Gavin Gough
Editorial, Humanitarian & Travel Photographer



Seven in Seven · Day Five

Each day for a week, I'm sharing one of my favourite images from 2017.

Sony a7RII, 35mm, 1/160, f/2.8, ISO100

Leica M, 50mm, 1/90, f/2, ISO400


Choosing my favourite monochrome image from this year presented a dilemma. I like both of these images. How to choose between them?

My wife, who I trust to give the casting vote in all editing matters, expressed a preference and gave a good reason why she prefers one over the other. I was more inclined to a different preference, for entirely different reasons.

So, in the interests of fairness and continued marital harmony, here are both images.

Which do you prefer and why? Comments are open

If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.
— Jim Richardson