Friday, December 9, 2011

Top Ten Photos 2011

Continuing with an annual tradition, I am pleased to present my top ten photos for 2011. Seasons Greetings to you and yours! If any readers have compiled a similar list, please include a link to your photos in the comments section. Thanks for stopping by, and best for 2012!

Honorable Mention: Winter's Warmth
A sunburst captured among aspen trees in fresh snow. Dixie National Forest, UT.

10. Proxy Falls Magic
Water cascades through the forest and foliage of Proxy Falls in the Cascades range of Oregon. Proxy Falls, Oregon.

9. Reflections
An abstract view of the sandstone edges and lines accentuated by reflected light in a remote slot canyon of the Arizona desert. Arizona Desert.

8. Misty Mountain Morning
The glowing mist in the predawn hour over the distant Cascade range in Oregon.

7. Meltdown
A cave carved through a small glacier deep in Oregon's Three Sisters Wilderness.

6. Aspen Abstract
Slight intentional camera motion during the exposure creates an abstract image of a forest of aspen trees in several feet of fresh snow.

5. As Seen From Above
The glowing mist in the predawn hour over the distant Cascade range in Oregon.

4. Enchanted Meadows
A mountain stream runs amidst wildflowers during a fiery display at sunrise in Oregon's Mt. jefferson Wilderness.

3. Blue Sky at Night
The milky way frames a mountain peak on a remote moraine filled with melting glacier and icebergs in the Thee Sisters Wilderness.

2. An Autumn Morning
Autumn foliage revealed through the morning mist in the Smoky Mountains. Tennessee.

1. Pillars of Light
A dazzling display of reflected light on sandstone pillars in this remote slot canyon of the Arizona desert.


Photo-John said...

This is a seriously beautiful set of nature photos. Numbers 7,8,9 and 5 are particularly moving for me. You've got a way with soft light. I'm very glad I followed the link from Jim Goldstein's top ten list page :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow, great. Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

I liked all your shots, but #3 is my favorite, with #2 close behind. Thank you so much for inspiring me!

Unknown said...

Your pictures are so pretty. What lovely images. WOW!

Alex said...

Stunning shots! Looks like you had a great year :)

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