Category Archives: Photography

Belle Isle State Park

Untitled by Craig.Vitter
Untitled, a photo by Craig.Vitter on Flickr.

Beautiful afternoon for a walk along the river at Belle Isle State Park (http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/bel.shtml).

Hiking in the Snow

Untitled by Craig.Vitter
Untitled, a photo by Craig.Vitter on Flickr.

Yesterday my daughter, dog, and I took a very pleasant walk through the woods and down to the Potomac river at Caledon State Park (http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/cal.shtml) in King George, VA. The park was blanketed in roughly two inches of crunchy snow that was beautiful and made a great sound as we walked. Considering we didn’t pass as single other person on the trail I think the snow also kept the hordes away which allowed us to enjoy the pleasant sounds of birds signing, snow crunching, and waves lapping along the beach. I don’t like cold weather very much but hiking in the snow has some definite pluses!

Leesylvania Park in the Fog

Untitled by Craig.Vitter
Untitled, a photo by Craig.Vitter on Flickr.

Note: Wow, I haven’t posted anything to my blog in over a year and I posted this image from my Flickr account just as a test of different ways you can share photos from Flickr. I would never have guessed that so many people would see it much less click on the Like button. Thanks for all of the likes!

Lincoln Memorial at Night

Lincoln Memorial at Night

Lincoln Memorial at Night

Image: Best Photos of 2010 Blog Project

Jim Goldstein’s Best Photos of 2010 Blog Project page went live early this morning with an impressive total of 160 participating photographers. I haven’t gotten very far through the list but so far I have been wowed by the entries. I highly recommend taking some time to persue the entries.

My Best Photos of 2010 Blog Project post can be found here: Image: My Top Ten Photos of 2010.

Image: My Top Ten Photos of 2010

This has not been a year in which I spent a great deal of time practicing the “art” of photography. For the most part when I pick up the camera these days its to capture snapshots and not to try and carefully craft an image. That isn’t to say that I think I haven’t managed to capture a few images along the way that might be worthy of a second look… so when I saw Tom Varden’s My Top Ten Photos of 2010 post (who got the idea from Jim M. Goldstein’s blog) I was motivated to go through my image to see if I could pick 10 I liked enough to put label as my top ten for 2010.

So here it goes, my top ten photos of 2010, a mixture of fun portraits, travel photos (from my new favorite city Bangkok), and one lone macro shot:

Sophia in the pool, Singer Island

Sophia in the pool, Singer Island

Wat Saket Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Saket Bangkok, Thailand

Sophia

Sophia

Temple Cat, Wat Pho Bangkok, Thailand

Temple Cat, Wat Pho Bangkok, Thailand

Young Monk Bangkok, Thailand

Young Monk Bangkok, Thailand

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Image: The Blue Lamp

Blue glass lamp photographed with my Sigma 105MM lens and the Vivitar 6000AF Macro Flash.

Blue Lamp

Blue Lamp