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Best of 2020 Exhibition

Keywords: virtual, exhibition, 2020

Welcome to the Best of Nikonians 2020 Virtual Exhibition.

Each year, Nikonians takes great pride in showcasing the inspirational work of the talented photographers who make up our worldwide community.

In this exhibition you will find over 70 great artworks, produced by the finalists and the winners.

After you have visited our exhibition, please do leave a comment in the comment section below and let us know what you liked and what you think can be improved.

The round icon top right corner of the exhibition room is the menu. In the menu you can select "Enter full screen" mode, which allows the images to show even better. There is also a menu item to "Start a tour" and a "List of works" showing all the artist works in this exhibition.

Enjoy!

Tom (sevendayimages), David (dm1dave) and the whole Nikonians team

 

(20 Votes )

41 comments

David Summers (dm1dave) on June 26, 2021

Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Ribbon awarded as a member who has gone beyond technical knowledge to show mastery of the art a

Thank you all for the great feedback!

Shari Wilkinson (BelleInPA) on May 23, 2021

This was sooo well done! I thoroughly enjoyed my "stroll" through the art gallery of fantastic photographs. I consider joining the Nikonians group, one of my wisest photography investments. I have gotten so many pointers, viewed interesting and informative webinars, browsed through countless photographs and received kudos from photographers whom I consider to be outstanding in their craft. All of that since February!! Thank you, so much, for your willingness to share your ideas and knowledge of photography, all the while creating an all inclusive website so well and professionally maintained.

Jill Leonard (jaxxan) on May 21, 2021

Fantastic job on the virtual gallery. The easy navigation made sure I saw every exhibit. Congratulations to all who are in the exhibit. It was a pleasure to see each work!

Richard Desomme (RichardSybarite) on May 10, 2021

Exhibition. GREAT job. A pleasure to follow. CONGRATS and THANKS

Christian Fritschi (ChristianF) on May 10, 2021

This is fantastic work guys. Makes one proud to be a Nikonian. Congratulations to all exhibitors. Well done to all ! It would be inetersting to learn about the software involved in such a virtual exhibition and the costs involved. Thanks again to the organizers. Christian.

S D Dharmadhikari (ESSDEEDEE) on May 7, 2021

Absolute stunning idea of showcasing the best of best work.Initially I found tedious to move around but soon I realised the easy way of navigating through right way and I have visited no of times to observe each and every image These are master pieces and felt proud to be part of Nikonians

John Shipka (jshipka) on May 3, 2021

Really enjoyed the exhibit! Being interactive, led me to explore more and helped me spend more time enjoying great photography!

Gary Worrall (glxman) on May 2, 2021

Awarded for his high level skills, specially in Wildlife & Landscape Photography

Exceptional work guys What a huge undertaking, and a great result Thank you Tom and Dave

trevor smith (HappySnapper13) on April 29, 2021

Wonderful, If ever Motivation was needed this tour has given it...So many Individual memories, and as usual in Photography the hours of not quite getting it right, then that Moment in time when it all clicks !!( No pun intended). To all concerned in putting this Tour together to be viewed in the safety of Our own homes, A Huge thankyou.. Onward and Upwards.. Trevor

Bradley Kincaid (bradkincaid) on April 28, 2021

I enjoyed the exhibition. I wonder how this online exhibition was created. Was it created with a commercial product? Or something else. I think it is something that might work in our camera club, where we are looking for ways to have virtual exhibitions. Thanks!

Zbyszek Pietras (mejker) on April 28, 2021

Great work. It is a new way to present the photo works. But navigating is sometimes confusing. Looking this way needs more time for celebrating works.

Rocco Wilson (CaptRoc) on April 28, 2021

This is a GREAT way to observe photography...you see it...you move on...then you go back to look at it again. Like an actual artistic studio. OUTSTANDING!

John Straub (Analogdude) on April 27, 2021

I love the gallery format. It allows a very near-real exhibition experience.

Paul Cassidy (PCassidy) on April 21, 2021

Great work thanks for posting this

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on April 20, 2021

JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources

The easiest way to see it all is: Click on the top right icon and select "Enter Full Screen" and "Start Tour" and let it go.

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on April 20, 2021

Expert professional PJ & PR photographer Ribbon awarded for his valuable contributions to the Articles section and the Wiki

This worked great for me in full screen view. It really enhanced the pictures.

Ian Crook (Pics905) on April 18, 2021

Donor ribbon awarded for his very generous contribution to the 2017 fundraising

Outstanding idea, and a great way to present the photographs.

