I am finally posting my favorite 30 images from 2020. I’d love to hear from you about which ones are your favs in the comment below. To see a larger selection on my YouTube channel, click HERE.

Many years ago, when I was involved with Ansel Adam’s workshops, I was fortunate to hear lectures by many master photographers. One of them was Jerry Uelsmann (http://www.uelsmann.com/), who became a friend and mentor. During his lectures, he would show his work from the past year. Since his work involves compositing many images together, these images including variations he had tried, often with the same objects in different locations or scenes. This overview revealed the progression of Jerry’s creative process during the year. I always felt inspired when seeing many of his slide shows. I often thought I should do this myself each year, in order to assess my year’s efforts, but never got around to it. So now I’ve been doing the annual review annually! The process of self-assessment is a vital part of artistic growth. In the day-to-day rush of life, we don’t often stop to see trends in our image-making. By turning back the clock, we can see if we are stuck in a rut or made great progress. You can add a link to your collection if you wish.
Kind regards, Bill

Here are past “best of the year” collections:
Best of 2014 https://www.williamneill.com/blog/ind…
Best of 2015
Best of 2016
Best of 2017
Best of 2018
Best of 2019


Pebbles and Ripples, Ahwahnee, California 2020






Ice patterns, Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2020


Winter Forest, Milburn, New Jersey 2020





Oak Tree and Leaves, Ahwahnee, California 2020

Oaks and Fog, Ahwahnee, California 2020

Oak and Fog, Ahwahnee, California 2020

Frosted Purple Plum and Oak Leaves, Ahwahnee, California 2020

Ice patterns, Ahwahnee, California 2020