Best Shot of 2012: Weekly Photography Challenge - Digital Photography School

Best Shot of 2012: Weekly Photography Challenge

2012 (light writing)As we approach the end of the year I thought it might be time to do a weekly challenge on the topic of ‘best shot in 2012′.

So dig through your shots from 2012 and share your best shot with us.

What ‘best’ means is up to you. It could be a shot that is technically best, makes you feel great or captures a best moment. Whatever you like.

Once you’ve selected your best shot of 2012 upload it to your favourite photo sharing site and either share a link to it or – embed it in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSBEST2012 to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks Environmental Portraits challenge where there were some beautiful shots submitted.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • Jeremy Edmonds

    February 13, 2013 11:26 am

    I'm super fashionably late but here goes nothing!
    http://500px.com/photo/22724951

    Beauty By The Barn :)

  • Lesley

    January 26, 2013 12:51 am

    early morning, from the train. Yangon to Mandalay.
    [eimg url='http://lesleyleephotography.com/?attachment_id=1798' title='?attachment_id=1798']

    I hope it works this time. :-)

  • Jay Larson

    January 24, 2013 02:05 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jayslarson/8329773603/' title='||#Utah|| Blowing snow on Deseret Peak lighting up red at sunset.' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8503/8329773603_05619e2c6c.jpg']

  • Deb Snelson

    January 5, 2013 06:41 am

    My best 12 images of 2012 are here:
    http://www.debsnelsonphotography.com/blog/

  • SJ Fotography

    January 3, 2013 09:05 pm

    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjzclicks/7440575194/][eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/7440575194_1076cc8c72.jpg' title='7440575194_1076cc8c72.jpg'][/url]
    [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjzclicks/7440575194/]Fireworks (NDP Rehearsals 2012)[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/sjzclicks/]SJ Fotography[/url], on Flickr

  • Sabrina Ko

    January 2, 2013 12:31 pm

    My favorite picture of the year was just recently shot of my favorite subjects, my dogs.

    http://goo.gl/mEgu3

  • Eden

    December 30, 2012 05:49 am

    My favorite photo from this year. The picture was taken in Turkey.

    http://edenkwok.tumblr.com/image/31128862372

  • Judy Royal Glenn

    December 29, 2012 11:28 am

    An arctic Snowy Owl made a rare visit to St. Simons Island, Georgia, and I captured a photo Christmas Day (and a few days earlier)....what a great present!! A once in a lifetime photo for me:)

    http://seeingthroughgodseyesphotos.blogspot.com/2012/12/merry-christmas-snowy-owl.html

  • Connie

    December 28, 2012 12:11 pm

    This is the picture I love from 2012.
    A group of wild horses ran down my street.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/67616811@N00/8187395910/sizes/l/in/photostream/

  • Scottc

    December 27, 2012 09:45 pm

    Not a great photograh technically, but I really like the way this one turned out.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lendog64/8208885076/

  • Josh Baker

    December 26, 2012 11:49 pm

    Shot in Maui Hawaii during the black rock nightly cliff jumping ceremony.

  • Lilliana

    December 26, 2012 10:49 am

    My favorite pic of all the ones I took this year, is not of my daughter or even my dogs, it's of a dog named Fiona (like one of mine) who was begging for a cookie at a Dachshund Costa Rica meeting. Might not be technically awesome, but I do love her expression. :D

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lillyanka/8308279640

  • Urbah

    December 26, 2012 04:53 am

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=512330745455726&set=a.275098372512299.67898.221591501196320&type=1&theater&notif_t=like

    ^ thats the link to my picture :D

  • Donald

    December 25, 2012 11:50 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcannon/8177454455/in/photostream

  • Higgor

    December 25, 2012 09:19 am

    Valentine's Day tribute :)

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/374467_372006269556126_168839547_n.jpg

  • jeri

    December 25, 2012 07:51 am


    This is my favorite shot of 2012. I spent the day in the Rocky Mountains (near Denver), just me and my camera. Bliss.

  • Donald

    December 25, 2012 05:32 am

    Early morning, from the Skyline Drive:

  • Rita

    December 25, 2012 04:19 am

    This is me, bare, vulnerable, exposed.

  • Andy V

    December 25, 2012 02:51 am

    A seasonal shot I grabbed at the Christmas market a couple of weeks ago....

