It's that time of year again! Once more, my yearly review of photographs and a selection of favorites. Jim Goldstein's Blog Project is a contributing force in my yearly write-up and he deserves many thanks for hosting a large collection of Year's Best blog output. Since I'm late in my contribution this year I'll keep this section short and hope that Jim will excuse my tardiness.
I usually run the numbers here but this time I'll just note that I created many fewer images this year than in years past. Some of that is due to only visiting Anza-Borrego twice and a significant drop in my visits to the San Diego coast. I did however hit a few new places: Carrizo Plain National Monument for the spring super bloom being a favorite, Goblin Valley State Park in beautiful Utah, and a long walk around San Francisco for some nice cityscapes.
I did get a new tilt-shift lens this year and used it in East Village. I also had my old Nikon D300 converted to Infra-red and used it for The Path and Cottonwood and Canyon Wall.
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So, here we go! In chronological order:
Upside Downtown - B&W street scene from downtown San Diego
Blue Mesa - Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Cloud over Carrizo - Carrizo Plain National Monument, California
The Road Down - Carrizo Plain National Monument, California
Sunset, Carrizo Plain - Carrizo Plain National Monument, California
Anza-Borrego Pano - Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California
The Path - Rancho Penasquitos Preserve, California
Cottonwood and Canyon Wall - Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Goblins - Goblin Valley State Park, Utah
Three Sisters - Goblin Valley State Park, Utah
East Village - San Diego, California
Pier 7 - San Francisco, California