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Favorites of 2011

Published January 7th, 2012

Now that it is the new year, it is time for one of my favorite annual tasks, compiling my favorite photos of the past year! Please enjoy. These photos have brought me great joy in taking, editing, and sharing, and I hope they bring you a bit of joy too.

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As I was putting away christmas decorations last winter, this ornament stuck out to me as something that would make a neat absract photo. I dream of one day making a gallery wrap of it and hanging it above a couch in a neat living room.

  • January 14th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 55mm / f/5.6 / 1/20 sec
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A family photo shoot for the Milfords. What a bunch of hooligans.

  • October 8th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 42mm / f/5 / 1/1000 sec
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My good friends the Meresaks. The lighting in the fall makes for KILLER portraits.

  • October 23rd, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 75mm / f/5.6 / 1/80 sec
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My sister in law's engagement photo shoot. Love the way the leaves fell into the photo.

  • November 6th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 50mm / f/1.8 / 1/400 sec
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Love me some soft silhouette shots......

  • October 15th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 35mm / f/4.5 / 1/400 sec
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The nephew...

  • April 3rd, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 135mm / f/5.6 / 1/800 sec
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One of my finalists in the 2011 SEEN St. Louis Photographers Showcase. Crab apple blossoms in Forest Park.

  • April 11th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 57mm / f/6.3 / 1/800 sec
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I needed a good halloween shot, and as if on queue, this beastie appeared on my front porch.

  • October 26th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 126mm / f/5.6 / 1/80 sec
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Ginkgo trees in Forest Park are one of my absolute favorite subjects in the world to shoot.

  • November 9th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 26mm / f/4 / 1/800 sec
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I was struggling on night for a photo to submit to a weekly challenge I participate in at Studio Altius in Maplewood. I was just trying to get a neat drip shot, with some color behind it. Low and behold, the reflection through the drop turned out perfect!

  • November 9th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 135mm / f/5.6 / 1/160 sec
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Bored in my office one day. I am such a sucker for some good symmetry in a photo.

  • November 9th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 75mm / f/9 / 1/80 sec
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My friend Lindsay's son Drake. The happiest child I have ever met.

  • August 30th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 50mm / f/1.8 / 1/250 sec
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My wife's aunt and her boyfriend. This was my favorite portrait I took all year.

  • July 27th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 50mm / f/1.8 / 1/100 sec
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My winning photo from the 2011 SEEN showcase! The bean in Chicago!

  • April 6th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 18mm / f/5 / 1/1000 sec
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I was bored one day and wanted to replicate a neat self portrait I had seen online. I love it.

  • March 19th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 18mm / f/3.5 / 1/15 sec
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Light painting!

  • August 22nd, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 18mm / f/3.5 / 6 sec
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Ravens in Forest Park.

  • November 9th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 135mm / f/5.6 / 1/500 sec
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What else is there to do when you are staying in a hotel by yourself on a work trip?

  • November 19th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 18mm / f/8 / 6 sec
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Little Italy in New York

  • December 17th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 25mm / f/4.5 / 1/80 sec
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I love finding neat, new angles to take pictures from. There is always a different way to take a pic.

  • April 11th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 62mm / f/5.6 / 1/1250 sec
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My sister Hannah. This pic just makes me happy.

  • April 13th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 100mm / f/5.6 / 1/320 sec
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My godson Will. I got him that dog, so I had to use it as a prop.

  • June 26th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 50mm / f/1.8 / 1/100 sec
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If you ever get invited to an Indian Wedding, GO! It is multiple days of celebration, food, and color. What a great experience!

  • July 3rd, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 33mm / f/4.5 / 1/1000 sec
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My friend Becky's daughter Olivia. Every winter baby photo should involve a hat of some kind.

  • December 29th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • 50mm / f/1.8 / 1/2000 sec

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