Saturday, January 7, 2017

Farewell 2016. Parting is such sweet sorrow.


Twenty-sixteen was a bittersweet year for me. I experienced the absolute worst day of my life, seeing my father pass away from lung cancer. The image of his last breath is forever burned into my consciousness, and will be something I will have to carry with me the rest of my days. Another disappointment is shared with the entire country. The events that transpired on November 8th will no doubt change forever the environment and landscape as we know it. These recent events really make one look deep and focus on what really matters. Like it or not the job of a landscape photographer is to document the beautiful world we live in, and to serve as a reminder that nothing is forever. The landscape image is one that can increase awareness of the necessity to preserve and conserve. I set out on my journey in photography to not only remember the good times and adventures, but to document for posterity the disappearing and fragile universe. The melting glaciers, the collapsed arches, the vandalized ancient ruins, and fallen stars. Twenty-sixteen has further strengthened my resolve.

My year wasn't all bad though. I experienced some of my favorite epic trips from Maine to the Grand Canyon. Times spent with friends and family will be remembered and cherished. Here are some of my favorite images from the last year, and sharing them is my pleasure.

Solon Falls on the Kennebec River, Maine


Bass Harbor Head Light House, Acadia NP


Lone Pine at White Pocket


White Pocket Wildflowers


Take out Beach, Colorado River UT


Castle Valley, Colorado River UT



Heart Prairie Aspen Sunburst


Ribbon Falls, Grand Canyon


View from Horn Creek, Grand Canyon
Toward Monument Creek, Grand Canyon


Snow on Yaki Point


Toward the Within


Of course there are many more images worthy of sharing, so check out my New Additions gallery on my website. Thanks for looking, and commenting. Here's to looking forward....cheers.