Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

Your Photographs Are You.

Painted Morning

The photographs you make are unique.

No matter the location, they are a piece of you.

Ten, a hundred, a thousand times, regardless of how often a place as been seen through a lens, the pictures you make will be different.

A small part of everything you are, the life you’ve lead up until the moment you press the shutter, will become the photograph.

Find inspiration in others, visit the iconic places, photograph uniquely.

Express yourself.

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!

Hiking For A Cause 2015

Pledge Your Support And You Could Win A Signed Print!

Sunrise On The Boott Spur Trail

The day ~ July 18, 2015.

The place ~ Mount Washington, NH. Home of the Worlds Worst Weather!

The time ~ You have to ask? Of course I’ll be on the mountain long before sunrise so I can capture a shot like the one above from last years hike.

For the third year in a row I’ll be participating in Seek The Peak, a hike-a-thon fundraiser for the Mount Washington Observatory. The non profit MWOBS is a leading weather research facility located atop the highest peak in the Northeastern U.S.

Donate for a chance to win!

Tuckerman Ravine From Harvard Rock

For each $10USD donation you make HERE, you could win a signed 16″x24″ print of the image of your choice from the galleries on my website.

For those of you feeling particularly generous, or you just don’t want to leave anything to chance, the person making the largest donation automatically receives a signed 20″x30″ canvas gallery wrap*. Also of the image of their choice.

*(Sorry, the canvas is only available to residents of the US and Canada. A 20″x30″ print will be substituted should the largest donation come from someone outside the US or Canada).

Winners will also receive a copy of “White Mountain Poems” signed by the author, myself, and hopefully all of the other photographers who’s images are included in the book. (I’m still working on that part). Coffee and toast not included. ;-)White Mountain Poems

Please consider making your tax deductible donation today!

Thanks!

See you at the summit!

Seek The Peak 2014

Photography 101: Warmth

“Drawing With Light”

Photography is all about the light. No matter the subject, light is what makes a photograph.
By using light you can create warmth.

Dawn On Boott Spur Trail

 I rely on is the sun. The sun and the way its light warms the landscape during the Golden Hours at the beginning and end of each day.

Michelle.

Light can give a sense of warmth to a photo captured on a cold winter morning.

Autumn On The Isinglass

Warmth can also be conveyed by the color palette of the photo. Vibrant autumn foliage provides a warmth to the above photo on an otherwise gray and overcast day.
Warmth can also be created.
A simple white balance adjustment in Lightroom can completely change the feel of a photograph. Giving the second photo a warmer look and feel.

Sunsets Witness

Sunsets Witness

Looking Back – My Favorite Images from 2013

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.

What’s Missing?

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!