I am presenting these images from 2013 in the hopes that you find something you like. That being said, there are some images here only I might like, and I’m good with that. I started taking more “odd” photos in 2013, experimenting with blue and playing with colored tonic water poured over fruit and vegetables. While I love the mountains and travel, there are a lot of subject matter that interest me that will never get the “oooohhh” and “ahhhhh”s that those picture garner. But that’s what photography is for me, endless exploration and experimentation to present a view of what is in front of me.
Some of these images made the cut because they are stand-alone pretty. Some made the cut because they hold memories for me and my family (and I know my wife will be reading this post so I want to help jog her memory of the happy times we have shared). And then some….well, I’ll group these images by style to make it easier. Let’s start with the pretty stuff and then move into family memories (there were too many to show them all) and then the odd stuff you might not know me for.
This post will be gathered in a compilation my friend Jim Goldstein puts together of various photographers’ “Best of 2013″ lists. If you would like to join in, check out this link. I’m wondering if this list will be included as Jim suggests (rightly so) narrowing your list to five or ten images. I have 32 in this list. I don’t follow direction well.
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1. Cho Oyu and Photographers, Nepal
2. Sunset from 39,000′, somewhere over California, USA
3. Machermo Range And Dudh Pokhari, Gokyo, Nepal
4. Himalayas and stars through a windows, Machermo, Nepal
5. Yak and Kangtega, Nepal
6. Mt. Rainier and Reflection Lakes, Washington, USA
7. Mt. Baker at sunset, Washington, USA
8. Mt. Hood and Trillium Lake, Oregon, USA
9. Photographer and the Moon, near Mt. Baker, Washington, USA
10. Sun through the trees, Mt. Baker, Washington, USA
11. Moonrise over the Cascade Mountains from Whidbey Island, Washington, USA
12. Sunset on the Washington Coast, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA
13. Temple Of The Mad Man, Bhutan
14. Monks at ceremony, Jakar, Bhutan
15. Blossoms and field, Jakar, Bhutan
16. My daughter and her friend exploring trees, North Cascades National Park, Washington, USA
17. SMORES!!!! Sequoia National Park, California, USA
18. Looking up, Sequoia National Park, California, USA
19. My wife and daughter at a Papohaku Beach, Molokai, Hawaii, USA
20. My daughter flying a kite, Molokai, Hawaii, USA
21. Sunrise over Maui aboard the UnCruise Adventures Safari Explorer, Hawaii, USA
22. Jessie breaks open coconuts, Molokai, Hawaii, USA
23. A mega-pod of dolphins off the coast of California, USA
24. Military gravestones, Medical Lake, Washington, USA
25. Playing with LEDs, Mt. Baker, Washington, USA
26. Rust and waves, Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada
27. Moths to a flame (look closely and you’ll see the repeating pattern as the light hit them), Clinton, Washington, USA
28. Spinning dancer, Paro, Bhutan
29. Nature’s ladder, Washington, USA
30. Keeping pace with the falls, Oregon, USA
31. How to make an okay sunset even better (panning blur), Whidbey Island, Washington, USA
32. Sunset on our second to last night on our honeymoon :)