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8222/8273008120_d9e60429f2_b.jpg

  • Yuva Chandolu

    December 25, 2012 02:26 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/88369824@N00/8296420081/

  • Tonia

    December 24, 2012 09:31 pm

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  • Jaryn

    December 24, 2012 08:11 pm

    my 2012 fav...

    http://www.fotocommunity.com/pc/pc/mypics/1808459/display/29805250

  • Thiagu

    December 24, 2012 03:37 pm

    My best shot of 2012. I shot this pic on a trip to Mahabalipuram in India.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thiagu_s/8298899507/in/photostream

  • Shannan Jones

    December 24, 2012 03:15 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=136521659834926&set=a.136521579834934.30610.100004312773298&type=3&theater

  • Zain Abdullah

    December 24, 2012 02:37 pm

    If I am asked to pick which is my best photo in 2012, I personally think it must be this photo:

    http://zain.zenfolio.com/24-all-time-best/e27ff8b5a

    The light that suddenly came out from behind the cloud on the otherwise overcast day quickly made me fire away the shutter and what resulted was the picture above. It is a heritage building whose architecture was strongly influenced by Mughal Architecture from India.

  • Maikel

    December 24, 2012 02:11 pm

    Just took this one today and now I think this is my best shot of 2012
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefro/8301156841/in/photostream

  • Natalie Ord

    December 24, 2012 01:15 pm

    This was my favourite shoot of the year. My friends were expecting their first child so they asked me to capture the pregnancy. On a Saturday night with primitive lighting I captured this image. This image was actually a candid moment in the shoot and I love it because it is relaxed and natural.

    http://www.redbubble.com/people/nord/works/9249938-beautiful?c=155422-maternity-portraits

  • Sally Chisom

    December 24, 2012 11:30 am

    The link to my photo did not work, so here it is again. It is one of my better shots. The Light Rail train breezes by the Crest Theater, Downtown Sacramento.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sallychisom/8209230256/in/photostream[/img]

  • Andstein

    December 24, 2012 11:14 am

    http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/253/7/4/soul_mirror_by_andstein00-d5eaglm.jpg

    It was a cold sunny day!
    [eimg url='http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2012/253/7/4/soul_mirror_by_andstein00-d5eaglm.jpg' title='soul_mirror_by_andstein00-d5eaglm.jpg']

  • Jesus Espinar Lopez

    December 24, 2012 10:40 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jespinarlopez/8209933498/sizes/l/in/photostream/

  • Jesus Espinar Lopez

    December 24, 2012 10:39 am

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8209933498_dc9d607878.jpg' title='8209933498_dc9d607878.jpg']

  • Markeya

    December 24, 2012 10:23 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/62100816@N02/8302028306/

    My cucumber shot glass creation for the Green Tomato Bloody Mary made with Grand Ten Distillers Fire Puncher Vodka
    Bacon infused chipotle vodka+green tomatoes+tomatillos+corn water+other ingredients garnished with shrimp, red pepper, baby corn, and caramelized bacon. The "cup" is rimmed with old bay and red sea salt

  • alan o'dowd

    December 24, 2012 09:22 am

    http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/165996_330526090363769_1348870595_n.jpg

  • Brenda

    December 24, 2012 09:15 am

    Disney World - Lighting in the Chinese Theater

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/gottgraphicsdesign/8136216370/' title='301/365' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8476/8136216370_79db26846d_o.jpg']

  • Patrick Lefèbvre

    December 24, 2012 09:14 am

    It's up to you ;-)
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrick-lefebvre/8300873747/' title='PLE8491' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8077/8300873747_a565059d49.jpg']

  • Rex Boggs

    December 24, 2012 08:09 am

    A cattle egret in breeding plumage.
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/rexboggs5/8260027528/' title='Cattle Egret 2' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8223/8260027528_428029a918.jpg']

  • dee_gee

    December 24, 2012 08:09 am

    Ah I think this is what I should have done...

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dee_gee/8188808183/' title='The sky lit up' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8204/8188808183_6a20cfe444.jpg']

  • dee_gee

    December 24, 2012 08:06 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dee_gee/8188808183/

  • Susanne

    December 24, 2012 07:26 am

    Fireworks that I shot from my balcony...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/67185463@N05/7715124994/

  • Chris Gin

    December 24, 2012 06:32 am

    Sunset at Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8496/8291202195_e98cb0395a.jpg' title='8291202195_e98cb0395a.jpg']

  • Mihir

    December 24, 2012 06:19 am

    My friend says it has a poetic effect
    maybe it does...

