Year-end Review 2011

This year has really flown by!  I can’t believe it is the end of 2011 already.  I just want to take this time now to thank a fellow photographer, Justin Balog ( for changing my life!  He’s not only been a huge influence  and help in terms of photography and my blog but if it wasn’t for his fitness challenge I probably wouldn’t have gotten up off my duff and gotten around to the many places that I visited this year.  Who would have thought I would have climbed up above 12,000 ft. this year and sat on top of Jones Pass taking pictures of the continental divide?  I don’t think I ever would have imagined doing that this time last year.  Justin, if your reading this, next veggie burger is on me!

Boy it was hard narrowing down images from this past year.  There are photos in this collection that were before my blog started so they maybe new to some of you readers. Some images have some sentimental reason behind the photos that made them ones I liked and other photos have been popular with my followers.  The Full 2011 Year-End Summary Collection is available for purchase in the Rick Louie Photography Store.

Some of you are asking about my iPhone images?  I’m going to present that album on my Facebook page just like I do every Saturday.  Head on over to the Hansrico Facebook page and give it a “Like” so you can see the iPhone 2011 Year-End review on New Year’s Eve.

Thanks again to all my clients, followers and fellow photographers for a fantastic 2011! We’ll see you back here in 2012!  Have a Happy New Year!

2011 Year End Summary Collection  

The Queen City - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge - The Queen City - Panorama of Lower Downtown Denver - My Best Selling Image is currently being sold at American Furniture Warehouse Stores in Colorado

Leaving Union Station - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge - Light Trails of a Light Rail Train Leaving Union Station in Downtown Denver

The Underground ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge - The Underground - One of my favorite captures of a doorway in an alley in Downtown Denver

Burrard Reflective - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge - Burrard Reflective - Long Exposure of Burrard Art Deco Bridge and downtown Vancouver, BC

The Flatirons - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge - The Flatirons in Chautauqua Park, Boulder, Colorado - My first image to make Flickr Explorer Front Page

The Golden Gate Bridge -  ©2011 Hansrico Photograpy - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge - The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California

Sunset's Colors at Oxbow Bend

Click to Enlarge - The colors of sunset at Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park


Sunflower Sunset - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved

Click to Enlarge - A sunflower field at sunset on the Eastern Plains of Colorado

Jones Pass - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge - The view of the Continental Divide from the top of Jones Pass

Reflection Pool

Click to Enlarge - The light from the full moon reflecting off a pool of water after hiking down from Jones Pass

Vermillion Lakes - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge - Sunrise at Vermillion Lakes in Banff, Alberta, Canada

Where the Buffalo Roam

Click to Enlarge - Bison grazing on the Open Range in Grand Teton National Park

The Big Apple

Click to Enlarge - The New York City Skyline as seen from Brooklyn, NY

Mesa Sunrise

Click to Enlarge - Sunrise at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park


Fury Road

Click to Enlarge - An open road just off of the River Road in the Castle Valley area just outside of Moab, Utah.

Lunar Eclipse

Click to Enlarge - The Lunar Eclipse as seen from Sloan's Lake in Denver, Colorado

Be sure to enter my New Year’s Giveaway 2012 and your chance to win my Sunflower Sunset print!

Sunflower Sunset - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Click to Enlarge - Sunflower Sunset - ©2011 Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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  • A great collection indeed. Happy New Year to you as well. Looking forward to following along 2012!

  • Beautiful collection of images Rick. Happy new year to you too.

  • What a great collection Rick! Looking forward to some great stuff in 2012! Happy New Year.

  • I’m always reading this my friend! Those comments really hit home. I’m glad we did it together. I can’t wait until our next photo expedition.

  • Great collection of images – many that I hadn’t seen before. Looking forward to seein more of your work in 2012. Happy New year, Rick

  • Great set Rick. What a year you had.

  • What an amazing set of images Rick. Looking forward to 2012. happy New Year to you and your family.

  • Unbelievable set. Such a great collection. Happy new year bud!

  • Well done on some fantastic photography this year Rick. Happy New Year to you!

  • Great job Rick! Superb collection of images from the year. Get pumped for another year of photography in 2012!

  • Rick – Wow! Such a great set of shots and congratulations for an excellent 2011.

  • Rick these are just some incredible images! Can’t wait to see what else you can come up with in 2012!

  • wow Rick these are some amazing images, well done!!

  • Congrats on fantastic set of captures in 2011 Rick! I like The Underground, kind of symbolic in the series to what may come in the next year! Good luck in 2012!

  • What a truly incredible set, Rick! Love each and every image posted here, my friend!

  • amazing shoots (=