When I was choosing my Top 10 images of 2019, this shot captured from Crocker Park on July 21 was an easy choice but deciding where to place it was difficult. It’s a very simple image and composition focusing on the mouth of the harbor with boats filling all but a few moorings. The sky was perfect with great contrast and detail in the clouds above.

While I tend to be more excited by images captured at sunrise or sunset with incredible orange, red, pink or purple skies, there’s something to be said for a perfect blue sky casting soft light on a peaceful harbor.

While this could have been a top 3 image, the shot of a full harbor captured after an impromptu visit to Coffey Ice Cream with my family is my 9th favorite of 2019.