One of my favorite things I hate doing is selecting photos for my annual photo review. In 2023, only 76 images made the final cut from the 8,500 taken, a smaller collection than usual but (hopefully) every bit as impactful. Color was a defining feature this year, undoubtedly influenced by the numerous wildflower macros.
In this post, I’ll narrow the collection even further, showing off my personal favorites regardless of their popularity on social media. These images resonated with me the most, each holding a special place in the narrative of my year. To see the full collection in gallery form, click the link: 2023 Photo Highlights (Prints and Wall Art are available in the gallery).
Let’s start at the beginning…
A 3-day solo backpacking trip to the Gakona Glacier was probably the highlight of the year for me. It was a tough hike despite not having a lot of elevation gain. I had the opportunity to view some incredible geology along the way and am already planning a more extended trip to the area this summer. I wrote about the trip extensively in my post: Gakona Glacier – Hike Info and August 2023 Trip Report.
Thank you for taking the time to look through my 2023 photo highlights. I hope they bring you as much joy as they’ve brought me. I invite you to enjoy the full collection here: 2023 Photo Highlights. Here’s to another year of capturing life as it happens!