Monument Valley, Navajo Nation (Arizona) - after a massive sandstorm.
I am aware that this post arrives a little late. Most top 10s of '12 post mid-December. That would exclude any images I might have taken for the remainder of the year. At least that is the excuse I am using to explain my absence from posting lately... Truth be told, I have been busy. A poor excuse. In any case, below are my top 10 images from 2012, an extremely prolific year for me. In summary, I travelled to 9 different countries and extensively throughout the southwest before relocating to the land of grime, brick, and skyscrapers (aka Chicago). I shot approximately 48,000 images on two new systems. I have completed my transition to Canon equipment, greatly enjoying the 5D Mark III. Additionally, I am using the Sony NEX-7 for street photography - an excellent little camera, only lacking in the quantity of quality lenses. I am looking forward to 2013 and hopefully I can reestablish my motivation for shooting, as it has been a couple months since I have even picked up my camera. Maja and I are planning a trip to Jordan in March, which I am confident will keep me shooting. Thanks for views in 2012 and I look forward to producing quality work in 2013.
In no particular order (it was difficult enough whittling these down to 10):
-Parliament at night, Budapest, Hungary
-Lake Hopfensee near Fussen, in Bavaria Germany
-Mounument Valley at sunrise, Navajo Nation, Arizona
-A couple enjoying drinks, overlooking the Parliament and Danude river in Budapest, Hungary
-Sunset overlooking Florence, from the Piazza Michelangelo viewpoint
-A morning stroll in Venice, Italy
-Forest in Poland
-Reflection in Venice, Italy
-Sunrise in Red Rock Conservation Area, Nevada
-Mesquite Flat Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California
Right Mitten, Monument Valley, Navajo Nation at sunrise before a particularly nasty sandstorm. Bad weather makes for great photography.
It's been a hectic spring. That's not to say I haven't been shooting - quite the opposite in fact. I just haven't been able to sit down and process the huge collection of shots I've taken. Here's a quick preview of an excellent spring vacation to 4 corners. This was one of the two iconic "mittens" at monument valley during incredible weather. The sunrise this morning was spectacular. I'll be posting more from that shoot soon, but for now, enjoy.