2013 Through The Lens.
The past year has been outstanding for me. Physically, I don’t think I’ve ever been in better shape, even better than when I was racing mountain bikes. I can thank my time hiking in the mountains for that. And running, lots and lots of running.
Photographically, I’m happier with the images I’ve captured than ever before. I find myself shooting less, yet coming back with more. I’m developing a more critical eye towards what I photograph, knowing exactly what I want to capture and how I want to capture it. Fewer images from any given outing means less time in front of the computer too. A trend I hope to continue in the coming year.
Now the hard part.
Trying to come up with 12 favorite images from the past year though, that was tough. Not so much coming up with favorites, but narrowing it down to only 12, that was a challenge. Making the task even harder for me, when I set out to compile this list I had one self-imposed rule – only one image from each of the last 12 months.
So here they are, my favorite 12 images from the past year.
I purposely didn’t call this a “Best Of” list because that’s all very subjective and I’ll leave it up to you to decide what you feel is my best image from 2013.
So what’s missing? Is there a particular image I’ve shared over the past year that you think should have made the list?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Finally, to all my fans, subscribers, and those just passing through, I’d like to wish you all the best in the coming year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
“If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte
The Sun, the most important source of light.
My desire to capture its warming radiance as it falls gently across the land knows no bounds.
Whether or not it’s included in the frame, its effect is present in almost every image I create.
Please sit back and enjoy the sun in all its glory.
Yes it was!
Many of you who read my blog regularly know how I often enjoy spending my mornings.
The morning usually starts out with a pre-dawn hike, often several miles through the still dark mountains, just as often alone, racing the rising sun in search of a spectacular view.
This past Sunday was no exception.
With autumn in full swing here in New Hampshire, I chose to welcome the new day atop Mt. Crawford in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest.
Yes indeed, with this view before me not long after sunrise, it was a Good Morning!
And yes it will be!
In one weeks time, this view will be the first thing I see as I poke my head out of my tent.
THAT will be a good morning!
Sunrise, and a five-minute walk.
One of the things I love most about living on a lake are the ready-made photo opportunities it presents me with.
Even when I have no set plans to go out making pictures, all it takes is quick glance out the window to have me reaching for my camera and tripod.
With less than a five-minute walk bringing me to waters edge, there’s almost always time to make a picture.
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Is there a place close to home that inspires you to grab your camera, even when you had no plans to do so?