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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!

Snow Goose

With apologies to those who have arrived looking for the North American species of goose (Chen caerulescens), and it's elegant beauty, this post covers a different type of Snow Goose, a boat. It's owned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and serves as a work boat for the Baltimore Harbor Education Program. I love the foundation's tagline, "Saving A National Treasure", which the bay certainly represents. The boat can often be seen loaded with students and young adults, taking them out on educational excursions and teaching them about life on the bay and what this valuable resource means to the environment.

Having come upon the vessel moored in the inner harbor just after sunset one Fall evening, I quickly setup and photographed the scene below.

Snow Goose
Snow Goose

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Couldn't help but notice the many ducks off of the boat's stern. They must know a friendly vessel when they see one. ;-)

Thanks so much for visiting!

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