2022 Photo Highlights

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2022 Photo Highlights
Day-old snowflakes on the window – Fairbanks, Alaska. The photo was taken with a Nikon D850 and a Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lens at f/5.6. Part of my ongoing Water and Ice Gallery. | Prints and Wall Art

I’m finally done! I’ve compiled my favorite photos taken during 2022.

After reviewing my photos from the year and pulling out some of the best ones, I felt disappointed. There wasn’t much there. Significantly fewer than the previous two years. In the end, I had fewer than 40 photos. Compare that with the 329 selected from 2021. Not only were there far fewer last year, but nothing stood out over the others. No incredible aurora, building fires, phenomenal light displays, or newborn Dall sheep or foxes or moose with their mothers. No peregrine falcons staring me down or F-35s with vapor cones. Saying 2022 was a lull year for me, and my photography is an understatement.

But I’m not one to lie in defeat for long. The reason this post took so long for me to publish was that I wanted to first write about “photographer’s block.” It’s not the first time I’ve had trouble finding the motivation to shoot. So I wrote a bit about what I’ve done and what I’m doing to turn things around as a supplement to my 2022 photo highlights.

If you want to read more about finding motivation, or need some motivation yourself, check out my article Breaking The Block – Things to do when inspiration isn’t there. Despite all this, I’m still very happy with a few photos taken in 2022. So, without further adieu, I give you thirteen of my favorites from last year, in no particular order.

Canada lynx in Denali National Park
A Canada lynx in Denali National Park – this was my closest encounter ever with one of these beautiful cats! | Prints and Wall Art
Reflection on a lake
Reflections along Chena Hot Springs Road | Prints and Wall Art
white-crowned sparrow
A white-crowned sparrow at Creamer’s Field | Prints and Wall Art
moss campion
A single flower in a moss campion plant | Prints and Wall Art
aurora borealis over trees
Aurora over our trees | Prints and Wall Art
landscape and a weathered spruce tree
A weathered spruce tree on Table Top Mountain in the White Mountain National Recreation Area | Prints and Wall Art
Savage River Valley in Denali National Park
This is the Savage River Valley in Denali National Park on May 21, 2022. We had a lot of snow during the winter of ’21-’22. Denali and Double Mountain are in the background. | Prints and Wall Art
Macro of a snowflake with a large hexagonal core
Macro of a snowflake with a large hexagonal core | Prints and Wall Art
Blue ice in a glacier cave
Glacier ice – beneath the Canwell Glacier | Prints and Wall Art
Long exposure of the Chena River
Long exposure of the Chena River on a rainy day | Prints and Wall Art
Birch and black spruce covered in snow
Birch and black spruce covered in snow | Prints and Wall Art
The Windchimes tors on Mt. Prindle
The Windchimes tors on Mt. Prindle | Prints and Wall Art

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