My Top 10 Favorite Photos of 2018

///My Top 10 Favorite Photos of 2018

My Top 10 Favorite Photos of 2018

It’s hard to believe that another year is approaching so quickly! Where did this year go? As I do every year, I write about my top favorite photos of the year. I’ve been participating in Jim Goldstein’s blog project featuring his & other photographer’s best photos of the year.  I’ve been doing this since 2013. This is my sixth year!  

Throughout 2018 I’ve been still traveling in an RV with my husband and living nomadically. Since I began landscape photography I feel like this is the year that I’ve photographed the least. Not sure exactly why because we did travel to some National Parks which have been on my bucket list for awhile. Sometimes I felt like I just wanted to enjoy and experience these locations rather than focus on photography. Because we travel often I sometimes like to experience the location first and maybe plan another time to return for serious photography. In any case we visited Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, California, Colorado, and Oregon. It’s been a busy year! 

My personal favorite photo of the year was taken at Yellowstone National Park. I had to concentrate on taking more intimate photos due to the amount of people around. While admiring the beautiful colors in this hot spring a bird flew into the scene. It was enjoyable watching him walk all around this pool where humans and other animals would not dare walk!

Upper Yellowstone Falls at Yellowstone National Park, WY.


After visiting Yellowstone National Park, we stayed in Grand Teton National Park. Because there were less people there, I really enjoyed my time there exploring the area. I saw my first moose there! The fires from the northwest were causing smokey skies during our stay there. I did find a couple of my favorite photos from the trip though. I definitely plan to return at another time! 



This year we spent a couple of months traveling throughout New Mexico. There were places we missed the previous year so I wanted to make sure we didn’t miss them this year. One place we loved was Carlsbad Cavern National Park. We loved it so much we spent a couple of days exploring the cave. We were there during week days and didn’t have to deal with crowds. 


Sunset at Saddle Mountain in Tonopah, Arizona.

We stayed in the Arizona desert boondocking at several places. My favorite new spot was in Tonopah where we met up with our friends Ray & Anne. Anne is also a nomadic nature photographer so it’s always fun to get together. 


A beautiful sunset and reflections on the beach in Bandon, Oregon.


Toketee Falls within the Umpqua National Forest, Oregon.

Whitehorse Falls was photographed during a rainy, autumn day. It’s located within the Umpqua National Forest in Oregon.

Back in Oregon I had a chance to stay awhile in our old stomping grounds in Coos Bay along the coast. I visited several of my favorite spots often.

When the weather was turning cooler in the fall we made it over to the Umpqua National Forest where I could photograph waterfalls. I mainly wanted to test out my new Fujifilm X-T3 since I had just received it.  

I’ve included in this post my annual slideshow of new releases in 2018 which I posted on YouTube. I hope you enjoy!  

Have a wonderful Christmas holiday season and all the best to you and yours in 2019!

By |2018-12-26T15:38:53+00:00December 26th, 2018|News|15 Comments


  1. Richard Wong January 15, 2019 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Looks like you got some good travels in, Patricia. I agree with your comments on Grand Teton. I’d love to explore that area more someday.

    • Patricia January 15, 2019 at 12:41 pm - Reply

      Thank you Richard! I saw your images from Grand Teton. Loved them!

  2. Alexander S. Kunz January 13, 2019 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    A wonderful and representative compilation – they’re all beautiful photographs, but WOW, the vertical abstract from Carlsbad Caverns is simply fantastic!! I’m so glad that you included it! All the best for 2019 and that all your plans and goals may work out.

    • Patricia January 13, 2019 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      Thank you Alexander! All the best this year!!

  3. Todd Henson January 13, 2019 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I can understand why that first Yellowstone photo is your favorite. That little killdeer is such a great accent and anchor point. It’s amazing all the locations you’ve seen and beautiful photographs you’ve created. I hope 2019 brings you even more success.

    • Patricia January 13, 2019 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Todd! All the best to you as well this year!!

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  5. Ron Niebrugge January 7, 2019 at 7:57 am - Reply

    My previous comment didn’t save so I’ll try again. Apologies if you end up with two. However, beautiful images! Looks like you had a great year – I really like the cavern images!

    • Patricia January 7, 2019 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Ron! Happy New Year to you!

  6. Anne McKinnell January 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Beautiful collection Patricia! It was great to see a couple of shots from our campsite last year at Saddle Mountain. I got one of my fave’s from last year there too! I also really enjoyed seeing Yellowstone and Grand Teton, neither of which I have visited myself yet.

    • Patricia January 5, 2019 at 5:56 pm - Reply

      Thank you Anne! I hope you get to Yellowstone & Grand Teton sometime!

  7. Mark January 3, 2019 at 5:25 am - Reply

    Beautiful work Patricia. I can see why the Yellowstone spring with the killdeer is a favorite of yours. Very unique setting and I love the color gradients. Hope you have a creative and healthy 2019!

    • Patricia January 3, 2019 at 8:43 am - Reply

      Thank you Mark! Happy New Year to you!

  8. Kelly Scott December 26, 2018 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Stunning photos Patricia!! Enjoyed the way you put together the slide show!!

    • Patricia December 26, 2018 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Kelly! Hope all is well with you!

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