I don't often take photos of people who are looking directly into the camera while I take their picture, but I can and I do. Fortunately for me, this gentleman seem to didn't mind at all. It consider it one of my best for 2010 because even though it was a grab shot, the placement of his head against the background and the placement the green foreground are anything but accidental.
I just thought I'd let you all know that I've added a new gallery to my online photography portfolio. It's called Best of Philly Street Photography -- 2010. Feel free to click the handy link if you'd like to take a look. There are 15 photos at the moment. I may add another five to make it an even 20. Some of you might be able to publish a gallery with 40 or more excellent shots that you've produced on a single subject in a single year. I'm not quite that good. On the other hand, 15 - 20 good shots is nothing to be ashamed of.
As always, feel free to leave feedback, either here or in the gallery itself. I'm particularly interested to know which ones you would personally buy and hang on your wall. (You are under no obligation to do so, of course. It's just a hypothetical question. If you had a genuine interest though, I wouldn't talk you out of it.) By the same token, if you see anything you think is weak and not worthy of display along the rest, say so. I can take it.
While you're looking at my photos, you might also reflect on your own work. How easily would you be able to put together a coherent "best of last year" photo collection? If it would be difficult, then why? Is it because it wouldn't be coherent, because none of your photos rises above the rest, or both? Is there anything you could do this year that would make it easier for you this time next year? If you want to be able to look back with pride on the work you've produced then there's no time like the present to do what it takes to produce it.