10 Best Shots of 2010

I know its a couple weeks into the new year already, but I wanted to do a quick post to recap my work in photography this past year.

2010 was a year of growth for me when it came to photography. I started with it a few years ago as just a careless hobby. Soon after I bought my first SLR, though, I found it always stuck to me and pointed at god knows what in the hopes that  I would get a cool shot. I had no idea what lenses did what and what the seemingly millions of settings and accessories meant. Somehow, I ended up where I am now… constantly thinking about how I can get better at taking and processing photos.

But over the past year, I really feel like I learned more about how to capture the moment, as I felt it, than in any other year. Who knows how much more I will learn or how much better my shots will get? Lord knows there’s a ton more out there I need to understand. Thankfully, I have the will to go and understand it. I hope that will continues far into the future.

So all that said… I wanted to post my top 10 photos from 2010. There were several that could have made the cut over others, but these were my gut feeling choices the first time I went through them.  Here they are, in chronological order:

#10 – DC in a Fog

DC covered in a misty fog

DC in a Fog

#9 – Iwo Jima Memorial during a blizzard
Iwo Jima Memorial during a blizzard

Iwo Jima Memorial during a blizzard

#8 – Sunrise over the Potomac after a snowstorm

Sunrise over the Potomac after snowfall

#7 – Sunset at the Jefferson Memorial at the Cherry Blossom festival
Sunset at the Jefferson Memorial during the Cherry Blossom Festival

Sunset at the Jefferson Memorial during the Cherry Blossom Festival

#6 – Tidal Basin & Washington Monument at the Cherry Blossom Festival
Tidal Basin & Washington Monument during the Cherry Blossom Festival

Tidal Basin & Washington Monument during the Cherry Blossom Festival

#5 – Horses on the Beach in Cabo, San Lucas
Horses on the Beach in Cabo, San Lucas

Horses on the Beach in Cabo, San Lucas

#4 – Iguana in St. Thomas, USVI
Iguana in St Thomas, USVI

Iguana in St Thomas, USVI

#3 – Harvest Moon over the Iwo Jima Memorial
Harvest Moon over the Iwo Jima Memorial

Harvest Moon over the Iwo Jima Memorial

#2 – Sunset in the Shenandoah Mountains
Sunset in the Shenandoah Mountains

Sunset in the Shenandoah Mountains

#1 – Starlight over Great Falls
Starlight over Great Falls

Starlight over Great Falls

So… what did you think of my year? Anything you liked or thought I could have done better? Maybe you think these really WEREN’T my best (see all of my 2010 shots here)? Please comment… I’d love to hear from you.

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