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All Eyes Gallery, Monica Herndon's favorite photos of 2016

Florida State Seminoles defensive end DeMarcus Walker (44) drags down Florida Gators quarterback Austin Appleby (12) in the fourth quarter of the game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

MONICA HERNDON | Times

Florida State Seminoles defensive end DeMarcus Walker (44) drags down Florida Gators quarterback Austin Appleby (12) in the fourth quarter of the game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

Each year, Times photographers choose their favorite photos from the past 12 months. These are from Monica Herndon.

            

MONICA HERNDON | Times

     

President Barack Obama met briefly with service members on Tuesday December 6, 2016 at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.

            

MONICA HERNDON | Times

     

Family and friends gathered for a vigil in memory of Christopher Sanfeliz, 24, at Gaither High School in Tampa on Wednesday June 15, 2016. Sanfeliz was killed in the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. He graduated from Gaither High School in 2010. "The support of this community is just tremendous," said close family friend Mike Wallace. He estimated 400 people attended the vigil.

            

MONICA HERNDON | Times

     

Jessy Dormus, 15, speaks about his cousin Sean Archilles, while his sister Tracy Dormus, 7, stands nearby, at his home in Ft. Myers on Monday July 25, 2016. After a shooting at Club Blu Restaurant and Lounge overnight two people, including Archilles, were killed and about 19 injured.

            

MONICA HERNDON | Times

     

(left to right) The Caprese Salad, the OGGI Homemade meatball, the Sorrentina Rigatoni, and the Pollo Al Forno with Lemons, at Oggi Italian on Thursday August 10, 2016 in Tampa. Oggi is located at 236 E Davis Blvd.

                             

MONICA HERNDON | Times

         

Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook posed for a portrait at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Sunday August 14, 2016.

                      

MONICA HERNDON | Times

         

Florida Gators wide receiver Antonio Callaway (81) catches pass for 18 yards during the second quarter of the SEC championship against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Georgia Dome on Saturday December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Florida Gators 54 to 16.

            

MONICA HERNDON | Times

     

Austin Norton, 10, of Tampa, dumps water from his rain boots after playing in standing water from Hurricane Hermine on Thursday afternoon, September 1, 2016 along Bayshore Blvd in Tampa.

            

MONICA HERNDON | Times

     

(left) Susan Paglino, of Tampa, reads a book to a group of second graders while Christina Raeckers (center) reacts to Janielis Cortez, 7, placing a paper worm on her head, on Friday September 30, 2016 at Mendenhall Elementary School in Tampa. Both Paglino and Raeckers work for Wipro Limited, and volunteered to read to the children. "To come back and reinvest in the schools is so fulfilling," Paglino said.

            

MONICA HERNDON | Times

     

Jesuit sings the alma mater with fans after the game on Friday November 4, 2016 at Tampa Catholic High School. Jesuit defeated Tampa Catholic, 34 to 14.

            

MONICA HERNDON | Times

     

Florida State Seminoles defensive end DeMarcus Walker (44) celebrates after coming up with a fumble in the final minutes of the fourth quarter of the game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Florida Gators at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

            

MONICA HERNDON | Times

     

Monica Herndon started at the Times in 2014. Before arriving in St. Pete, she interned at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and studied visual journalism at the University of Miami. As a multimedia storyteller, Monica works on still and moving stories with reporters across the newsroom.

2016 started off slow but ramped up in the fall as I took over as the college football lead. I covered University of Florida and Florida State football for most of the season. I traveled to Atlanta for the SEC Championship, where Florida lost to Alabama. I'm looking forward to ending the year at the Peach Bowl, where Alabama will take on Washington State.

In addition to all the football, I produced many videos and photographed breaking news, food and features. One of the highlights was following President Barack Obama in the White House press pool during his likely last visit to Tampa.

Twitter: Twitter-@monica_herndon

Instagram: Instagram-@monicaherndon

e-mail: mherndon@TampaBay.com@tampabay.com

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