LAPC #231: Favorite Images of 2022

The LAPC team welcomes you back after the holiday break. We hope you had a memorable time with friends and family and enjoyed all the delicious treats of the season. But before we start our new calendar of challenges in the new year, John invites us to reminisce and share our favorite images from 2022. With pleasure, John! For this challenge, I’ve organized my photos by place. Here we go….

Boston, 2022

In the first few months of 2022, we stayed in Boston, which gave us the chance to reacquaint ourselves with the city, which is undergoing a renaissance. So much has changed in the decades since we lived there–the traffic is worse, some neighborhoods like Dorchester and East Boston are being revitalized, and there are more skyscrapers than ever before. But other things never change–like the frigid winters, the delicious seafood, the enthusiastic Boston Bruins fans, and, of course, the iconic Dunkin’ Donuts.

Here are my favorites from that time: a sunset as the commuter traffic races home over the Zakim Bridge, one of the new gleaming towers rising up over Boston, and a lock on a bridge above the Mass Pike which professes everlasting love for Boston.

Italy, 2022

Visitors often remark about the beauty of Italy, which somehow manages to elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary. These first two images bring to mind a wonderful hike up to Montefioralle, far above Greve in Chianti, famous for its vineyards adorned in autumn colors. The next 2 photos are from Florence–a bird coming in for a landing on Dante’s head in front of the Basilica di Santa Croce, and a surprise fireworks show on the Arno in June.

Vancouver, 2022

These 3 images capture the summer in and around Vancouver, B.C.– when the sun is so strong even dogs wear sunglasses at Sunset Beach and flowers bloom in Stanley Park. The last shot brings to mind a peaceful afternoon hike around a lake on Bowen Island.

Switzerland, 2022

This last set proves that the sun does shine on the Matterhorn, and people ski in the summer at 14,000 feet above the town of Zermatt. These moments were truly extraordinary and have flashed through my mind in the succeeding months.

What’s up ahead in 2023? It’s anyone’s guess. But I aspire to be like David Bowie, who said:

I donโ€™t know where Iโ€™m going from here, but I promise it wonโ€™t be boring.

David Bowie

We hope you join us this week for John’s look back at our favorite images from 2022. Be sure to take a look at his inspiring post and photos. If you join us, include a link to John’s original post and use the Lens-Artists tag so we can easily find your post in the Reader.

Looking back at LAPC #232, a special thanks to Tina who gave us the wonderful idea of sharing photos from 2022 that we hadn’t posted throughout the year. We’re all glad you shared them!

Looking ahead to next week, it’s Sofia’s turn to take the lead. Be sure to stop by her beautiful site, Photografias, next Saturday at noon, EST to get all the details.

Until then, let me wish our friends in the LAPC community, all the best in the new year!

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  1. Happy New Year. I do remember a few of the photos you chose. Favorites of mine as well. the ski slope at 14,000 in Switzerland was such a great capture, and hard to believe its so busy. Such is culture… With. everything to see in Boston, like you, I found the lock symbolic. I love it and love our visits there as well, even with the traffic. lol. And Italy…yes…always elevating the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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    • Hi, Donna. The traffic! Yes. We’re there this week and it’s always a bit of a shock! I’m so happy you enjoyed my favorites. I’ll be sure to visit your site and see yours, too. Thanks as always for your support. It means a lot.

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  2. You’ve got some sensational images, there. girl! Your cityscapes from Boston are amazing! I love your perspective on the statue in Italy. What an incredible image! And you know I’m a mountain girl, so your Matterhorn image took my breath away. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Hi, Dianne. Wonderful to hear from you! Thanks for your thoughts on these photos. Big smile– despite the jet lag and post booster shot! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€. All the best in 2023.

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  3. Terrific choices this week Patti – some I remember some new to me. I loved the Boston images – been there many times but don’t think I’ve ever seen that bridge! Especially loved the fireworks, the dog in sunglasses (priceless) and the snowy scene in Switzerland. Here’s to a fabulous 2023!!

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    • Hi, Tina. Thanks so much for your thoughts on these photos. Great memories, great moments that I’ll always remember. Wishing you the same in the new year–as well as plenty of good health and photo ops. And that dog….priceless, indeed. His owner was wearing an identical pair!

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    • Many thanks, Pepper. We were very fortunate to travel to some great places last year. The ski slope was truly amazing. I’ll never forget that moment! Wishing you plenty of memorable moments and photo opportunities in 2023!

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    • Hi, Janet. Thank you for your encouragement! I always appreciate it. We have lots of trips planned, and hopefully we’ll get to do what we hope to do. Wishing you all the best in 2023 and thanks so much for being an important part of the LAPC community. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Hi, Ana. Many thanks! Your support means a lot to me. We were fortunate to go to great places this year. Wishing you all the best in 2023. Good health and plenty of photo opportunities. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. I thought nothing can beat what I feel when I see Italy but this time Boston hit the bullseye. Stunning architecture and I loved how you captured its spirit, Patti.

    Also I’m stealing David Bowie’s quote, that’s a mantra to live by. Happy 2023.

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    • Hi, Sheetal. Not Italy!! But Boston….๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€. I love how we share a love of Italy and great architecture. Take care, all the best in the new year, and thanks, as always for your support.

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  5. I so enjoyed seeing your personal favourites from the year and I like how you organised them by place. Unusually for me I have one stand-out favourite among them all. It’s the Dante and bird shot from Florence ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Brilliant timing, great choice of angle, wonderful textures and lighting!

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  6. “.. elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary” is so well said about the image of Italy. sun shine on the Matterhorn image is stunning. That cute dog knows he/she is cool!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for taking us to these beautiful places that you have traveled in 2022 through your lens.

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