What are your best shots of 2018?


The dark side - I've been there
CR Pro
Nov 7, 2013
Hi Ben!
Thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures.
Personally I would have set your #8 (Ponte 25 de Abril) at least on #2 but it's always about taste.
Thanks again.

Don Haines

Beware of cats with laser eyes!
Jun 4, 2012
So I am out in the canoe and notice the loons. I paddle a wide arc around them to get upwind and the light from behind, let myself drift towards them, and get the camera ready. They kept diving and surfacing and then this one popped up close enough to me to get this picture with the water still dripping off of it's head.
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CR Pro
Jan 5, 2013
Unbelievable shot. I can't believe my eyes.
Thanks Ryan. The buck was looking at the sun at just the right angle so you could see light in his left nostril coming through the membrane in the nose. A combination of luck and taking a lot of photos. :)
The year before, 2017, was my most productive photo year yet, with some of my all-time favorite shots from trips to Austria and Monument Valley. 2019 is starting off well with two trips in a row to Grand Canyon for snowstorms and another Europe trip (Germany, France, Switzerland). By contrast, 2018 produced few great photos. My two big trips were kind of a bust. (Too long to go into the reasons other than to say Yellowstone is overrated in my opinion). Anyway here are two of the few keepers of the year: a spring shot from my local Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and a fall shot from Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park.