2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots

DPReview readers were up to the challenge when they were asked to submit their best shots of 2016. The huge number of submissions show just how talented their readership is.

Photos were divided into three categories and DPReview settled on a small selection to feature in each. Check out their favorites below.

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things

Collembola (Springtail) under a drop of water. Central Park, Burnaby. Sony A6000, Sigma E60mm F2.8, 42mm extension tube. Photo by Don White


Brooklyn, N.Y. Olympus E-M1, Lumix G Vario 12-35mm F2.8. Photo by GarySloman


Taken on April 1st 2016 in the evening during the Silverstone 24hr Race. Fujifilm X-T10 & XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR. 100mm. Shutter Priority @ 1/15sec. Photo by ChrisH37


Photo was taken in aviashow near Mazeikiai city, Lithuania. Sony Alpha a7R II, Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS. 1/6400sec, 70.0mm, F4, ISO 200. Photo by Razabaitas


A warehouse emergency exit shot in Reze, France, On July 6th this year. Nikon D5500, 16-80mm F2.8-4. Shot at 16mm, ISO 100, F6.3, 1/1600sec. Photo by UneVache


Taken in San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, with a Panasonic FT5 waterproof compact. Photo by Chris Ryan


Memories of summer 2016 taken with a Panasonic kit lens 12-32mm on a Olympus Pen E-PL7. Photo by mjdundee


Nikon D610 with Nikkor 200-500 F5.6E VR at 500mm, F5.6, ISO 1100, 1/2000sec, with +2/3-stop exposure comp. Photo by Bill Ferris


After decades in front of the main Hamburg Art Gallery, this Sculpture has found it's new place inside the halls. I took this photo with my Canon 6D, a Sigma 24mm art lens. 1/30sec, F8.0, ISO 1000. Photo by moehh

A kind of beetle when it was about to fall off the corner Nikon D90, Nikkor MF 50mm F1.4, Hama closeup filter. 1/20sec, F5.6, ISO 100. Photo by Netmsm

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People

The old man and the sea. Old and hard working, most elderly still need to work to make a living. You can look into his eyes and read his story. FUJIFILM XT10 with 58MM Helios 44/2 at 58mm, 1/100 sec, ISO 640, F2. Photo by Michal Herrmann


From a photo essay on Kenya children AIDS care program. Nikon D600 with 50mm at 50 mm, 1/250 sec, F4, ISO 200. Photo by Pavel Matousek


The Weary Way Back Home. This was taken on a boat on our way back from a waterfall we went to see in Bandarban, Bangladesh. Canon 6D with 24-70 2.8L II at 70mm, 1/1250 sec, F2.8, ISO 100. Photo by Ahnaf Akeef


Photo taken in a rainy day or, as I like to say, the Golden Hour for rugby. Nikon D750 at 200mm, 1/1000 sec, F2.8, ISO 1250. Photo by Gabriel Jakab


Here is a candid portrait shot I took in May 2016 during the Lag BaOmer celebration in the Mile-End neighborhood of Montreal, where there is a quite large Hasidic Jewish community. Olympus E-M5 Mark 2 with Olympus 75mm F1.8 at 75 mm, 1/10 sec, F2, ISO 1600. Photo by Michel Hébert


Pat McManus live at the Corn Market Blues event at the Raven in Corby, UK. First time out with my Fuji XT2. FUJIFILM X-T2 with 18-55mm F2.8-4 at 46.3mm, 1/250 sec, F4, ISO 4000. Photo by Richard Caughey


Masai warrior - the lion killer, with a traditional hat from the lions fur. Masai village, Mara North Conservancy. Canon 7D Mark II with 70-200mm F4 at 150 mm, 1/250 sec, F4, ISO 320. Photo by Myrgjorf


The best cook. Sony A99 with Minolta 50mm F1.7 at 50mm, 1/60 sec, F3.5, ISO 1000. Photo by Afzal Khan


Storytime for sleepyheads. FUJIFILM X-Pro2 with 35mm F2 at 35mm, 1/125 sec, F2, ISO 400. Photo by Al Downie


Golden Eagle Festival in Western Mongolia Oct 1st as Kazakhs are entering the parade ground. Sony A7R-II with 70-300mm at 300mm, 1/250 sec, F10, ISO 200. Photo by Rick Jacobi

2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places

Every Spring people come from all over to view and photograph the orchards in bloom. It only lasts a few weeks so you have to be ready when the rain stops. The bottom half of the photo is Oregon and the top half is Washington. That's Mt. Adams in the background. Photo by Fred Gunnerson


New York City’s iconic Flatiron building emerges from the blizzard like the bow of a giant ship plowing through the wind and the snow. Taken during the historic coastal storm “Jonas” on January 23rd, 2016. Shot January 23rd, 2016 in New York City with a Ricoh GR. Photo by Michele Palazzo


Morning sun at the Quiraing on Isle of Skye shot during a photo workshop I was leading on Isle of Skye, Scotland in September 2016. Photo by Hans Kruse


This picture was taken a few weeks ago in Shiobara, an area about two and a half hours north of Tokyo in the countryside. The fall colors were at their peak and the footbridge across the small river was absent of any people. Photo by George Fowler


Designed by the architect Frank Gehry, inspired perhaps by an Escher woodcut. Magnetically attractive to the eye, but the roof leaks. Photo by Mike Sandman


An early spring dawn breaks at the Dark Hedges in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Photo by Derek Dammann


Sunrise over the Troll Wall from Store Trolltind, the highest peak in the Trolltindene mountain ridge, Romsdal Norway. Photo by Morten Smedsrud


Photo of Harvest Full Moon (Oct 2016) rising behind the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. This shot was planned weeks in advance to align the trajectory of the moon with Lady Liberty. Photo by Peter Alessandria


Crater Lake National Park, OR, USA. Photo by Maurice J Byatt


Taken on 28/10/16 in Yosemite valley - a bad weather forecast is not always bad news. Photo by Damjan Sirca




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