Best of 2018

I did a Best of…. back in 2016.  Not sure what happened in 2017, but thought I’d provide a couple series of Best of’s for this years photos to share.

flames_comp_IR-2.jpg1.  Tinder Fire    Of course, the most memorable (and terrifying) event of the year was the fire that stormed up our hill on April 29, 2018.  We were fortunate enough to be spared… many weren’t so lucky.

burnmist_IR_IR.jpg2.  Post Fire     The post fire made for some surreal photos and devastating landscape, which I’m happy to report is starting to come back.

raybeamstar_IR.jpg3.  Renewal    Trips to the Mogollon Rim brought new light, old growth, and peaceful respites.

_40A5228-HDR_IR.jpg4.  Sublime Point   The North Rim Sublime Point offered an awesome vantage point for nature’s wonder.

rocktreesplit_IR.jpg5.  Bright Angel Point    The popular Bright Angel Point along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon makes for magical scenery.

Maple Blanket_IR.jpg6.  Maple Blanket    An early October snowfall chased the fall colors off the trees creating a blank of fall color on the new fallen snow.

Aspenleaffall_IR.jpg7.  Sedona Fall    Oak Creek Canyon burst with yellows and reds along the serene creek.

maplestream_PS_IR.jpg8.  SnowMelt    Snow melt creates run off among the woods of Mogollon Rim.

_40A3974-Pano-Edit-Edit_LR-Edit_IR.jpg9.  Ruins Doors    This magical place overlooks the valley below as it has for centuries, seemingly untouched.

Ramrelease_IR.jpg10.  Ram Release  While this is more an animal highlight than a photographic one… it was a special moment for us this year, to be a part of re-locating big horn sheep to their natural habitat only a few miles from us.

For more Best of 2018 check out post ….kritterspaw.com/2018/12/27/more-best-of-2018/

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Best of 2016: Second Cut

My Best of 2016 post, posted ….here and Honorable mentions …here, have been such a huge hit they have even inspired a Best of 2016: Restaurants post … here.

Many have asked if these are your Best of 2016, what kind of photos didn’t make the cut?  So, by popular demand… here are a few that didn’t make the ‘Best of’… the Second Cut, as I call them.

serelepots2PSi.JPG1.  Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

lthsclPSi.JPG2. Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

seatreeesPS_IR.jpg3. Cape Breton Eastern Shore, Nova Scotia

crwn clsPS_IR.jpg4. Mt. Hood, Oregon

bodegarays cloPS.JPG5. Bodega Bay, Northern California

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6. Fall on Mogollon Rim, Northern AZ

 

mosslog long2PSi.JPG7. Maple Drop, Mogollon Rim

 

burnartPS.jpg8.  Burnt Art, Mogollon Rim  AZ

SnowBurst.jpg9. Snow Burst, Happy Jack  AZ

toadstoalsPS.jpg10. Toadstools, Utah

smoked treePSi.JPG11. Smoked Tree, Mogollon Rim AZ

rockshadowPSi.JPG12. Harris Beach, Northern CA

stars2PS.jpg13. Lake Powell,  AZ

 

This is been such a fun exercise for me… it’s actually made me feel better about my photos.. so thanks for all the likes and comments.   What I have found most interesting has been the differences in people’s taste.  Some liked some of my Honorable Mentions better than my Top 10 picks… including my husband, who liked some of my Second Cut (didn’t even make Honorable Mentions) photos best.  And that… is what makes it so difficult to choose ‘Best of’, because depending on your tastes or moods of the moment, one might pick different favorites.

Next up, I’ll collect a Best of Animals post to highlight all the amazing animals we saw in 2016.

If you didn’t see the original posts that this is a sequel to.. check them out here, here… AND here.

Feel free to choose your faves… I love to hear what people think. :)