Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Favorite Images of 2012

It's hard to believe that 2012 is already over!  I'm quite pleased with the images I was able to capture during 2012.  During the past year, I had the opportunity to travel to many new locations and was lucky enough to have great light almost everywhere.  I spent much of the year exploring the more artistic side of photography, compared to previous years where I focused more on the technical side.

The images below are 12 of my personal favorites from 2012.  I hope you enjoy them.  I'm really looking forward to new photography adventures in 2013!

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"Mar de Sueños"  (Sea of Dreams) Sunset in Tulum, Mexico.  January 2012

"Waiting and Wondering"  A beautiful Caribbean sunrise in Tulum, Mexico.  February 2012.

"Hello Spring"  Wildflowers and spring greens surrounding Ponytail Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. It doesn't get much better than springtime in the Gorge...electric greens, wildflowers and tons of water!  May 2012.

"The Allure of Spring" Peak spring greens and lots of water in the Columbia River Gorge of Washington.  May 2012.

"Raging Spirit" High water and peak spring greens at one of my favorite waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge of Washington. It was amazing to see the insane amount of water pouring over the falls during the spring runoff. The water in this river is almost entirely spring fed which makes it incredibly clear and blue.  May 2012.

"Signs of Summer" A fresh summertime display of Veratrum (Corn Lily) on Mt Hood, Oregon.  I can spend hours exploring all of the different comps available in these plants.  July 2012.

"Perpetua Glow"  Sunrise light at Cape Perpetua on the Central Oregon Coast.  August 2012.

"Morning View"  Summer wildflowers and sunrise alpenglow on Mt Adams from the Goat Rocks Wilderness in Washington.  August 2012.

"Celestial Existence"  The Milky Way and millions of other stars above Mt Adams and a field of lupine and paintbrush. Goat Rocks Wilderness, Washington, August 2012.

"Lupine Sunrise" Day break over a huge field of lupine in the Goat Rocks Wilderness in Washington.  August 2012.

"Morning Reflections" Early morning light at Sparks Lake, Central Oregon Cascades.  September 2012.

"Falling from the Sky"  Peak fall colors and fog at Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon and drops 620 feet.  November 2012.


  1. Scott, wonderful set of images! I can see why these are your favorites. My favorites are, "Morning View," "Hello Spring," "Celestial Existence," and "Falling from the Sky" Great work!

  2. I love this time of year for the opportunity it gives to enjoy the "best of the year" from so many amazing photographers. I remember most of the images I see here from earlier in 2012. Some are VERY memorable. All the best in the new year!

  3. very nice collection Scott!
    love your work, I hope 2013 holds even better images/trips in store

    would love for you to pop over to my "best of" for the year as well


  4. Great set, Scott! Allure of Spring and Raging Spirit both really sing to me: the kind of scenes we New Mexicans only dream about. Falling from the Sky is exceedingly awesome too.