Another year has passed, another trip around the sun, and another few thousand photos taken. It’d be cliche to make any grand, sweeping statements about the year; there were highs and lows, amazing moments captured and others missed, lessons learned and re-learned. Looking back through my favorite images, there are some good memories. There’s also the nagging fact that there wasn’t as much camera time as there should have been. By August, other aspects of my life managed to edge out a lot of time that would otherwise have been spent on photography. It’s unfortunate, but it’s also past, so there’s no use dwelling on it.
2012 is already off to a slow start, but I’m counting on things picking up. No eagles yet, no snow, winter taking its own sweet time getting started. I’m not complaining. It will all get here. And in the meantime, I’m making plans. Plans for the year, plans for travel and adventures, for techniques to work on and things to learn. It’s going to be interesting – it always is. And, with any luck, it will be fun!
The gallery above represents the photos that I feel are my best nature and wildlife work of 2011. Below, there are several panoramas that don’t display best in the gallery; click any of them to see them larger.