Despite their ubiquity this time of year, I always look forward to year end reviews in which we, as a society, look back at the previous year and what came of it. There is something intrinsically valuable about the practice of remembering the year gone, both personally and as a community. I appreciate the sense of closure it gives; a sort of taking stock and clearing of the air, a brief pause before barreling toward the future again. We do this for all aspects of life. The media loves to inundate us with lists and images recalling the year in politics, movies, economics, environmental crises and sport. Many of us take stock of what our personal lives brought in the past year as well.
Like many of my photographer colleagues, much of my year is wrapped up in the places I traveled and the photographs I made. Much effort and time is spent in pursuit of those few defining images that rise above the rest. They alone tell the story of my success or failure to communicate the vision I strive to capture and share. Despite success or failure, it is really about going for the ride. Whatever the outcome I take heart in adding another year to my photography story.
With those thoughts in mind I share some of my favorite images taken in 2010. Enjoy.
Camino de Oro, Guanajuato, Mexico
Lost In A Winter Forest, Crater Lake, Oregon
Copper Coast, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Shasta Lavender, California
Sparks Lake Columbine, Oregon
Twilight Grove, Redwood National Park, California
Unforgettable Fire, Cascade Pass, Washington
Mineral de Pozos Doorways, Mexico
Teardrop Of Sky, Bandon, Oregon
Starvation Creek, Columbia Gorge, Oregon
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