I photographed many new locations this past year, but the two most amazing were stretched across the US - Olympic National Park in Washington and Acadia National Park in Maine. I didn't start the year with that plan in mind, it just happened that way. Along the way this year I made stops in Charleston, Savannah, the Forgotten Coast and many other smaller side trips.

I have decided to share some of my favorite images from 2016 taken at these locations and hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did experiencing and capturing them.

Charleston Winter

I joined some photography friends for a trip to Charleston during January. The weather wasn't exactly hospitable, but that can be expected in winter. We still were able to visit some great locations and shoot a sunrise at Edisto Beach complete with snow flurries.

Hitting the Road

On many weekends during the winter and early spring months, I try to make as many little photo excursions as I can. I sometimes visit previous locations to try my hand at capturing them again or seek out new spots to explore. This year I went to many old and new spots like the Great Smoky Mountains, the Goat Farm in Atlanta, and visited the Jones Bridge spot on the river as I often do. These locations, along with any place I happen to visit for leisure or business, become a place to explore and photograph.

Centennial Olympic Park Morning

As summer started to roll in, I went down to the park one morning to shoot at sunrise. I then learned the Aquarium was opening early that day and not many people were there. I bought a ticket and went in to try my hand at taking images of the various exhibits and marine life. It was very low light and not everything worked as I hoped, but I did capture a few interesting scenes.

Olympic National Park

Late May took me to Olympic National Park for a workshop with Jack Graham and Bill Fortney. I had the greatest week seeing this part of the country and capturing some once-in-a-lifetime scenes. I also had a day and a half in Seattle before driving out to Olympic that added additional locations and scenes to the mix.

I was told that having Mt. Rainer this clear is a rare event in a sunset shoot from this area.
From the Hoh Rainforest to the many coastal scenes, this location had a little of everything.
Amazing Flying Machines

I made it to two airshows this year. One in Florida and the Warbirds Weekend in Atlanta. I have been attempting the necessary shooting techniques at these events "on the fly" and will get some interesting images on occasion. Either way, they are fun events to attend.

Savannah Area Weekend

In September a group of us headed to the Savannah area to try our luck. We were lucky to visit great locations with some fantastic light. I came out of this trip with some images that I thought had a new creative direction for me. Something to explore further in 2017.

Wormsloe Plantation
From the marshes to the driftwood beaches, we hit all the spots.
Fall in Acadia

In October I experienced Acadia National Park for the first time on a workshop with David Akoubian and Cecil Holmes. It was just as great a trip as the one to Olympic NP and I was able to make some powerful images. I have never seen fall color that exploded like what we viewed that week.

A wealth of image possibilities made this destination a rare treat.
Our last day offered heavy fog that made for nice images around the docks and Bass Harbor.
Forgotten Coast Thanksgiving

My family has gone to the area around Apalachicola Florida and rented a beach house for several Thanksgivings in a row. I usually drive out in the mornings and some evenings to visit some of the many great locations near there and capture images. This year the skies were not as perfect as in past years, but the light is almost always beautiful and warm.

That ends another year in pictures. I have some nice trips planned already for 2017 and cannot wait to see what they will bring. Thanks for viewing and sharing the experiences on the road with me.

It's Been Great, 2016

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