2014 has already flown by and once again it's been a successful year with great adventures and plenty of new photos! I always like to look back at my progress each year and I think I've grown both as a photographer and a person throughout the year. This year I was able to get some of my best images ever out of nearby Rocky Mountain National Park, and I continued to explore off the beaten path in Colorado and other parts of the West. Many locations I went to were a first time for me and I can't wait to see them again! All told, I think I spent somewhere between 6 to 8 weeks worth of nights this year either in my car, in a tent, or sleeping under the stars on the ground. It's no doubt the most time I've spent camping overnight in a year and I hope to just continue this trend in the future. The outdoor adventures this year were almost countless! Early on in the year I backpacking into White Sands, followed by a trip to Big Bend shortly afterwards. Once the summer kicked off it seems like I was strapping a tent to my back every week to chase light in the backcountry! One of the highlights of my year was a week long bike touring trip with a friend through northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. It wasn't the most productive trip for photos, but I really enjoyed that style of travel and am excited to see where it takes me in the future.
I've also continued to grow as a photography business and am so thankful for all of my wonderful customers. Your support through purchasing my prints has been incredible this year, without it I wouldn't be able to get out there so much and keep creating photographs like these. While I have done as much as possible to restructure my finances around an inexpensive life of following my passion, there's still no doubt that film and travel cost real money. I sincerely appreciate the support and encouragement I have received for all of you! Thank you!
Alright, now for the photos! Here are my top 14 personal favorite images of 2014, in no particular order. Some of them are personal favorites because of the travels and memories that accompanied them and some I think are my strongest of the year. Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!
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