It’s been a great year for photography and as the year closes out I thought it would be fun to select my favorite photos from the year. I had a tough time narrowing things down so here they are…
|Honorable Mention #6:
Los Angeles Sunrise
This was one of the most dynamic cityscape I took this year, but as much as I liked it compared to some other photos taken this year it didn’t make the top 10.
Mentioned in Dueling California Sunrise Photos
|Honorable Mention #5:
Last Light On Half Dome, Yosemite
This was one of the few super-telephoto landscape photos I took this year. The dramatic atmosphere and lighting made this a standout for me.
|Honorable Mention #4:
Out of the Gloom II
Strangely this photo caught my eye the second time looking through the results of my photo shoot. In retrospect for the year its nearly one of my top 10 favorites.
|Honorable Mention #3:
San Francisco Oil Spill
This was the last thing I wanted to photograph this year, but this photo struck a nerve with a lot of people not just myself. It’s been picked up by the Sierra Club and couple of other local publication. Lets hope 2008 is a better year for the environment.
|Honorable Mention #2
With the right combination of weather and lighting I was able to capture this view of San Francisco just after sunset. I still can’t believe this didn’t make the top 10, but it’s still one of my favorites from the year.
|Honorable Mention #1
As soon as I started to drive past this refinery I knew the exact shot I wanted to capture. I didn’t quite get it the first time out, but the second time passing through the area I got it thanks to the perfect weather and lighting conditions.
Mentioned in Photographerâ€™s Rights: Know Them When In The Field
My Top 10 Favorite Photos of 2007:
#10: Rodeo Beach Sunset
#9: Reflecting Art, Crown Fountain
Mentioned in More From Chicago – Reflecting Art
#8: Speed – Blue Angels, San Francisco Fleet Week 2007
#7: American Kestral (Falco sparverius)
Mentioned in American Kestrel in Flight
#6: Aspen Canopy & Horsetails
Mentioned in Horsetail and Aspen Fall Color View
#5: Chicago, A Beans Eye View (Cloud Gate Reflection)
Mentioned in Chicago, A Beans Eye View
#4: Snowy Trees Yosemite
Mentioned in Snowy Trees, Yosemite National Park
#3: Between You, Me and the Trees
#2: Coyote (Canis latrans) III
Mentioned in Coyote Encounter
#1: Yosemite Sunset Breaking Light
Thanks for checking in on my Top 10 Favorites for 2007. The photos are only half the equation of what has made this a great year for photography. The other and most important half has been everyone’s support whether you read my blog, like you do, or have to put up with me on a daily basis like my friends and wife have… this year wouldn’t have been nearly as great with out you. Thanks and have a great 2008!
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