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.