  • Adam Lister

    December 24, 2012 06:06 am

    Didn't show up last time so I thought I'd try it again... this may not be the best shot on here, but it took ages to try and get and I'm very pleased with it..!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/81861182@N03/8271312180/

  • Harneet Ahluwalia

    December 24, 2012 04:47 am

    One of my best clicks of 2012...I hope u lyk it..:)

  • Chris Hogan

    December 24, 2012 04:15 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/cokeclsc/8037593676/' title='Yellow Daisy' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/8037593676_765c6a7c54.jpg']

    This yellow daisy was blossoming nicely on our hike in Oak Glenn, California.

  • Dominik Gruszczyk

    December 24, 2012 04:09 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dommylee/7306733156/' title='Immergrün' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8023/7306733156_ccbcb1c9d1.jpg']

  • Mark G

    December 24, 2012 04:06 am

    Fall in New England is one of my favorite times of the year, and this is why.

  • DaZi

    December 24, 2012 04:02 am

    So it Begins

    http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad317/DZJr111/Tracks.jpg

  • SteveP

    December 24, 2012 03:59 am

    I started my journey back in February and I've studied and come farther in a year than I ever thought possible. But, my best picture is from just a couple of months in at an airshow. It happened to be the night of the "Super Moon" and while we were waiting for the fireworks show to be set up, I was growing tired of the planes flying around and wanted to see if I could capture the moon. But these dang planes kept flying in the way. My wife whacked me and called me a moron (lovingly) and I changed my focus and position to nail this shot. Really a once in a lifetime moment for me. It really has helped me to try to become a better photographer each day since - trying to learn so I can put myself in that once-in-a-lifetime moment again.

    [eimg url='http://flic.kr/p/bErT2A' title='bErT2A']

  • petpave

    December 24, 2012 03:54 am

    This would one of my fav shots).....

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pevelpetros/8161441874/lightbox/

  • Goran Zoricic

    December 24, 2012 03:47 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/77919692@N05/8067690194/

  • SamppaV

    December 24, 2012 03:23 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/samppav/8127201461/' title='1983 - Explore #117 October 27, 2012' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8474/8127201461_9290dc358f.jpg']
    Hailuoto, Finland.

  • Ranjith

    December 24, 2012 03:14 am

    Though the image is not technically sound, its my favorite. The reflections of the artist..
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/msranjith/8042198784/in/photostream

    Happiness manifested as smile, at its best.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/msranjith/6909767443/in/photostream/

  • Maikel

    December 24, 2012 03:12 am

    Not the best but my favorite
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefro/7761455594/' title='Valentina' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7761455594_2786583fc4.jpg']

  • Maikel

    December 24, 2012 03:11 am

    Not the most popular but my favorite
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nefro/7761455594/in/photostream

  • Floyd Morgan Jr.

    December 24, 2012 03:06 am

    http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f39/Southerocker/IMG_36812_1_1.jpg

  • Kathy

    December 24, 2012 03:04 am

    http://flic.kr/p/dDw22W

  • Ben Lowe

    December 24, 2012 02:55 am

    [eimg url='http://benlowephotography.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/1080552.jpg' title='1080552.jpg']

  • Ben Lowe

    December 24, 2012 02:53 am

    http://benlowephotography.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/1080552.jpg

    http://benlowephotography.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/127365-neon-trails/

  • Adam

    December 24, 2012 02:43 am

  • SamppaV

    December 24, 2012 02:40 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/samppav/8127201461/in/photostream
    Hailuoto, Finland.[eimg url='http://www.flickr.com/photos/samppav/8127201461' title='8127201461']

  • DaZi

    December 24, 2012 02:39 am

    Waiting

    http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad317/DZJr111/Misc/_DSC2063.jpg

  • DaZi

    December 24, 2012 02:34 am

    Bolt in the Blue

    http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad317/DZJr111/Misc/Bolt1.jpg

  • Jennifer

    December 24, 2012 02:31 am

    This was one of my favorites for the year.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrc2228/7685167272/in/photostream

