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Top 15 Photos of Twenty Fifteen

Looking back always provides perspective.

A year ago, I was worried about finding balance.  I had a newborn at home, and I didn’t know how I was going to make time for everything that was important in my life.  The year was one of challenges, re-prioritization, steep learning and  immense joy.  It wasn’t always easy, but I believe I’ve again found that balance.  Our little one is a toddler, and we’re enjoying the challenges that parenting provides.  I’m perhaps most excited about  fostering a love of the outdoors in her.

My approach to photography has inevitably changed this year.  Photography was always something I could do at my leisure, but the concept of leisure simply cannot be the same any more.  Sneaking out for sunrise was always easy, but now it must be intensively coordinated.  Overnights, even harder.  While I’ve had less time in the field this year then ever, I’ve grown significantly in my ability to anticipate and previsualize, and I’ve fortunate that luck found me as well.

Because of this, I’ve come away with images that I’m incredibly proud of.  Shots that capture the very best of of New Hampshire’s light and landscape; magical moments that I continue to be fortunate to witness, and am glad to be able to share with all of you.

In chronological order, my favorite images from 2014:

#1: Hauling Traps Below Zero … New Castle, NH
On the coldest morning of the year, fellow photographer Jeff Sinon and I called a meetup on Facebook at Newcastle Common.  It was about -9F at sunrise, and over two dozen people joined us in one of the most spectacular displays of nature…seasmoke at dawn.

A sincere thank you to all those who follow my work for the praise, encouragement and support throughout the year.  It’s a privilege to be able to bring these views to you.

Here’s to a great 2015!


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