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.
January: Snow-covered desert, Deep Springs Valley.
February: Lithograph, Death Valley National Park.
February: Dawn on Walker Lake and Mount Grant, Mineral County, Nevada.
March: Green Gully, Riverside County, California.
March: Poppy field, southern California.
April: Sea to summit, Big Sur coast.
May: Sunrise garden, Deep Springs Valley.
May: Amargosa River canyon, Inyo County, California.
June: Ramparts of Mount Williamson, John Muir Wilderness, California.
July: Glass and white, Tuolumne River, Yosemite National Park.
August: Sierran Treefrog (Pseudacris sierra), Golden Trout Wilderness, California.
August: Alpine reflection at sunrise, John Muir Wilderness, California.
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.
September: Evening light and metamorphic rock, John Muir Wilderness, California.
October: Snow squall, Great Basin National Park, Nevada.
October: Desert autumn, eastern Sierra.
December: Towers and shadows, Steens Mountain, Oregon.
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.