16 Favs from 2016

It’s always fun at the end of a year to look back and see where my travels have taken me. He’s a few good memories from 2016.

_l6a0619_hdr-002I started out 2016 with a chilly wander to the north. This is Grouse Creek in the Cabinet Mountains.

_l6a0233In April I explored the Owyhee Desert in search of wildflowers. I found these lupine under a matching sky.

_l6a9202_hdrReflections of a sunset sky on the Centennial Marsh in May.

_l6a1069_hdrAfter an all day spring rain at Stanley Lake, the light broke through just at sunset on a June evening.

_l6a1398_hdrI love these old log fences in the Stanley Valley, this one surrounded by Camas lilies.

_l6a2927During my first destination photo workshop in the Teton Valley at the end of June, we were treated to this amazing sunrise over the Teton River.

_l6a5139On a September afternoon, I talked my visiting kids into accompanying me on a journey up Sundance Mountain overlooking Priest Lake.

_l6a6779_hdrI love the feel of this image. It represents to me the many miles I’ve driven exploring roads just like this.

_l6a7230This image reminds me to find a different perspective. I took a cow trail way out into a field to find this view of the Lost River Range.

_l6a7474_hdrI waited for the light to touch the ridge in the center of this image in the White Knob Mountains.

_l6a7040_hdrFrom a local trip in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. I love when the cottonwoods reflect gold in the waters.

_l6a8425_hdr This was a lesson in patience. It was raining and I shot quickly and retreated to my vehicle. As I started driving away the rainbow appeared, prompting me to shoot it again. Really I should have just given it 10 or 15 minutes. You never know…

_l6a8225_hdrI traveled from Alpine, WY in the pitch dark of a foggy early morning, up the Snake River Canyon to arrive here well before sunrise. It didn’t seem the mountains would appear and many photographers gave up and left. Another lesson in patience.

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From a fun trip to the Eastern Sierra Nevadas with a friend. We flew into Las Vegas and drove west then north to Reno, seeing the sights all along the way. This was just after sunset in the Alabama Hills at Lone Pine, CA.

Idaho, North, Kootenai County, Coeur d'Alene. Wolf Lodge Creek on a winter day.A local winter scenic on Wolf Lodge Creek. I always love getting out after a fresh snowfall.

_l6a0840_hdrA touch of lavender in the sky at sunrise. The Coeur d’Alene River at Rose Lake just this week.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and many beautiful scenes in 2017!

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One thought on “16 Favs from 2016”

  1. Each one has a special “something” that just pulls me into the scene. So gorgeous. Happy New Year to you & your loved ones. 🎉

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