As Sarah recapped in her post Our Semi-Nomadic Life: One Year In on our travel blog, 2015 was a very busy year. We were were on the road or traveling about six months of the year and only on vacation from our full time jobs for two of those weeks.
I also managed to do something I haven't been able to do in at least 6 years: keep ahead of my photo backlog! While I still have a few stragglers, I can say with confidence that I have processed 90% of the photos I have taken this year, in addition to fully processing all my older photos from Mt. Rainier.
I made an effort to release new photos as collections, rather than trickling out a random photo here and there. It was a way of providing some discipline to a process that has formerly been random and ad-hoc, plus I feel collections offer a better presentation and a more complete picture (pun not intended) of the places I photograph.
I have created a page for my 2015 collections, but here they are listed out:
- Desert Winter - Joshua Tree National Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
- Pacific Northwest Spring - Olympic National Park, the Oregon Coast, the northern California Redwoods, and the Alvord Desert Playa.
- Colorado Summer - Mountains and wildflowers from the western slope of Colorado, as well as some photos from San Francisco area botanical gardens
- Iceland Autumn - A three week trip to Iceland in September (half personal travel, half co-leading a workshop, mostly in southern Iceland)
- California Autumn - Cathedral Gorge State Park in Nevada, the Eastern Sierra (Bishop to Mono Lake), Yosemite National Park, and Death Valley National Park
- Mt. Rainier - This is cheating, as all of these photos were taken in 2012 or earlier, but I finally got around to editing and processing them this year.
Finally, a slideshow of my favorite photos of 2015. These will look better in a web browser than an e-mail client if you subscribe via RSS.