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Here is a new category for my Best Of galleries. While everyone seems to know me only as a sports photographer I like to shoot pretty pics once in awhile as well. So here are some of my favorite scenery pics of 2011. Enjoy!

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Below, Feb. 27, 2011; Pomona, CA, USA; Auto Club Raceway at Pomona and snow capped mountains reflect in a rain puddle prior to the start of eliminations for the NHRA Winternationals.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

Below, Apr. 29, 2011; Baytown, TX, USA: NHRA fans in the grandstands are silhouetted by the sunset during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Nikon D3S, 70-200mm, 100iso, f5, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority

Below, May 21, 2011; Topeka, KS, USA: Multiple funnel clouds forms over the city of Topeka during an afternoon of severe weather.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5, 1/200th, Aperture Priority

Below, May 21, 2011; Topeka, KS, USA: An RV exits the interstate as a funnel clouds drops from the sky over the city of Topeka during an afternoon of severe weather.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5, 1/640th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jun. 28, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; The downtown Phoenix skyline is silhouetted by the setting sun.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 5, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A massive dust storm converges on downtown Phoenix during a summer monsoon storm.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/100th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 5, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A massive dust storm converges on downtown Phoenix during a summer monsoon storm.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/60th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 5, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Residents of the Summit at Copper Square condos look on from the roof deck as a massive dust storm converges on downtown Phoenix during a summer monsoon storm.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/50th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 16, 2011; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Tourists walk through a brightly lit alley as the neon lights reflect off the wet ground.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f2.8, 1/200th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 17, 2011; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Thousands upon thousands of bicycles are parked near the Amsterdam Centraal Station.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/640th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 17, 2011; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Birds fly over the tourist filled area at the base of the Royal Palace of Amsterdam in Dam Square.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 17, 2011; Amsterdam, Netherlands; General view of a neighborhood along one of the hundreds of canals that cut through Amsterdam.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 18, 2011; Amsterdam, Netherlands; A church steeple and neighborhood at dusk along a canal in Amsterdam.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/50th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 18, 2011; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Upscale condos reflect off a canal in downtown Amsterdam.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 6400iso, f2.8, 1/15th, Aperture Priority

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Below, Jul. 19, 2011; Volendam, Netherlands; A pair of swans feed in a canal near a windmill at sunset in the Dutch countryside.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 19, 2011; Volendam, Netherlands; A swan feeds in a canal near a windmill at sunset in the Dutch countryside.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 20, 2011; Holbrook, AZ, USA; Aerial view of the clouds from an airplane prior to sunset.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 400iso, f4, 1/600th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 20, 2011; Tempe, AZ, USA; Aerial view of  downtown Tempe from an airplane prior to a sunset landing at Sky Harbor Airport.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

Below, Jul. 21, 2011; Payson, AZ, USA; A ten minute time exposure causes the stars to appears as streaks while lightning strikes during a summer monsoon storm. (The star at the top left that isn’t moving is the North Star which stays stationary.)

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 200iso, f2.8, 10 minute exposure, Manual

Below, Jul. 21, 2011; Payson, AZ, USA; A 30 second time exposure during a summer monsoon storm. (The orange glow at the left is the light pollution from the city of Phoenix close to 70 miles away.)

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 800iso, f2.8, 30 second exposure, Manual

Below, Aug. 3, 2011; Fountain Hills, AZ, USA; A 30 second time exposure of the fountain in Fountain Hills. Shooting water up to 560 feet in the air, the fountain is the fourth tallest in the world.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5.6, 30 second exposure, Manual

Below, Aug. 16, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A massive lightning bolt strikes in downtown Phoenix during a summer monsoon storm.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 30 second exposure, Manual

Below, Sept. 11, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A commercial jet comes in for final approach as Sky Harbor Airport (bottom left) is enveloped by a massive dust storm in Phoenix during a summer monsoon storm.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Manual

Below, Oct. 25, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A rain shower over downtown Phoenix is lit up by the setting sun.

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 100iso, f13, 30 second exposure, Manual

Below, Oct. 25, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; The sun sets over the mountains near Phoenix.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 100iso, f5, 1/320th, Aperture Priority

Below, Oct. 25, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Lightning strikes in north Phoenix as view from downtown Phoenix during an evening storm.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 30 second exposure, Manual

Below, Nov. 1, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; The sun sets over the mountains near Phoenix.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/200th, Aperture Priority

Below, Nov. 1, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; City lights dot the foreground in south Phoenix as the sun sets behind the mountains.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/160th, Aperture Priority

Below, Nov. 20, 2011; Homestead, FL, USA; Puffy clouds fill the sky with pastel colors as the sun sets in Florida.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/60th, Aperture Priority

Below, Dec. 23, 2011; Grand Canyon, AZ, USA; Aerial view 29,000 feet above the Colorado River snaking its way through the Grand Canyon

Nikon D3S, 24-70mm, 200iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

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That wraps up my best scenery pics of 2011. Next up is my best football images of the year.

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4 Responses to “Best of 2011: Best Scenery Photos”

  1. Eileen Hyatt says:

    I absolutely LOVE your work. Amazing photos!

  2. Goof says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work too!

  3. andy says:

    some wonderful pictures!

  4. Keith says:

    Really wonderful work. Have made my way through the site and have enjoyed it greatly. Cheers!

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