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Friday, December 31, 2010

Best of 2010

Choosing just one photo to represent your entire years worth of photography is a huge challenge. Its not one I could ever do alone. This week I chose my top dozen favorites and posted them on my Facebook so my friends could help. I am so grateful for their responses. They helped me narrow down the choices and the above picture, taken in June, was my choice for my favorite photo of 2010. My friend Matt's comment summed up exactly why I love this photo "I love the way you stopped time with that picture". That is how I felt the first time I uploaded it to my computer and saw the unexpected result.

I tried hard to learn new techniques and improve my "eye" for taking photos this year. I hope you all have enjoyed the results. Thank you so much for your continued support of this blog. If it were not for the comments of my visitors and followers, I would have no audience. For this I am grateful and it keeps me motivated

Happy 2011 everyone!

(PS) I have listed below the other 11 "favorites" that I chose from this past year. Enjoy the look back!

#1. 1/10 Ladybug with Water Droplet

#2. 2/10 Sunset in Lincoln City

#3. 4/10 Reflections in the Sand - Neskowin, OR

#4. 5/10 Crown Point

#5. 8/10 Moon Rise Sunset

#6. 8/10 Busy Bee

#7. 8/10 Little ZigZag Falls

#8. 9/10 Blue Heron at Trillium Lake

#9. 10/10 Autumn at the Portland Japanese Gardens

#10. 11/10 Mt Hood at Dusk

#11. 12/10 Foggy Tree Line


  1. Great Collection of Work! I hope 2011 is even better. My favored's is the foggy tree line, I'm still searching for that tree line.

  2. Foggy tree line is my fave for sure! Didn't know you were on FB. Friend me sometime!

  3. GREAT Photo's!!! Love the duck one best too......Gorgeous shot!

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photography!

  4. Great choice for your post today. I enjoyed all of the list, to tell you the truth. Thanks so much for your visits and comments at my blog. I appreciate the audience, too!

    Portland Oregon Daily Photo.

  5. Some terrific shots here. All the best for 2011!

  6. All of them are great photos, glad you didn't leave it with just one. I really love Mt. Hood at dusk, the lighting is amazing.

  7. Beautiful photos. I wish you a happy and healthy 2011 and a great decade 2011-2020. Leovi.

  8. Cool shots and happy new year!

  9. Happy New Year From Southern California.

    Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-) If you miss the live telecast, I'm sure there will be lots of reruns through out the day.

    No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

    May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron

  10. Beautiful!!!
    I also like your photo of the Japanese Garden :)

  11. thats a brilliant collection of photographs :D
    enjoyed viewing all

  12. Very nice snaps...few shots are brilliant.

    Blue Heron at Trillium Lake..is my fav pic among all.


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