  • Kathy Meneghin

    December 24, 2012 02:29 am

    This is one of my favorites of a sunset on Nantucket. It had been a really rough week at work and an evening of downtown and some photography was in order.[eimg url='https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.516155561737796.114660.100000300703067&type=1&comment_id=6604180#!/photo.php?fbid=476333055720047&set=a.378732975480056.88109.100000300703067&type=3&theater' title='photo.php?fbid=476333055720047&set=a.378732975480056.88109.100000300703067&type=3&theater']

  • Lukas Stewart

    December 24, 2012 02:17 am

    http://500px.com/photo/17927883

  • Mikael Wiman

    December 24, 2012 02:13 am

  • Sally Chisom

    December 24, 2012 02:04 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sallychisom/8209230256/[/img]
    This year my skill level has increased. This is one of the best shots taken.

  • Jesus Espinar Lopez

    December 24, 2012 02:01 am

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8239159820_ff053a4132.jpg' title='8239159820_ff053a4132.jpg']

  • jason

    December 23, 2012 11:50 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wellsie82/6936134873/in/set-72157630043011017

  • jason

    December 23, 2012 11:49 pm

  • DaZi

    December 23, 2012 10:54 pm

    [eimg url='http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad317/DZJr111/Misc/Bolt1.jpg' title='Bolt1.jpg']
    Bolt in the Blue

  • Robert Flynn

    December 23, 2012 08:41 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/68801732@N06/8299964312/' title='Rocking Horse and a Tree' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8299964312_03f8f7a443.jpg']

    This is one from getting back into photography

  • Chris McCrossen

    December 23, 2012 07:39 pm

    3rd time lucky :
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bu-shi/7406432996/' title='Walk this way' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8158/7406432996_b59cb996d7.jpg']
    Walk this way

  • Mario Duarte

    December 23, 2012 07:37 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/79907764@N04/8295704423/' title='White' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8358/8295704423_cf50e9572c.jpg']

  • Chris McCrossen

    December 23, 2012 07:20 pm

  • Srikant

    December 23, 2012 06:11 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/srikant_kuanar/6668206601/sizes/l/in/photostream/

  • Srikant

    December 23, 2012 06:10 pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/srikant_kuanar/6668206601/sizes/m/in/photostream/

  • Srikant

    December 23, 2012 06:08 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/srikant_kuanar/6668206601/' title='DSC_1820-3' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7029/6668206601_aa6c599991.jpg']

  • Danie Lee

    December 23, 2012 02:14 pm

  • Kathie Thomas

    December 23, 2012 01:34 pm

    So hard to choose my best shot for the year. Missed many weeks of photography as I started off the year incapacitated by a badly broken leg and was stuck inside for weeks. And then had to take it slowly when I was walking again.

    This shot was taken at the Victorian Tree Climbing Championships in Ballarat in November this year. It's one of my fav shots for the year.

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8063/8178415241_41fb5140c2_c_d.jpg' title='8178415241_41fb5140c2_c_d.jpg']

  • Sriram V

    December 23, 2012 01:04 pm

    Star Trails:
    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8343/8232954920_d52328aa82_b.jpg' title='8232954920_d52328aa82_b.jpg']

  • SzViragNatalia

    December 23, 2012 10:44 am

    I took a picture of a tourist taking a picture in Budapest :) http://instagram.com/p/TjmrzjozHK/

  • Tom

    December 23, 2012 10:24 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vixhs/8069456936/in/photostream

  • Jesus Espinar Lopez

    December 23, 2012 10:13 am

    Around San Francisco bay area. Probably not my best pic but it brings me great memories. [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jespinarlopez/8214169022/' title='DSC_3100-2' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8214169022_bffe0d2e09.jpg']

  • Jesus Espinar Lopez

    December 23, 2012 10:10 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jespinarlopez/8239159820/' title='Koh Lipe Sunset Beach' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8345/8239159820_ff053a4132_c.jpg']

  • Jesus Espinar Lopez

    December 23, 2012 10:01 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jespinarlopez/8208865095/' title='330' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8208/8208865095_d16150b6c3.jpg']

  • Jesus Espinar Lopez

    December 23, 2012 09:58 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jespinarlopez/8208856631/' title='DSC_3503-2' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8061/8208856631_794d9e6f3d.jpg']

  • Ronnie

    December 23, 2012 04:55 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronnieliew/7974915598/in/set-72157631380977152

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8173/7974915598_f411293640.jpg' title='7974915598_f411293640.jpg']

