Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top 20 Photos of 2013 starts tomorrow

Starting tomorrow I'll be posting my best 20 photos from 2013, one per day. I have spent some considerable time deciding which photos to include, which were the most meaningful, and which had stories behind them. I'm also looking forward to visiting others who have signed up for this blog-hop to see the images and stories they have captured.

Here is a photo that didn't make the top 20:

Posting this photo today is making me think twice. I really love this picture! It's our human tendency to rank things. We like to put things in lists. Perhaps there is no such thing as a Top 20 of photos taken in a year. Maybe we just have a whole collection of equally satisfying photos.

Here's another of my favourite photos of 2013:

Took this early one morning. I usually switch off the flash for sunrise/sunset pictures. Forgot to change the settings and captured this palm tree leaf lit up in clear detail with the soft blurry colours of the sunrise behind it. Came out just perfect! It ranked just outside my top 20 as I have another favourite sunset picture which you'll see in the coming days.

One more photo I'd like to share today:

I love watching the birds on a day to day basis here. I actually have a number of photos of them lining up on electricity lines outside our house. A nice picture, but I have no personal story to tell about it, or any standout reason why I love it.

So tomorrow we'll begin with #20 on our lists. Perhaps ranking our photos sorts out what is really and truly meaningful to us, something that goes beyond the image we see with our eyes, which carries a deeper sense of purpose. Hopefully, I have a few of those sort of photos in my Top 20.

Check it out from 1-20 January, 2014 at *The Kuantan Blog*.


  1. Lovely photo's

    Hello Duncan

    I wish you and your loved ones a fantastic 2014 with lots of love and happiness.

    Greetings, Joop

  2. Wonderful photos of beautiful colors!
    My best wishes to you, thank you very much and a hug. Happy 2014! Leovi.

  3. Beautiful photos Duncan, especially the sunrise.
    I wish you and all your loved ones a very happy New Year.

    Greetings Irma

  4. Loved the 2nd pic the best!!

    Wish you and yours a brilliant 2014!!

  5. Have a beautiful new year 2014 to all the family.

  6. You are lucky: I had troubles finding one for tomorrow's theme day...

  7. Beautiful, Duncan. Happy 2014!


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