December 19, 2012 – Photos of the Year – Our Top 10 Images for 2012

As another December comes to an end I am reflecting upon what has been an amazing year both personally and photographically. Some of my most favorite portfolio images of all time were photographed this year, and this year it was harder than ever to narrow all my favorites down to a “top 10″ list. I should also clarify “my” list to “our” list as Christina contributed an amazing image to this collection too!

Oddly enough, most of the top 10 images are from our most recent excursion to Iceland, but Iceland’s beauty speaks for itself; Rugged, pristine, delicate, vast, and visually stunning, Iceland is an amazing place to visit! Truthfully, If I had written a top 20 list, we would’ve seen a little more diversity of location, but Iceland was such an amazing and memorable experience for Christina and I, that these images naturally occupy much of my top 10!

So without further adieu:

#1 - Kirkjufell Falls, Iceland September 2012

#1 – Kirkjufell Falls, Iceland
September 2012

These breathtaking waterfalls are located at the base of Kirkjufell mountain in Grundarfjörður on the western peninsula of Snæfellsnes (pronounced Snay-fells-nes), Iceland.

#2 - House of Forgotten Dreams, Iceland September 2012

#2 – House of Forgotten Dreams, Iceland
September 2012

There’s something mysteriously beautiful about abandoned homes….

#3 - Home By The Sea, Iceland September 2012

#3 – Home By The Sea, Iceland
September 2012

What an amazing view of the ocean this home must have had!

#4 - Aurora Showers, Edmonton October 2012

#4 – Aurora Showers, Edmonton
October 2012

Christina photographed this amazing celestial phenomenon. Not only did she capture an image of the Northern Lights, but it looks like an apex straight out of Star Trek!

#5 - Northern Streaks, Edmonton October 2012

#5 – Northern Streaks, Edmonton
October 2012

There’s something breathtaking about the Northern Lights as they dance across the night and light up the heavens above!

#6 - Winding Road, Iceland August 2012

#6 – Winding Road, Iceland
August 2012

Roads are often overlooked as pure beauty. This s-shaped road in Iceland was spellbinding!

#7 - Seljalandsfoss, Iceland August 2012

#7 – Seljalandsfoss, Iceland
August 2012

Ah! Who can forget the beautiful waterfall that inspired us to visit Iceland in the first place!

#8 - Hraunfossar, Iceland September 2012

#8 – Hraunfossar, Iceland
September 2012

We ended up getting lost when we ventured off to photograph these amazing waterfalls in Iceland. Our GPS took us off road and cross country across some spots that I find are hard to believe are called roads! We made it upon our second attempt, and were mighty glad we did! I even managed to capture some emerging fall colors in this image!

#9 - Grazing By The Icebergs, Iceland August 2012

#9 – Grazing By The Icebergs, Iceland
August 2012

This image is minimally post processed because mother nature blessed me with the most perfect noise free lighting! I love this high key image of this adorable sheep who was happily grazing along the Icebergs of Jokulsarlon.

#10 - The Mountain Playground, Iceland August 2012

#10 – The Mountain Playground, Iceland
August 2012

What an opportunity it was to capture an image of a playground with the Icelandic highlands as the backdrop! I love these little moments of art inspiration!

If you would like to purchase prints please visit My Etsy Shop :)
I must confess that I haven’t listed all of these images yet. If you see an image here that isn’t yet listed in my online shop, please message me in My Etsy Shop
and I will draft up a custom listing for you!

Until next time….

Thanks for reading, and Happy New Year!

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~ by Larry on December 19, 2012.

3 Responses to “December 19, 2012 – Photos of the Year – Our Top 10 Images for 2012”

  1. They are all very beautiful

  2. Nice selection! but…
    I think your blog has dandruff! ;)

  3. Wow, what pretty scenery,,that is all I can say

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