Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

In the darkness, forgotten amidst decay.

Hidden beneath graffiti and peeling paint.

Shadows of the past lie long in the fading light.

The ravages of time exacts its price.

Nothing escapes.

Abandoned Garage.

If you wish, you may lurk in the shadows of others.

2014, The Best Of?

Looking Back,

                      Memories Of 2014

As the New Year begins I like to take a look back and share my favorite images of the previous year.

Are they my best?

That’s too subjective for me to decide. What they are is a selection of favorites from another year long journey looking through a lens. Most you’ve all seen before, some are being shared for the first time. One or two aren’t even all that great, photographically speaking. The stories that go with them as what make them special.

Without wasting another minute of your precious time, in somewhat chronological order, here are some of my favorite memorable moments from 2014.

(For your viewing pleasure, I’ve included a slideshow of these images at the bottom. Enjoy!)

-10°F, let me get my camera!

Whaleback In The Sea Smoke

Happy Hour begins at Three.

Michelle.

Temp., 0°F. Wind, 40mph. View, Awesome!

Lafayette To Lincoln Winter On Franconia Ridge.

White-out at sunrise? Fashion shoot!

Tracey, Adam, And The Weather In Tuckerman Ravine

Seeing in black & white. For the first time.

Riverbank 2

Getting high with new friends.

Hiking Life

Book covers.

Sunrise On The Boott Spur Trail

Hot air and silhouettes.

Silhouettes, Shadows On A Partially Inflated Hot Air Balloon.

Pink after dark, yes please.

Spending The Night Under Aurora Skies

Looking for fairies.

The Forest Primeval

Dawn in the wilderness.

Mountain Silhouettes. South Twin, The Bonds, Bond Cliff.

Autumn.

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Golden mornings.

Morning Gold, Hampton Beach, NH

Lighting the way.

Morning Light At Portland Head

Blue-white and late day light.

Blue Hour In The Land Of Snow And Ice.

A room with a view.

A Room With A View

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Thank you all for being my fans. I hope 2015 is an amazing year for each of you.

And So It Begins, 2015.

Blue & Gold And A New Year.

Blue Awakening

While many(most?) were still warm in their beds, the New Year dawned blue and magical along the rocky New Hampshire coast.

This, the first image, in fact the first press of the shutter for 2015, is but a 30 second glimpse of the enchanting twilight.

16°F At First Light Of The New Year.

Soon, blue was overtaken by gold as the sun appeared on the horizon.

The icy Atlantic lapping at my feet, brilliant rays over rocky coast, I eagerly await the year to come.

Dawn Of A New Year, 2015

Wishing all a Happy New Year!

The Liebster Award, Me?

I really have to thank Swav for both the eye candy on his blog, wonderful artwork you should all check out, and for his nominating me for the Liebster Award.

As many of you may know I almost always decline these awards due to a lack of time. I’m so busy with my day job, my photography “job,” and my family, especially this time of year, that I simply do not have the time to fulfill the requirements involved with acceptance.

This time though I’ve decided to half accept the award and answer Swav’s 11 questions, giving some insight into the inner workings behind my lens. Not too scary, I promise.

So, here’s a little more about me than most of you ever wanted to know.

1. What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Hiking and trail running. I’ve included both because I sometimes combine the two. 

2. What is your best photo taken so far?

That’s easy, THIS one. It won’t ever win any awards. It’s not on my website for sale. It is the one photo nearest my heart.

What do you think is my best photo?

3. What is your current best song?

Right now it’s “Figure it out” by Royal Blood, a duo from the UK. (The video is a bit “out there”)

4. What is your favorite room in your house/apartment?

My wife would say it’s the computer room, since I spend so much time behind the computer, writing, editing photos, and generally doing what I can to promote all things Jeff Sinon Photography. Doing what I can to get my photos in front of as many eyes as possible.

I say it’s the living room, where I can relax, read, or watch T.V. And not be behind the computer!

5. What is your favorite holiday/special event to celebrate?

St. Patrick’s day. Though not because I’ve got plenty of Irish in me, but because it’s my daughters birthday. (I may rethink that once she reaches 21 though. That first night at legal drinking age has me hoping for a nice peaceful coma) :-P

6. Where would you like to go for the adventure of a lifetime?

I would LOVE to dive with great white sharks on the Great Barrier Reef. 

7. What is your favorite season of the year?

Winter. Autumn is a close second, but being high in the mountains in the winter, especially around sunset, then the peaceful hike out in the dark afterwards, magical.

8. What is your favorite type of music, that makes you moving/dancing?

Rock. Hard Rock, though not that speed metal crap.

9. What is your favorite activity that you remember from your early days/childhood?

Goofing around in the woods with my friends. Our parents never knew exactly where we were. We would disappear in the morning, not to return home until dinner time most days in the summer. Remember the days when kids could do that without parents freaking out?

10. If your inner talent would speak out or play a song, what kind of song would it be?

 I’m not sure, but it would be loud! Maybe a little strange when you consider the peaceful landscapes I photograph.

11. What is your favorite quote/motto, that gives you wings?

The mountains are calling and I must go. ~ John Muir