Year in review: 2016

Year in review: 2016

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but the transition from one year to the next provides the perfect opportunity to look back – at where you’ve been and how your photography has evolved. Click here to view a collection of my favorite photos of the year as well as a recap of some trips I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take.

Documenting trail work

Documenting trail work

This past summer I volunteered for Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), a statewide nonprofit that engages volunteers in stewardship projects across the state.  This includes restoration work, invasive weed control, trail maintenance, new trail construction, and more.

Previously, I had photographed other trail work trips I had been on (see previous post, American Hiking Society (AHS) Annual Report Cover), but this was the first time where I got to primarily photograph, rather than primarily work while occasionally grabbing the camera for a quick shot. It was a fun change of pace (not that hard labor isn’t fun too!) and a good excuse to photograph something besides landscapes.

One year in Colorado

One year in Colorado

August wrapped our most recent year in Colorado. We had lived there for the better part of a decade before moving to the Palouse for three years and then had the opportunity (read: wife’s job) to go back to Fort Collins for one year. Given that it was only one year, I knew I better get after it and the make the most of our time in the state.

While there is a lifetime worth of exploring in Colorado, I’m proud to say we made the most of our limited time there.  In no particular order, here are a baker’s dozen of my favorite shots of the year.