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Delightful Dozen of 2012

Delightful Dozen of 2012

Happy holidays, I sincerely hope the season has been and continues to be all you have hoped for. As we approach the end of 2012 I have noticed a couple of things. One, December 21st has come and gone and the sun continues to rise so there was no Doomsday as predicted by many, and two, there are quite a few "12 for 12" (that's 12 favorite images for 2012) blog posts appearing in the photographic community. I had been thinking of some sort of "Year in Review" type of post with a limited number of images and this format seems perfect. So borrowing from that great idea, I present my first annual Delightful Dozen.

Now 12 for 12 has a nice ring to it but I don't want to come up with another name next year, nor do I want to begin a 13 for 13 (and so on) series. But I digress.

Below, appearing in no particular order, are a dozen of my favorites from 2012 and I hope you find them delightful. :-)

Curbside View
Curbside View
Swan in the Pond
Swan in the Pond
USCGC Taney
USCGC Taney
Lines to the Sky
Lines to the Sky
Riverside Stroll
Riverside Stroll
Snow Goose
Snow Goose
1938 Ford
1938 Ford
World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue
A Colorful Row of Trees
A Colorful Row of Trees
Mid Winter Sunrise
Mid Winter Sunrise
Up the Creek
Up the Creek

So there you have it, 12 images that I hope you enjoyed eyeballing. It was certainly fun creating them and each has it's own special memory about how it came about.

Before closing out, I want to acknowledge the first couple of posts I came upon that really settle me on this idea. Bob Lussier and Chris Nitz are great photographers and awesome guys to know. Check out their posts as well, you just passed the links.

This is the final post for 2012 but do visit next year. :-)  Sounds so far away.

In the meantime, Happy New Year!

Out of the Blue

After a perfect summer day, I recall hanging out and enjoying the approaching night fall on Carter's Creek in Virginia.  I had been out from before sunrise boating and visiting friends along the Northern Neck and the day was rapidly winding down. But I could not resist the urge to get a few night shots, like this Blue Hour shot and this Edge of Night image. Today I share another of the many from that fun-filled day.

Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue

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After docking we were simply milling about after unloading and finishing off a few cold ones when the boat in the foreground began to really stand out under the lamp post on the dock. It looked totally different than 30 minutes before, no doubt the effect of the now subdued lighting. I was particularly drawn to the teak wood across the stern and the name, "Out of the Blue".

This image was processed back during the summer and placed in my "To be posted" file, so I am unclear as to the exact process. I am however, certain that Topaz Adjust was applied to some degree.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend.

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