  • And

    December 23, 2012 04:19 am

    This is probably not my best shot of the year, but it's my favorite

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/andbaggio/8297701858/in/photostream

  • And

    December 23, 2012 04:08 am

    This might not be my best shot, but it's my favorite for this year.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/andbaggio/8297701858/in/photostream

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/andbaggio/8297701858/' title='Leonardo' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8073/8297701858_a1f9d5f877.jpg']

  • Marcy

    December 23, 2012 03:28 am

    My best shot was a closeup of bees on a honeycomb. I loved looking through my photos from throughout the year and ended up writing a whole post about it:
    http://www.tootimidandsqueamish.com/2012/12/best-shots/

  • Rob

    December 23, 2012 03:08 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/rahsoft/7107105909/' title='Black Gold' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/7107105909_6338d122ed.jpg']
    A quiet photography year for me, too much going on to give it enough quality time

  • Denise Sarazin

    December 23, 2012 03:03 am

    This was my favourite shot of the year, not only because Lucy's pose is awe-inspiring, but because it was the cover shot for a calendar for which I all the photography and creative direction. It was a fund-raiser in support of multiple sclerosis research and was officially supported by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. We surpassed our goal of raising $10,000. The cause is particularly meaningful to me because the idea was born after my son-in-law found out he has MS in May of this year. If interested you may view all the images for the calendar at http://milagrophotography.smugmug.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumID=26255400&AlbumKey=6hZwWV

  • Randy Martin

    December 23, 2012 02:48 am

    Caught this photo from my deck.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rlmartin000/8254840737/in/set-72157628528095027/

  • Jordan Barab

    December 23, 2012 02:42 am

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8072470208_7b21bdfe21.jpg[/img]

    Wadi Rum, Jordan. January 2012

  • Philippe

    December 23, 2012 02:23 am

    My favorite shot of 2012: a couple of ballroom dancers :
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcabot/6857143147
    I love their expression !

  • Jeff

    December 23, 2012 02:15 am

    Here my best from 2012.

    http://www.detroitrunnerphotography.blogspot.com/2012/12/best-shot-of-2012-weekly-photography.html

  • Womanfriday

    December 23, 2012 02:14 am

    Out of interest, how do you make a photo appear larger on this page - mine's pretty small compared to the others, so I may be doing something wrong?

  • Jason

    December 23, 2012 02:06 am

    Hmm didn't show up the first time.....this is one of my fab shots I took this year....great model to work with:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/91360030@N05/8295891538/

  • Brian Caldwell

    December 23, 2012 02:00 am

    Cloudy day on Cape Cod dunes.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcald7/8041196935/

  • Irinna

    December 23, 2012 01:54 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47508922@N03/8297298762/

  • Jeff E Jensen

    December 23, 2012 01:36 am

    Man, that's a tough one to narrow down. I'm working on my top ten blog posts list for 2012, this one will certainly be on the list:

    http://jeffejensen.blogspot.com/2012/01/fire-in-desert.html

  • raghavendra

    December 23, 2012 01:35 am

    There have been a lot of views for this photograph

    http://raghavendra-mobilephotography.blogspot.in/2012/04/beautiful-lily-flower-in-pond.html

  • Quan Nguyen

    December 23, 2012 01:30 am

    This is my favourite shot so far:
    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8297244924_8b3f45e22f_b.jpg' title='8297244924_8b3f45e22f_b.jpg']

    You can see the fireworks as well as the harbour lights reflecting on the water.

    Visit my facebook page if you'd like to see more of my works:
    http://www.facebook.com/quan.nguyen3011

  • Womanfriday

    December 23, 2012 01:15 am

    Turkish family chasing pigeons in Istanbul

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/womanfriday/8105321936/

  • Denene Brox

    December 23, 2012 12:40 am

    My favorite of 2012 was taken last weekend. It's a fashion/beauty portrait:

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-11U-0Ai5Jk4/UM6SnJEI0jI/AAAAAAAAA70/K3AEWQEUrX0/s1600/IMG_5582-2.jpg

  • Fernanda Areis

    December 23, 2012 12:25 am

    Maybe it could be my best shot: http://flic.kr/p/dtXjKt

  • Kevin

    December 23, 2012 12:22 am

    I guess this is my best shot of 2012. Young Guns performing at one of the Olympic Torch relay parties (in Oxford's South Park).[eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8008/7537667824_2c4f41837f.jpg' title='7537667824_2c4f41837f.jpg']

