Best of 2010 – Landscapes (Part 1)

To be honest, I have not had the time to go through all of the pictures that I have taken in 2010, so I’m only posting some of the ones that I rated as my “picks” in Lightroom. I surely did photograph a lot more in 2010 than I did in 2009, but I am also getting more and more picky about my work. I believe that a stricter self-critique can only improve a photographer and while it sometimes can be discouraging to look at other people’s works and compare them to yours, I still think it is a good idea to do it every once in a while. Not only will it be a source of inspiration for you, but it will also make you want to get better. I often spend time looking at works of some of the masters of nature photography and their images not only motivate me to go out and try new things, but also remind me that I have a lot to learn!

This is the first part of my 2010 landscape favorites. Please note that some of the images you will be seeing in the “Best of 2010” wallpaper collection have already been posted earlier last year. Enjoy!

Colorado National Monument

NIKON D700 + 16-35mm f/4 @ 19mm, ISO 200, 1/100, f/14.0

1) Colorado National Monument 1920×1200 Widescreen Wallpaper


NIKON D300 + 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 86mm, ISO 200, 1/1000, f/8.0

2) Formations 1920×1200 Widescreen Wallpaper

Lake Sunrise

NIKON D300 + 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 38mm, ISO 200, 1/25, f/8.0

3) Lake Sunrise 1920×1200 Widescreen Wallpaper

Dead Horse Point Sunrise

NIKON D700 + 16-35mm f/4 @ 28mm, ISO 200, 1/10, f/8.0

4) Dead Horse Point Sunrise 1920×1200 Widescreen Wallpaper

Green River Storm

NIKON D700 + 16-35mm f/4 @ 35mm, ISO 100, 15/1, f/22.0

5) Green River Storm 1920×1200 Widescreen Wallpaper

Great Sand Dunes Sunset

NIKON D3S + 24mm f/1.4 @ 24mm, ISO 200, 1/125, f/10.0

6) Great Sand Dunes Sunset 1920×1200 Widescreen Wallpaper

Colored Reflections

NIKON D700 + 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 58mm, ISO 400, 1/1250, f/5.6

7) Colored Reflections 1920×1200 Widescreen Wallpaper

Aspens with Abandoned House

NIKON D3S + 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 36mm, ISO 400, 1/160, f/10.0

8) Aspens with Abandoned House 1920×1200 Widescreen Wallpaper

Hope you like these, more to come!


  1. January 24, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Fantastic, inspirational landscapes, expertly captured. Congrats!

  2. 2) David
    January 24, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Awesome wallpapers :)

  3. January 24, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    The sand dunes? Wowza.

  4. 4) Todd
    January 24, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Great stuff!
    You are exactly right about studying other peoples work… lots of inspiration and education can be found by doing so.

    • January 25, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      Thank you Todd, glad you liked the images!

  5. 5) Tom
    January 24, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Excellent, all of them! My father was born and raised near the Canyonlands and so I sent him a link to these, he loved them. Thanks for the post.

  6. 6) Paul
    January 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    you’re my instant idol!

    • January 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      Paul, I will be posting more later today :) Thanks for visiting!

      • 6.1.1) Paul
        January 26, 2011 at 5:06 am

        your pictures are great, however i have to admit that i have yet to own my dslr. and i am raring to read your expert opinion on nikon d3100, as it is the camera within my budget capacity. :) keep going you are very helpful to readers like me who are interested to enter dslr photography. :)

  7. 7) Chris Cullen
    January 25, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Wonderful set of landscapes
    Number 2) called ‘Formations’ is particularly impressive.
    Please could you advice where it was taken? I’m thinking about a trip to Bryce / Antelope Canyons etc for 2012 and this looks fantastic
    thank you


    • January 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you Chris!

      The “Formations” image was taken at Arches National Park – there is lots of cool stuff to photograph there. I love Bryce and Antelope Canyon! Definitely visit both the upper and the lower Antelope Canyons, both are extraordinarily beautiful.

  8. 8) Jane
    January 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Stunning photos Nasim! I have all of your wallpapers running on my desktop and I’m excited to add these new ones. My husband and I love the Southwest and have visited Zion National Park, the Grand Canyon (at Toroweap) and Bryce Canyon many times for our canoyneering adventures. We were engaged in Arches. Such a beautiful part of the world!

    • February 24, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you for your feedback Jane! Wow, engaged in Arches huh? It must have been very romantic to say “yes” in such a beautiful place. It is indeed a very special, gorgeous part of the world! Can’t wait to go there again this year.

  9. 9) Swarnaprasad
    February 4, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Fantastic work Nasim, You have really inspired me to take such Pictures!!!


  10. 10) Mihai
    February 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Very nice photos! Impressive! Congrats!

    What glass did you use?
    I’m undecided between 14-24 f2.8 and 16-35 f4, and a bit worried about the 16-35 performance on d3x (d3/700/12mpx seems fine?!).

    • February 24, 2011 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you Mihai!

      Since you shoot with the D3x, I would get the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G for landscapes – both can resolve lots of details for the high-res sensor of the D3x.

Comment Policy: Although our team at Photography Life encourages all readers to actively participate in discussions, we reserve the right to delete / modify any content that does not comply with our Code of Conduct, or do not meet the high editorial standards of the published material.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *