2014 year in review

Written by Alpenglow Images on January 2nd, 2015

“Walking takes longer… than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed.” — Edward Abbey

In several ways, 2014 was a journey for me, and I am grateful much of it was taken on foot.  With a couple of exceptions, my favorite images this year were made on hiking or backpacking trips.  In June, Jackson Frishman and I had a great trip through the Ansel Adams wilderness and another friend and I spent a wonderful week in August in the John Muir wilderness.  Both trips were highlights of my year, not just for the photography and scenery but also for the company.

Now that 2015 is upon us, the journey continues.  I’m looking forward to seeing where life takes me this year, and I hope you find yourself on happy trails in your own travels.

See some of my other favorite images from years past: 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Fog races over a hilltop at dawn

Foggy Giant Forest

Sunset in the Golden Trout Wilderness

Bentonite Hill Layers, northern New Mexico

Sunset over Minaret Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness California

Iceberg Lake, John Muir Wilderness

Granite Park sunset, Sierra Nevada, California

Pacific Ocean sunrise

Mojave Desert storm light


15 Comments so far ↓

  1. Mark says:

    Beautiful set Greg. I wish you the very best for 2015. I love the Bentonite Hill Layers. I can visually feel the surfaces there.

  2. May 2015 be another awesome year!

  3. Great set from 2014, Greg! That first abstract is really striking me today, I’d love to see that one in a large print. The bentonite layers and the Granite Park sunset are also standing out at the moment.

    It’ll be great to see what this year brings. We’ll have to figure out another trip!

  4. Milan Hutera says:

    Great set Greg. I especially enjoy the misty redwoods and the expansive view of the mountain lake. I wish you happy and productive year of 2015.

  5. Beautiful images Greg! Hope you have a great 2015. 🙂

  6. pj says:

    It’s always a great pleasure to see the work you’ve been doing. Another fine set of photographs my friend…

  7. Rachel Cohen says:

    Wonderful set of images Greg! Have an awesome 2015! 🙂

  8. Pat Ulrich says:

    Excellent collection, Greg! The bentonite abstraction is really wonderful to let my eyes wander through. Best of luck for a fantastic 2015!

  9. Robin Black says:

    Bentonite Hills and Minaret Lake are my favorites, but the whole set is quite beautiful. Congratulations on a productive 2014, and may 2015 be even better!

  10. Alister Benn says:

    Happy New Year mate, hope you and the family have a great one with some super light on your travels and immersion in our wonderful landscape.

    Our move to the north west of Scotland has been accompanied by noticeable growth in my own expressive image making and we’re happy and settled here.

    Cheers for now – Alister

  11. I also really like Bentonite Hills as well as Iceberg Lake and the Golden Trout sunset, Greg. Best wishes to you for a super 2015.

  12. Sarah Marino says:

    Hi Greg – Happy New Year! This is a very nice collection of images and I enjoyed reading your narrative about your year. The betonite hills is a really special image and makes a perfect abstract photograph. Cheers!

  13. Sarah Marino says:

    Excuse my misspelling in my post. Oops!

  14. Much good work here, Greg. I like how your images vividly show the land or the sky’s character, how nature is center stage, not just a vehicle to convey pretty. I have many favorites: Granite Park sunset and Bentonite Hills are up there. I’m wondering if you made any horizontals of that…

  15. Really like the Iceberg Lake shot…well done! Have a great new year Greg!

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