s 2012 comes to a close, I felt it would be great to feature my personal top 21 photos of 2012
that I chose for the Daily Deviation award. This only goes back as far as July since that was when I started as a Community Volunteer. In the following days, I will be submitting three journals showcasing these beautiful works of art. They are my favorites, the ones that I take great pride in featuring and revisiting every now and again. I hope you find them as wonderful as I do.
Have a great 2013 everybody!!
Let's look forward to another wonderful year ahead, eh?
Radiating tranquility and a profound sense that all is well with the world, frozen in time if only for a fleeting moment, Poppies by AlexandraSophie
is an exquisite example of beautiful photography.
Featured: July 22, 2012
Ablutophobia by CaitlinWorthington
is a wonderful example of impeccable composition, beautiful use of color and contrasts. If the soul expresses itself through the eyes, then this image speaks volumes.
Featured: July 23, 2012
Come See Me
What I love most about this piece is the abstract feel it has while still keeping that "animal-kingdom" mystery. It is a wonderfully composed shot with brilliant lighting and color.
Featured: August 22, 2012
Mom Knows Best
This shot stood out to me while I was selecting which animal photos to feature because of its beautiful, "realistic" perspective. Many of the animal shots we see here on dA are taken in zoos, in controlled environments. This, however, was taken out in the "wild" making it even more incredible, besides just plain wonderfully composed.
Featured: October 22, 2012
Unique composition combined with creative subject matter and perfectly executed with outstanding results = an unforgettable piece.
Featured: July 11, 2012
Cheetah Cub Kill
Cheetah Cub Kill by MrStickman
is not only an exceptional photo, but also a startling reminder of the ferocious, real world of wild animals... a stark contrast to the cute and tame feline photos we are accustomed to seeing.
Featured: July 3, 2012
A Day Without Rain
This shot was one of the few jaw-dropping photos I remember seeing on dA when I was still a newbie on here. I fell in love with it then and used it as a benchmark standard for my own photos later. Today it is still an incredible work of art, beautifully composed, brilliantly captured.
Featured: October 27, 2012