    Flickr link http://www.flickr.com/photos/8076308@N06/7537667824/

  • Mahmoud Athab

    December 23, 2012 12:21 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/74600141@N06/8296083097/in/photostream

  • Womanfriday

    December 22, 2012 11:28 pm

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8188/8105321936_8e02b2a708_m.jpg' title='8105321936_8e02b2a708_m.jpg']

    Family chasing pigeons in Istanbul

  • Thomas Leuther

    December 22, 2012 10:25 pm

    My own favorite from 2012 : "I used to live in the Streets"

    [eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7162550799_a82934b8d9_k.jpg' title='7162550799_a82934b8d9_k.jpg']

    Thanks for sharing yours and Happy 2013 !

  • Wendy

    December 22, 2012 08:29 pm

    I am new to photography, but here goes...[eimg url='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jgz1AoXpyo4/UMXNsj0LwPI/AAAAAAAAI00/bksIl9nHx0E/s640/Sketch+with+logo.png' title='Sketch+with+logo.png']

  • Mark Baily

    December 22, 2012 08:23 pm

    My all time favorite alfie photo http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/chefb666/8027547338/

  • Justin Wong

    December 22, 2012 08:21 pm

    Found this maple leave laying on the stone when i was on my trip to Taiwan. :)
    Definitely one of my favourite shots this year.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/78592331@N02/8295692091/in/photostream

  • Stephan T

    December 22, 2012 08:04 pm

    [eimg url='http://distilleryimage10.s3.amazonaws.com/8d7eaf5e488711e29d0222000a1fbc0c_7.jpg' title='8d7eaf5e488711e29d0222000a1fbc0c_7.jpg']

  • Seb

    December 22, 2012 07:27 pm

    Buddies

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49749846@N07/8155050402/

  • Daniel Scott

    December 22, 2012 07:01 pm

    Trying again
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnjscott531/8295227209/

  • Daniel Scott

    December 22, 2012 07:01 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/dnjscott531/8295227209/' title='I'm Ready for my Headshot' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8079/8295227209_65a6124cfb_c.jpg']

  • Tracy Wilson

    December 22, 2012 06:20 pm

    This is Cataract falls in Owen county Indiana. We had some awesome colors this fall![eimg url='http://500px.com/photo/16078761' title='16078761']

  • Sakib

    December 22, 2012 06:20 pm

    here is my one:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cactus_knight/7520409648/

  • Jesse

    December 22, 2012 06:08 pm

    http://jbarnaart.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/p1000087c.jpg is most probably the favorite picture I took this year

  • Joshua Crocker

    December 22, 2012 05:33 pm

    the perspective and sparkle of the sun, california coast

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehblife/8295407445/' title='IMG_4617' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8295407445_29c312c772.jpg']

  • Joshua Crocker

    December 22, 2012 05:24 pm

    i really like the perspective of the shot and sparkle of the sun. California Coast.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/thehblife/8295407445/' title='IMG_4617' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8295407445_29c312c772.jpg']

  • Jai Catalano

    December 22, 2012 04:52 pm

    This was my most popular for the year. Don't know if it's my best but people thought it was.

    http://portraitinspiration.com/inspiration-for-the-day/

  • Sakib

    December 22, 2012 04:15 pm

    here is my one:[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/cactus_knight/7520409648/' title='life (71/365)' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7520409648_972a60ae58.jpg']

  • kaitlyn

    December 22, 2012 04:07 pm

    A photo of my brother and sister. I like it for 2012 because of the "12" in graffiti in the background.

    http://kaitlyndgodfreysphotos.shutterfly.com/familyportraits/7

  • sharmaB

    December 22, 2012 03:43 pm

    or ...http://learninghowtoshot.blogspot.in/2012/11/backyard.html

  • Satesh R

    December 22, 2012 02:57 pm

    This is probably my best for the year.
    http://flic.kr/p/dBhgNh

  • John St. Jelly

    December 22, 2012 02:17 pm

    This is probably my favourite of 2012, from my trip to Spain last January:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/deboulai/6936461523/in/photostream

  • Zeus Elijah

    December 22, 2012 02:11 pm

    https://twitter.com/Zeus_Maligat12/status/282320758720581634/photo/1

    Out of all my shots this 2012, I chose this because it's happy, it's fun, it shows great emotion. "A child's smile is the most innocent thing in the world"

