2016 – The Year in Pictures

It’s hard to believe another year has come to a close, but looking back on 2016 I’m filled with gratitude and amazement for the visual opportunities that I’ve been fortunate to witness.

A decade ago Jim Goldstein began this popular project, which has evolved over the years to include numerous friends and colleagues whose work continues to be a source of inspiration.

Here I’ve selected a few of my favorite images from the past year. These are not necessarily my best or most popular, but each represents a special moment in time in which the beauty of this amazing world (both natural and man-made) passed before my lens.

Please share and enjoy! And feel free to let me know your thoughts. You can click on any image for a large high quality view, to learn more about it or share individually. I look forward to your selects in the weeks ahead, and wish everyone a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!

-Russ

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Black oaks in winter, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California USA (© Russ Bishop/www.russbishop.com)

Black oaks in winter, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California

Evening light over the Tetons from Cottonwood Creek in winter, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming USA (© Russ Bishop/www.russbishop.com)

Evening light over the Tetons in winter, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The abbey cloister, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France (© Russ Bishop/www.russbishop.com)

The abbey cloister, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

Forest abstract, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California USA (© Russ Bishop/www.russbishop.com)

Forest abstract, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California

Shop windows and shutters, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy (© Russ Bishop/www.russbishop.com)

Shop windows and shutters, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Lava flow entering the ocean at dawn, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, The Big Island, Hawaii USA (© Russ Bishop/www.russbishop.com)

Lava flow entering the ocean at dawn, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, The Big Island, Hawaii

House on Fire Ruin, Mule Canyon, Cedar Mesa, San Juan County, Utah, USA (© Russ Bishop/www.russbishop.com)

House on Fire Ruin, Mule Canyon, Cedar Mesa, San Juan County, Utah

Gondolas and San Giorgio Maggiore church at night, Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square), Venice, Veneto, Italy (© Russ Bishop/www.russbishop.com)

Gondolas and San Giorgio Maggiore church at night, Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square), Venice, Veneto, Italy

Sunset over the Na Pali Coast from Ke'e Beach, Haena State Park, Kauai, Hawaii USA (© Russ Bishop/www.russbishop.com)

Sunset over the Na Pali Coast from Ke’e Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

Canal and houses, Venice, Veneto, Italy (© Russ Bishop/www.russbishop.com)

Canal and houses, Venice, Veneto, Italy

Umauma Falls along the lush Hamakua Coast, The Big Island, Hawaii USA (© Russ Bishop/www.russbishop.com)

Umauma Falls along the lush Hamakua Coast, The Big Island, Hawaii

Winter sunrise on Mount Tom, John Muir Wilderness, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California USA (© Russ Bishop/www.russbishop.com)

Winter sunrise on Mount Tom, John Muir Wilderness, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

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34 thoughts on “2016 – The Year in Pictures

  1. Rich Greene

    An amazing array of work, Russ. I especially like the Lava Flow image. I’m working my way numerically through everyone’s Best of who submitted to Jim’s Project.

    Cheers!

    1. Russ Post author

      Thanks Kyle. I was the only soul around that night in Saint Mark’s Square – hard to believe at one of the world’s most popular destinations!

  2. Jackson

    Great collection, Russ! The lava, the canal and Umauma Falls all definitely stand out for me, but my real favorite is Black Oaks in Winter.

    1. Russ Post author

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, Jackson. Hopefully the new year will present you with many new visual opportunities!

  3. Todd Henson

    Great collection of images, Russ. I love the abbey cloister image, beautiful patterns, straight lines, and great processing. House on Fire Ruin also really stands out to me. Great color, lighting, and pattern, really draws the eye in to the ruins and absolutely looks like a huge fire erupting from them.

    1. Russ Post author

      Thank you, Jim! I always look forward to seeing the big list and appreciate your effort in pulling it together. Wishing you all the best in 2017!

  4. Sarah Marino

    Hi Russ – I am really enjoying the diversity of this collection. My favorite is the top photo, which is one of the prettiest photos of Yosemite’s trees I can remember seeing. Happy New Year!

    1. Russ Post author

      Thank you, Rob. Hopefully the flow will be going strong when you visit. I’ve been there many times over the years, but this is the most spectacular event I’ve seen. Happy New Year!

    1. Russ Post author

      Thank you, David. I appreciate your thoughts! It was a very fulfilling year, and I look forward to your year-end selection.

    1. Russ Post author

      Thanks Rachel, I appreciate your comment! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and wish you all the best in 2017.

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