My Best Photos of 2019

Well, 2019 is in the books, so it's time for my annual Best Of post, where I share my 25 best photos from the year.  You can view my best of 2018201720162015, and 2014.  As always, 2019 presented me with a bevy of photographic opportunities, so it was hard to whittle it down to just 25.  You may recognize some of these photos from my Best of the Decade series.  Without further ado, here they are, in chronological order!

Group Huddle:  March 31
Frankie, Luke and Quincy share a special moment in the field on their first day back at Nipper Knolls in Gansevoort, NY.  I now have this photo matted and framed in my bedroom.

The Lion Sleeps Tonight:  February 19
In February I took a sunny trip to Walt Disney World where the weather was beautiful and every day was magical.  The highlight of my trip was getting to photograph this majestic lion on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Maybe someday I'll get to photograph a lion in the wild.  Until then, I'm quite happy with this photo.

Happily Ever After Finale:  February 21
A view of the Magic Kingdom Happily Ever After Fireworks from across the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Château Frontenac at Sunrise:  March 1
The beautiful Château Frontenac at sunrise, photographed from the Hilton Québec.

The Frozen Streets of Québec at Night:  March 1
A look down one of the frozen streets of Québec City at night.

Sunset at Pier 60:  April 22
I captured this photo at sunset at Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach earlier this year when I was visiting a friend.

Lounging Leopard:  April 24
A lazy morning for this resident leopard at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa.

Rosie:  May 10
Rosie the dog shakin' it out.

Lake Placid Club Boat House at Night:  May 31
I captured this photo of the Lake Placid Club Boat House from the Hampton Inn.  This fall a print of it was purchased at the Hudson Headwaters Health Network Community Champions event.

The Basilica of St. John the Baptist:  July 6
The Basilica of St. John the Baptist can be seen from the Battery in the city of St. John's, Newfoundland.

A Puffin in Elliston:  July 8
I waited and waited and waited at the puffin viewing site in Elliston, Newfoundland for a puffin to get close enough for me to really frame it in the shot, and my patience paid off, as this guy eventually came into range.

A Magical Sunrise in Trinity:  July 9
I just love the magical look of Trinity, Newfoundland at sunrise.

L'Île aux Marins at Dusk:  July 10
I captured this photo of L'Île aux Marins from the ferry as we arrived in Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

Rain, Rain, Go Away:  August 7
Max, one of the horses at Rolling Oaks Farm in Gansevoort, NY, looks out at the rain from his stall.

Ottawa's Notre Dame Cathedral:  August 24
In August I took a long weekend in the Ottawa area.  The inside of Ottawa's beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral is a site to see.

West Block at Sunset:  August 24
Ottawa's West Block of Parliament can be seen at sunset in this photo, photographed from the Fairmont le Château Laurier.

Fireworks Over Parliament:  August 24
I caught the last night of Les Grands Feux du Casino du Lac Leamy, set off on the Ottawa river between Ottawa, ON, and Gatineau, Québec.  The fireworks are designed to be viewed from the Gatineau side, but I photographed them from my room at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa.

The Beautiful Lobby of the Fairmont le Château Montebello:  August 25
The lobby of the Fairmont le Château Montebello in Québec is best viewed from the second level to get the full effect.

Up Up and Away:  September 15
I captured this photo of a hot air balloon...from a hot air balloon.

View from Pilgrim Monument:  October 5
A view of Provincetown, MA from the top of the Pilgrim Monument.

Red and Zippy with Fall Colors:  October 12
Red Down South and Zippy Chippy of Old Friends at Cabin Creek in Greenfield, NY graze in unison in front of a backdrop of gorgeous fall colors.

A Glorious Sunset:  November 29
A beautiful sunset at Skaket Beach in Orleans, MA.

Hathorn Spring in Winter:  December 2
I captured this photo in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY on a snowy day.

Snowy in Saratoga:  December 2
A snowy evening in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Chatham Bars Inn Library:  December 27
The beautiful library of the Chatham Bars Inn decorated for the holidays.

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