Best Of: Photos 2011

Photo courtesy of pablo.raw
January moonrise II
courtesy of pablo.raw

Four days left in 2011. It has been a doozy of a year: government shutdowns, and people exercising their right to protest. Evil men dying, and squeal worthy, cute animals. Big events; personal milestones; and sad farewells. And throughout the year, our contributors to the We Love DC Flickr pool have kept the photos coming. While none are Pulitzer-prize winning pictures (despite their excellent quality), they do mark the passage of time here in our home city.

We decided to do a “year in review” of photographs for 2011. The majority are shots from the pool, with a few special ones sprinkled here and there for big events (or cute animals). I hope you’ll take a few minutes and look through them all, and think back on the year. And let’s make a resolution to keep the top-notch photos coming in for 2012! Or better still, you’ll start contributing photos in the New Year…

January
Photo courtesy of Kevin H.
Coffee and Kerouac
courtesy of Kevin H.

Photo courtesy of Karon
Ghosts Follow Her Wherever She Goes
courtesy of Karon

Photo courtesy of Dave Phillipich
Off Duty
courtesy of Dave Phillipich

Photo courtesy of Eric Spiegel
Gravelly Point Take Off
courtesy of Eric Spiegel

Photo courtesy of philliefan99
maybe he needs a doggie bag
courtesy of philliefan99

February
Photo courtesy of ekelly80
Egypt celebrates
courtesy of ekelly80

Photo courtesy of rpmaxwell
Prepare for Liftoff
courtesy of rpmaxwell

Photo courtesy of starbuck77
Consoling an annoyed lion cub
courtesy of starbuck77

Photo courtesy of a digital cure
Union Supporters
courtesy of a digital cure

Photo courtesy of bhrome
DSC_9750
courtesy of bhrome

Photo courtesy of rpmaxwell
Awkward Girl at the Black Cat
courtesy of rpmaxwell

National Zoo's Cheetah Cubs Go Outside for the First Time
National Zoo’s Cheetah Cubs Go Outside for the First Time
courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Photo courtesy of vpickering
Chinese New Year
courtesy of vpickering

March
Photo courtesy of philliefan99
is this spring?
courtesy of philliefan99

Photo courtesy of Kevin H.
Rugby Match: Eluding a Tackler
courtesy of Kevin H.

Two Clouded Leopards Born at Zoo’s Virginia Campus
Two Clouded Leopards Born at Zoo’s Virginia Campus
courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Photo courtesy of philliefan99
winter, meet spring
courtesy of philliefan99

Photo courtesy of kimberlyfaye
(069/365)
courtesy of kimberlyfaye

Photo courtesy of John Baggaley
The Statue of Freedom and the Super Moon
courtesy of John Baggaley

Photo courtesy of martha_jean
nap
courtesy of martha_jean

April
Photo courtesy of dbking
IMG_2962
courtesy of dbking

Photo courtesy of Collin David Anderson
Entrance Fare
courtesy of Collin David Anderson

Sakura Matsuri 2011-8
Sakura Matsuri 2011-8>
courtesy of spiggycat

Photo courtesy of jeffmorg
Wat Thai D.C. Nang Songkran
courtesy of jeffmorg

Photo courtesy of [F]oxymoron
DC Brau On Tap
courtesy of [F]oxymoron

Girl
Girl
courtesy of vpickering

May
Photo courtesy of LaTur
The Truth is Out there…..
courtesy of LaTur

Photo courtesy of dr_kim_veis [''o ]
country
courtesy of dr_kim_veis [''o ]

Photo courtesy of Samer Farha
Cloudy with a Chance of Sun
courtesy of Samer Farha

Photo courtesy of Michael T. Ruhl
Eternal Flame
courtesy of Michael T. Ruhl

Photo courtesy of kimberlyfaye
(127/365)
courtesy of kimberlyfaye

Photo courtesy of Danilo.Lewis|Fotography
Faces of Rolling Thunder 1
courtesy of Danilo.Lewis|Fotography

June
Photo courtesy of yostinator
Glitter
courtesy of yostinator

Photo courtesy of MudflapDC
Jefferson Memorial Dance Protest-4
courtesy of MudflapDC

Photo courtesy of M.V. Jantzen
Back to the Civil War
courtesy of M.V. Jantzen

Photo courtesy of available_photons
summer kiss
courtesy of available_photons

Photo courtesy of yonas1
David
courtesy of yonas1

Photo courtesy of vpickering
Capital Pride Parade
courtesy of vpickering

July
Helmet View from Astronaut Mike Fossum
Helmet View from Astronaut Mike Fossum
courtesy of NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Photo courtesy of pablo.raw
Seeking Enlightenment
courtesy of pablo.raw

Photo courtesy of Dwood Photography
D.C. Fireworks
courtesy of Dwood Photography

Photo courtesy of mosley.brian
2011 – Fourth of July
courtesy of mosley.brian

Photo courtesy of yostinator
Hydrant
courtesy of yostinator

Photo courtesy of Paul Frederiksen
Washington Kastles vs Kansas City Explorers | Christina McHale
courtesy of Paul Frederiksen

