Category Archives: Year end

12 from 18

For the past several years, I have compiled a top 12 list of my favorite pictures from the the year. Why 12 and not 10? This list is a little different because I pick one favorite from each month, thus 12. Every list is imperfect and arbitrary. With a top 10, a list may not [...]

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Favorites of 2018

Here is a yearend collection of my photos from 2018. I chose 52 of my favorites and presented them in the slideshow above. Why 52? I figure that there are 52 weeks in a year and while I don’t work all 52, due to vacations and such, it’s as good a number as any. Here’s [...]

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Twelve from 17

In addition of producing a yearend slideshow of my top 52 favorite photos from 2017, I also made a list of my top 12 pictures. Why 12? One for each month of the year but unlike the slideshow, each of the top 12 represents an actual month.  ______________________________________  January 11: I was driving down La [...]

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Show of slides

I’ve produced a yearend online slideshow of my work every year since 2010 and this year is no different. It showcases some of my favorite photos that I’ve shot throughout the year and can be seen, the Record’s YouTube channel and here. Here are a few things to consider if you’re thinking about producing [...]

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12 from ’16

In addition to my 52 favorite photos slideshow, I’ve also compiled shorter yearend lists over the last several years. Top 10 lists are popular but they can be a bit limiting. if you had several great photos in just a month or two, that would leave the rest of the year unrepresented. That could be [...]

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Picks of the litter

This is a natural time for many people do yearend lists and for the past several years I’ve produced an end of the year slideshow of 52 of my favorite photos from the preceding year. Why 52 you may ask? A top 10 seemed to be too few and 100 seemed too many. Some arbitrary [...]

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52 pick up: 2015 edition

Here’s a slide show of my favorite photos from 2015. Happy New Year!

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Out with the old

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” - Bill Vaughn Many people take time at the end of the year to look back over the previous 12 months before moving onto the new year. Almost invariably the review of the year ends [...]

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52 Pick up: 2014 edition

Here are 52 of my favorite photos from 2014 in slide show form.

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12 from 14

There is a natural tendency for us to take a look back at the old year before boldly stepping into the new one and I guess I’m no different in that. This the time of year for top 10 lists of this, that or the other thing of events that happened in 2014. It’s not [...]

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