Here is the final (for now!) installment of my favorite images from this year. Thank you for following and Merry Christmas, Happy New Years and happy shooting!
Thank you all for the wonderful feedback! Every month I am learning new skills and integrating things, be it with image capture or photoshop…I am definitely looking forward to 2015!
Here is my next set of 12 favorite images from this year. I hope you enjoy them!
I shot many images in 2014. As I review them there are some that capture my imagination. Here are the first 11 images:
This image of Prusik Peak and Gnome Tarn (Tarn = snow melt pond) I captured this October in the Enchantments, part of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, in Washington State.
Here is the original. Not too bad…this view gives a wide perspective and includes the bottom of the tarn.
Here is the first crop, cutting out part of both top and bottom, creating a panorama of sorts.
And here is the close crop, focusing in on the peak and reflection.
Do you prefer one over the others?
Please let me know your thoughts!
Desolation Peak is located on the east side of Ross Lake, along the border with the Pasayten Wilderness. There is a lookout tower atop Desolation, which is still manned by the park service. actually the lookout is a historical site, having been the inspiration to numerous authors, including Jack Kerouac and his book, “Desolation Angels”.
The hike from the lake shore to the summit is 4,500 feet gain in 4.5 miles and there is an official camp near the summit.
Here are three images of iconic views in Zion National Park.
First is the view of Zion Canyon from atop Angel’s landing.
Here is a view of the Subway, part of the like along Left Fork Canyon.
And lastly this shot was captured on the highway bridge over the Virgin River.
Last night I returned and captured images from close under and down below the bridge. I will be back!
The bridge connecting Whidbey Island to the mainland at Deception Pass is one of the photographic icons of this area. Wooded slopes and sheer cliffs towering over a deep fast channel make it dramatic. The span itself lends to being photographed.
I visited on Thanksgiving to get air and scout for spots to photograph at night. The light was warm and inviting. Here are a few shots.
The Park Butte Fire Lookout sits on a jagged cliff jutting from the side of Mount Baker.
When the sun sets the stars spill out.
I have captured many images of tulips here in Skagit Valley. I generally make more than a dozen trips each year to the tulip fields in April.
This is one of my favorite images.