Scott T. Smith (scosmi51) on April 18, 2021

I started the tour manually but found it a little hard to navigate. I then tried the automated tour and loved it, though I'd like to see a little more time for each image. The images are all amazing and I'm very pleased and honored to have been included. Many thanks to all who made this possible.

Ken Hanson (kmh) on April 18, 2021

I echo Mick Klass's comments. Although the app was fun to use, I found it challenging to navigate through the pictures and distracting. I don't think this is as good a way to view images as the typical album display consisting of a strip of thumbnails at the top or bottom of the window and a full-sized display of the selected image. Or even just a slide show. I would appreciate it if the captions provided more information, for example, where and in what circumstances each image is taken. Same comment applies to the email we get each week showing selected images.

John D. Roach (jdroach) on April 17, 2021

Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his most generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2017 Ribbon awarded for his generous contribution to the 2019 Fundraising campaign Awarded for winning in The Best of Nikonians 2019 Photo Contest

Awesome work in 2020 by our Nikonians. I am delighted to be included in the Exhibition, too. I like the Exhibition method of presentation and while it took a couple of tries, I have come to love the presentation as a really remarkable way to exhibit our images and then share them with family, friends and other photographers that I know here in the Richmond, Virginia, USA. Thanks so much for doing this and it certainly honors our fine community and its 20 year longevity. Well done!!

Mick Klass (mklass) on April 17, 2021

As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Ribbon awarded for his most generous donation in 2017 Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the 2017-2018 fundraising campaign

While technically glitzy, I do not find this better than a simple image gallery. It is screwy to navigate and hard to tell if you have seen everything. The image presentations, themselves, are not as good a a traditional online gallery. Sorry, but I prefer the traditional on-line gallery. -Mick

Tom Egel (tegel) on April 17, 2021

Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Winner of the Best of Nikonians 2018 Annual Photo Contest Awarded for winning in The Best of Nikonians 2019 Photo Contest Winner of the Best of Nikonians Photo Contest 2020 This member has gone beyond technical knowledge to show mastery of the art and science of photo

This is really great! There are a few minor navigation issues as mentioned already, but I like that there are multiple ways to navigate/view the artwork. I found myself getting lost a few times, but that also happens to me in real art galleries :-). I like the ability to just wander around aimlessly. The photos are absolutely outstanding! There are so many that I missed, so it’s good to be able to see them all in one place. I’m truly honored to be included and part of Nikonians. I imagine this took a bit of work, so kudos to those who made this happen. I saw a forum post recently about highlighting winners from past years. This would be a great way to do this! Thanks to all!

Tom Jacob (sevendayimages) on April 17, 2021

Awarded for his continuous knowledge and images sharing with community members Awarded for his win at the Best of Nikonians 2016 Photo Contest Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level of skill in several areas. Awarded for winning in The Best of Nikonians 2019 Photo Contest 
Winner of the Best of Nikonians Photo Contest 2020
This member has gone beyond technical knowledge to show mastery of the art and science of photo

Thanks everyone so far for the nice comments, and yes, if one thing stands out it's the enormous high quality of works and the talent of our Nikonians! Please share the link with your family and friends so everyone can enjoy it :)

Srinivasamurthy Prakash (niknac37) on April 17, 2021

Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2017

Excellent virtual show feels like as if we are standing and watching. Congratulations to all winners

David Summers (dm1dave) on April 17, 2021

Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Ribbon awarded as a member who has gone beyond technical knowledge to show mastery of the art a

FYI - This page is public, please share the gallery with your family and friends :)

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on April 17, 2021

JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources

(Edited by jrp Saturday, 17 April 2021 ) It took quite an effort but we thought you would like this exhibition format to present The Best of Nikonians 2020 Winners work. Very glad to hear you appreciate it.

Tom Davison (tomdavisonart) on April 17, 2021

Wow, what an amazing collection. I love the presentation in gallery form. Thanks to all who gave their time and energy to facilitate the show!

David Summers (dm1dave) on April 17, 2021

Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Ribbon awarded as a member who has gone beyond technical knowledge to show mastery of the art a

Thanks to everyone for your comments and feedback! The work in this gallery is nothing short of amazing. We have so much talent in this community.

John Driessen (johnnie5) on April 16, 2021

I enjoyed watching the very very beautiful photos in this way. Well done photographers! and Nikonians team John

William Middleton (wrmiddleton) on April 16, 2021

This form of presenting a gallery of images is absolutely superb!! It truly allows the viewer to engage with the images as if really walking through a gallery, seeing the images from varying distances and angles, experiencing the images in a very personal manner. Many thanks to all those who made this possible - it is really fantastic!!

