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  • Favorite Photos of 2013

    Posted by Jonathan on December 27th, 2013 (All posts by )

    This is a cross-post from my photoblog of a selection of my better, or at least more preferred, photographic results from 2013. I’ve posted some of them here previously. You may order prints or greeting cards by clicking on the image you’re interested in.

    Click the “read the rest” link to see all of the images.


    Misty Miami Skyline
    Misty Miami Skyline

    Everglades Storm
    Everglades Storm

    Taylor Slough
    Taylor Slough

    Moab Sunrise
    Moab Sunrise

    Miami Twilight
    Miami Twilight

    Bear Cut Bridge
    Bear Cut Bridge

    Aerial Moonrise
    Aerial Moonrise

    Key Biscayne Paddler
    Key Biscayne Paddleboarder

    Arches National Park
    Arches National Park

    Everglades Dragonfly

    Miami Marina at Sunset
    Sunset Clouds at Miami Marina

    Colorado Mountain Meadow Sunset
    Mountain Meadow Sunset

    Miami River Kayakers
    Miami River Kaykers

    Florida Keys Driftwood

    Moab Desert Sunrise
    Desert Sunrise

    Miami Reflections
    Florida Reflections

    Desert Driftwood
    Desert Driftwood

    Foggy Sunrise at Long Pine Key 1
    Foggy Sunrise at Long Pine Key

    Foggy Sunrise at Long Pine Key 2
    Foggy Sunrise At Long Pine Key 2

    Foggy Sunrise at Long Pine Key 3
    Foggy Sunrise at Long Pine Key 3


    Cross-posted from Jonathan’s Photoblog:

    Best Images of 2013, Part 1
    Best Images of 2013, Part 2
    Best Images of 2013, Part 3


    13 Responses to “Favorite Photos of 2013”

    1. Carl from Chicago Says:

      Those are fantastic pictures! I think I want to get one and blow it up in some form whether it is canvas wrap or just a regular print. Have you ever tried the ones where they print / mount them on metal?

    2. Gringo Says:

      Everglades Storm is my favorite,with Foggy Sunrise 1 coming in second, but it was a hard choice. Very good photos.

    3. Jonathan Says:

      I have no experience with metal prints, but they’re popular so people must like them. The print vendor has a money-back guarantee so if you don’t like it you can send it back and only be out shipping costs.

      Thanks for the kind words.

    4. Carl from Chicago Says:

      I will buy one of the metallic prints and let you know!

    5. Mike Doughty Says:

      Fabulous photos!

    6. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      I nominate, for Best Photos of 2013 (Envelope, please…)


      1. Colorado Mountain Meadow Sunset


      2. Foggy Sunrise at Long Pine Key 1
      3. Moab Sunrise

      Honorable Mentions:

      1. Miami Twilight
      2. Everglades Dragonfly

      Your photography is really getting good Jon. What are you shooting with these days? And have you read any books that helped? I bought one of my daughters a Cannon EOS-is for Christmas, and I’ve been looking at photography books to help her out. She’s talking about taking a photography course in the spring, when she can afford it.

    7. Jonathan Says:

      Thanks, Mike. I’m using the same Canon DSLR I’ve been using for a couple of years, and a Pentax K-01.

      I can’t think of any specific books. The basic technical stuff is easily learned online. Books on composition and lighting might be helpful. I would check Amazon reviews. It may also be worth looking into whether any photo groups are available in your area through

    8. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      This looks promising!

      Understanding Exposure

    9. Jeff the Bobcat Says:

      I have several photos printed on metal and I can tell you that I really like the way they look and how easy they are to hang. When you consider no framing costs compared to the paper prints, the cost is about the came.

      Now that I think about it, I think the last 4 or 5 pictures I’ve put up in my house have been metal prints.

      Moab Sunrise would look terrific as a metal print with the bright colors. It is also my favorite. Dragonfly and Mountain Meadow get “Honorable Mentions”

      Is there a way I can post copy of one of my photos to the comments? I have one saved that I printed on metal recently.

    10. Jonathan Says:

      Thanks for the info, Jeff.

      You should be able to post an image by using the “img src=URL” tag if you can get your pic online somewhere. Or email a jpg to me and I’ll post it.

    11. Jonathan Says:

      Here is Jeff’s image:

    12. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      Wow. I bet that looks amazing printed on metal. Very cool.

    13. Jeff the Bobcat Says:

      Thanks Michael! I am very happy with the way it looks on metal. Bright colors and/or high contrast seem to work really well on metal. I think portraits would suffer in comparison to traditional prints.