Best Photos of 2013

Each year a photographer whose blog I follow has a contest in which he collects “best of” collections from other photographers and publishes them in his blog. Jim Goldstein is an excellent photographer and has a great blog which you can find here. He challenges photographers to whittle down their portfolio from the previous year and display those images on their blogs or websites. He then links to them to allow his audience to sample other photographers’ work. It’s a generous gesture on his part and always creates an interesting challenge for me. I started with thirty or more images and struggled to narrow my choices down to ten. I’ve left out entire trips just to get down to these. But, these truly are my favorite images from 2013. I haven’t even had a chance to blog about a few of them yet. So, with no further ado, please peruse and enjoy these images of mine from the past year. May 2014 be equally as challenging and enjoyable. And, may each of you have a truly joyous Christmas and a prosperous and happy new year.

Door and Bicycle

An ornate door and a bicycle parked at the entry to an office building in La Spezia, Italy

Dragonfly and Summer Garden

A dragonfly rests at the edge of a water lily pond

Full Moon and Passing Clouds

The full moon rises through a cloud layer painted by the last rays of the setting sun

La Sagrada Familia Reflection

An interior shot of the interior of Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Last Light on Malibu Pier

Clouds lit by the setting sun turn pink over the pier at Malibu, California

Late Afternoon Light on Rosemary Beach

Low hanging clouds and the sky take on a golden hue while interacting with the late afternoon light over the Gulf of Mexico

Sunset in the Finger Lakes

An epic sunset reflected in beautiful Lake Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes region of New York

The Wave - Detail

A detail of the incomparable Wave in Coyote Buttes North in northern Arizona

Vernazza and Harbor

Vernazza and her colorful fishing fleet as viewed from her harbor

Watkins Glen State Park




  1. Congratulations on a great year photographically Rick. I too look forward to Jim’s blog post… there’s always a range of beautiful work on display.

    1. Strangely enough, at my son’s high school graduation. I was there to capture his diploma acceptance at his high school stadium. The setting sun lit up the full moon rising. It was serendipity.

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