Carol Freshley (PhotoSpydie) on April 16, 2021

Donor Ribbon awarded for her support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Ribbon awarded for her generous support to the 2017 fundraising campaign Ribbon awarded for her generous donation to the 2019 Fundraising Campaign

WOW! This is a very impressive effort. While I imagine changes may be made, this brings together excellent images in a format that allows me to see images that I very much enjoyed before and to see some new ones that I missed. Having them all together like this is a wonderful contribution to the website and testimony to Nikonian talent. Thanks so much to the creative people who put it together.

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) on April 16, 2021

One of the two c-founders, expert in several areas Awarded for his valuable Nikon product reviews at the Resources

@Dubya_b - thanks for your feedback. Yes, there are many ways to showcase excellent photographs. We have them in this format and you can also select the "Guided Tour" in the exhibition for an automatic show. You can also use the "Slide show" format in the Nikonians Galleries if you want. You find that function by selecting "The Winners" in the Galleries top menu, then click on the first image, then click "Slide show" top right area. Not a MS PPT slide show though :-)

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd) on April 16, 2021

Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2017 Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level of skill in several areas. Ribbon awarded as a member who has gone beyond technical knowledge to show mastery of the art a

My bad - I didn't see the "Start Guided Tour" feature, so that's squared away :).

William B McGinnis (Dubya_b) on April 16, 2021

Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2017

My preference is a slide show. Someone put a lot of time in developing the gallery presentation and deserve the recognition.

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) on April 16, 2021

One of the two c-founders, expert in several areas Awarded for his valuable Nikon product reviews at the Resources

@nevan - thanks for your comments :-) There is no "birds view" of the exhibition, which could be helpful. @Jeff_D - You made some fellows their day I am sure! :-) @Dpoiree - Thanks for your feedback. You may want to try out the list of artworks in the exhibition - see menu item for that when in exhibition. The images are also all listed in our galleries under the menu "The winners" https://images.nikonians.org/gallery/c-win/ @rosewood_ltd - great feedback and thanks for the kudos :-)

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd) on April 16, 2021

Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2017 Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level of skill in several areas. Ribbon awarded as a member who has gone beyond technical knowledge to show mastery of the art a

I think it is an excellent idea. If you have a "Best of" image, then we are saying it is absolutely gallery-worthy. So the next logical step is to well, have a gallery. I think the concept is a winner all the way around. I like the look and the overall aesthetic chosen. That said, I would see this as a version 1.0, with room for growth. Navigation is problematic and it is quite easy to get disoriented. I think Geoff's idea has merit and would add that a thumbnail map with cursor showing location within the Gallery would be useful as well. For those who don't want to "walk" the Gallery, I would suggest a link to a conventional slide show. In a similar vein, a preprogrammed walk-through movie with pause ability would also be a feature to consider. One click and you are taken on the tour. It's a well thought-out concept which we should try to fine tune going forward. Well done!

Daniel Poiree (Dpoiree) on April 16, 2021

Is it possible to simply view the photos without the need to navigate a virtual gallery that takes up part of the screen? Are the same photos viewable elsewhere? (As much as I think the virtual gallery is an interesting idea, it seems to detract from simply being able to view the photos without a lot of unnecessary navigation.) The photos I looked at were beautiful!

Jeff Daum (Jeff_D) on April 16, 2021

What a great virtual gallery set up. Very enjoyable 'walking around' and viewing each piece of art. Its an honor to have one of my images displayed with such a variety of creative work. Thanks Nikonian Team!

philippe ned baba (nevan) on April 16, 2021

Just a few words to resume my feelings after my visit to the exhibition. I am very proud to be a Nikonian. I have seen what Nikonians are capable of. The colours and pictures are amazing. The visit can be made easier. It is the first time I have visited an online exhibition, but to navigate along is not that easy. If there is a way to help us have an overview of where we are moving, that would help. Cheers Ned

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) on April 16, 2021

One of the two c-founders, expert in several areas Awarded for his valuable Nikon product reviews at the Resources

@GBaylis, thanks for your feedback, much appreciated! :-) We are reading all input we get here even if we may not address it specifically in response.

Geoff Baylis (GBaylis) on April 16, 2021

Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Awarded for his generous and continuous sharing of his high level skills with the Nikonians community Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Articles. Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2017 Ribbon awarded for his win at the Best of Nikonians 2107 Annual Photo Contest Winner of the Best of Nikonians Images 2018 Annual Photo Contest

What a great idea and a lovely way to represent the winners' images. A couple of comments about navigation: I think it would be good to be able to click on the floor plan and go straight to that point and I would find navigation with the cursor more intuitive if it dragged the view rather than the camera (i.e. opposite to what it does now). Geoff

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