Top 5 Photos of 2011
As the last day of 2011 comes to a close, bloggers far and wide debut posts full of “2011 Top 5 (fill in a topic)”. Ah, well, I’m no exception to that rule. As the year closes and the madness of Caucus season quickly approaches, I want to take some enjoy some peaceful beauty before all heck breaks loose. A good place to start is with my favorite Buddha photo gracing the top of this article.
Below the fold are five photos I snapped this year that I found to be fairly pretty as well as thought provoking. Of course, the selection is completely subjective, and powered by a fair amount of Yuengling Lager.
The photos were taken using a Canon dSlR, a Panasonic point and shoot, and an iPhone4. They are placed in no particular order of importance. Let me know your thoughts on these ‘Best of 2011″ photos.
1. Autumn at Winterthur Estate. An almost missed photo, if I had not turned back I would have missed the opportunity to capture sunlight streaming through the fall leaves.
2. The one good thing about Occupy Philly is that it was a good exercise in street photography. I cultivated a strong interest in B/W photography from my coverage of this event.
3. Love, sweet Love. I waited all year to snap this photo at Love Park and the results were more spectacular than I imagined.
4. Sign of the Times. This photo was taken using an iPhone4, edited within Instagram and submitted to the Washington Post Instagram photo project.
5. A rather mysterious photo from Longwood Garden that draws you in. Photo taken with the iPhone 4 using the Hipstamatic app.