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10 Favorite Photos from 2011

It’s been wonderful to see so much beauty and breathe lots of fresh air this past year. Photography can’t capture all of that — there’s no substitute for experiencing it yourself. But I hope some of the loveliness of what we’ve seen comes through in this collection of my favorite images from 2011.

Clicking each photo will take you to a larger version on my flickr site. You can also view all my photos there:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/myelectricsheep/

Night Sky in Winter, Tahoe National Forest, California

Night Sky in Winter, Tahoe National Forest, California

Dawn at Rae Lakes, Kings Canyon National Park

Dawn at Rae Lakes, Kings Canyon National Park

Rocks, Irish Beach, California

Rocks, Irish Beach, California

Salamander, Ventana Wilderness, California

Salamander, Ventana Wilderness, California

Ridge Lakes I

Ridge Lakes, Lassen National Park

Branches in Grass, Junction Meadow, Kings Canyon National Park

Branches in Grass, Junction Meadow, Kings Canyon National Park

Rocks in the Little Sur, Pico Blanco, Ventana Wilderness

Rocks in the Little Sur, Pico Blanco, Ventana Wilderness

Stalks in Laurel Lake, Yosemite National Park

Stalks in Laurel Lake, Yosemite National Park

Lizard on Rock, Sunol Regional Wilderness, California

Lizard on Rock, Sunol Regional Wilderness, California

Japanese Maple (Momiji), San Francisco

Japanese Maple (Momiji), San Francisco

Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s to many great adventures in 2012.

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sasha #

    These photos are absolutely stunning. Thanks!

    December 31, 2011
    • Thanks Sasha! I just got started taking 2012 photos, so, many more to come.

      January 1, 2012
  2. Charles #

    Hard to pick a favorite but i think the Ridge Lakes photo takes it for me. All around stellar effort however.

    December 31, 2011
  3. Jan #

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing the beauty of the wilderness with us. We look forward to many more photos from your hike!

    December 31, 2011
  4. Barb #

    I don’t know how you picked your favorites – from your absolutely incredible (and endless) collection of photos. These are gorgeous, but so are all the others! It is such fun to be related to you!

    December 31, 2011
    • Thank you Barb! I looked through quite a few to pick these, but it can be difficult to choose. I found it valuable to go through that process, because it forced me to think about what makes one photograph better than another.

      January 1, 2012
  5. So cool “The Night Sky in Winter”. It looks like a painting or it belongs with a fantasy short story. So how did you get the shot? Great post.

    January 2, 2012
    • Thanks Rockin’! It’s a 30-second exposure on a tripod, that’s it. It was hard to compose though since my camera’s screen was totally black. I knew there was the potential for something good since the stars were just perfect, and the snow and trees made sense. I had to focus manually also.

      After I took this, Anna and I slept in the snow trench we’d dug earlier. It was a really fun trip with the Sierra Club. Their snow camping training is top notch!

      January 2, 2012
  6. I like following photos:
    “Dawn at Rae Lakes, Kings Canyon National Park”
    “Japanese Maple (Momiji), San Francisco”

    May 31, 2012

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