As the year 2015 comes to a close, I like to look back and see where my images have progressed and where I want them to go in the future. It's also a good time to reflect on how I've grown personally over the last twelve months. I would say 2015 was another great year! Sometimes after a year as amazing as 2014 it can be hard to compete but I still grew a lot this year, took some wonderful trips and had a great time. This year I continued working with the landscapes of nearby Rocky Mountain National Park, even going a tad out of my comfort zone to capture some of the popular icons that I often get requests for. I participate in three art shows a year in Estes Park, so it's finally time to have a Bear Lake image! That said, I still made sure to get to some of the secluded lakes in the park to capture my favorite image of the year from Two Rivers Lake. It's those kind of places that keep me loving the landscape and nature, where I can sit by the water for an hour or two after sunrise and not see another person even in the summer.
This summer and fall was insanely busy, and as a photographer in Colorado I see no change in this trend! Every time when June rolls around it's a constant mix of backpacking one week and art show the next. I kicked off the season with a solo backpacking trip into the Sangres, then shared some backcountry fun with trips to some of the most amazing places I've seen in the Raggeds and Rawah Wildernesses. I even made it up to the Oregon and Washington Coasts while traveling in the new exploration/art show van. All of these travels gave me inspiration for years and endless trip ideas for the future.
As far as a photography business goes, it was once again another year of great growth! I did more shows than ever and was able to invest in a much improved tent and booth setup. I really appreciate all of your support and business throughout the year! It wouldn't be possible without your continued support through purchases of fine art prints and online ebooks, words can't express how grateful I am. Look out 2016, I'll be doing even more shows and can't wait to share my new booth and latest images!
As the winter came on I decided to head to a place that had long been on my list and finally spent a week in Death Valley. I'm still working on the film for this trip but I'm definitely including one of those images in my top 15! Speaking of that, it's time for the images! Many of these are personal favorites due to the memories of the trip, and some are ones that I think are my strongest images of the year. Which one is your favorite?! Leave a comment and let me know!
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