Favorites of 2017

Happy New Year! 2017 was a very good year for me photographically. I managed to visit some long-desired locations and I had some fine spontaneous discoveries. Most wonderful of all was enjoying the amazing winter and spring conditions at home in Deep Springs Valley – amazing winter weather and snow followed by amazing spring wildflowers. This is a rather generous collection at 20 images (plus a bonus honorable mention), but hey, it’s my website and it was a good year! Best wishes for all my readers in the year to come!

January: Winter dawn, Deep Springs Valley.


January: Morning of mists, Deep Springs Valley.


January: Deep Springs Valley and Split Mountain in snow.

Split Mountain over Deep Springs

January: Snow-covered desert, Deep Springs Valley.

Storm Shadows

February: Lithograph, Death Valley National Park.


February: Dawn on Walker Lake and Mount Grant, Mineral County, Nevada.

Walker Shoreline

March: Green Gully, Riverside County, California.

Green Ravine

March: Poppy field, southern California.

Purple and Orange

April: Sea to summit, Big Sur coast.

Broken Coast

May: Sunrise garden, Deep Springs Valley.

Sunrise Garden

May: Amargosa River canyon, Inyo County, California.

Amargosa Canyon

June: Ramparts of Mount Williamson, John Muir Wilderness, California.

Williamson Buttresses

July: Glass and white, Tuolumne River, Yosemite National Park.

White and Glass

August: Sierran Treefrog (Pseudacris sierra), Golden Trout Wilderness, California.

Round Meadow Sierran Treefrog

August: Alpine reflection at sunrise, John Muir Wilderness, California.

Tree Glow

Bonus: It would be remiss not to mention one of the outstanding events not only of the year but of my entire life. Though I don’t believe my photo (or any photo) comes close to doing the event justice, the total eclipse in August was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.

End of Totality

September: Evening light and metamorphic rock, John Muir Wilderness, California.

Red Slate Evening

October: Snow squall, Great Basin National Park, Nevada.

Wheeler Cloud Cap

October: Desert autumn, eastern Sierra.

Fish Slough Autumn

December: Towers and shadows, Steens Mountain, Oregon.

Steens Towers and Shadows

December: Dawn light with fresh snow, Warner Valley wetlands, Lake County, Oregon. Though I suspect many will find it rather understated, this image may well be my absolute personal favorite of 2017, a fine gift to round off an amazing photographic year.

Winter Wetlands


10 thoughts on “Favorites of 2017

  1. Wow, Jackson. This is an incredible set of images–an undoubtedly successful year in photography. All of them have your signature style. I really like your use of light, and your compositions are simple, but at the same time show evidence of a lot of thought.

    It would be difficult to choose a single favorite. I like the Great Basin snowstorm–that desaturated look really plays well with the scene. But, I think your Deep Springs images really take the cake here. You really do live in a place that would (or should) make most people jealous!

    Here’s to a great 2018!

    • Thank you! I have relatives who were both students and faculty here, so I was aware of the College for a long time. In 2013 I happened to see a job posting for bookkeeper/office manager which my wife was totally qualified for, and the rest is history. It’s a wonderful place to live, raise a kid and photograph!

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