Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Best of 2012 – A Year in Review

Another year in the books – and what a year that was. I was able to pick up where 2010 ended, photographically-speaking; and make up for the missed opportunities in 2011. Now, with the last days of the old year winding down, it’s time to reflect on the past journeys, the people that made it special and the glorious sunsets (and sunrises) I was fortunate to witness along the way and how could this better be done than with some images. Sit back and enjoy the show! (Images are in chronological order as they were shot throughout the year.)

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Leave Only Footprints

Leave Only Footprints
Erzgebirge, Germany

Doomsday Caldera

Doomsday Caldera, Hirtstein
Hirtstein, Erzgebirge, Germany

Els Elcantats Rising

Els Encantats rising Through the Fog at Sunrise, Pyrenees, Spain
Aigüestortes National Park, Pyrenees, Spain

Light Guardian

Light Guardian, Pyrenees, Spain
Aigüestortes National Park, Pyrenees, Spain

Seeking Solitude

Seeking Solitude, Pyrenees, Spain
Aigüestortes National Park, Pyrenees, Spain

Dawn of a New Day

Dawn of a New Day, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
Manarola, Cinque Terre National Park, Italy

Ethereal Gorge

Ethereal Gorge, Partnach, Bavaria, Germany
Partnach Gorge, Bavaria, Germany

Silent Awakening

Silent Awakening, Classic Bavaria, Alps
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany

The Last Goodbye

The Last Goodbye
Erzgebirge, Germany

Thank you for all the patience in the first half of the year when this blog got neglected, for the continued support and the wonderful emails I receive. Here’s to a wonderful Holiday Season to you all out there!

David

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  1. Steffen

    11:42

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    23 Dec

    2012

    superb landscapes but you already know that, right?

    happy Christmas and good light next year!

  2. David Richter

    05:06

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    04 Jan

    2013

    Thank you, Steffen! This thought crossed my mind, but it’s nice to hear from others as well! ;-)

    I hope 2013 is off to a great start for you!!

  3. Jean Day

    04:23

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    09 Jan

    2013

    Lovely collection of images. Wishing you the best in 2013!

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  5. David Richter

    01:52

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    09 Jan

    2013

    Thank you, Jean. Same to you. Hope to get some desert action in this year after seeing the light go off in your images from Joshua Tree.

  6. Chris Blizzard

    03:34

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    09 Jan

    2013

    Some beautiful shots :) (I’m going through Jim Goldstein’s “best photos” post and TRYING to visit everyone)

    I particularly love “Els Elcantats Rising” and “Ethereal Gorge”

  7. David Richter

    04:19

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    09 Jan

    2013

    Thank you, Chris. Some pretty awesome collections this year again on Jim’s blog.

  8. Alex Filatov

    04:28

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    09 Jan

    2013

    Great year David, love the collection! All lovely images; Ethereal Gorge is special because of the composition and the captivating mix of warm and cool hues. Beautiful work :)

  9. David Richter

    04:36

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    09 Jan

    2013

    Thanks, Alex. It was unreal in there. Beautiful, cold, in parts terrifying and more, but all worth it in the end. Great time of the year to browse through all the collections of 2012, isn’t it?

  10. Rebecca Jackrel

    02:50

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    10 Jan

    2013

    Beautiful set! Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from Best Photos of 2012 by JMG-Galleries Blog Readers

  11. Steve Cole

    07:55

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    10 Jan

    2013

    Holy cow, what a year of light. I don’t know much about the Pyrenees but it looks like an amazing place. Here’s to a great 2013!..

  12. David Richter

    01:00

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    12 Jan

    2013

    Thank you very much, Steve. They are truly spectacular. I highly recommend them for hiking and backpacking. For the most part, because they remind me of the Eastern Sierra (sans bears – although they have a couple still), but also because they are not overrun like the Alps. I sat on plateaus and passes, enjoying the vistas and the sun for many hours over the day, sometimes without seeing another soul. Can’t wait to get back!

  13. David Richter

    01:00

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    12 Jan

    2013

    Thank you, Rebecca!

  14. John Dunne

    07:25

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    12 Jan

    2013

    Just coming over from Jim’s List, slowly working my way through Some stunning and varied images David, looks like 2012 was a hugely successful year for you.

  15. Tim Mulcahy

    04:06

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    13 Jan

    2013

    Great series of images David. Great vivid colors and solid composition throughout. All the best in 2013.

  16. Iza Korwel

    05:13

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    13 Jan

    2013

    I really like how you use the color and texture in the sky to add to your landscape images. However, the last one, The Last Goodbye, is my favorite in your collection. I love abstract images, and this one draws me into it with warm colors.

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  20. dinesh maneer

    11:07

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    15 Jan

    2013

    lovely images all the best for 2013
    rgds

  21. David Richter

    09:29

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    15 Jan

    2013

    Thank you, John. Yes, it was a great year with some fantastic trips. Here’s to an equally great 2013 for all of us!

  22. David Richter

    09:30

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    15 Jan

    2013

    Thanks Tim. Same to you. May the light be with you!

  23. David Richter

    09:32

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    15 Jan

    2013

    Thank you, Iza! “The Last Goodbye” quickly became one of my all time favorites. I pre-visualized (most overused photography term in 2012?) this for so long and it was amazing to see the conditions come together like this. Truly happy with how it turned out.

  24. David Richter

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    15 Jan

    2013

    Thank you, Dinsesh!

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    18 Jan

    2013

    Beautiful images! Thanks for sharing.

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