Category Archives: Year end

Going 12 for ’13

The beginning of a new year is a time for looking forward but often it’s also time to look back at the previous year before moving ahead. At the end of every year for the past several, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite images. 52 of 2013’s images can be seen [...]

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A look back

Here is a slide show of some of my favorite photos from 2013. Out of the nearly 1000 assignments I shot, I chose 52 that stood out for me. (Here’s also a link to a gallery of the same photos: I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I had taking them. Happy [...]

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12 for ’12

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” Hal Borland For the past few years I’ve complied my top 12 photos of the year, a favorite from each month of the year. It’s easier said than done. Each year I [...]

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Fifty-two pick up

As 2012 winds down to its end, I’ve edited down some of my favorite photos of the year to 52 for the number of weeks in the year (due to vacations and such, I didn’t actually work all 52). Thanks to my friend Chris Goslow, a great musician and composer out of Sacramento, who allowed [...]

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Fifty-two plus

My top 12 list was composed of my favorite image from each month of the year. We also do a year-end gallery for our online edition, and for the last few years I’ve picked the number 52 for that. It represents one photo for each week of the year (though with vacations and such I [...]

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2011′s top 12

This is the time of year when most people tend to look back at the past year before heading into the new year. Everyone has an end-of-the-year list. Usually it’s something along the lines of a top 10 of this or the worst 5 of that. I’ve done a look back at the year by [...]

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52 pick up

Year end lists are nothing if not subjective. Not only in what is picked but even in the number of items on those lists. Most people who do such lists usually pick a nice round number like 10. For my end-of-the-year list I picked 12 favorite pictures, one from each month (see tomorrow’s column and [...]

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Hanging ten

Here are 10 of my favorite pictures from the past year. I’ve shot nearly 1,000 assignments in 2008 and I could have easily come up with 10 completely different photos that I’d be happy with. As in past years, I set aside a folder of favorite photos from those assignments. They could be great shots [...]

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Looking back

“Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.” – Thomas Fuller A sailboat passes by some golden poppies growing along the banks of the deep  water channel at Buckley Cove Park in Stockton. (Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 17mm. [...]

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