    I know I shouldn't be competing or even posting my shots since they are quite unpolished. But I guess it's worth a shot! :)) This website helps me a lot :)

  • Chitra Sivasankar Arunagiri

    December 22, 2012 01:55 pm

    Strawberry Splash
    http://csafotography.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/dps-challenge-best-shot-of-2012/

  • Zeus Elijah

    December 22, 2012 01:51 pm

    https://twitter.com/i/#!/Zeus_Maligat12/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FoiEpdCDn

    https://twitter.com/Zeus_Maligat12/status/282315044316934144/photo/1

    It's the same photo. I know shouldn't be competing or even posting my shot because my photos are unpolished. I've never been around to take pictures. But I guess, It's worth a try! :)) This website helps me a lot. Out of all my photos this 2012 , I chose this because it's happy, it's fun, it''s jolly and I love Black and White photography :)

  • Tonia

    December 22, 2012 01:35 pm

  • Maj Khan

    December 22, 2012 01:20 pm

    Minimal silhouette shot
    http://instagr.am/p/RDozSqAaki/

  • Maj Khan

    December 22, 2012 01:19 pm

    One of my best shots of 2012
    http://instagr.am/p/TO6bjuAatd/

  • Maj Khan

    December 22, 2012 01:12 pm

    My favourite shot. http://instagr.am/p/RDoe5bgakE/

  • Sean

    December 22, 2012 12:48 pm

    I have so many pictures from 2012 but, it came down to the Airshow. Picking just one picture from this amazing day was very hard. Seeing th Blue Angels fly so close is always the highlight of the show.
    http://www.seansdigitals.com/Events/Miramar-Airshow-2012/i-bJJNsJ5/0/L/Airshow2012%20%28216%20of%20277%29-L.jpg

  • Jason

    December 22, 2012 12:22 pm

    one of my fav shots i took this year:

  • Phil Brown

    December 22, 2012 11:49 am

    Like others I've taken lots of favorites in 2012 but a late fall trip to the "other" coast, northern California, has me thinking this is mine for the year...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nebirdsplus/8163670392/in/set-72157631726855169/lightbox/

  • Gary Mc Nutt

    December 22, 2012 11:48 am

    Im kind of torn between two this year:

    This one Recently:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/garymcnutt/8259941154/in/photostream/lightbox/

    or this one:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/garymcnutt/8072119934/in/photostream/lightbox/

  • Michele

    December 22, 2012 11:33 am

    Here is mine. The reason I chose this one was because I was amazed I caught this while on the back of a bike, going 65 mph. Http://500px.com/photo/19800327

  • Scott Presley

    December 22, 2012 11:15 am

    Great photos everyone! I'd like to submit one from from Thanksgiving - I spent the day on the shore in Homer, Alaska (freezing i might add). I got a great shot of a bald eagle watching the sunset

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cotfessi/8294713535/sizes/o/in/set-72157632303507149/

  • Devon Ho

    December 22, 2012 11:03 am

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=442623392414872&set=a.442621849081693.105537.316603171683562&type=3&theater

    There are many but I chose this one because in a year of so many tragedies and devastation, this picture brings me hope and joy as two of the most genuine people in this world promises to love and care for one another and celebrate a union on devoted commitment.

  • Erika

    December 22, 2012 10:48 am

    I'm a little underwhelmed by the majority of my shots from this year, so this one definitely stands out as the best.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/iwinatcookie/7470654350/in/set-72157628755961123

  • Bradley Paskievitch

    December 22, 2012 10:33 am

    Supermoon Setting ...[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/53228590@N03/8295709022/' title='Grand Teton' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8364/8295709022_76afd5100f.jpg']

  • Phil Brown

    December 22, 2012 10:29 am

    As others I have loads of favorites from 2012 but a late fall trip to the "other" coast, California, provided some memorable images with this being my favorite from the trip and year.[eimg url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8490/8163670392_9d826da970_o.jpg' title='8163670392_9d826da970_o.jpg']

  • Thomas

    December 22, 2012 09:28 am

    Son and Father on a Foto Safari.

