It's time again for my annual review of my favorite photos of the past year. And this year it is really kinda hard to put this together since, for the most part, I didn't get a huge number of new subjects. Rather, I've added to assorted collections and ongoing projects.
For a long time, I've had a weird fascination with dead trees. I've found the way they decay can be beautiful, and the way new life can flourish on top of them can be inspiring. So, I'll start things off with some of the tree stumps/dead limbs that I added this year.
While I generally don't try (or appreciate) black and white photography, I did come across a couple subjects that seemed like they would work well.
I was also able to add a couple new and interesting dragonfly photos to my collection
For the most part, though, I think this was a year for the birds. While the only new one I captured was a trumpeter swan, I did get some shots of familiar birds in ways I never thought I would.
So, those are some of the highlights from this year. Hope you enjoyed them. And here's wishing you a new year of joyful surprises and unexpected beauty.