I've been seeing a lot of "Best of 2009" photo series. The idea intrigued me. Selecting only 10 photos out of the thousands that I took in 2009 was really difficult! It was great exercise examining images that I may not have seen awhile and articulate why I like a certain image or another. Analyzing the reasons why one photo is better than another should, hopefully, help me improve. Here's to a productive 2010.
Staying Warm - A spotted towhee in the brush during a winter storm - 2/14/2009
Striking a Pose - A Merekat striking a pose at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - 2/16/2009
Replenish - Pond at Ute Valley Park, Colorado Springs - 4/23/2009
Spotlight - First light of dawn at Garden of the Gods park, Colorado Springs - 5/30/2009
Busy as a Bee - Bees on a cone flower 6-6-09
Spider - a spider and his reflection against the blue sky - 8/5/09
Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park - 8/25/09
Cloudy Sunrise - sunrise in the Whitetank Mountains Regional park, Phoenix, AZ - 8/4/09
Moonset - Whitetank Mountains Regional park, Phoenix, AZ - 8/5/09
Tower of the Virgin - sunrise in Zion National Park - 8/20/2009
Here is a slide show of the some of photos taken during my sabbatical from late last year. My travels started at the Belvedere Blues Fest in Canon City, CO, then onto Arizona, David and Nicole's wedding in Southern California, Las Vegas, and various national parks in southern Utah, finally ending with the Air Force-Army football game in Colorado Springs.
If you click on the image, you'll be taken to the SmugMug slideshow where you can read the captions.