Mary’s Top Photos of 2016

Winter sunset in Tucson
Winter sunset in Tucson

What a great exercise to look back at a year’s worth of images, re-live the moments when I pushed the shutter, and reflect on the variety of experiences I had.  Every year when Peter asks me (or rather forces me) to do this, I always think “I didn’t really shoot much this year that would make my top 10”.  When I had gathered 25 images and was still adding I realized that I rarely left home with out a camera (or two) in hand.  I think maybe I will post a top 10 iPhone photos of the year too!

I’ve been meaning to dive back into a new Project 52 but have been having difficulty getting organized.  2016 showed me that by just mixing up my photography style and subjects I could still explore the variations of the art form.  Some of my favorites this year were of family – but I thought that might be too reminiscent of torturing invited guests with the old slide projector, so I decided to focus on other subjects for this list.  I also reflected on how many of the images that made this list were taken on dedicated photography trips; when its just me (and Peter) and my camera on the itinerary with nothing else planned except seeing a particular part of the world through my lens.

So here they are, my top “10” (actually 14) favorite images of 206.

A different take on the might Saguaro
A different take on the mighty Saguaro
Abstraction of lines, curves, and shadows of the White Sands of New Mexico
Abstraction of lines, curves, and shadows of the White Sands of New Mexico
Evening landing for two Sandhill Cranes in Bosque de Apache New Mexico
Evening landing for two Sandhill Cranes in Bosque de Apache New Mexico
Fall color in Acadia National Park
Fall color in Acadia National Park
Fishing bouys at Bernard Harbor in Maine
Fishing bouys at Bernard Harbor in Maine
Colorful leaves on green moss
Colorful leaves on green moss
The one and only Zabi
The one and only Zabi
Springtime tulips at the Buckingham Fountain in Chicago
Springtime tulips at the Buckingham Fountain in Chicago
Storm coming in over the buttes in Utah
Storm coming in over the buttes in Utah
Sandstone sculpture of Canyon X in Arizona
Sandstone sculpture of Canyon X in Arizona
Colorful abstract of sandstone formations in the Lower Antelope Slot Canyon of Arizona
Colorful abstract of sandstone formations in the Lower Antelope Slot Canyon of Arizona
Black and white of Death Valley's Zabriskie Point
Black and white of Death Valley’s Zabriskie Point
Black and white of San Francisco shipping pier
Black and white of San Francisco shipping pier

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