With 2010 becoming a smaller and smaller object in the rear-view mirror, I wanted to take a chance to do a sort of year in review. So many things have transpired in the past 12 months that I’d probably have to sit down and write the equivalent of a novel just to try to sort through the ups, downs and sideways. It’s a frequent excuse echo on this site these days, but with Vecta Photo running in full swing, it’s almost as if my more natural photographic endeavors have become secondary. Though this may be the case, the magnetic pull the natural surroundings have on me could never be escaped, and in fact I spent more days shooting landscapes and wildlife this year than I have in any previous 365-day stretch. Rather than continue into the thick of it and risk boring the two or three people who may actually take the time to read this, I’d prefer to let a few of my favorite images from the previous year do the talking instead.
2010 marked a year that I finally dedicated a serious amount of time to landscapes. Fortunately, I was able to visit some simply magical locations this year. From the Everglades to the Badlands to Glacier to the Olympic Peninsula, the drastic impact that our backyards hits me with only intensifies as I learn to better see and feel the natural landscapes around us. Here are a handful of my favorite landscape images from 2010. As always, thanks for looking.
The sun rises over Biscayne National Park in South Florida. I'm pretty sure I provided sustenance for at least 2,000 mosquitoes that morning.
Click below to see more of my favorite landscape images from 2010.