Photography Year-in-Review

The end of the year is always one of reflection for many of us, and of course media and tradition hold that we make resolutions for the coming year. But the only resolution I make is to live a fuller, more joyous, more giving life.

Oh heck, what am I saying? I plan to get more fit, connect with more people, make more money, buy new camera gear, finish my book, start another book, finish my website, plant a garden, travel, buy a camper, and hit the road more! And live a fuller more joyous, giving life.

But getting back to reflecting upon 2015, it was a great year, and not just for new photographs, but for new experiences, new friendships, new destinations. For the lessons learned along the way. I was challenged visually, physically, and mentally by many things throughout the year, and all of it was great! So I’m finishing this year with a heart-felt thank you for all those that were a part of my joy, fun, prosperity, adventure and opportunity. You know who you are.

Oh, yeah, and if you are interested, here are a few of my favorites from 2015…

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And please share with your friends! Happy New Year,


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  1. Sarah Marino January 4, 2016 at 9:58 pm #

    This is a lovely, diverse collection! The cascades, bears, and sunbeams/mountains are my favorites. Cheers for a fantastic 2016, Brenda.

    • Brenda Tharp January 4, 2016 at 10:02 pm #

      Thank you Sarah, for your comments here. And have a wonder-filled 2016 as well!

  2. Dennis Ducklow January 2, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

    Happy New Year, Brenda! So glad you were able to include your stop in Vancouver as part of your travels in 2015. Looking at your photos, I don’t know how you could fit more travel into your schedule. Thanks for the many different and inspiring photos you have shared here. And for the reminder, in your post about the apple tree, that we are drawn to an image often because of an emotional connection to a memory.

    • Brenda Tharp January 4, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

      You are so welcome, Dennis! I look forward to the time I get up that way again to visit and photograph with you!

  3. Lynda H. January 1, 2016 at 4:43 am #

    love the light and reflections!!!

  4. Jeremy Woodhouse December 31, 2015 at 5:17 am #

    Cool shot of the peregrine and the seagull. Did the peregrine nail the gull?

    • Brenda Tharp December 31, 2015 at 7:22 pm #

      Thanks! and no, the gull chased off the peregrine, surprisedly, as the gull had just lost a chick to it – and she was mad as hell! Later the peregrine landed on a rock, and the bird had feathers stuck on the beak and blood on the talons.

      • Jeremy Woodhouse January 5, 2016 at 4:41 pm #

        “end of the ear”?? First line.

        • Brenda Tharp January 5, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

          Yikes! That about how it was when I was putting it together, I was at the end of my ‘ear’ – or something, lol. Fixed now here, but will stay posted like this worldwide. sigh.