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The 2012 Photos of the Year: Round Two

Posted by Derek Flack / January 3, 2013

Photos of the year 2012As the new year begins, we look back at the best photos from 2012 in our second edition of the photos of the year. Each of the photo of the week winners from 2012 will compete against each other for the grand prize. As is the case with our weekly contests, the photo of the year will be sponsored by Posterjack, and the winners will be decided by by our readers. The following prizes are up for grabs:

  • 1st Place - 36x48 Metal Print ($400 value)
  • 2nd Place - 24x36 Acrylic Print ($200 value)
  • 3rd Place - 16x24 Canvas Print ($100 value)

The contest will take place over four rounds composed of 13 photos, one for each week of the year. The three photos with the most votes from each round will move on to the final round, which will feature 12 photos and ultimately decide the top three photos of the year. This poll will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on January 9th.

For those photographers whose images are featured below, please feel free to give us a little information about your shot — i.e. where and when it was taken — in the comments section. Who knows? Maybe your description will sway voters in your favour!

Lead photo by ~EvidencE~

Toronto Island HomePhoto by asianz

Toronto SkylinePhoto by n.white1

High Park SpringPhoto by CaroLeal

James GoneauPhoto by James Goneau

Toronto SkylinePhoto by Empty Quarter

Supermoon TorontoPhoto by Richard Gottardo

Bird DivingPhoto by valkozintsev

Fireworks TorontoPhoto by Richard Gottardo

Streetcar TorontoPhoto by syncros

Rain TorontoPhoto by ursini danilo

Rosedale StationPhoto by photolifer

Gardiner ExpresswayPhoto by Jim U



Neville / January 3, 2013 at 09:01 am
Tough choice! Really great images...
Fig / January 3, 2013 at 09:20 am
Congrats to all of the photographers - amazing images!
belvedere / January 3, 2013 at 09:24 am
v difficult to pick the best of this crop, i wanted to vote for all of them. caroleal finally got mine after much to and fro.
Ryan / January 3, 2013 at 09:34 am
There's no way #13 is real.
belvedere replying to a comment from Ryan / January 3, 2013 at 09:47 am
u r right. i rmbr it was shopped. received heavy criticism for inclusion.
Mary Anne / January 3, 2013 at 09:59 am
Stunning lead photo is by EvidencE, not Syncros as stated in the voting.
Lots of beautiful images to choose from this round.
dots replying to a comment from Ryan / January 3, 2013 at 10:15 am
Now it is apparent how the favorites are uh, favored here.
James Gonneau / January 3, 2013 at 10:45 am
Thanks for the inclusion (and the votes), but it says:

"The poll will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on December 31st"

Think you mean another date?
Ejaculathor / January 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm
Once again, my penis photos have not made the cut.
Fawzy Amer / January 3, 2013 at 02:02 pm
beautiful work everyone but i vote # 6 its a good pic keep the good work
Christina / January 3, 2013 at 02:50 pm
Great shots.
Jim / January 3, 2013 at 09:03 pm
If number 1 dies not win I'll buy it
James Gonneau / January 3, 2013 at 09:15 pm
Mine (#5) was taken on our street in the east end, about 10pm during one of those thick spring fogs that pop up when a cool night follows a warm day.
Paul Jacksties / January 3, 2013 at 09:48 pm
Night Fog is definitely my favorite. Looks like something shot in a different era.
Paul Jacksties / January 3, 2013 at 09:49 pm
Night Fog is my favorite. Looks like a shot from a different era.
Jason / January 4, 2013 at 09:19 am
Check out the silhouette of the person against the tree in #3. Very nice.
They're all impressive.
Thanks to Derek Flack and the folks at blogTO for rounding these up.
Jason Bondy-Sawyer / January 4, 2013 at 09:22 am
...whoops. Meant to say "#2".
Kickpuncher / January 4, 2013 at 11:38 am
Had a really tough time choosing. Really impressed.
Del / January 5, 2013 at 10:17 am
I voted for the pastoral scene only because of personal taste. The photographs are of equal quality.Every one of them is a prize winner.I am a lifelong photographer,sometimes pro.
James / January 11, 2013 at 12:21 pm
When is round 3?
Decorative Art / April 3, 2013 at 09:08 pm
Great pictures! They would make very nice prints.
FroKnowsPhoto Review / August 12, 2013 at 10:41 am
Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than just your articles?
I mean, what you say is important and everything.
But imagine if you added some great pictures or video clips to give your posts
more, "pop"! Your content is excellent but with pics and video clips,
this blog could undeniably be one of the best in its field.
Wonderful blog!
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