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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Years End

In years past, I have taken the start of a new year as an opportunity to post my favorite photos that I took from the closing year. This week, I am only posting this one post on my blog to feature my selections from my 2013 portfolio.

Each photo I have chosen is meaningful im at least one of two ways. First, most show a technique that I am trying to learn to do better. Secondly, the memory behind each  photo is so vivid in my mind ... the day, the hike, the weather, who I was with, etc.

The last photo in this list is my favorite photo I have taken this year. I remember being very proud to have captured it when I took it, and I still love it just as much today as the first time I saw it!

Enjoy, and Happy New Year to you all!

Wintery Salmon River


Overlooking Timberline Lodge

And finally, my favorite photo of the year. This was taken in my own garden back in June. I was so happy when I saw the clear reflection of the surrounding flowers in the water droplet.

These are my favorites.... I am interested to hear which is yours?

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  1. You've got a nice collection. And you're right, the last photo is definitely wonderful! You captured the reflection in the water droplet perfectly! Here's to a great 2014, full of even more great photographs. Maybe I'll run into you on the trail one of these days! :)

  2. These are truly a gorgeous selection yoy picked. And I agrre about the last one, it is absolutely stunning. All these shots would be nice in a calendar.

  3. Amazing photos! Happy New Year from An Arkie's Musings

  4. Utterly delightful photos.
    I really cannot pick a favorite. As I came to each one I thought this one is it...and then I saw the next one.
    I do love the feel I get from the moss covered wonderland but the water drop reflection is stunning.
    Happy New Year!

  5. Yikes! You sure have a talent - one I am yearning to have! Happy New Year

    abcw team

  6. An abundance of beauty Sarah! Thanks as always for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro… wishing you a very happy New Year:-)

  7. Anonymous1:40 PM

    This are all so lovely! If I had pick favorites, for totally unexpected I would go with Moss Carpet. I also love Foggy.

  8. Love your work, it's always a joy to visit here.
    Happy New Year!

  9. Absolutely stunning photos. You are so talented. I am hoping to take a few photo classes and workshops in 2014.

  10. The winter river shot, though they are all nice. Thanks for your participation!

  11. I think they are all fantastic photographs but I am partial to any water scene so Wintery Salmon River is my favorite. Happy New Year and keep on shooting. --- Noriko

  12. Beautiful!
    I love the lighthouse in the mist and the scene with the yellow flowers in the foreground.
    The last one is very special, too! Really fantastic to capture the reflection in the water droplet.
    Happy New Year!

  13. Beautiful photos and scenery!! I wish you all the best in 2014, a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  14. The water drop reflection is really fantastic!

  15. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Lovely photos! Love foggy and the reflections the most. As well as the last one - the intricate details you're showing! Happy New Year:)

  16. Wow! This is a gorgeous portfolio. You took some outstanding shots in 2013. Here's to continued great work in 2014.

  17. I love your Autumn reflection.

  18. I really love the green moss picture

  19. Beautiful collection! Happy New Year!

  20. Fantastic collection of different photo!Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year 2014 for you and your family!

  21. Gorgeous variet of light and landscape. So love the water worlds.

  22. What a terrific collection for the year!! Thanks for sharing the beauty of "our" Oregon!! Wishing you a great new year!! Enjoy!

  23. I like them all but I particularly like the yellow flowers in the field.

  24. Beautiful!
    Happy New Year to you!

  25. Wow!!! Great group of photos! Happy New Year!

  26. Every image is like a post card. What a great year!

  27. Absolutely incredible and beautiful pictures!!!! You are very gifted!!! Happy New Year to you!!!!

  28. There's not much to say, it is great and beautiful.

  29. Admire your shots.

  30. This is a really beautiful series of photos! Great idea to share your favs from 2013. Happy New Year!

  31. Anonymous1:42 AM

    That is just gorgeous! Wishing you a new year full of good things.

  32. Hi Sarah, what a wonderful series to start the year!
    My absolute favourites are Plateau, Delicate, Moss Carpet and the Tulip Farm.
    Greetings from Provence and best wishes for 2014!

  33. Sorry, I should have added the water drop reflection, it's absolutely lovely!

  34. All are beautiful! You are a great photographer! I love " Water Drop Reflection"

  35. Wow, what beautiful photos. I love them all but I especially like the Wintery Salmon River and Water Drop Reflection.

  36. Awesome captures, Sarah!

  37. Gorgeous shots all of them. I love the mossy carpet.

  38. Absolutely fantastic series of the most amazing photos, and I thank you so much for including Today's Flowers in your links. It is hard to choose a favorite, truly, but I do love the last one with the reflection of the flower in the dew drop. Exquisite!

  39. Anonymous2:41 PM

    Stunning set of photos,Sarah! You should be proud of your artistic talent. Keep up the beautiful work.

  40. They are spectacular shots... for me, Crown Point and the wintery Salmon River draw me in most.

  41. All of your pictures are stunning!

  42. I could never pick a favorite. Your photos are all some of my favorite things I love this post and I smile knowing I have visited your blog and seen these when they were posted. Such a nice review of your beautiful work. Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I am leaving some hugs on your sweet blog

  43. Wow. I couldn't pick a favorite as they are all beautiful, but the macro water droplet is perfection...Michelle

  44. They are all wonderful, the first one is my favourite!

  45. A beautiful collection, beautiful shots
    I probably like the two foggy....

  46. Great idea to post your collection...I think I remember quite a few from this past year. Here's to another wonderful year of photography! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/new-year-happy/

  47. These photos are drop-dead gorgeous! My favourite, I think, is the moss carpet. Reminds me of where I grew up on Vancouver Island.


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