  • Travis

    December 22, 2012 09:05 am

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=392841370776437&set=a.392841307443110.87510.392830784110829&type=3&theater

  • Habib

    December 22, 2012 08:23 am

    I Like this one, i hope u people will like it too.. :) http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=303039603139430&set=pb.269104753199582.-2207520000.1356124934

  • Bill Pennington

    December 22, 2012 08:15 am

    [eimg url='http://www.blazingb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Bubble-Boy.jpg' title='Bubble-Boy.jpg']

  • Rich

    December 22, 2012 08:11 am

    I have lots of favourites from 2012, but I picked this as it was the first photo I've taken that made it to Flickr's explore list:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/41898910@N03/7075144365/

  • Kevin

    December 22, 2012 08:07 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/73481282@N04/7491800202/in/photostream/lightbox/

    All great photos above. Thanks for sharing and all the best in 2013

  • tom

    December 22, 2012 07:43 am

    I like this one very much...

    http://www.image-me.de/wps/?p=563

  • Ben

    December 22, 2012 07:43 am

    My little girl's first Christmas season:
    [eimg url='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_ml64lrq7Po/UMwaDjD5f2I/AAAAAAAABXM/gAX_SQkelXw/s1600/IMG_4325.JPG' title='IMG_4325.JPG']
    My son and I on a train:
    [eimg url='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rZZOSBEaIco/UEu7b_iqA8I/AAAAAAAABMw/YQ0dN2kmbXg/s1600/IMG_1944.jpg' title='IMG_1944.jpg']

  • Mariano Silva

    December 22, 2012 07:41 am

    This is my favorite picture from 2012

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=544966432187536&set=a.531064376911075.146088.531052506912262&type=1&theater

  • Chris McCrossen

    December 22, 2012 07:32 am

    Mine is :
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bu-shi/7406432996/

  • Rajneesh

    December 22, 2012 07:25 am

    i like this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12311097@N06/8294218425/in/photostream

  • Tom O'Connor

    December 22, 2012 07:20 am

    Here's mine:

    http://taustinoconnor.zenfolio.com/p9574725/e2607ffb1

  • Ben

    December 22, 2012 07:19 am

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5330/6949308130_91bc4a5486_o.jpg

  • Greg Nelson

    December 22, 2012 06:54 am

    My favorite shot from 2012: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tallok/8173027211/

  • Steve

    December 22, 2012 06:53 am

    Just like the mood this one gives. I keep expecting a fairy to fly past

    http://wildlifeencounters.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/European-Trees-and-Tree-scenes/G0000Ob1moPwW2uU/I0000kcD0lyPIzJs/C0000WoECtQCRF0Y

  • Marcos Loyola

    December 22, 2012 06:36 am

    Just a few days ago, in the middle of nowhere

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mloyolarivera/8259880314/

  • Jeff

    December 22, 2012 06:35 am

    My favorite pic from 2012: http://flic.kr/p/brAWbp

  • Mark Baily

    December 22, 2012 06:34 am

    Only took this yesterday of my new baby boy but am so pleased with it http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/chefb666/8292772446/

  • Matt Jones

    December 22, 2012 06:32 am

    Bikes along the canal in Gent - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=390492934344960&set=a.390492581011662.86830.390156561045264&type=3&theater

  • Jason Arney

    December 22, 2012 06:19 am

    http://www.jasonarney.com/Japan/Saga/22970150_QWbCT7#!i=1850723053&k=nTKVfs5&lb=1&s=X3

  • Jason Arney

    December 22, 2012 06:19 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonarney/7213452106/' title='Sun Stained' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7212/7213452106_f5737ec56a_c.jpg']

    Sun Stained
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonarney/7213452106/

    Original at:
    http://www.jasonarney.com/Japan/Saga/22970150_QWbCT7#!i=1850723053&k=nTKVfs5&lb=1&s=X3

  • joshi daniel

    December 22, 2012 06:18 am

    Mine: http://joshidaniel.com/2012/01/22/172/

  • lisacng @ expandng.com

    December 22, 2012 06:10 am

    Whoops the link to my fav image didn't show up! [eimg url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6849907507_d6ebb1dca4.jpg' title='6849907507_d6ebb1dca4.jpg']

  • lisacng @ expandng.com

    December 22, 2012 06:09 am

    My favorite image is of my son, pointing to the puppy, that is indeed his! Happy 2012!

  • Martin Cook

    December 22, 2012 05:32 am

    May be not the best, but probably my favourite

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinjamescook/7786584404/

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