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Old Posted Dec 21, 2012, 4:02 AM
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Your Best Shots of 2012

Another year, another 'best of thread'. See the one for 2011 here.

If this is anything like last time, people probably won't just post one. So let's see your best shots from 2012.

Some of mine:

Havana


Dalian




Beijing


Li River


Kashmir




Srinagar


Delhi



Amristar



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Here's to a great 2013!
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I didn't take as many pictures as I have in previous years because I have a little less time to travel. But, I got an underwater camera to use on a trip to Florida at the end of 2011, and I played around with an idea in my head to get some pictures that were half underwater and half above water. It was tough, but the conditions were just right one evening when I was up in Ontario visiting my grandparents at their cottage on Lake Erie, just west of Buffalo. I have several pictures from that evening that I hope to get around to posting, but this one was the money shot. This is far and away the picture that I remember from 2012, and one that is up there as maybe my all-time greatest.

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^ so that's the sand under the water? Crazy, almost looks furrows of wheat that haze into ice. Very surreal.
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I didn't take as many photos in 2012 as I did in 2011, but this was the year where my style really diversified. I have a deep emotional connection to the beach, and to a greater extent, California as a whole. Returning home for the summer after a year in Portland gave me three months to reconnect with the great state I call home. I took a few really good photos this year, but out of all of them, I would say this is hands down the best:


The California Coast by C.M. Keiner, on Flickr

I haven't taken any photo that has so completely captured not just a scene or a feeling, but an entire idea, a whole state of mind and existence. That one photo is California, and it's the photo I'm most proud of this year.
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I just about managed to avoid emigration to Austrailia in 2012 unlike everyone
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^ so that's the sand under the water? Crazy, almost looks furrows of wheat that haze into ice. Very surreal.
Yes, and those ripples are about one inch high/wide. That is how the photo came out from my memory card; there's no editing at all on that. If I had a better camera, I bet I could do even better, but the concept of showing two "worlds" in one picture is interesting in and of itself.
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Damn toyota, those are some great shots.
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Just a couple of my favs from this year.


Sam Houston Statue by DiskoJoe, on Flickr

pink sky 3 by DiskoJoe, on Flickr

Mopar by DiskoJoe, on Flickr
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My best this year were from my trip to Sicily.





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Not my best year for photography as I didn't travel anywhere (for the first year in a very long time). Just a few I like from 2012.











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A handful of my favourites of St. John's in 2012.















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DSC_0920 by QuantumX, on Flickr


6909334547_97420e07bd_b by QuantumX, on Flickr


CSC_1069 by QuantumX, on Flickr


CSC_0866 by QuantumX, on Flickr
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Goddamn, those are some incredible photos!

While I have nowhere near the amazing shots of many of you, here are some of my favorites from this year!





























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Excellent stuff so far from everyone.


Seattle in early April:



Montana in June:

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Some of the shots on this thread are unreal. I didn't have time to do nearly as much photography as I would have liked this year but this is the best of what I got:










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Blargghhhh...I honestly feel as though my photography is regressing rather than improving. Didn't shoot a whole lot this year that I am entirely proud of.

If we use popularity as a metric this shot is probably my best, was very popular on flickr:


It's a five image pano...click through to see full sized. Rather a fluke I got the shot at all. It was taken on a Friday, when I usually work. I found out the night before I would have the day off, and for whatever reason I decided I had to get up early...sure enough when I woke there was this incredible fog covering the river valley so I ran outside and blasted off a few frames. This kind of fog is very rare in Edmonton.

And a few personal favourites:




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I agree Darren, photography is so subjective.

I would probably just post 100 pictures of my son, though no one else would really care.

Here are a few random gems over the past 12 months that were pretty popular on flickr too.


Heading South by Witty nickname, on Flickr


More Macro Fun by Witty nickname, on Flickr


The Peace Bridge by Witty nickname, on Flickr


Skyline from the East Village by Witty nickname, on Flickr


Multnomah Falls by Witty nickname, on Flickr
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Great pictures by everyone so far! These are certainly the best of 2012.


Here's some more from that half-over-half-underwater set of pictures. Now that I look at them, some of the others are really good, too. I plan on continuing to experiment with the concept of land and sea in the future.








































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Some amazing photos in here, wow. Well, for me, I think these were some of my besties this year. I'll keep the cat photos to a minimum


16/366 - Snow Day by entheos_fog, on Flickr


71/366 - Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre by entheos_fog, on Flickr


116/366 - The Rain Falls Hard on a Humdrum Town... by entheos_fog, on Flickr


131/366 - Hand Holding by entheos_fog, on Flickr


144/366 - Dark Sky Delight by entheos_fog, on Flickr


148/366 - Clipper by entheos_fog, on Flickr


210/366 - A Night Like This by entheos_fog, on Flickr


282/366 - Shadows and Light by entheos_fog, on Flickr


330/366 - Big City Views by entheos_fog, on Flickr


97/366 - Elliot Asleep by entheos_fog, on Flickr


358/366 Vancouver's Northern Lights by entheos_fog, on Flickr


347/366 - A Touch of Festive by entheos_fog, on Flickr

Happy new year everyone
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