A Year Behind the Lens

Noteworthy Shoots

The year of 2016 was the year of the camera for me. Those who have known me the longest know Dad threw an old Pentax in my had at around six years of age. So I have had a camera in my hand for quite some time. It put me through school. It defined college and high school. It took a hiatus as my career headed to the world of college bowl games and sunny Miami. But it never left.

The last five years the camera has come back. In a big way and it has become a part of my professional journey, for sure. But it grew to be a part of my every day, defining my adventures. I took more images this past calendar year than any before and as I looked back at what I captured – I have been truly blessed.

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From a road trip where the fisheye remained on the dashboard, to thousands of images from the basketball arenas around the country, the camera was at my side. The blue angels never disappoint. Mother nature, truly one of my favorite subjects. The simplicity and peace of the first-ever 14er to the family trek to Miramar.

2016 Miramar Air Show  U.S. Navy Blue Angels

2016 Miramar Air Show U.S. Navy Blue Angels

So many have joined me on this journey with the camera and what a fun ride this year was. I tried to find some of my favorites in MY BEST OF 2016. I am sure I left some out. In fact I know I did… but it is on to 2017. I can’t wait.

Thankful For Home

Noteworthy Shoots

This past Thanksgiving there was enough break between basketball games to take a rare trip home for the holiday. Still had to travel back the day of Thanksgiving, but I got a good five days home. And the front range of Colorado delivered. One brief rain/snow storm did a traditional Colorado pass, arrive in the morning gone by midday. And the result was that perfect blue sky and weather the best anywhere.

I took advantage. Here is what I saw on my trip home: THANKSGIVING GALLERY.

 

Waneka Lake Dusk Longs Peak Colorado Early Winter Thanksgiving 2016 Fisheye Shore Sunset

Waneka Lake Dusk Longs Peak Colorado Early Winter Thanksgiving 2016 Fisheye Shore Sunset

Estes and the Rockies

Noteworthy Shoots

Since leaving Colorado after college, every trip home has included a trek up to Estes Park. This year’s was even more special as my Mom wanted to go even higher. Fresh with her new senior pass to all national parks (just $10 and its good for the rest of her life, best DEAL EVER!), we headed up Trail Ridge Road. It has been many decades since I have traveled that majestic road. The images my camera caught don’t do it justice. What a wonderful day. Thanks Mom. Check out the full gallery here.