Photo courtesy of tedeytan
Malcolm X Park Fireworks 3355
courtesy of tedeytan

Red Panda Cubs Thriving at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Red Panda Cubs Thriving at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo
courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Photo courtesy of Joe in DC
pro-Assad demonstration in Washington, DC
courtesy of Joe in DC

Photo courtesy of Tony DeFilippo
DSC_7415.jpg
courtesy of Tony DeFilippo

August
Photo courtesy of kimberlyfaye
(239/365)
courtesy of kimberlyfaye

Photo courtesy of pablo.raw
Self-Portrait in the metro
courtesy of pablo.raw

Photo courtesy of LaTur
The ultimate measure of a man…………
courtesy of LaTur

Photo courtesy of dcscorpio
Camera towards a wet court
courtesy of dcscorpio

Photo courtesy of urbandispute
Steelers vs. Redskins (QB Dennis Dixon)
courtesy of urbandispute

Photo courtesy of Glyn Lowe Photos
Old Trees Blown Down by hurricane Irene in Georgetown – Washington DC
courtesy of Glyn Lowe Photos

September
Photo courtesy of yostinator
Performer
courtesy of yostinator

Photo courtesy of cruffo
See any cracks?
courtesy of cruffo

Dupont Reflections
Dupont Reflections
courtesy of jeffmorg

Photo courtesy of mcdanielism
I Have A Dream, Martin Luther King Memorial
courtesy of mcdanielism

Photo courtesy of Phaesia2011
Women’s Flag Football IV
courtesy of Phaesia2011

Photo courtesy of gerdaindc
Dr. Arnold W. McKnight Amateur Boxing, Kickboxing and MMA Exhibition Event
courtesy of gerdaindc

Photo courtesy of specimenlife
Crowd
courtesy of specimenlife

October
Photo courtesy of Rob Shenk
The Confederate Advance
courtesy of Rob Shenk

Photo courtesy of tedeytan
2011 Occupy DC 6316
courtesy of tedeytan

Photo courtesy of Glyn Lowe Photos
Libya Celebrations at The Whitehouse – Washington DC
courtesy of Glyn Lowe Photos

Photo courtesy of thisisbossi
2011 10 01 – 9623 – Washington DC – Occupy DC
courtesy of thisisbossi

Ring of Fire
Ring of Fire
courtesy of pablo.raw

Photo courtesy of pnzr242
Occupy DC: Life in the Camp
courtesy of pnzr242

Photo courtesy of e.phelps
Rain Boots and Leaves
courtesy of e.phelps

November
Photo courtesy of philliefan99
past peek
courtesy of philliefan99

Photo courtesy of ep_jhu
Dupont Circle Streetcar Tunnel
courtesy of ep_jhu

Damn Right It's a Class War
Damn Right It’s a Class War
courtesy of jasonepowell

Photo courtesy of christaki
autumn blaze
courtesy of christaki

Photo courtesy of pablo.raw
Franklin School Bldg. Occupied
courtesy of pablo.raw

Photo courtesy of ep_jhu
HUD
courtesy of ep_jhu

Photo courtesy of mennyj
thin ice
courtesy of mennyj

December
Photo courtesy of ep_jhu
Crossing The Moon
courtesy of ep_jhu

Photo courtesy of a digital cure
Navy vs. Army
courtesy of a digital cure

Photo courtesy of LaTur
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:
courtesy of LaTur

Budding Animal Artists at the Smithsonian's National Zoo
Budding Animal Artists at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo
courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Photo courtesy of Mondmann
Morning Paper
courtesy of Mondmann

Photo courtesy of philliefan99
chanukah kitty
courtesy of philliefan99

Photo courtesy of Joe in DC
filming the art or himself?
courtesy of Joe in DC

Photo courtesy of logan.brown
District of Columbia War Memorial
courtesy of logan.brown

Photo courtesy of vpickering
Santarchy
courtesy of vpickering

All of us at We Love DC want to wish you a wonderful New Year, and we hope that 2012 will be a prosperous one for you and yours!

Brian is so DC. Born on Pennsylvania Ave (not there) to a lifelong Federal worker father and a mother who has worked for Garfinkel’s, the Smithsonian, and Mount Vernon. Raised on the “mean streets” of Cheverly, MD; went to high school at Gonzaga College High School (Hail Alma Mater!); and now trolls the corridors of Congress as a lobbyist, you couldn’t write a more quintessentially DC back-story. When he isn’t trying to save the country from itself, Brian can be found walking DC looking for that perfect photograph.

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4 thoughts on “Best Of: Photos 2011

  1. Pablo, congrats cousin… my most sincere admiration to you and your work and what you are doing with your art. It’s a family vein, I’m sure… as everyone of you is an artist in his/her own right. My deepest appreciations and best regards!!

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