December 31, 2014
Here are the 10 photographs from 2014 that I consider to be the best of the year. Each one will have information about why I feel it makes the list.
10. Spring Splendor - For many years I have been attempting to find a lupine composition that showcases the overwhelming abundance they can produce when the conditions are right. This year on Table Mountain the conditions were right.
9. Welcome Winter - Another successful attempt at creating an image, but this time using a sun star created by using a small aperture.
8. Succession - I love how the Autumn grass is taking over the dead and fallen conifer. The light was spectacular for this particular image as well.
7. Alabama Hills & Sierra Crest - The Eastern Sierra, a magical place where a stunning images awaits around each stone. Strong foreground and background make this image a keeper.
6. Spring Defined - This is what I picture when I think of Spring in the California foothills. Iconic lupine and oak trees in their full glory hammers home what spring is about.
5. Mono Lake Masterpiece - I love this image. To me this showcases that unique images can still be created in cliche locations.
4. Sulfur Works Sunset - An image that displays both being at the right location at the right time, as well as the limitations of what can be done with a single digital capture and proper editing techniques.
3. Lassen Peak Spring - The result of many trips to the same location to capture one image. Finally after many years trying it all came together in this image.
2. Wisp - This image was the result of a fleeting moment while climbing a mountain. Stopped to rest, turned around to check out the view and noticed this fast moving cloud and fired a burst of 4 images, this one turned out. Probably my favorite of the year.
1. Sierra Wave - I truly believe that this one speaks for itself. Mount Whitney tightly framed by the Mobius Arch, Eastern Sierra, California.