Twenty twenty one was a lot like the previous year due to COVID 19, except many of us were able to travel more. Though I didn’t travel internationally and didn’t go too far from the Pacific Northwest, I did have a fun year of short trips. The only states I traveled to other than my own state of Oregon was Washington, California, Louisiana, and Texas. Some trips were just with Mike and others were with friends. Like most photographers you don’t always come back with photos you really like. Such was the case with me with a few trips to the coast and to the California Redwoods. I did enjoy myself despite not getting the conditions I wanted.
Thank you for your support!
I hope you enjoy viewing my favorite photos from 2021. Thank you so much for taking the time to view this page. I really appreciate the support. In the images shared below you’ll see a recurring theme. I really loved the photos I took close to home. I have also included my annual slideshow which is over on YouTube which highlights my year in photography. If you get a chance to view it please consider subscribing. My goal there is to update it more with content and get up to one thousand followers this year.
I want to wish all of a blessed and peaceful New Year! I hope you stay safe and healthy as well.
All the best for a better 2022!
Winter in the Pacific Northwest
During this past winter I really enjoyed photographing close to home. The fog has always been intriguing to me so I set out to photograph locations where I could find fog and trees. I hope to do the same in the new year. Someone asked me at a talk I did recently with a London camera club why I didn’t have more photos of locations with snow. I guess I’m not a fan of being cold! Well, I have actually had that as a goal to incorporate more snowy pictures in my portfolio. We’ll see what this year brings!
If I had to choose my favorite photos from 2021 I would choose any of the photos I took of trees.
Spring in the Pacific Northwest
I actually had a productive spring with photographing tulips, waterfalls, and wildflowers throughout the Pacific Northwest. It had been years since I’ve been to Rowena Crest in the Columbia River Gorge so I enjoyed some very windy days there staying in the Hood River area. I’m fortunate to live where I do and to be able to find so many great locations anywhere from twenty minutes to two hours away.
Summer in the Pacific Northwest
Since I live so close to farms, I had some fun photographing many lavender fields and even a sunflower farm. I traveled to Mount Rainer for wildflowers and did some camping in various places throughout the summer. My favorite photo from the summer was the below image from Trillium Lake in Oregon.
Fall in Oregon & The Southwest
A trip to Abiqua Falls not too far from where I live, with friends was a real highlight. I’ve hiked to this waterfall a few times in the years past but it’s always more fun to go with friends. Every time I have hiked the trail down to the waterfall I forget how steep it is. In years past there has been a rope on the steepest part of the trail. This year some saint rigged up ropes pretty much all the way down. It made it much easier to go down and for coming back up!
As a photographer member of the Japanese Gardens in Portland, Oregon, I enjoy the fall colors the most there. Even though I didn’t get the famous maple tree in full color this year, I was glad to get there when the leaves were just starting to turn. There was a huge wind storm shortly after my visit that totally wiped out the leaves on the tree so I wasn’t able to return to get more shots of it. That’s okay because I think the series I shot of this tree this year was by far my favorite photos of it.
The following photos were taken in Texas. The trip was with my two good friends, Patricia Thomas & Dene’ Miles. Not only was it a blast being there with friends but the place was so magical. I know everyone in the world seemed to be there this year but it was fun also running into photo friends I’ve known for awhile and meeting new people. We also spent time exploring Louisiana. It’s definitely the best trip I took this year.