2011's Favorites

Another year, and I'm grateful I'm still a newspaper photojournalist.

In looking back over my photos from the past year, I find most of my favorites are not news or sports photos. As usual, most of the pictures I like best didn't make the front page or won't win any contests. I'm not sure I would even call them my "best" of the year. But they are the ones that made me smile.

They are either a quick moment I was able to capture as it happened right in front of me, or a scene where I waited as a number of elements - composition, lighting, expression -  eventually came together. 

Click on the dinosauar below for a gallery of my dozen favorites, and click here to see favorites from my Inquirer and Daily News photo colleagues.