Best of 2015: A Year of Photography

Happy New Year!

It’s time again to look back, take stock, learn from mistakes, and look forward. I am so incredibly blessed that I have been able to make space in my life to seriously pursue photography again. Reflecting on 2015, I’ve made some progress in my craft, and going forward I am looking to take a deeper dive into making more thoughtful imagery.

This past year, I spent time in Borrego Springs (California), Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, Moab (Utah), the Oregon Coast, Hawaii, the Northern California coast, and the Eastern Sierra. In all, I tripped the shutter over 11,000 times on my Canon 5D Mark II in 2015. Now I have a new camera, a robust Canon 5DSr, that boasts twice the pixel depth of my old camera. I look forward to becoming acquainted with it in the coming months.

Now, for my annual review of my favorite images of 2015.

“Badlands”, January 13, 2015, Anza Borrego State Park, California
Bridalveil
“Bridalveil”, February 27, 2015, Yosemite National Park
Pinnacle
“Pinnacle”, February 28, 2015, Yosemite National Park
Revealed
“Revealed”, March 2, 2015, Yosemite National Park
Morning-Dance
“Morning Dance”, March 1, 2015, Yosemite National Park
Revelations
“Revelations”, March 2, 2015, Yosemite National Park
"Winter's Last Kiss", April 8, 2015, Yosemite National Park
“Winter’s Last Kiss”, April 8, 2015, Yosemite National Park
"Light Touch of the Morning Sun", April 8, 2015, Yosemite National Park
“Light Touch of the Morning Sun”, April 8, 2015, Yosemite National Park
"Black Oaks and Snowy Mist", April 8, 2015, Yosemite National Park
“Black Oaks and Snowy Mist”, April 8, 2015, Yosemite National Park
Desert-Dreams
“Desert Dreams”, April 30, 2015, Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab, Utah
Portal
“Portal”, April 27, 2015, Arches National Park, Utah
Peek-A-Boo
“Peek-A-Boo”, April 26, 2015, Zion National Park, Utah
"Elements of Life", July 12, 2015, Yosemite National Park
“Elements of Life”, July 12, 2015, Yosemite National Park
Lazy-Afternoon,-Tuolumne-River
“Lazy Afternoon, Tuolumne River”, July 12, 2015, Yosemite National Park
Haystack Solitude
Haystack Solitude, September 2, 2015, Cannon Beach, Oregon
Serenity,-Oregon-Coast
“Serenity”, September 3, 2015, Cannon Beach, Oregon
Mono-Pastel
“Mono Pastel”, October 14, 2015
A-Fall-Storm-Clears
“A Fall Storm Clears”, October 19, 2015, Yosemite National Park
Sentinels
“Sentinels”, October 15, 2015, Eastern Sierra Nevada, California
Autumn-Tango
“Autumn Tango”, October 16, 2015, Eastern Sierra Nevada, California
Stars-on-the-Mountain
“Rock Stars”, October 21, 2015, Yosemite National Park
Fall-Whisper
“Fall Whisper”, November 3, 2015, Yosemite National Park
Royal-Arches-Dawn
“Royal Arches Dawn”, October 22, 2015, Yosemite National Park
Recline
“Recline”, November 6, 2015, Yosemite National Park
Ready-for-Winter
“Ready for Winter”, November 7, 2015, Yosemite National Park
"Winter Wonderland", April 7, 2015, Yosemite National Park
“Winter Wonderland”, April 7, 2015, Yosemite National Park