As I mentioned in my Holiday Recap video I visited 10 different countries in 2012 so I decided to end the year with one of my best photos from each country. It was really hard to choose as I have probably taken about 8,700 photos this year. This year I also added some new photo equipment to my bag -a new SLR camera, a couple of new lenses, a tripod, and a new smartphone. Yes – it’s heavy to carry, but totally worth it and overall much lighter than filling a backpack with souvenirs.
An island full of history and spectacular vistas.
My first gondola ride yielded not only a ride but a serenade and a kiss.
Vienna seemed to have a golden glow everywhere I went.
One of my favorite tours I took in Berlin was to photograph abandoned buildings. It was completely off the tourist track and into the depths of the remains of Eastern Germany.
I was in Paris for the marathon, but of course I had to get my museum fix in.
The fog along the Camino trail is magical and it was super for temps down for walking!
One of the most spectacular mornings of my year. Being a part of a sky filled with balloons is definitely a unique experience.
The chance to experience a different side of Hawaii full of bumps and red dirt – yeehaw!
Devil’s Throat lives up to it’s name. It’s thunderous, powerful, and scary.
This shot was from one of my most memorable nights on the ship. I saw the sun disappear behind the horizon briefly for a few hours from midnight to about 3AM – and then it rose again. A magical experience to be in Antarctica on these white nights.