I was all set to do a Top 2013 photos of 2013 post. I thought 2013 photos from 2013 had a nice ring to it, plus it would spare me the arduous task of narrowing down my favorite and best photos.
But I realized that some of my readers have jobs, or at least have jobs that don’t allow them to look at photos all day, so I decided to narrow it down to the top 20.
I had a great year in 2013. I spent 10 weeks traveling through Turkey, Greece, Italy and Malta – four very photogenic and interesting countries. I work a seasonal job in Denali National Park and although I was very busy as usual, I had time to get out and explore my corner of Alaska. I even scored several great photos of moose, something that has been eluding me for years.
Without further ado, here is a slideshow of 20 of my best/favorite photos. I tried to pick a few unpublished photos to give my avid reader(s) something new to see. Click on any photo to open a slideshow view. Thanks for reading and have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
What was your favorite photo in the set?
What are your travel plans for 2014?
Let’s discuss in the comments section.
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The Meteora shot is my all time favorite on your blog! 😉 I would hang the shot up in our house if I wasn’t too eager to get my ass up there myself and shoot for hours 🙂
I am also fond of that. That was a very cool evening, as the light kept changing as it broke through the clouds. It started sprinkling and there was a rainbow to the east. It was a great evening to be alive with a camera!
Truly Amazing photos 🙂
A stunning collection. Plus, i’d never seen the Trevi Fountain photographed quite like that, and i live in Rome… Looking forward to seeing what next year will bring!
Thank you Alessandro. There was so much activity at the fountain I thought that was more interesting than the art! I love your photos of Rome. Thanks for reading and commenting.
Great photos – so enjoyed them
Thank you Diana.
I can’t pick a favorite, but I really like the scenery pics of AK and Greece!
Jen – I like to take landscape photos. You don’t have to ask for permission and they stay relatively still. I am glad you enjoyed.
Haha. Those are both valid points.
Remarkable photos! Thank you for sharing your adventures!
Michele – Thank you. I hope you have a great 2014.
Happy and safe travels in 2014, Jeff!
Definitely nice photos. But the Meteora image wins by a long shot. That’s the shot to print at 11×14 and put in a 16×20 frame. Color me impressed.
Thank you Kevin. That was a pretty cool evening in Meteora as the light kept changing and changing.
These shots are excellent. Nice work Jeff and thanks for sharing.
Thank you Ed. As you can see by the photos, I had a great year. I hope 2014 is just as good and good luck to you in the year ahead.
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All the photos are gorgeous! I’m too crazy about Italy! Let’s see what 2014 has in store for me… my travels are usually unpredictable.
If a person can only go to one country, Italy would have to be the one. It is a great place!
It is exciting that you don’t know where you will go – that means there are many possibilities!
Remarkable photos… I’m inspired to go to Greece. The Meteora photo is spectacular.
Greece is one of my favorite countries now. Wonderful people, great food, awesome weather, history, islands, beaches, mountains, etc. It is a great country to travel through. I’ll be writing more and posting more photos of Greece in the next few weeks.
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Great shots. They make me want to visit all of the places you’ve photographed!
Thank you. Since you live in London I’d recommend going to Greece if you haven’t been. It was my favorite place last year.
Fantastic photos! The colors that pop in your photos make the images so vivid. It is a tie for me between the Meteora image and the one taken in Cantwell, Alaska. I’ve been to both Greece and Alaska, but never to those specific places. Great work, thanks for sharing!
The fall colors in Alaska are truly stunning and the evening I got the photo near Cantwell, there wasn’t a breath of wind which turned the lakes to mirrors. The Meteora image seems to be the crowd favorite though.
Thank you for commenting and have a happy new year!
Jeff, you never fail to impress! Your photo of Ragusa is stunning, as is the Aurora Borealis. But the photo of the moose that you took from your living room just knocked my socks off and is my sentimental favorite. We highlighted your post on our Best of 2013 today. Happy New Year to you and Kristi. Can’t wait to follow your adventures next year. All the best, Terri & James
The night I got the moose photo, I was debating whether or not to leave the house and go out taking photos. I was lazy and decided to stay home and the mother and two calves came up the house for about an hour. It was pretty cool to say the least.
Thank you for the shout out on your blog! I really appreciate it.
Great set Jeff ,really nicely done and looks like a fabulous year you had there!
Thank you. Symi is awesome, one of my favorite places I’ve been.
My apologies for arriving late to the game. The moose photo is stunning but seeing spots we have traveled through your extraordinary eye are special…Santorini, Venice and those fishermen in Istanbul.
Thank you. I was lucky to get to visit some very special places last year.
Wow, great shots. I probably like the Meteora shot best. Really nice. What gear are using when traveling if I may ask?
I have a Canon T3i and I have four lenses.
I used the 10-20 for the Meteora shot.
Wow, great photos, looks like 2013 was a great year for you! I hope 2014 brings you to even more stunning places!
Michael – Thank you! I had a great year and hopefully next year will be just as good. Thank you for reading and commenting.
Stunning collection, Jeff 🙂
Outstanding photos! Really wish I had a better photography skills. What are your travel plans for this year? You could see more of Europe.
Although I love Europe, it is expensive so I probably won’t go back for awhile. We will probably go somewhere cheap and maybe stay in one town for about two months this fall, maybe in Guatemala or Asia. But it is too early to tell.
How about you? What are your travel plans?
Probably somewhere in Asia like Vietnam or Cambodia. I’ve been on one month trips around Europe and to the US for about £2000 each so its time to go somewhere cheaper for longer.
I went to Vietnam and Cambodia in 2007 and loved it. You could probably stay for about 4-5 months on 2000 pounds.
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The one of the Oklahoma (I’m guessing) wind turbine is my favorite 🙂
Danni – that is because you are Oklahoman 🙂 I like that one also.
I hope you know that copying is a compliment. I think I can honestly say I would not have thought of taking such a photo if I had not seen yours first. I’ve just posted on my FB page my photo of the fishermen on Galata Bridge at sunset. Thank you so much for the idea. It was fun trying to find just the right position.
That is a beautiful photo – you had dramatic skies like we did too. The first night we went to the bridge, all the elements were there for a great sunset, but the horizon clouded over. The 2nd time was the charm.
Great photos of the balloons on your FB page, and I love the cat man. So many cats in Turkey!
Thanks Jeff. The catman was wonderful serendipity, and a sneaky shot. I was thrilled with my balloon shot – something I’d dreamed of seeing, and being able to capture photographically. For us too it was the second time on the bridge, and same as you the horizon clouded over the first time.
Going back to the same spot is one of the most important rules to great photography!
Um I just noticed that you have Istanbul in Greece.You might want to change that 🙂
Also I commented yesterday I think it was on a post that had your fifty favourite photos of 2013 and now I can’t find it. Puzzled.
I created a few galleries under pages and the photos you saw yesterday were on there at this link https://planetbell.me/photo-galleries/50-favorite-photos-of-2013/
Thanks for catching that typo. That might have caused an international incident 🙂