This best of 2013 has no images of war, no images of disasters, no people in third world insane asylums, no people being harmed, just beautiful people and beautiful land as posted here in 2013. I hope you enjoy it, and Happy New Year. I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!
All images made with the Nikon D700, or Nikon D200. For a more in-depth look at any category of images, please visit the archives links at the bottom of the page. Also, you can view the iPhone Edition here.
Grand View, Canyonlands National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park
The Bentonite Hills, Capitol Reef National Park
Temple of the Moon
The Blue Ridge Mountains
Temple of the Sun
The People (and a bird or two, and a boat)
San Francisco de Asis, Taos, New Mexico
Cooking in a remote Laotian village
Along the Laos-Cambodia Border
Chief of the Jicarilla Apache, Dulce, New Mexico
Long Necked Karen Women, Thailand
Cho Cho Ley, Ladakhi Girls
Ladakhi boy watching a winter festival
A young monk waits his turn to perform at a masked dance ceremony, Ladakh
Diner, San Juan
Easter Baptism, Savannah
The Western Wall
Great images …
These images are spectacular! I’ll be adding the Great Sand Dunes National Park to my “want to visit list”. Happy new year 🙂
Great Sand Dunes National Park, why, I would rave about it. But I like that it’s one of the lesser known jewels out there. And yes, you should go.
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Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us, it helps to remind us that the world indeed can be beautiful despite all the problems. Have a great New Year’s Eve. Best. BCF
During these days it is indeed very important to look for the beautiful… Happy 2014!
Fabulous images, Russ. Happy new year!
Thanks Ruth! Happy New Year!
Those are some amazing photographs. My favourite is the sunrise? sunset? in Monument valley, just stunning. Happy New Year.
That was the sunrise, thanks. HappyNew Year to you as well!
Gentle views of the earth and her people. Gorgeous.
Best wishes for the New Year, Russ! : )
Thanks Karen, here’s hoping 2014 is the best year ever, so far!
These are truly inspirational photographs – among the best I have seen this year. Thankyou so much for sharing them with us.
I love to share them Francis, and I appreciate getting to interact with kind folks like you in the process, thanks! Happy New Year!
My god! beautiful images, and so much travelling for one year. Am so envious. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much. Thailand and Ladakh travels happened earlier, I just finally made the time to process them!
Well I certainly appreciate this kind words!
Happy new year! your work is great, I love your photos! Wish you all the best! Corina 🙂
Thanks Corina, I appreciate that! Hope that 2014 brings you continued adventures across this earth!
Thank you 🙂
Superlatives are not available to express my reactions. These are transcendent images, thanks for taking me there!
Wow, thanks for the kind words!
Speechless! Your work is amazing. Happy New Year.
Happy New Year to you! Thanks so much!
Always enjoy your work throughout the year, Russ. Love the landscapes (makes me want to shoot more of them) but my eyes keep coming back to the interesting Thai Chicken and the Chief of the Jicarilla Apache. So good-
Thanks Jason. I actually enjoy documenting culture more, but when you find yourself in Utah for a summer you can’t help but shoot some landscapes. Appreciate the kind words and I look forward to seeing what comes out of the camera in 2014 myself.
you are good for photography in general because you make getting great pictures look so easy. to get in the places to get those shots is anything but easy. your secret is you love all those people and their strange cultures. Great job!
Thanks Dr John, I’m hoping to get back to Ladakh during 2014…
Beautiful images. Happy New Year
Happy New Year, and thanks!
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superbs selection of works, very impressive landscape images, amazing sense of the moment. If You find free time You can check my works as well. Regards from Poland , emeraldwake.wordpress.com
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