Yesterday's post was "photo of the year."
Here are some other 2013 photos that I almost picked.
I loved this photo, and it got more comments than any other, but I didn't pick it for "photo of the year" because nature created it, not me. The sunset was spectacular. I just happened to be in a good location with my camera, tripod and shutter release.
This was my favorite fall foliage photo. I liked the sun flare. Viewers didn't say much about it.
This was a very popular photograph, but it was taken somewhere in the Carolinas while I was driving between Hartford and Naples for the season. I thought the "photo of the year" for a blog like this should be in Florida or Connecticut, not an "out of the jurisdiction" photo.
This recent "out of the jurisdiction" South Africa photo amazed me. I couldn't believe that I managed to line up the transmission towers so perfectly while speeding on a highway and shooting out of the passenger window.
And this is my personal favorite for 2013. Like the last two, it is an "out of the jurisdiction" photograph. I thought the stonework in the floor of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice was dazzling, and I liked the subtle way that other visitors were present through their shadows.