To start with, I got this idea from Rachelo's post on the 2012 Calendar Thread
She was making the point that some of the photos you might feel are your best this year may not be appropriate for calendar format and that maybe best photos of 2012 might deserve a thread of its own. For example, they might be panoramas, vertical shots, or square format. Also, if you have had your photos used for the calendar in previous years, your photos wouldn't be selected for the current year as per the rules.
Anyhow, I thought I'd start this thread for the heck of it. Post five of your favourites from 2012 now if you like, and Darren if you can put a sticky on this thread maybe every November we can make new submissions.Please include a description or even a few words about why you like the shot, if you want.
I'll start with a few of my own...
1) This one is from a late October visit to the Cheewhat Cedar, which is the world's largest western red cedar. To get there you drive over 80km of logging roads from Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island. It's not far from Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park, where I also had a chance to visit. This was a trip 20 years in the making for me, so I was very happy to be there. Sometime this winter I'll write up a trip report so you can see more if you like.
2) This is a late August shot of the Silver Queen Mine Road taken at sunrise from a summit near Blowdown Pass
3) Canyoneering in Looper Creek in early September, also on Vancouver Island and not far from the Cheewhat Cedar. Possibly my most memorable trip of the year, and my first canyon trip. Thanks Chris, Kevin, Vlad, and Francois
4) This one is for OldMatt. A sunset view of Crown Mountain, The Camel and the unofficially named Spindle, taken from Mt Seymour
5) Ted Oliver (above) and Denis Blair fixing to scramble some quality granite this September on the way to Mt Gillespie in the Mamquam Valley