Each year, Times photographers choose their favorite photos from the past 12 months. These are from Eve Edelheit.
Ronald 'Ted' Andrews poses for a portrait in his home in Ocala on September 29, 2016. Andrews woke up at 3:30 every morning, but would wake his wife at 7 by rubbing her feet in the dim morning light of their bedroom. When the hospice bed was installed in the living room, Carolyn was the one who began to rub Ted's feet after it became too difficult for him to walk.
(from left to right) Karrington Hansen, 7, Brinkleigh Hansen, 6 and Kiersten Gulick, 8, listen to the national anthem during the Meek & Mighty Triathlon at North Shore Park in St. Petersburg on April 23, 2016. The 33rd Annual St. Anthony's Triathlon took place on April 24.
Supporters shadows are reflected on the American flag while Indiana Governor and vice presidential candidate Mike Pence speaks to supporters with at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota in Sarasota on August 31, 2016. The candidate left after the rally to meet his running mate Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona.
Fish mongers do their work outside of the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. The market is surrounded by sushi restaurants, knife shops and other small food stalls for customers before they make their way into the main market.
Malik Ebanks, a sophomore of Palmetto High School wears the mascot head during a spirit break of the 2016 Total Team Relays at North Shore Pool on September 10, 2016. 21 teams from around Tampa Bay participated in the annual swim meet. During breaks in the swimming relays, teams performed cheers and dances in the pool.
Linda Leone, 72 of Tampa, laughs as she is crowned the new prom queen at the Senior Prom organized by Hillsborough County's Aging Services at The Regent in Riverview on June 16, 2016. Seniors were able to enjoy dancing, lunch and a photo booth during the prom which was themed, "Bollywood Comes to Life".
(from left to right) Maranda Quevedo hugs Conchita Rodriguez as they celebrate near the corner of West Curtis Street and North Armenia Avenue, near Casa Cuba in Tampa on November 26, 2016. Cuba's former president Fidel Castro died at the age of 90. Casa Cuba is a gathering spot for the Cuban exile community of Tampa Bay. Quevedo's grandmother came to the United States from Cuba in 1961.
Leslie looks out on the view at a shrine at Miyajima Island on November 3, 2015. The island is filled with different temples and shrines for people to go and pray.
Masaru Takaku shakes water out of strainers cooking noodles at Ichicoroya in Seminole Heights on May 4, 2016.
Eve Edelheit has been a photojournalist at the Tampa Bay Times since the summer of 2012. In addition to daily assignments, she has worked on a high school football photo column, narrative long term projects and international reporting in Japan. She has also photographed two cookbooks for local chefs and restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. When she's not holding a camera, there's a good chance she's cooking with her husband Kit, playing with their dog Mazel or rock climbing at Vertical Ventures.
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