2021 A Year in Review

Looking back at 2021, I honestly asked myself “why bother?” The year was full of doubt and honestly, lack of motivation to create photographically. The uncertainty of COVID and running workshops continued to weigh on my mind. I still hesitate to make big travel plans. It’s a dark cloud for me. Heck, even my garden last year was a disappointment compared to how well things grew in 2020. But, I looked a little closer, and found that I did get out here and there on my own. Scouting for workshops also provided me with some opportunities I might not have had, so in the end, I am grateful. Here are a few images I captured along the way in 2021.

The start of the year had me trying new techniques with my drone. I wrote a blog article about reducing noise in challenging light here.

As is the case each year, getting out to scout for my workshops provided me with a few opportunities. My Olympic National Park, Death Valley National Park, and Palouse workshops motivated me to get out and find some great scenes!

Speaking of Death Valley, as COVID cases spiked in the start of 2021, I decided to drive to my workshop. Along the way, I got to check out a new location and revisit one I had photographed once prior. The drone views were amazing!

Come summer and fall, I spent a fair amount of time at Mount Rainier National Park. There is so much to discover in this vast area.

What were your 2021 highlights? Any motivations for the coming year you want to share? Drop a comment, I’d love to hear!

Warmest regards,

Jim

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