Best of 2011
Some artists are content to work by themselves and have no one appreciate or critique their creations. For better or worse, I’m not one of them. If I lived on a desert island with no hope of every sharing my work with others, I would still want to create art. But I’m not on a desert island and there’s the internet, and I want my work to be seen, so like it or not, one way is through best of lists.
Maybe not the best one to start with, but one that I like a lot at the moment. This was taken in a heavy snow storm. I loved the contrast the color of the Willow added to the image.
Walking down a road in the Sierras, these aspen limbs caught my attention.
The first thing I do every morning when I get up is look at the sky. I’m still working on new ways and locations to capture these amazing sunrises.
It’s been many years since I lived in an area with a real winter. It was still fall, but the morning was frosty and I was taken with the light frost on the newly dead leaves and grass.
Probably my most unique photo of the year. I was told that I should be looking to take more like these, and I would like to. We’ll see. I can’t plan it. I need to see something and be inspired.
We have maybe two foggy days a year here. I was very lucky to choose this location this morning and have a hint of the flatirons at the top. That light horizontal line behind the trees is actually the morning sun shining on a meadow.
Even after the sun is up the skies keep giving.
When I posted this online, most viewers wanted to see it warmer. I tried a warmer version and to my eye, the colder version has more drama. This is near Long Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. I love this place.
I’ve photographed this tree in all seasons and light. This one is the best.
Another attempt to capture the amazing winter mornings.
Thanks for looking. I’m much more interested in looking forward than back so I want to leave you with something from this week, the first week of 2012.