Favorites of 2016

As is the tradition, a collection of favorite images from the year past. There’s not much else to say – as usual, my plans for 2016 mostly changed, but plenty of other opportunities came my way instead. Happy new Year to all! May 2017 be prosperous and photogenic beyond anyone’s expectations!

January: Looking to the sun, Death Valley, California.

Look to the Sun

January: Blooming brittlebrush, Death Valley, California.

Blooming Brittlebrush

January: Sunlight under winter storm clouds, Columbus Valley, Esmeralda County, Nevada.

Sun under Storm

February: Camouflaged pupfish, Death Valley, California.

Camouflaged Pupfish

April:Fresh snow and storm clouds on Cloudripper and Vagabond Peaks, Sierra Nevada, California.

Cloudripper Snow

April: Blooming Joshua tree at twilight, Lida Valley, Nevada.

Joshua Twilight

April: Cottontop cactus on the slopes of Corkscrew Peak, Death Valley, California .

Cactus over Badwater

April: Fog on Westgard Pass, White Mountains, California.

Westgard Fog Bank

April: Storm light on the Great Salt Lake, Utah.

Salt Lake Radiance

Fossil camel tracks, Great Basin:

Camel Tracks

June: Balanced Rock, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

Boulders in Forest

June: Monsoon storm rainbow over the Piper Mountain Wilderness, Inyo Mountains, California.

Druid Rainbow

August: Limestone ledges above White River Valley, Egan Range, Nevada.

Lower Terrace and Valley

August: Sunrise light on limestone strata, Currant Mountain Wilderness, Nevada.

Sunrise Strata

October: Stormy sunrise over Sawmill Creek, Eastern Sierra.

Sawmill Creek Sunrise

October: Late autumn snowstorm descending on Temple Crag, John Muir Wilderness, Sierra Nevada, California.

Snow on Temple Crag

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16 thoughts on “Favorites of 2016

  1. Really awesome set, Jackson. I really enjoyed the trips we got to take together this year, so of course I recognize some of these images but it’s always a joy to see what else you’ve been up to! From the Sierra east, your images of the Great Basin are always jaw-dropping. Here’s to a great 2017.

  2. Spectacular images, Jackson. I know I’ve given you compliments for subtlety before and I can see the same instincts at work here, but your move to the Eastern Sierra has also brought more dramatic interest to your work. My favorite is Columbus Valley, followed closely by Sawmill Creek and Currant Mountain. I wish you another prolific and rewarding year in 2017…

    • Thank you, David, much appreciated! Yes, coming out here has definitely affected my style – most obviously in that I shoot way more telephoto and way less wide angle than I used to. I think the largely feast-or-famine nature of clouds around here has also intensified my preference for storm light and gloom.

      A productive 2017 to you as well!

  3. Beautiful collection of photos. A pleasure to see your year end photos and really appreciate your participation in this years Best Photos of the Year blog project. I hope you and your family have a great 2017!

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  5. This is a wonderful selection of images, Jackson. I especially like the camel tracks and Westgard Pass. Wishing you all the best in 2017!

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