My Top Ten Images from 2013

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
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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

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Published by William Neill

William Neill, a resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977, is a landscape photographer concerned with conveying the deep, spiritual beauty he sees and feels in Nature. Neill's award-winning photography has been widely published in books, magazines, calendars, posters, and his limited-edition prints have been collected and exhibited in museums and galleries nationally, including the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Vernon Collection, and The Polaroid Collection. Neill received a BA degree in Environmental Conservation at the University of Colorado. In 1995, Neill received the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography. Neill's assignment and published credits include National Geographic, Smithsonian, Natural History, National Wildlife, Conde Nast Traveler, Gentlemen's Quarterly, Travel and Leisure, Wilderness, Sunset, Sierra and Outside magazines. Also, he writes a monthly column, On Landscape, for Outdoor Photographer magazine. Feature articles about his work have appeared in Life, Camera and Darkroom, Outdoor Photographer and Communication Arts, from whom he has also received five Awards of Excellence. His corporate clients have included Sony Japan, Bayer Corporation, Canon USA, Nike, Nikon, The Nature Company, Hewlett Packard, 3M, Freidrick Grohe, Neutrogena, Sony Music/Classical, University of Cincinnati, UBS Global Asset Management. His work was chosen to illustrate two special edition books published by The Nature Company, Rachel Carson's The Sense of Wonder and John Fowles's The Tree. His photographs were also published in a three book series on the art and science of natural process in collaboration with the Exploratorium Museum of San Francisco: By Nature's Design (Exploratorium / Chronicle Books, 1993), The Color of Nature (Exploratorium / Chronicle Books, 1996) and Traces of Time (Chronicle Books / Exploratorium, Fall 2000). A portfolio of his Yosemite photographs has been published entitled Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness (Yosemite Association, 1994) which received The Director's Award from the National Park Service. A retrospective monograph of his landscape photography entitled Landscapes Of The Spirit (Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown, 1997) relates his beliefs in the healing power of nature. William has taught photography since 1980 for such prestigious organizations as The Ansel Adams Gallery, the Friends of Photography, Palm Beach Photographic Workshops, The Maine Workshops and Anderson Ranch Workshops. He specializes in landscape and nature photography and is concerned with conveying the beauty seen in Nature. Currently, he teaches online courses for BetterPhoto.com and One-on-One Workshops in his home studio near Yosemite National Park.

10 replies on “My Top Ten Images from 2013”

  1. 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!)

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