This is not a catalogue of the best 4 dozen images I've ever taken (too hard a thing to quantify). In fact numerous images pictured here are either not the best of my work, or the most popular, or occasionally both. (Though quite a few definitely are) These are however the ones I like most of all.
Sometimes it is because of what it took for me to get the shot, or how fortunate I was to be in the right place at the right time. And yes sometimes just like the rest of you a particular image just speaks to me. Since most visitors only see a fraction of my 4000 odd images, few browse deeply enough to have even seen many of the photo's in this group. Of course I on the other hand have intimate knowledge of every shot in my galleries and took all of them into account before choosing my "great 48".