pictures in 3 styles same walk: street by makepictures

Very simple image in terms of its content, yet so effective. Additionally, I think that the picture exemplifies how rather small things, such as pipe smoke, can take an ordinary picture into another category. Note also the rather aggressive post-processing (high structure or clarity) which I thinks works well here. Although I'm sure the photo would be effective without the somewhat aggressive post-processing.

Very evocative image shot and framed in a rather unusual way. Very effective and sensual.
** by stringoiu

Very effective use of symmetry and grouping; two visually pleasing attributes.
Trade-show by djailledie

Another classic. The photo has an aged look to it and the point of view is fantastic. One of my very favorites.
Squint by Vermontster

Amazing color and the slower shutter speed makes the viewer's head spin. Very effective photo.
blurred bliss by xthumbtakx

Another brilliant example of layering. This artist is one of the finest. Look at his stuff and learn!
Street Photography color 140 by sagi-k

This particular photographer has his own color signature which means that his photographs are recognizable by their color palettes. This certainly can be refined in post-processing but is established at the time of capture. He knows light and tends to capture images only when the light will give him the right results. Very difficult to do and he know how to do that well... Go visit his galleries and see what I mean.
Under the Tracks by burningmonk

Cheers and I cannot wait for next year to see more amazing images!

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Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing selection
PatrickMonnier Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Thank you
cosmin-m Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
good selection and congratulations to everyone ... and many thanks :-)
djailledie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
pigarot Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
michaelaresphoto Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks for including my photo!
arslanalp Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
pigarot Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Size de ayrıca tebrikler :clap:
arslanalp Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) teşekkür ederim
marius1956 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
VERY GOOD pick!!
sandas04 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013

  Santa Juggle - 13 NaNoEmo #30  Santa Juggle - 13 NaNoEmo #30 

Vermontster Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow Patrick, a truly wonderful selection. :clap: I am incredibly honored to share a page with such masters, :blush: thanks!
PatrickMonnier Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Mark, if your art was included in this gallery, it is because, in my eyes, it belongs there. 

Congratulations and please keep producing, I love you stuff.


Batsceba Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013   Photographer
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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PatrickMonnier Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
The larger the audience the better as these artists all need recognition!!!
Markotxe Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
of course, excellent pics !
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