With 2016 coming to a close, it's time to reflect on the last year and look forward to the next. On top of that, it's time to show my personal favorite images from the last year!
As I continue to grow with summer art shows, it was yet another year of quick backpacking trips and adventures sandwiched between weekends running the art show booth in mountain towns. It's not a bad schedule to be honest and I'm beginning to adapt well to it. I did make sure to take a couple weekends off so Amy and I could do a full week of backpacking in Canada, which was a wonderful break from the summer shows. I was also able to take my first (of many, I'm sure) trips into the Wind River Range of Wyoming, one of the more epic backpacking destinations in the states.
As the summer ended, I decided to take a trip out east to see the deeper red autumn colors instead of focusing on Colorado. It's quite wonderful to see the contrast of landscapes throughout the country. I've been wanting to see the autumn out there for years so it was well worth the drive and something I would do again in a heartbeat. Colorado's mountains have become increasingly busier in the brief autumn weeks, so the Appalachians made for a nice break from the crowds which is how I work best. I still have some images that I'm working on from that trip, but more than anything I came back with a lot of inspiration from the completely different landscape. I can't wait to get back for another autumn!
Some of you may know that I also had a part-time job during the last several years to make some income in between the art shows. Well in the spring of 2016 I was finally able to break the shackles of employment and I'm now surviving completely on photography. This has been a goal of mine for many years and seeing it finally come true is nothing short of incredible. This gives me the freedom to set my own schedule and really grow over the next few years, a big goal for 2017 is to learn the perfect harmony between producing income at art shows and having the time and trip-planning gumption to make it a very successful year for new images. Thank you all for your support, I couldn't do it without you!
Without any more talk, it's time for the images! Here are my best images of 2016, in no particular order. These aren't necessarily my most popular, but rather the ones I feel are my strongest and my personal favorites. Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!
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