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My Top Ten Images from 2013

January 17th, 2014

I have finally assembled my top images of 2013. First, I am listing the Top Ten voted by the readers.

Top Ten Images by Vote:
33.  Autumn Sunset, El Capitan and the Merced River
35.  Dogwood and Forest, autumn 18.  Morning Mist at dawn, Yosemite Valley
29.  Autumn Oaks and Snowstorm, El Capitan Meadow
1.   Frozen bubbles and grasses along the Merced River
8.   Cottonwood Impressions
27.  Sweetgum tree in autumn
11.  Sunbeams and waterfall
4.  Stone and Pine Needles
34.  Black oaks and granite wall, autumn
TO REVIEW My Favorite Photographs of 2013, CLICK HERE.

Below I have included my personal Top Ten, shown in no particular order.  There is some overlap between the two lists, but I decided to depend on my own sense of image success from four decades of making images.  As I mentioned in my last post, “My criteria for that final selection will be based on which images I feel best represent my vision and style.”  Picking out these ten images is like picking out what to print for an exhibit.  That is not to say I won’t use the others in posts or online galleries.  In fact, the Black and White image of roses has already been selected for publishing as a poster. One of my more popular photographs on Facebook was excluded from my original list of 37 images I don’t feel that it “transcended the cliche” of its location.  You can check it out on my Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1gMoeop.

Thanks to all of those who voted, and to all of you who follow my photography.  As some of you might know, I am frantically getting ready to go to Antarctica in a week!  Here is more info on the trip:  http://www.luminous-landscape.com/workshops/antarctica_by_air_2014.shtml.

Cheers,  Bill

35.  Dogwood and Forest, autumn, Yosemite National Park, California 2013 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/3 second at f/8, ISO 100 Copyright © 2013 William Neill

 
2.  Ice patterns and grasses along the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2013 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM, 1/2 second at f/32, ISO 100 Copyright © 2013 William Neill

 

18.  Morning Mist at dawn, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2013 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/90 second at f/16, ISO 100 Copyright © 2013 William Neill
22.  Corn Lily Leaves, Yosemite National Park, California 2013 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__50 mm__EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro 2.0 sec at f / 32__ISO 200 Copyright © 2013 William Neill

 

11.  Sunbeams and waterfall, Sierra Nevada, California 2013 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1.50 second at f/16, ISO 100 Copyright © 2013 William Neill
17.  Morning Mist over Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2013 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM, 1/10 second at f/16, ISO 100 Copyright © 2013 William Neill

 

19.  Dogwood and Morning Light, Yosemite National Park, California 2013 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM, 1/1 second at f/32, ISO 200 Copyright © 2013 William Neill

 

29.  Autumn Oaks and Snowstorm, El Capitan Meadow, Yosemite National Park, California 2013 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM, 1/15 second at f/6.7, ISO 400 Copyright © 2013 William Neill

 

31.  Cottonwood leaves and cloud reflections, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2013 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM, 1/60 second at f/16, ISO 400 Copyright © 2013 William Neill
33.  Autumn Sunset, El Capitan and the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2013 Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, 2 second at f/13, ISO 100 Copyright © 2013 William Neill

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

8 Responses to “My Top Ten Images from 2013”

  1. Russ Bishop says:

    What a lovely collection of rich and varied images Bill. The “Dogwood and Forest” and “Corn Lily” really resonate with me.

    Wishing you continued success on your visual journey in 2014 (and a fantastic trip to Antarctica!)

  2. Thanks, Russ, for your kind words! Antarctica will be amazing. And I hope I have the photos to prove it when I get home!

  3. Bob Palin says:

    Fantastic, “Autumn Sunset” could be a Constable!

  4. treasa lane says:

    How beautiful! You must have had a great time on this journey. I really enjoyed them.

  5. Thanks for adding your comments here!

  6. Britt Runyon says:

    Great images!
    Take a warm hat.

  7. Arunjeet Banerjee says:

    Very inspiring Bill ! Thanks a ton for sharing

  8. Robyn says:

    All beautiful and inspiring!

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