"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop." Ansel Adams.
For the past several years, this is the time of year I take the time to reflect back on the previous year and examine my photographs with a critical eye.
I don't know that you could consider any of these 12 photographs "significant" (significant to what?), but they are the 12 that sum up my year, photographically speaking. Some for personal reasons, some for technical reasons, some for the pure aesthetic of it. In other words; I just like 'em:)
2017 was a bit of a hectic year, which seems to have become the norm in my life. And I am 100% okay with that. I seem to thrive on hectic.
Aside from my usual day trips, road trips, and weekend forays in search of the perfect cabin and/or camping spots, I'd also rented a little VW Campervan for a month long road trip down the Oregon Coast, into California, and back, with my daughter. Little did I know at the time I was planning all of this, that a trip to Uganda with The Giving Lens was looming large on my horizon!
So the entirety of my summer was spent camping, planning, booking flights, and freaking out a tiny bit, once I found out I'd been accepted onto the Uganda team.
I was on the road for a month in the VW (affectionately referred to as "Oliver"), home for a few days of laundry and unpacking/repacking, back on the road for yet another road trip, this time up North to the Gold Rush Trail and into Barkerville, then back home for yet more laundry and unpacking/repacking and then - bam - on a flight to Uganda before I even knew what hit me. Whoa.
So the "Collection of 12" that you see here will reflect that wide variety of experiences throughout my 2017. Sometimes manic, sometimes unbelievably slow moving and tranquil, but always, always, always what I'd come seeking. Adventure and joy.
And there you have it! My "Crop of 12" from 2017. I suppose that could possibly change though, seeing as I still have 1000's of images to cull through!
I wish you good light and a Happy New Year:)