Happy New Year

December 27th, 2016

This post continues our tradition of posting some of our favorite images from the previous year with 24 of our favorites from 2016. Last year we revisited some of our favorite spots such as the Denver Botanic Gardens, Hawaii, Crested Butte, and Ouray. We also enjoyed photographing in some new locations such as Page, AZ and Portland, OR. I also continued to explore new subject matter in the form of urban landscapes. Click here to see the 2016 Favorites.

2016 was also a time for exploring new ways of processing my images. Theresa Airey shared a technique for processing flowers using Topaz Glow. The flowers in this year’s favorites were processed using variations on this technique. I also used Topaz Glow on some Pasque Flower seedheads with amazing results as shown below.

While the seedheads were way cool in their own right, things got really interesting when I decided to try making some kaleidoscapes by sampling the seedheads.

I’ve included three of the new kaleidoscapes in this year’s favorites along with the seedheads used to create them. I have also edited the Kaleidoscapes gallery, adding the new kaleidoscapes and retiring some of the older images. Click here to see the Kaleidoscape gallery.

Happy New Year

January 1st, 2016

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I haven’t been posting much recently but that doesn’t mean that this year did not bring many photographic opportunities for which I am grateful. Two trips to Hawaii (with visits to Molokai, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii) along with another extended stay in Crested Butte, CO and short adventures to other locations  provided plenty of opportunities for me to immerse myself in photography. Here is a selection of 20 of my favorite meditations from 2015. Please click here to view the images – I hope you enjoy them.

Happy Halloween

October 30th, 2015

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This year’s Halloween image was made in July in Crested Butte, CO. The sky looked great and I planned to spend some time photographing in the cemetery. Mother Nature had other ideas, though. The storm was approaching rapidly, accompanied by lots of thunder and lightning. I snapped a few images and made it back to the car just as the really big drops started to fall. The HDR processing brought out the structure in the clouds and helped make the image sufficiently spooky to qualify as a Halloween post.