Look back over the past year -- the contest entries, Globe critiques, Photo Challenges, the number of you who have started to exhibit your work -- and it's clear that you're making great strides with your photography.
So let's celebrate!
Look through your photo files and find the single best photo that you shot during 2009. The theme or subject doesn't matter. The only criteria is that you took it this year.
Be choosy: We want only your absolute best.
Upload it to the gallery linked below. Then feel free to post comments on others' photos or click the Recommend link.
We'll accept your submissions until midnight Jan. 31.
Your Best Photo of 2009 Gallery