This was the first time that I thought I had actually captured what I saw in my mind's eye with respect to black & white. (I had only just begun shooting in black and white, so the 'mono-vision' was still developing.)
Somewhere on a post recently someone mentioned a book, The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz.
I have this book, although I'm not by any means a religious person. There was a great deal of value in it for me. The four agreements are basically this:
Be impeccable with your word
Don't take anything personally
Don't make assumptions
Always do your best
My hope is to do better at these four things.
Other Best of 2010 can be found here.