I'd almost forgotten about this annual posting until I was reminded by a few other photographer friends who also do a "year in review" of sorts. Usually I start this before the 1st of the new year, but a day or two late is okay. Besides, it is kinda interesting to look back at the past 12 months to see where my camera and I had been. Fun to follow the seasons and be surprised at unexpected things (a warm thaw, then blast of snow and back again) that I'd forgotten. Reliving moments in time is not so bad either for knowing where we have been can set a compass stepping forward. (isn't that profound?).
This year in pictures may be a bit different that others-iphone images predominate...they say the best camera you can have is the one that's with you. So true. I'm pretty happy with what can be captured by that tiny sensor, not always great, but better than missing a moment. Many images were work related-when you're in the field as a wildlife technician, you get to be in a lot of beautiful places and at perfect times of day. There will be a lot of paddling ones too-I'll apologize for that off the bat-kayaking has really been something I love and the camera is always there.
As in the past-the images that follow are not perfectly chronological, but close. They are also not all A+ or even A grade images-some make the cut here just because. Because I like them or the place or the time. Hopefully, some are good images irregardless. 2016-enjoy.
|Sweaty Yeti-Marty on Bear Den|
|Ice "Caves" of Wedges Creek|
|Sharp Shinned and Ex-Blue Jay|
|BE in Popples|
|The River Folds Itself-Wedges Creek|
|Miatke Farm at Daybreak|
|The Goose and Gander|
|Ravens and Bald Eagles-Dinner Time, Levis Mound|
|Meadow Lark-Buena Vista Grassland|
|Life, Death, Colour|
|Halls Creek Thaw- Dan Hiller|
|BE-Looking for Lunch|
|Spring Run-Kenosha (How does that horizon work?)|
|Levis Mound Chalet Fire|
|Red Cliff Reservation-Lake Superior|
|Mark and the Arctic Hawk- Red Cliff, Apostle Islands|
|Big Blue Stem-Sturtz Prairie|
|Lake Eau Claire Shadow Moves|
|Lake Arbutus Revealed|
|Nosing Chequamegon Waters|
|Autumn Morning tugging at the Lake|
|Telemarken Road Aspen|
|Elk in My Woods|
|Merlin-Jeanne Reed's Farm|
Not an exceptional photo, but to see a Merlin, for me anyway, is so rare that I had to include it. He/she sat motionless while the truck crept closer and closer and luckily, I had the big zoom and camera along to get some images.
|LaValle Wisconsin-Oak in Arms|
|Prepping for Winter-Beaver Pond, Columbia|