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.