Pumpins from the Maine Pumpkin Patch

The Annual Holiday Gift

Ever year I give, as a holiday gift, a calendar of select photos I shot that year. Last year, instead, I gave a book of photos, all from one vacation destination, to family members who I knew loved that place.

This year, back in sync with my traditional holiday gift-giving, I’m selecting photos for the 2010 Calendar. But now I have 2 years of photos from which to choose!

The task of selecting only 12 photos from 2 years of astounding travel has been all but unbearable! I narrowed the selection down to 60 and then had to begin sawing off my appendages to get it down to 12.

Here are a few that I love, but, for various reasons, these didn’t make the final cut. Click any image to see the larger photo.

 

Pumpins from the Maine Pumpkin Patch
Pumpins from the Maine Pumpkin Patch

 

Ancient Tombs in Petra, Jordan
Ancient Tombs in Petra, Jordan

 

Bull Skull in Nevada
Bull Skull in Nevada

 

Abandoned Shack in a Meadow beneath Snow-Capped Nevada Mountains
Abandoned Shack in a Meadow beneath Snow-Capped Nevada Mountains

 

Manhattan Beach Pier in the Sunset
Manhattan Beach Pier in the Sunset

 

Sunset on Manhattan Beach
Sunset on Manhattan Beach

 

Early Morning Surfer in Manhattan Beach
Early Morning Surfer in Manhattan Beach

 

Barbed Wire Fence in Arizona
Barbed Wire Fence in Arizona

 

Arizona Cactus
Arizona Cactus

 

Arizona Cactus
Arizona Cactus

 

Rock Formations Reflected in Lake with Flagstaff in the Distance
Rock Formations Reflected in Lake with Flagstaff in the Distance