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Dec 27

My Favorite Photos of 2016

Every year, I like to take a look back at the photos I took throughout the last 12 months and see how things have progressed. 2016 was an incredibly busy year for me outside of photography, as many of you may have noticed. I am sorry that I have been so thin on reviews the past 6 months, but I’ve been swamped at work and home, with limited time to shoot and write.  That said, I was quite pleased with my photography this past year, despite more limited shooting time, and managed what I feel is one of my best photos ever this past fall.  So, here’s a selection of my favorites I took this year, starting with my top image (the rest are in no specific order).  I hope you enjoy!

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Egret in the Golden Mist - Sony A7 II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L + Kenko 1.4x TC @ 280mm, f/11

Egret in the Golden Mist – Sony A7 II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L + Kenko 1.4x TC @ 280mm, f/11

Middle Falls - Sony A7 II with Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 @

Middle Falls – Sony A7 II with Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8GM @ 30mm, f/11, 6sec

Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico - Fujifilm X-E2 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 @

Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 @ f/16, 1sec

Columbus in Autumn -

Columbus in Autumn – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 @ f/11, 1 sec

Golden Arch at Squaw Rock Falls - Sony A7 II with Canon EF 100mm f/2 @

Golden Arch at Squaw Rock Falls – Sony A7 II with Canon EF 100mm f/2 @ f/16, 2.5sec

Great Blue Heron Fishing in the Scioto - Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with Panasonic-Leica 100-400mm @

Great Blue Heron Fishing in the Scioto – Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with Panasonic-Leica 100-400mm @ 400mm, f/6.3

Snow Drift - Sony A7 II with Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 @

Snow Drift – Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 29mm, f/16

Morticia - Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 @

Morticia – Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 @ f/8

Bald Eagle - Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with Olympus 75-300mm II @ 300mm,

Bald Eagle – Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with Panasonic Leica 100-400mm @ 400mm, f/6.3

RPAC at The Ohio State University - Sony A7 II with Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6 @ f/11

RPAC at The Ohio State University – Sony A7 II with Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6 @ f/8

Lower Falls - Sony A7 II with Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM @

Lower Falls – Sony A7 II with Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM @ 36mm, f/16, 1.3sec

Cathedral of Learning - Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 16mm, f/5.6

Cathedral of Learning – Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 16mm, f/6.3

Cold Columbus - Sony A7 II with Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 @

Cold Columbus – Sony A7 II with Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 @ f/11

Reaching - Olympus OM-D E-M10 II with Olympus 75-300mm II @

Reaching – Olympus OM-D E-M10 II with Olympus 75-300mm II @ 194mm, f/6.1

Self Portrait in the Rock House - Olympus OM-D E-M10 II with Olympus 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye PRO @

Self Portrait in the Rock House – Olympus OM-D E-M10 II with Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO @ f/4

Rush Hour - Sony A7 II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L @

Rush Hour – Sony A7 II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L @ 91mm, f/14, 25sec

Berea Falls - Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @

Berea Falls – Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 28mm, f/16, 3.2 sec

Columbus at Dawn

Columbus at Dawn – Sony A7 II with Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 @ f/11 (stitch of multiple images)

Black Diamonds - Sony A7 II with Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 @

Black Diamonds – Sony A7 II with Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 @ f/11

Ohio Statehouse Foyer - Sony A7 II with Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6 @ f/5.6

Ohio Statehouse Foyer – Sony A7 II with Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6 @ f/8

Winter Trees

Winter Trees – Sony A7 II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L @ 200mm, f/8

Squaw Rock Falls - Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @

Squaw Rock Falls – Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 19mm, f/16, 2 sec

Columbus Skyline - Sony A7 II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L @

Columbus Skyline – Sony A7 II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L @ 91mm, f/5.6

Sweeping Clouds over Columbus - Sony A7 II with Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6 @

Sweeping Clouds over Columbus – Sony A7 II with Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6 @ f/11 (stack of 64 images with Smooth Reflections app)

Berea Falls - Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @

Berea Falls – Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 35mm, f/16, 25 sec

Railroad Sunset - Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @

Railroad Sunset – Sony A7 II with Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 @ 16mm, f/16, 5sec

About the author

Jordan Steele

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Admiring Light; Photographer; Electrical Engineer and Dad

7 comments

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  1. Adamant

    It’s a pleasure to read a camera website by someone who is also a great photographer. Your Gulf of Mexico picture is an absolute stunner.

  2. Justin

    Hi, and thanks for sharing this collection of 2016 images. Your image of Gulf of Mexico is outstanding. And the giraffe reaching, was laugh out loud! Cheers.

  3. Ludwig Heinrich

    Thanks for sharing. Great photos.

  4. Mike

    Being a mirrorless shooter, I love your website and your down-to-earth reviews. And as a bonus… awesome pictures. Thanks for inspiring.

  5. James

    Outstanding selection. Interestingly, you created 20 of these photographs with the Sony A7II and an assortment of lenses. Always enjoy your work here. Thank you for sharing your opinions and creations! Hope to see many more in the year to come.

  6. Sandro

    Very pretty pictures, every one of them. Wishing you an equally (or even more) successful 2017 and thank you for all the nice reviews!

  7. George Lowrey

    I moved to Columbus recently and feel lucky to have found your excellent site which I enjoy thoroughly. Keep up the good work. I enjoy your photos too!

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