Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures

Botanical Gardens Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

This past year I did a lot more travelling both here and abroad.  According to PSE, I look 2700+ photos in 2012, 1688 of those were in landscape orientation and 1026 in portrait. Below is a distillation of 50 or so of the 75 photos that I felt were photographically interesting.

When reviewing photos to select for this post, it struck me that many of the photos I take feel like a serendipitous coming together of composition, light and color rather than a conscientious act of creating a photograph. And perhaps that is exactly what my photography is. Carpe Diem!

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Three cormorants resting
Hula Valley Nature Reserve-Israel

The residents of the Hula Valley Nature Reserve are constantly changing depending on the time of year you visit. On this weekend’s visit there were only a few egrets, but we also saw cormorants, ducks, storks, water buffalo, turtles and muskrats.