2017 – The Year in Pictures

In keeping the tradition that Jim Goldstein started over 10 years ago, I’ve selected my favorite images released in the past year. These are not necessarily my best or most popular, but each holds a special place as a moment in time not soon to be repeated or forgotten.

Enjoy! And feel free to let me know your favorites. You can click on any image for a large view, to learn more about it, or share individually. I look forward to seeing your selects in the weeks ahead, and wish everyone a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year full of beauty, adventure and photographic possibilities.

-Russ


Lava flow entering the ocean at dawn, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Lava flow entering the ocean at dawn, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
The Three Brothers above the Merced River in winter, Yosemite National Park, California
The Three Brothers above the Merced River in winter, Yosemite National Park, California
Winter sunset over Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park, California
Winter sunset over Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park, California
Lush vegetation along the Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii
Lush vegetation along the Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii
Evening light in Manarola, Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy
Evening light in Manarola, Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy
The Milky Way over the Palisades, John Muir Wilderness, California
The Milky Way over the Palisades, John Muir Wilderness, California
Ke'e Beach from the Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii
Ke’e Beach from the Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii
Yosemite Falls after a winter storm, Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite Falls after a winter storm, Yosemite National Park, California
Lava flow entering the ocean at dawn, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Lava flow entering the ocean at dawn, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Northern elephant seals at Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery, San Simeon, California
Northern elephant seals at Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery, San Simeon, California
Sunset over the Na Pali Coast from Tunnels Beach, Haena State Park, Kauai, Hawaii
Sunset over the Na Pali Coast from Tunnels Beach, Haena State Park, Kauai, Hawaii
Yosemite chapel in winter, Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite chapel in winter, Yosemite National Park, California

 

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16 Replies to “2017 – The Year in Pictures”

  1. You always get such iconic imagery of the various places you go and much of it is not even specifically of the icons of the scenery, but quintessential views. My favorites here are the vertical lava flow because it is an interesting composition beyond just the lava as the interest in the image, and Ke’e Beach. Hiking the Kalalau is one of my dreams. Hope your 2018 is just as fruitfull… :)

    1. Thanks David, I appreciate your comments! It’s hard not to be tempted by the iconic views, but I always try to seek out the quiet and intimate scemes whenever possible. Wishing you all the best in 2018!

  2. Wow, great selections from some amazing locations, Russ. I’m most drawn to the winter sunset of Yosemite Valley. It doesn’t matter how many different variations of this location I see I still enjoy seeing more, and this version is very, very nice. I also really like the lava shots, great color contrast. Have a great 2018!

    1. Thanks Gary! It’s always nice to create unique images in those familiar locations. I look forward to seeing your selection, and wish you all the best in the New Year.

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