I’ve closed out 2018, and I’ve picked my favorites – difficult as that is! Check out the final lineup here!
On the other hand, I’ve been working on a version 2.0 of my new scatter photos, and I’m really excited about it. If you’ve been following me on social media, you might have seen the preliminary result. I spent the weekend making custom wooden frames with my expert-carpenter dad, and I love how they look! I’ll be updating my page on scatter photos soon, so stay tuned for that!
As for the photos this week, here’s the line-up, ranked by the ones I personally like best. This week was really tough, as I like all of these.
This first one is a fun one from Costa Rica. We went wandering through the town of Alujuela on our first day, and these little pigeons were everywhere in the central park. This one perked up his head just as I shot the picture, and I couldn’t have been happier.
This first one is from the beautiful Land of the Rising Sun. We visited many shrines and temples in Japan, most of which in Kyoto. This particular one was just up the hill from our ryokan (traditional Japanese hotel). Everything within the gates was meticulously cultivated and arranged for optimal zen. It was impossible to enter one of these sanctuaries and not feel an utter sense of peace as the hustle and bustle of the city just melts away. You can read all about that day here.
Happy new week to you all!
I’ve been talking about it for a bit, but this week, I finally followed through on the “two-five” (TWO5) idea. This week, I posted two new photos to Instagram and five new photos to 500px. I am also trying just wildlife photos on Instagram. We’ll see how I like this new focus.
This first image was from our trip to Mesa Verde National Park. We had to take a tour to get down to the actual ruins, but it was totally worth it. These ancient Puebloans lived incredible lives carved out of these cliff faces. Clambering down death-defying drops to access these fortresses and surviving off of corn and seep springs. Wow… You can read all about our full adventures at Cliff Palace and the other ruins right here.
My look back on 2017 – so much has happened!
It’s so hard to pick only 50, but here they are!
Over 27,110 pictures taken this year.. how do I choose the best?? Somehow I managed to pare it down to my top 50 (that was so hard!!).