Best of Views Infinitum 2012

Quite a year 2012 turned out to be for Views Infinitum.  I traveled near and far to bring photographs to share and talk about.  We all enjoyed each others photos through six more assignments.  As we are about to turn the page to a new year, I wish to share with you my ten best photos and the blog posts they appeared in.

Combining the use of an iPhone app and knowledge of blue hour, I photographed this view of the Carrier Dome on the Syracuse University campus.

Glowing full Moon over the Carrier Dome on the Syracuse Univeristy campus in Syracuse, New York.

Glowing full Moon over the Carrier Dome on the Syracuse Univeristy campus in Syracuse, New York.
Nikon D700/80-400VR, 0.8s, f/11, ISO 2500, EV 0, 195mm focal length, tripod.

By far my favorite Washington, DC monument is the World War II Memorial on the Mall between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial.

World War II National Memorial in Washington, DC.

World War II National Memorial in Washington, DC.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm focal length, tripod, HDR Image.

During the middle of a hot summer, the Budweiser Clydesdales 8 Horse Hitch came to my hometown to liven up the summer doldrums.

Budweiser Clydesdales Hitch going over the barge canal bridge in  Baldwinsville, New York.

Budweiser Clydesdales Hitch going over the barge canal bridge in Baldwinsville, New York on Friday, July 13, 2012.
Nikon D70/50mm, 1/160s, f/14, ISO 200, EV 0.

While attending the Syracuse Nationals Hot Rod Show, I got up close and personal with this highly customized 2006 Dodge Magnum called the Cro-Magnum.

A highly customized 2006 Dodge Magnum in front of the Horticulture building at the 13th annual Syracuse Nationals Car Show at the New York State Fairgrounds.

A highly customized 2006 Dodge Magnum in front of the Horticulture building at the 13th annual Syracuse Nationals Car Show at the New York State Fairgrounds.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/200s, f/8, ISO 200, EV 0, 16mm focal length.

On a trip with my daughter driving through the United States Midwest, we stopped off at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.  Having taken lots of standard touristy photos of the Arch, I found this angle to be my favorite from the day’s adventure.

The Gateway Arch soars above the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Gateway Arch soars above the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/500s, f/16, ISO 200, EV +0.6, 28mm focal length.

I chased the weather to see the effects of a passing storm front on the Oswego Harbor’s breakwall and lighthouse.

Waves collide with the Oswego Harbor breakwall near the West Pierhead Lighthouse in Oswego, New York.

Waves collide with the Oswego Harbor breakwall near the West Pierhead Lighthouse in Oswego, New York.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 2500, EV +0.3, 300mm focal length.

While visiting my daughter’s new home in Tallahassee, Florida, I was helped by a local photographer who steered me to Miller Landing Road, a designated canopy road.

Miller Landing Road near Tallahassee, Florida is designated a Canopy Road as the trees and moss meet overhead from both sides of the road.

Miller Landing Road near Tallahassee, Florida is designated a Canopy Road as the trees and moss meet overhead from both sides of the road.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, f/16, ISO 400, EV 0, 82mm focal length.

After Tallahassee, we drove down to Orlando and the magical land of Walt Disney World to take part in Epcot’s 30th Anniversary celebration.

Future World from the monorail over Epcot in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

Future World from the monorail over Epcot.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/125, f/16, ISO 200, EV -0.6, 16mm focal length.

The new American Hockey League (AHL) season saw me trying to impress the Syracuse Crunch management on a tryout contract photographing the team.  Photos like this helped me get the contract extended for the rest of the season.

Syracuse Crunch Cory Conacher (89) heads towards the goal against the Hershey Bears in the Crunch's 2012-2013 Home Opener.

Syracuse Crunch Cory Conacher (89) heads towards the goal against the Hershey Bears in the Crunch’s 2012-2013 Home Opener in the War Memorial on Saturday, October 13.
Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/1000s, f/2.8, ISO 2200, EV +1.0, 125mm focal length.

Since I started my blog about four years ago, I have meet many other photographers around the state of New York.  The special group living around Ithaca have accompanied me on several adventures through its gorges and waterfalls.  It was on one such adventure I was shown Wells Falls with its photogenic deteriorating power station.

Wells Falls on Six Mile Creek in Ithaca, New York.

Wells Falls on Six Mile Creek in Ithaca, New York.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, f/22, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm focal length, HDR Image.

On to 2013 and more exciting photography, travel and fun!  Happy New Year!

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19 Responses to Best of Views Infinitum 2012

  1. Truels says:

    Hi Scott! Thanks for a wonderful photo-blogging-year with some great assignments for us readers of your fine blog :-) I’m looking forward to 2013 – and wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

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  2. JOHN KOEGEL says:

    I LIKE THE PIC IN ITHACA NEW YORK THE BEST……..

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  3. Barbara says:

    These are all terrific, Scott! Wishing you all the best in 2013!

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  4. Great Photographs!!!! Have a great and Happy New Year!!!!

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  5. montucky says:

    You had a very good year with the camera!

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  6. It was a great year of photographs that’s for sure, and I’m glad to have been able to enjoy them along with everyone else.

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  7. Karma says:

    Nice wrap-up of your year, Scott. Fun photos. Might have to steal this blog post idea.

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  8. Great images Scott! Of these, I would say the WW II memorial and the Wells Falls are my favorites. Thanks for your support and encouragement. I look forward to participating in more of your assignments next year.

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  9. Scott says:

    Love the Wells Falls photo. Really sweet HDR photo. Very natural looking. I love that.
    I wish I had time to take photos this past year. The book took all my time. It’s done. Just waiting for the printer to finish up with the design. The ebook conversion company, too. Hopefully in another few weeks. Hopefully.

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  10. dawnkinster says:

    Wonderful photos, and what memories you have!

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  11. Beautiful work Scott !!

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  13. Fantastic set! I don’t see many shots from upstate NY. I grew up just outside Syracuse so it’s nice to be taken back home through your photos.
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