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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Years End 2015

Happy New Years Eve, everyone!

With 2015 coming to the close, I am happy to present my annual "favorites" list. At the end of each year I select my favorite photos that I have taken over the past 12 months and present them again in one big, final post. 

Choosing the photos that best represent the past year is a fun and exciting challenge. I love to look back and reflect on where I was, who I was with, what we were doing, and what I learned from each photographic opportunity. 

A big thank you to each and every one of you that have supported my photography over the past year. Each comment or like on this website, my Facebook page, or my Instagram helps to keep me motivated to get out there and continue to seek out new adventures and try to improve my techniques. 


Butte Creek Falls, Scotts Mills, Oregon


Eight Mile School, Dufur, Oregon


Portland Oregon Waterfront in Springtime


Dusk at Oregon Coast, Lincoln City


The Rusty Car at Dalles Mountain Ranch


Golden Light over the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon


Antelope School, Antelope, Oregon


Proposal Rock at Neskowin, Oregon


Perseid Meteor Shower over Prineville, Oregon


Upper Beaver Falls, Clatskanie, Oregon


Autumn Light Along Gorton Creek, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon


Japanese Maple Trees in Autumn, Riverside Cemetery, Portland, Oregon

And finally, my favorite photo of the year. I took this on Mothers Day. I always think when I am doing these lists "How am I ever going to select a favorite?" This year, the answer was obvious. I love everything about this photo, and the memories of going to take it as well. And now I have the Crimson and Clover song stuck in my head once again...


Crimson Clover Fields outside Forest Grove, Oregon


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32 comments:

  1. Such beautiful shots. My favourite would be the gorge.

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Nice year-end recap! Your favorite photo is mine too. Happy New year!

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  3. Incredibly beautiful captures and the one of the Gorge is my favorite, too!! Took my breath away!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!! Enjoy!!

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  4. What a great idea to post your 2015-favorites!! You have some beauties here. Have a Happy New Year!

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  5. A great series! I especially like the school photos and the Perseid meteor shower.
    Happy New Year!

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  6. All such lovely, scenic photos. but my favourite must be the one featuring Eight Mile School and the rainbow. Happiest New Year.

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  7. Yes this is a beautiful series ! Difficult to say which one I prefer ! May be the one with the subtil rainbow ;-)

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  8. What a super set of images. Two more and you'd have a commercially successful calendar on your hands. I just love the two shots of the Falls.

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  9. Gorgeous photos! Happy new year!

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  10. Wow, these are incredible. My personal favorite is Eight Mile School but they are all outstanding. Congratulations on a great year in photography.

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  11. Wow - these shots are amazing.

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  12. these are just AMAZING! wishing you a beautiful 2016! I especially love the 2nd one!

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  13. Beyond gorgeous! Happy 2016!!

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  14. What an amazing collection of photos you've gathered here. I can hardly wait to see what you offer us in 2016!

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  15. Fantastic favorites! Happy New Year. I'm hopping by from Today's Flowers and hope you'll stop by to link up for my Flower Friday.

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  16. Love them all! I'm particularly partial to the school and the meteor.

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  17. Each one more beautiful than the one before!
    Happy New Year!
    Lea

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  18. Wonderful collection of very creative and beautiful photography!

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ^_^

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  19. Lovely scenes, as always. I am just loving the schoolhouse.

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  20. gorgeous shots! thanks for sharing.

    happy new year!

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  21. A wonderful post, gorgeous photos! Thank you very much for linking with Today's Flowers and I wish you A Very Happy New Year :)

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  22. It's impossible for me to pick a favorite. They are all so striking in their own way. Just beautiful.
    Thank you for being part of The Maple Hill Hop this week. We always love seeing your wonderful work.

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  23. Happy New Years!
    Love captures you have here..

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  24. Love your photos. They are stunning!

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  25. Such wonderful photos! Can't wait to see these places for myself!

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous offerings Sarah! Happy New Year :)

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  27. Delightful shots - ALL of them!
    Thanks for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme. Look forward to seeing more of your photos in 2016!

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  28. Wow..I would be thrilled to be able to take one of these photos... Really beautiful and show your talent.. Michelle

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  29. Oregon is still as beautiful as I remember it. I left southwestern British Columbia and the rain in the 1990s because of my health, but my heart is always at the coast, as much for the beauty as because my family is there.
    Thank you for this wonderful new-year tour through your beautiful state. You have a great talent.
    Kay, Alberta, Canada

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  30. Wow wow, wow! I thought I'd be able to pick a favorite, but nope I love them all for equally different reasons. I really do enjoy your perspective when it comes to photography. Your work is very inspiring.

    Lisa at #LTTL

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